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Our sister pub opens!

Dockray Hall in Penrith opens its doors on 28 July as a historic dining pub. Dating from 1400 Richard III resided here in 1471 whilst carrying out works to Penrith Castle. The pub is replete with...


Great News! West Cumbria CAMRA have judged Kirkstile as a finalist of The Pub of the Year 2016. The award was presented during the 8th Loweswater beer festival last Saturday 23rd April.  

Book on-line

We now have a new on-line booking system which allows you to be able to view available dates and book your own rooms. Book on-line here If you cannot find what you are looking for then please give...

Buttermere Beauty

Buttermere Beauty is our very own stunning premium lager brewed in Hawkshead. Only available at Kirkstile Inn it is cold fermented using a lager yeast and matured for 3 months.

Loweswater Show

The 139th annual Loweswater Show has been confirmed for Sunday 4th September 2016, opposite NEW HOUSE FARM in the Lorton Valley.   For more information click here

Welcome to the Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater in the English Lake District

The famous Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater is situated in a magical place, nestling amongst the stunning fells in the heart of the North West Lake District just a short distance from the Lakes of Loweswater and Crummock Water.

A Classic Lake District Inn

Providing food and shelter since Tudor times, Kirkstile offers 11 quality rooms including a family suite, log fires, oak beams and a wealth of history. A classic Lake District pub!

Local Food

Kirkstile's team of six chefs are serious about good food. We have a deserved reputation for unpretentious, home-cooked meals and place great emphasis on local Cumbrian and Lake District suppliers.

Real Ale

Kirkstile Inn has one of the most famous bars in the Lake District, and one of the greatest beer gardens! Our brewery Cumbrian Legendary Ales produces the 2011 Champion Golden Ale of Britain, Loweswater Gold and our bar normally has a range of 6 cask beers available. Kirkstile Inn has won the award of CAMRA West Cumbria Branch Pub of the Year five times and in 2011 was runner up.

Kirkstile is an inn of unique character ... enjoy the Kirkstile experience!