Welcome to Kirkstile Inn

A warm welcome awaits at our fabulous Lake District Inn, which is ideally located at the foot of Melbreak close to Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Ennerdale and Whinlatter Forest.

Newly Refurbished Bedrooms

Stylish Bedrooms

We offer a choice of eleven tasteful bedrooms including seven in the main inn, most of which have stunning views of Mellbreak. Your next Lake District break starts here. 


Prices & Offers

Food & Drink

Our Brewery

Food & Drink

Led by Head chef Paul Williamson, the talented kitchen team aim to provide great quality food in a relaxed environment. Coming to Kirkstile is not just for a special occasion.

Salmon Salad

Superb Lake District Location

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Treat someone special to a gift voucher for Kirkstile Inn, and give an experience to cherish.

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Latest News

  • Pub of the Year Finalists

    Pub of the Year Finalists

    Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023 - Pub of the Year Finalists! 

    We're delighted to announce that we've been selected as a finalist in the Pub of the Year category of the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023. We're so proud to have been selected alongside some other fantastic businesses. Our success is all down to our incredible, hard-working team.

    Winners will be announced in July!



  • We're in The Guardian!

    We're in The Guardian!

    Ella Braidwood has written a fantastic article about our wonderful Lake District Inn, and surrounding walks. It is certainly worth a read! 

    The feature was printed in the 'Saturday' magazine, and can also be found online here: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/jul/08/a-walk-across-fells-to-a-great-pub-the-kirkstile-inn-lake-district



    You can now book tables direct on our website.

    Please follow the link at the top of the page 

    You can of course also ring us on 01900 85219 if you prefer,

    For parties of more than 6 people, please give us a ring on 01900 85219

    We look forward to seeing you all!


  • Britain's best pubs revealed in brand new AA guide

    Britain's best pubs revealed in brand new AA guide

    Britain's best pubs have been revealed in a brand new guide by the AA and Kirkstile Inn has been mentioned as follows: The Kirkstile Inn in Cockermouth, Cumbria, is set among woods, fells and lakes and has an 'authentic, traditional and well-looked feel'.
    View the article here

  • Featured in The Guardian

    Featured in The Guardian

    We are very pleased to announce that we have been mentioned in a recent article for Top 20 Lakes in Europe and Loweswater in Lake District mentioned along with the iconic Kirkstile Inn! 
    View the article here