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Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale

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Popped in for a pint last Sunday whilst walking. Nice pub with friendly and efficient service.
mjbea1 - 26 Nov 2013 21:18
Great little pub to take in either as part of a walk or for a quality evening meal or even to stay at (I haven't but have had good reports from friends who have). Beer choice is very good, beer quality is excellent. The staff were friendly and their helping out of a family sat next to me with a little 'un (high chair, bottle warming, nappy changing facility) was first class according to the family. Hot meals looked very good - I only had sandwiches this time and it was certainly tasty. This place is what all Lakeland pubs should endeavour to be like.
BothamsAshes - 20 May 2013 15:18
Agreed. This is a sound Lakeland Pub with good beer and adequate food offering in a beautiful spot away from the tourist traps.

Pleasant to sit outside, even under the extended roof when raining.

Take a walk from here to "Slaters Bridge"-about 15 minutes. Worth seeing.

Landlords keen that walkers cars do not fill the car park though and other parking is limited
pheon - 14 Jan 2012 15:58
Worth a detour on a blustery day in the Lakes, roaring fire and a good pint of Conniston Old man, dogs allowed in public bar
ian241 - 22 May 2011 18:41
A nice place to stop and rest your weary legs after a hard day's walk with a lovely little area to sit outside and have a pint on a beautiful late winter/early spring day.

Inside seems a bit cold and clinical for me. I love a Lakeland pub to be warm and inviting, but this place has had a bit too contemporary a makeover and has lost that feel.

Having said this though, we called in on both days of our recent jaunt and found the staff to be friendly and the beer to be very good. Will definitely be back and might try the food next time too.
littledrummerboy - 14 Mar 2011 10:08
Wonderful location, good beer, food fine.
Service ... total rubbish. Get staff who know how to pull a pint and you'll sell more of it.
Gerremin - 4 Jan 2011 15:56
Great place to stopover with nice comfortable rooms. Food is good and the bar does lack a bit of character but is just fine after a long walk on a chilly evening. 3 ales on... Cumberland, wainrights and a coniston ale.
wrinkley - 19 Oct 2010 13:38
Visited this pub on a warm and sunny September day after driving up Lansdale. Stopped for lunch and sat outside as did most people, many of them on walking expeditions in Langdale. The pub is just as previously described and not overly characterful, but comfortable nevertheless. They provide B&B and a holiday cottage. The beer was in excellent condition and a good selection of the main Cumbrian brews at about average prices for the area. Food, I had a snack, which was efficiently provided at a fair price and very well cooked with generous helpings. The terrace, to the side of the pub, has good views over the fells and is sufficiently set back from the quiet road to be a pleasant place to eat. The bar would be comfortable in colder weather and roomy. There is parking for about 8 cars out front.
All in all a very worthwhile place for a stop if not one of the most memorable places in Cumbria.

veryveryoldgit - 8 Sep 2010 23:44
Remote pub in Langdale, the last watering hole before the often-treacherous Wrynose and Hardknott passes that take you over the hills to Eskdale. A great rural spot and handy for walkers (indeed, there are few 'locals' here), it takes it's name from the three real (or 'historic') counties that meet on the pass, Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire- as depicted in pictures inside the pub. The pub is just inside Westmorland, and is a basic one-roomed Lakeland inn with a slate floor and traditional furnishings. A different room caters solely for diners but was closed on my visit. It's quite unremarkable and with a limited beer range- Black Sheep, Cumberland Ale and Hawkshead Bitter, Not to worry as the Hawkshead Bitter is superb as always, and will leave you wanting more. As with most Lake District pubs, food plays an important part in the operation. Definitely worth popping in if walking in the area, probably not worth going out of your way for though.
Carlurmston - 16 Nov 2009 12:34
pub set in a lovely hilly setting and close to Little Langdale tarn. I think there were 3 or 4 beers on including Hawkshead bitter & Coniston Old Man. Beer kept well but can be slow to get served at lunchtimes. Beer garden has nice views although it's next to the car park and the road.
Booze_Allen - 20 Apr 2009 19:09
This is a good pub in a delightful valley but thankfully not always impossibly busy. The beer is, I think, Coniston Bluebird, Jennings Bitter and a Hawkshead beer (so that's the one to drink!). The food is fairly good and fairly good value (relative to generally high Lakes prices). There are two rooms one with a slate floor and sometimes a real fire. It's not quite the most atmospheric of Lakes pubs but it's very sound.
drtimthornton - 19 Apr 2006 11:59

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