Three Shires Inn
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Three Shires Inn
This traditional slate Inn was built in 1872 near the meeting point of the three old county shires of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire. For the 19th century traveller the Inn was a resting place on his way to, or from, the high passes of Wrynose and Hardknott.
Whether you intend to climb, walk, cycle, drive or relax, the Three Shires Inn provides the perfect situation for the modern day visitor. Enjoy a quiet holiday away from the main roads, surrounded by the rugged splendour of the Lakeland hills and mountains.
This small, friendly, family run Inn is in the peaceful and beautiful valley of Little Langdale. One of central Lakeland's unspoilt areas, 5 miles west of Ambleside and north of Coniston.
Inside there is a comfortably extended back bar with stripped timbers and a beam-and-joist stripped ceiling, antique oak carved sttles, country kitchen chairs and stools on its dark slate flagstones. On the walls are Lakeland images which compliment the large winter fireplace in modern stone. Step through the arch to another area.
They pride themselves on the quality of their food (vegetarian available) and the prices are reasonable. The restaurant menu's change daily and there is a large selection of bar food including traditional Lakeleand Fare. Guests who stay for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are offered a 4 course table d'hote.
There is a accommodation here, all 10 en-suite bedrooms offer a high standard of accommodation with all facilities, with nicely furnished rooms enjoying beautiful views of the valley. Prices start from £55-£75.
For real ales there is Black Sheep and Jennings on offer plus whiskey and wine.
For the summer there is a delightful landscaped garden by a Lakeland stream is the ideal place to eat , drink or simply relax while enjoying the views over the Tilberthwaite fells.
Getting to the pub is not easy, so these instructions should help: Exit the M6 at Junction 37 and then take the A591 past Kendal, through Windermere and then into Ambleside. In Ambleside, follow the signs for Coniston on the A593. After about 2.3 miles, turn off A593 at the 2nd junction signposted for the Langdales. Down the steep and winding hill and then 1st left after 0.5m (just after the bridge), then hotel 1m up lane on right). The grid reference for those with an Ordnance Survey map is NY308009 on Landranger map number 97. If you are planning to arrive by train, please go to either Oxenholme or Windermere where we can arrange a taxi to meet you.
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