Britannia Inn

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The 400-year-old Britannia Inn started life as a gentleman farmer’s residence before becoming a coaching inn, & it’s now the first stop in the Langdale Valley if you’re heading from Windermere. With a dream location on Elterwater’s village green, it’s a must-visit for walkers, cyclists & sightseers. To quench thirsts, the pub stocks a goodly selection of cask ales include Laal Cockle Warmer (a local brew from Jennings of Cockermouth), as well as beers from other parts of the North Country including Pendle Witches Brew & Yorkshire Terrier. Food is basic & generous, offering the likes of homemade pâté with port sauce, beer-battered haddock, Cumberland sausages (from Plumgarth’s of Kendal), steak & ale pie, & mushroom stroganoff. Children have their own mini-menu, while sweets include a house crème brûlée as well as the obligatory sticky toffee pud.

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Britannia Inn

Britannia Inn

Elterwater, Ambleside ,Ambleside LA22 9HP

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Fill your (walking/swimming) boots here

by   platinum reviewer (164)

Jun 2013

Editor's pick A group of us stayed at The Britannia Inn recently for a long weekend of swimming in the Lake District. Yep, you read that right, swimming. And swimming, as everyone knows, makes you hungry. If you can imagine how hungry you are after a dip in your cosy, chlorinated, local pool, then imagine how hungry you are after a chilly slog across Coniston Water. So the food here had some huge holes to fill, and it did that admirably. The menu is hale and hearty in that countryside way which cocks a snoop at...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 8

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Essential Details for Britannia Inn

  • Address: Elterwater, Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 9HP
  • Telephone: 01539 437210
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-2, 6-8.45

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