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Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale

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.

8 Sep 2010 23:44

The Newfield Inn, Seathwaite

Had a couple of excellent weekday pints in this atmospheric little boozer before. Went there the other night on a Saturday for some nosebag and to report intelligence. Couldn't get in, completely full including the garden. Band just setting up to play, lots of folk with food. I had to go to a former haunt in Broughton to get some dinner. This means it not only does good micro ale, but is popular for food and atmos. I will get back and report further just as soon as possible. In the meantime, looks like a very promising venue. Well worth a punt and in an unspoilt and not overvisited part of the Lakes.

6 Jul 2010 00:35

King William IV, Kirksanton

Just up the road, will chekc it out and report. Watch this space.

18 Jun 2010 21:46

The Britannia Inn, Elterwater

This is a really good country pub in a beautiful location in perhaps the most popular and expensive part of Lakeland; the timeshare mecca, haunt of the movie stars. I was there when it was incredibly busy during the half term holidays on a hot day. It was packed. Despite this the food was very good, the service efficient and the beer in excellent condition.

Several Lakeland micobeers on hand pumps. The bar is tiny as is the pub. I had to wait quite a while to get to the bar as there was only room for one barman to serve beer and take food orders. Despite this, he was helpful, polite and efficient. The food arrived without any undue wait. A very good experience and I will go back any time I am in the area so impressed was I.

Of course prices are on the high side, with beer at �2.60 - �2.90 a pint, but this is the Lakes National Park and it's the going rate. If you want good no nonsense food and beer you won't do better. Cheaper beer and food is available at some excellent establishments on the periphery of the Lakes and they deserve your patronage as they are all in danger of closing.

5 Jun 2010 22:35

The Punchbowl, The Green

The friendly pub has changed hands and is now opening in the afternoons as well as the evening. Otherwise, as before, with Blackstones wonderful ales on pump in great condition. If you're after a bottle of wine, forget it only Stowells in small bottles. When will pubs learn that people also drink and appreciate good wine?

New owners are considering making sensitive improvements, outside seating and BBQs are being considered, but don't seem to intend to change the character of this successful house, so the only way is up and good luck to them. Make sure you visit if you're in the area, ale and atmosphere won't disappoint.

29 May 2010 23:32

The Punchbowl, The Green

Have heard that this pub is changing hands. Will write more when visited.

25 Apr 2010 01:16

The Gate, Arkley

This is more a restaurant than a pub. That said, food is not overexpensive and there is a large menu. Wine is also good at fair prices. Beers are well kept and of excellent quality. It gets quite crowded as has been said, but I've seldom had to wait very long if at all for a seat. Service is attentive and friendly.

The one drawback is the parking. It has a decent sized car park, but it is nearly always full. There is no nearby on road parking and you might have to walk up to half a mile after leaving your car in the nearest side road. It is best therefore to vist outside the popular mealtimes when you will probably get a slot.

25 Apr 2010 00:19

Black Cock Inn, Broughton-in-Furness

Nice boozer. Good food well and freshly cooked. Recent change of ownership and they are really trying. Nice country feel with log fire and good range of well kept ales. Alhough clearly a local pub in the town, no problem with being an outsider as a very warm welcome to all. Plenty of room, as although the bar is rather small, and the best place to be, there is a restaurant and upstairs seating.

Perhaps the atmosphere could be improved with some more sensitive lighting as it is rather brightly illuminated. I notice that live music is now becoming available on some occasions, which adds to the attractions of this very comfy and relaxing old pub.

Give it your support, remeber the British pub is an endangered species, use it or lose it.

19 Apr 2010 01:27

High Cross Inn, Broughton-in-Furness

This is a great local pub. They care about their customers and offer a friendly welcome to everyone. Good music on a Saturday with all the local bands, many of whom are well worth listening to. Excellent micro beer constantly changing as it is a Camra pub. Wine good too, which is unusual. Food: a limited, but imaginative menu and freshly cooked. Prices very reasonable, in the bar or the restaurant. Big log fires.

Unpretentious, comfotable country pub which deserves lots of support. We need to keep these places open!! Use it or lose it.

Any criticisms? Honestly, I can't think of any, wish I lived round the corner instead of 3 miles away.

19 Apr 2010 01:16

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