Bridge Hotel


"... Rural tranquility intentionally simple..."


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The Bridge Hotel ButtermereThe Bridge Inn is full of character and is adjoined to the rear of the hotel looking across towards Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag with Red Pike to the east and Mellbreak to the west, and situated in between Buttermere and Crummock Water. The Bridge Inn offers a selection of traditional English bar meals, including local Cumbrian dishes and many other pub favourites. A specials board, changed daily, is also available together with a variety of vegetarian options, a great children’s menu and a dessert menu. We pride ourselves in our food and it is sourced as local as possible from the Lake District, even from Buttermere itself.

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Walkers Bar

The Walkers Bar is our dog friendly bar and serves meals all day alongside a varied selection of Local ales and lagers. Although our bar does cater to many walkers, the name “Walkers Bar” is in fact a reference to the Reverend Robert Walker who obtained a beer licence under his brothers name around 1734 and founded the Bridge Inn which dispensed hospitality and local Cumbrian ale.  We like to keep up the tradition and to this day we still have four local Cumbrian cask beers available all year round and we change our selection weekly.

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Lounge Bar 1

Lounge Bar Area

The lounge bar is kept dog free for our guests with allergies. It serves the same menu as our Walkers bar from 9.30 until 21.30. As well as our Cumbrian ales we have 17 house wines available by the glass and our hotel wine list has over 70 fantastic wines to choose from. We have over 20 malt whiskies available and a small selection of gins with 2 of the Lakeland Gins which are distilled less than 20 minutes from our door.


Bridge Inn Buttermere Dog Friendly Pub Lake District

Outside Patio Area

For those days when you can sit in the Cumbrian sunshine and enjoy the views. Guests with dogs are welcome in both the Walkers Bar and on the Patio. We offer free Wi-Fi in both the Lounge and Walkers Bar.

Food is available in the Bridge Inn all day every day from 9.00am until 9.30pm.

Bridge Inn Buttermere Food Menu
Please note, as this is a public bar we DO NOT take table reservations.

 Bridge Inn Winter Bar Menu (click to view)

Frequently asked questions

Are you open all year?
We are open for 49 weeks of the year, and are closed from 3rd January 2017 and will re-open on the 27th January 2017. During this time we operate a limited reception service so please feel free to book online or leave us a voicemail.
Are you dog friendly?
Yes, we are! In fact, we are the only doggy friendly Hotel in Buttermere. All of our Standard rooms in the hotel, one of each type of our apartments (large and small),our Walker`s Bar and Reception area are dog friendly.
Do you serve food all day?
Yes, we do. We serve from 9:00am to 9:30pm. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, Cream tea, tea and coffee are available as well.
Do I need to book a table in the bar?
We apologise, but we do not take reservations in the bar area. We operate on a first come, first served basis. The Hotel Restaurant is open for bookings in the evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. You can enquire via email or call the hotel any time.
What is the best way to get to you?
We recommend coming through the Cockermouth, Lorton way. Unfortunately we are unable to provide highway information other than the route we take to work. Please refer to other websites, and plan your journey ahead.
Are you family friendly?
Yes, we are. We have cots and camp beds available in the hotel or self-catering apartments. We also have high-chairs in the bar.
I made a reservation earlier, can I cancel?
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions where you can find information about our cancellation policy.
Can you accommodate late arrivals?
Yes, but please notify us in advance and access arrangements can be made
Do you have Wi-Fi?
We offer Wi-Fi in our Resident`s Lounge, Reception and bar area. Due to poor service, there is no Wi-Fi, television or mobile signal in the bedrooms. Self-Catering apartments are equipped with TV and DVD player.
Do you cater for special dietaries?
Our chefs would be delighted to look after you with your gluten free diet. We also cater for vegetarians. To ensure that we are prepared please let us know at the time of booking, or call ahead.
Is there a bus to Buttermere?
During the season (Easter until end of October) there is a bus service operating from Keswick to Buttermere. Should you need more information please download the timetable.
What can I pay with?
We accept all major credit/debit cards apart from American Express. Please note, there is a minimum spend of £10.00 in the bars.