For years, staying in a pub or inn was not in any way appealing let alone of any quality, most definitely not a place for families or in fact anyone that wanted peace and quiet and a nice smelling room. The smell of smoke and beer would waft into the bedroom, not pleasant at all. But the benefits were the being able to get food and beverages and all round value for money.
A combination of refurbishment and since the implementation of the smoking ban has propelled pubs and inns into some of the top places to stay throughout the country and no more so than in the case of the Lake District. The Lake District National Park is home to some of the best pubs and inns in the UK. With great produce on their doorsteps and the vast amount of micro breweries, local food and ale is in abundance and of the highest quality. They also happen to be some of the nicest and oldest buildings steeped in history with a wealth of character.
Who would have thought staying at an in would be family friendly 10 years ago? Well they are now and with outside space for children to play as many pubs and inns have, they make for ideal family holiday accommodation. The friendly tag doesn’t stop there. What do you find quite a lot of in the Lake District? What do you see in front of near enough every real fire in every pub? Yes, four legged friends! The Lake District is and has been for some time now, very popular for dog owners and their dogs. Many Lake District inns that offer bed and breakfast rooms are also dog friendly, great news for all concerned. Owners can sit back and relax with great food and wine, Fido will get spoilt rotten with treats and belly rubs by the passers by and the staff!
So basically, inns and pubs with b&b rooms offer everything under one roof, one stop shops. Great for couples, great for families, great for dogs and the best way to enjoy everything that is local relating to where it is located, local food, local ale, local people.
Our pick welcoming everyone even muddy boots, children and wet dogs (!) – The Cuckoo Brow Lake District Inn and B&B at Far Sawrey on the western side of Lake Windermere. Local food and ales served daily. Visit http://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk/ or call 015394 43426 for more details.