Bridge Hotel

Walk around Buttermere lake, undiscovered gem of the English Lake District

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

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Bridge Inn Buttermere Dog Friendly Pub Lake District

Bridge Inn Buttermere Dog Friendly Pub Lake District – Where you would start your walk from! 

A very popular Lake District destination surrounded with famous fells and mountains; only 10 miles from both Keswick and Cockermouth, just at the bottom of Honister slate mine. If you haven`t walked around yet, it is a must! Put this walk on your bucket list!

Buttermere Walk - Source theaa.com

Buttermere Walk

To walk around the lake takes no real effort. The terrain is flat, no real ascends and you get to enjoy the terrific scenery in pure tranquility.

Starting point for this walk is either the Bridge Hotel on the Buttermere village side of the lake; or Gatesgarth farm at the Honister side. The distance is about 4.5miles and can be completed comfortably in 1,5-2 hours.

There are National Trust car parks on both end of the lake, and of course, if you are planning to stop for lunch at the Bridge Inn, there is free car parking for customers.

The village of Buttermere stands at the north western end of the lake, and beyond this is Buttermere’s twin, Crummock Water. There is a path around the lake which is about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long, and at one point runs through a rock tunnel beneath the locality of Hassness. Access is by road, from Cockermouth in the north west; from Borrowdale via the Honister Pass; or from Braithwaite and the Newlands Valley via Newlands Hause.  (source: wikipedia)

 

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.