Great Langdale LA22 9JU 01539 437 356
You'll be used to seeing National Trust staff working in historic properties and looking after the land – in Great Langdale they now also run the pub, the only National-Trust-run hostelry in the country. "You'll be drinking for charity" is the enticing line they use, but there's also the huge attraction of the place itself – open fires, real ales and a traditional Lakes stone-and-slate boozer inside, and a wide terrace outside with magnificent fell and valley views. Punters come straight down off the Langdale Pikes for thirst-quenching drinks and served-all-day, locally sourced bar meals – and by local, they mean from the valley itself where possible, like beef from the farm next door, Langdale lamb and a homemade "Stickle" toffee pudding. Hiker-friendly breakfasts and English Lakes ice cream top and tail the menu, with doorstop sarnies or a simple "pint, pie and pickle" catering for the lunch crowd – and the profits from the business, they promise, are all ploughed back into looking after Langdale, which means it would be rude not to order just one more pint.
Have your say
You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.Sign In
Places to stay nearby
Grasmere Independent Hostel
Broadrayne Farm Grasmere LA22 9RU
Backpackers and hikers rarely get it as good as this – Grasmere’s indie hostel pampers budget travellers
Ambleside Cumbria England United Kingdom LA22 9JD
A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the Lakes.
Ambleside Cumbria LA22 0QD
A wide range of accommodation options in a perfect Lake District setting.
Broadrayne Farm Grasmere Cumbria LA22 9RU
A cosy and very well-equipped glamping pod for two in the heart of the Lake District
Are you the owner?
If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...Owner Sign Up
- Open Fire
- Outdoor Seating
- Pub Lunch
- Real Ale
- Hills & Mountains
- Remote Location
- Sensational Views
Take the A593 from Ambleside, then B543 to Great Langdale – there's plenty of parking at the pub.