Did you know that the Lake District hosts the highest concentration of small breweries in the UK?

We’ve enjoyed many amazing walks in the Lakes, and equally had many a happy time in many a Cumbrian pub. So why not combine the two and try one of these great walking routes that feature some of the Lake District’s best beer gardens?

For full details and directions head over to The Beer Garden Map of the Lake District.

Craig Manor, Windermere

“This stylish inn at the heart of Windermere is a popular choice for food and drinks. Family friendly and welcoming dogs in some areas, this is a perfect spot to start and finish a walk and enjoy delicious food.”

The Bridge, Buttermere

“Buttermere is one of the lesser known lakes but is also one of the most beautiful. Walks around the lake, stopping at The Bridge, are available all year except for April to June when nesting Sandpipers need to be undisturbed. The Bridge is always open, though, offering traditional pub grub with a fantastic view across the lake.”

 

The Crown Inn, Pooley Bridge

“Owned by Thwaites Brewery which was created in the early 1800s, this Inn offers one of the most impressive views in the Lake District. Serving food all day, it is the perfect place to stop off when exploring the surrounding area.”

The Britannia Inn, Elterwater

“This Inn in the centre of the Lake District offers rustic dining with fantastic views. As well as the impressive views from the beer garden, the Britannia also has an annual beer festival and offers alfresco dining all day.”

The Outgate Inn, Ambleside

“This 18th century inn has sold beer since the 1840’s. It is still popular with locals as well as visitors for walking, cycling and climbing in the area. In winter the pub offers blazing fires and in the summer there is an impressive beer garden.”

Do you have a favourite Lake District beer garden?

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The post Top 5 Beer Gardens in The Lake District appeared first on The Helpful Hiker.

Read the full original post here authored by Lauren Moseley. You can visit her blog here.

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