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Where to eat.

Our guide to the best places to eat in and around the Langdale Valley

Chesters by The River - Skelwith Bridge

Chesters, a bakery, cafĂ© and shop tucked by the River Brathay at the start of the Langdale Valley in the middle of the Lake District.  Steph and Karen bought Chesters in 1985, moved it around a bit. Bought the shop in 2007, moved that around and here we are. A lovely place to visit, shop and eat.


From their tiny kitchen and bakery they produce delicious, different food from scratch everyday. They serve breakfast and lunch and a lot of cake in between.

015394 34711

Skelwith Bridge, Nr Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NJ

Chesters by the River

Stove Restaurant & Bar - The Langdale Estate

Stove Bar and Restaurant offers something for everyone all day and evening merging great indoor and outdoor spaces. The Wine Room is a quiet oasis for adults, the Mezzanine is a relaxing space with views of the hills, the open kitchen is a theatre and the bar is the place to be.


Modern and traditional dishes featuring seasonal and the finest local produce are created by Scott and his team, you are able to get close and personal with them at the chef's table, as you're able to see into the busy kitchen.

015394 38080

The Langdale Estate - LA22 9JD

Wainwrights' Inn - The Langdale Estate

Wainwrights' Inn is a traditional Lakeland Pub offering the finest local ales the area has to offer and a great menu.


The bar at Wainwrights' is always well stocked with some of the best Ales the Lake District, Cumbria and further afield has to offer.  We like to change them regularly to keep the tastes as up-to-date as possible and offer something new for our regulars

015394 38088

Chapel Stile - LA22 9JD

The Britannia Inn - Elterwater

The Britannia Inn is nestled in the breathtaking Langdale Valley at the heart of the English Lake District. Pub accommodation at the Britannia Inn is comfortable and clean, with scenic views and delicious rustic seasonal pub dining, serving breakfast, lunch and supper. We have two individual bar areas for day visitors and comfortable rooms for tired travellers.


Make the most of the pub's open fire and cosy nooks during those long Lake District winter evenings, and spill out into the garden for some stunning alfresco dining under the summer sun. The Britannia Inn really is a pub for all seasons.

015394 37210

Elterwater - LA22 9HP

The Eltermere - Elterwater

We have twelve lovely bedrooms at the Eltermere, all with wonderful views, and all of which have been remodelled to be chic and contemporary, with elegant bathrooms.


We have a fabulous dining room with views over the lake and gardens where we serve wonderful locally sourced food.


We also have a bar, terrace and garden tables  where you can relax while we serve you with Lunch, Supper and Afternoon Teas.

015394 37210

Elterwater - LA22 9HP

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel - Great Langdale

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel was originally a farm and an Inn. In the rate book of 1885, it was named as Middlefell Inn and run by John Bennett, who was a well-known guide for tourists. It has been extended a number of times, the original piece being the middle portion; another piece was added later and the stables at the Northeast end were made into a dining room. The shippon, on the other end, was made into a bar and the cow stalls are still there, intact.

015394 37272

Great Langdale - LA22 9JY

The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel - Great Langdale

Set amidst the lake districts most dramatic fells in the picturesque langdale valley The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel nestles beneath the langdale pikes and pavey ark. The hotel sits in 6 acres of mature gardens and pastures.


The hotel is of historical interest being built on a medieval settlement and it enjoys the most breathtaking views of langdale at every point of the compass.


The New Dungeon Ghyll hotel is a family owned and run hotel ,with a passion for friendly and quality service. We offer excellent accommodation with a choice of 4 poster, superior, standard and family rooms all in a stunning location and each boasting the most fantastic view.

015394 37213

Great Langdale - LA22 9JX

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