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Pub in Elterwater & Great Langdale

Britannia Inn

On Elterwater's village green, this classic whitewashed inn has been serving ale for five centuries: the current line-up includes brews from Coniston Brewery and the nearby Langdale Brewing Company (our pick is the …
Pub Food in Elterwater & Great Langdale

Sticklebarn

Now run by the National Trust, this converted barn is a walkers' favourite: it's packed with people nursing pints and aching fell-sore legs at the end of the day. Food is wholesome and hearty: herdwick and ale stew,…
Cafe in Elterwater & Great Langdale

Chesters by the River

Beside a rattling brook at Skelwith Bridge, halfway between Ambleside and Elterwater, this smart cafe is definitely more gourmet than greasy spoon: delicious salads, specials and cakes make it well worth a stop. The…
Village in Elterwater & Great Langdale

Skelwith Bridge

Three miles south of Grasmere, Skelwith Bridge is little more than a knot of cottages along the banks of the River Brathay. Since the 19th century it's been a hub for slate quarrying, but these days most people come…
Lake in Elterwater & Great Langdale

Elterwater

Named by Norse settlers after the colonies of whooper swans that still swoop across its surface every winter, Elterwater (literally 'swan lake') presents the picture-postcard image of a traditional Lakeland village,…