Brook House Inn
“Tranquil location for tempting, home-made food” - AA Inspector
Few locations can rival this: Lakeland fells rise behind the inn to England’s highest peak, while golden sunsets illuminate tranquil Eskdale. Footpaths wind to nearby Stanley Ghyll’s wooded gorge with its falls and red squirrels, and the charming La’al Ratty narrow-gauge railway steams to and from the coast. It’s a magnet for ramblers and cyclists, so a small drying room is greatly appreciated by them. Up to seven real ales are kept, including Langdale from Cumbrian Legendary Ales, and an amazing selection of 175 malt whiskies, plus 25 gins. Home-made food prepared from Cumbria’s finest showcases the menus, so temper the drizzle with a warming bowl of home-made soup, or grilled goats' cheese rarebit with Eskdale relish, followed by local Cumberland sausage; beef and beer pie; or smoked haddock on mashed potato with leeks. Raspberry meringues or chocolate fudge cake with hot berry sauce, make a fine finish. This great community pub also takes a full role in the famous Boot Beer Festival each June.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Closed: 2
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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