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Great Pubs in the South Lakes

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One of the nicest things to do in the Lake District after a long day on the fells or exploring one of the many local attractions is sitting in a Lake District pub, reliving the adventures of the day, and planning the activities of tomorrow.

Cottages Near Pubs

The Coppermines Cottages are based mainly in and around Coniston, a beautiful Lake District Village which not only has a few of its own great pubs but is also in driving distance of some of the best pubs for food and drink in the whole of the South Lakes area.

Whatever season you visit the Lake District will give you a unique experience in the local Lake District pubs. In autumn and winter expect cosy rooms with roaring fires, hearty food, and a warm welcome, while in Spring and Summer the pubs open their doors and windows, and food is served in beer gardens with space inside to avoid April showers!

Great Lake District Pubs

Whether you just want to stop at a pub for a quick drink after a day’s adventure before heading back to your cottage or spend a whole evening with friends and family having a lovely meal in a lake district pub you will be spoilt for choice when you stay in a Coppermines cottage. Many of the pubs are dog friendly so you can take your four-legged friends and if you have little ones with you many accommodate and even have menus for the youngest of your group.

Here are some great pubs within the south lakes area:

The Black Bull Coniston – A traditional pub in the centre of Coniston which also happens to brew its own ales, including the popular Bluebird Bitter! If you love to try new ales, they always have a range of real ales ready to serve along with their newest addition of two lagers which they also brew themselves. Along with the great beer there is also homecooked food, and a lovely traditional feel to the pub with beams, slate floors, and a traditional bar.

The Crown Inn Coniston – A traditional style pub in the centre of Coniston village, the Crown offers everything you could want from a country style inn. Offering a large range of drinks including a fantastic selection of real ales, the Crown Inn also boasts a great selection of traditional Lakeland food and a breakfast menu for the perfect way to start your day. With plenty of original features mixed with modern amenities, the Crown is a great choice for visitors to Coniston.

The Yewdale Inn Coniston – Another central Coniston Pub which serves great food and drink in a traditional Lake District pub atmosphere. The pub is a mix of traditional pub and a more modern Italian eatery that is open as a café during the day and served great wood fired pizzas!

Other Coniston Pubs include The Sun, The Ship Inn, and the Coniston Inn.

The Queens Head Hawkshead – Not too far away in the neighbouring village of Hawkshead is a traditional 17th century pub called the Queens Head. Full of Lake District traditional charm and great food and drink this is a good place to stop if you are close by.

The Drunken Duck Barngates – Between Ambleside and Coniston is the popular Drunken Duck pub. A Lake District gastro pub that is popular with locals and visitors, at busy times it is best to book for food, but you can always just pop in for a drink at the bar.

The Cuckoo Brow Inn Far Sawry – Based in the Hamlet where Beatrix Potter made her home this traditional lake district pub serves hearty food, real ales (including the famous Bluebird) and has real wood fires.

The Royal Oak Ambleside – Located in the popular and busy lake district town of Ambleside, The Royal Oak is a good place to stop and watch the hustle and bustle of this pretty place. This Lakeland pub serves traditional food and ales alongside its popular goulash which it has been making on site for over 59 years!

Great Lake District Pubs

Fortunately, these are only a few of the great lake district pubs that you can visit on your Coppermines lake district cottage holiday. Pubs are great places to grab a snack, have a full meal or just pop in for a drink and watch the world go by. Between the great food, drinks and lovely locations, Lake District pubs are a perfect place to be!

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