Welcome to Kirkstile Inn

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

Cumbrian Ales - Buy Our Beer

Click & Collect Beer

12 x 500ml Bottles, Mini Casks, Presentation Cases
Buy our beer online and collect it from Kirkstile Inn. 
Secure online payments with PayPal or debit/credit card.
All orders to be collected from Kirkstile Inn (CA13 0RU). Available every day from 11.30am to 7pm beginning on Monday 12th April 2021.
Social distancing measures in place.

Newly Refurbished Bedrooms

Newly Reburbished Bedrooms

We offer a choice of eleven bedrooms including seven in the main inn and all of the bedrooms have recently been refubished.


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

  • Beer Garden opening soon!

    Beer Garden opening soon!

    We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening from 12th April, for outside garden table service.

    We will be offering a reduced food menu, which will still include our famous steak pie! Tables available on a first come first serve basis, based on the rule of six guidelines. Due to being westher dependent we will not be reserving tables. 

    Our click and collect beer service will also be available from 12th April or just call in and buy some of our beer.

    We will then be re-opening the Inn fully rom 17th May.

    All customers with reservations which were affected by the current lockdown period have been contacted. We are very grateful to see that upon re-opening in May we are going to be very busy!

    If you need to contact us please telephone 01900 85219 (Hours currently 9 to 2 Mon to Fri) or email [email protected] Messages are checked regularly.

    Many thanks for all your support and we looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

  • Winter Offer

    Winter Offer

    From just £137 per night based on a minimum of 2 nights. This includes breakfast and a 2 course dinner 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,

    Please not that due to restrictions we cannot reserve tables for more than 6 people.

    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