The Eagles Head
“Traditional Cumbrian free house near beautiful Grizedale Forest”
Families and dogs are welcome at this 400-year-old, white-painted pub with a winter log fire and for the rest of the year, a pretty beer garden. Widely known for serving top quality beers from some of Cumbria's 40-odd local microbreweries, this is also the place for pub food favourites like scampi and chips; southern fried chicken; and cheese, leek and onion quiche. The Tuesday special is baby back ribs; it's Thursday nights for pies; and Fridays for curries.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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