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. 


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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    We've been so excited to launch our brand new gift vouchers. We redesigned them recently, and they will now come beautifully presented in a premium, bespoke envelope.

    They really do make the perfect gift.

    Available for purchase online, or give us a call on 01900 85219.

  • Winter Offer

    Winter Offer

    Our Winter Offer will run again from 1st November 2022 until 31st March 2023. You won't want to miss out on this fantastic offer!

    From just £160 per night based on a minimum of 2 nights. This includes breakfast and a dinner (allowance of up to £25 per person per night) in the bar or dining room, you can book direct on-line at www.kirkstile.com or ring us on 01900 85219.

    We look forward to welcoming you again at Kirkstile



    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