We are nearing Winter at great speed with the clocks going back within touching distance. The nights are drawing in, the weather is becoming colder and more unsettled and the wind experienced recently is making lots of trees look decidedly sparse.
With darker nights and cooler weather comes the need for comfort, for robust food and equally as robust beverages. As much as salads are fresh and delicious, the craving for meals with a bit more substance are required! The perfect solution to satisfy each of those three requirements is the Lake District inn or pub. This region is blessed with so many fantastic pubs, some of the best in the country. From the gastro, restaurant orientated to the good old local and ones that manage to combine the both. They are the backbone of many small villages and communities in the Lake District and a haven for post walk/climb/cycling activities.
The Lake District has always been famous for its real ales but now even more so than ever. The quality and choice is unparalleled with many people choosing to visit the region for the ales alone, the fells and stunning scenery a bonus! To be able to find “a good pint” in almost every pub is quite some luxury compared with other regions of the United Kingdom and what residents of this region often take for granted.
Many a Lake District inn is cosy and welcoming and many have a real fire. Now, whether it’s just a quick drink or refuel part way through on an adventure or warming up after a blustery day on the fells, a real fire, hearty food and real ale is what everyone wants. A quintessential inn encompassing all of the above is Wainwright’s Inn in the Langdale Valley. Owned and managed by the Langdale Estate just a two minute walk away with a choice of winter warming accommodation in the form of the 4 Star Langdale Lake District Hotel and Brimstone Hotel.