Publication News - The Mardale Inn is in the Good Pub Guide 2009, Pets Welcome! 2009, Pubs & Inns of Great Britain 2009 and Cumbria CAMRA's Real Ale Guide 2008.
The Mardale Inn has also been chosen as one of 50 Great Pubs in England and Wales by Alastair Sawday in association with the Daily Telegraph.
"Alastair Sawday picks the pubs with the warmest welcome, best ales and finest food." (Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2008)
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Country roads lead from the A6 to the Mardale Inn @ St Patrick's Well, a cosy Lake District inn dating from the early 18th century and recently refurbished by the new owners. The Inn is tucked away in the pleasant little village of Bampton in the Lowther Valley. This area, known as the Eastern Fells, is one of the most rural parts of the Lake District National Park and as such it was used as the location for the 80's cult classic film 'Withnail & I'.
For Coast to Coasters, the situation saves the 3-mile uphill struggle to Shap, thus shortening the hardest day on the walk. Located near to Haweswater, it makes an excellent base for viewing the golden eagles, plus walking, biking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Dogs are very welcome at the Inn (please ensure children are kept on a tight leash!).
We are the closest accommodation in Bampton to Wainwright's Coast to Coast route (transfer available).
Junction 39 M6 is only 15 minutes drive.
OS ref 514181 - Postcode CA10 2RQ