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Great Langdale LA22 9JU 01539 437 356

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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.

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How much?

Starters, sandwiches and snacks £4.50–£6.95, mains £10.50–£13.95.


  • Open Fire
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Pub Lunch
  • Real Ale

Looking for...

  • Countryside
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Remote Location
  • Sensational Views

Getting There

Take the A593 from Ambleside, then B543 to Great Langdale – there's plenty of parking at the pub.


Mon–Fri 11am–11pm, Sat 9am–11pm, Sun 9am–10.30pm; meals served Mon–Fri noon–9pm, Sat noon–9.30pm, Sun 9am–9.30pm; hours may vary in winter.

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