!! Road Closure !!

Please note that from Monday 18th October the road from Lamplugh/Mockerkin to Loweswater is closed for planned road works for 10 days.

Diversions are in place around to Cockermouth. Please then follow the B5289 from Cockermouth sign posted Lorton. Continue up the valley and then turn left at the red phone box.



Now fully open

We are delighted to announce that we are now fully open (including Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes)

We look forward to welcoming you!




Weekend offer for 11/12th December!


We have had a number of cancellations for this weekend so why not treat yourself to dinner, bed & breakfast here at Kirkstile.

Prices start from £152 per night based on 2 sharing a room with a two course evening meal with bed & breakfast.

Go ahead and spoil yourself before Christmas!

Book here on website or ring 01900 85219

12th Loweswater Beer Festival


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!


Valentines Evening Friday 14th February 2020

Valentines Evening


Friday 14th February 2020
Call us on 01900 85219  to reserve your table.

2 courses £22 per person
3 courses £28 per person

Complimentary glass of fizz upon arrival! View Menu

New Year's Eve Menu

We have a few spaces left for New Year’s Eve at £55.00 per head for a 5 course gala meal. Please call 01900 85219 and pay a £10 non-refundable deposit.

View Menu (PDF)

Christmas Menu

Xmas Menu

Our Xmas menu is now available.

View Menu (PDF)
Britain's Best Pubs

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

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

CAMRA Pub of the Year

CAMRA award given to Kirkstile Inn for Pub of the Year 2019

Fantastic news: Following on from our very successful Beer Festival 2019 we were awarded the Cumbria branch pub of the year 2019 by West Cumbria CAMRA branch.
Well done to everyone!

Loweswater Show

Loweswater Show - Sunday 1st September


The 143rd annual Loweswater Show has been confirmed for Sunday 1st September 2019, opposite NEW HOUSE FARM in the Lorton Valley.
For more information click here

Refurbished bedrooms

Refurbished Bedrooms


Just to let you all know that all of our room refurbishments have now been completed.
Make a booking and come and see for yourself all of our improvements and you decide which room is your favourite!
Dates available online or give us a ring on 01900 85219

Kirkstile Inn
The Lake District
CA13 0RU

01900 85219
[email protected]

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