Hawkshead is a treasure trove of traditional Lake District inns serving fine local award winning real ales and locally sourced Lakeland food. Visitors will find many famous award winning inns and pubs in area which are listed in the Good Beer Guide.

Breweries like the Barngate Brewery at the award winning Drunken Duck Inn and the Old Hall Brewery on the shores of Esthwaite Water are here in Hawkshead so visitors can expect to sample some of finest Cumbrian beers in this area of the central Lakes.

Places to eat & drink in Hawkshead

A selection of delightful cafes and tearooms in Hawkshead village include ones with great gift shops like Poppi Red Gifts. Family and walker friendly cafes and tearooms are in popular Grizedale Forest and the charming Betty Fold Tea Room & Gallery sits on Hawkshead Hill near the Tarn Hows walk.

For fine dining discover best country house hotel restaurants around Hawkshead like the acclaimed Sawrey House Country Hotel overlooking Esthwaite Water situated just a short distance from Beatrix Potter's historic farmhouse home Hill Top.

Traditional Real Ale Inns in Hawkshead

Many traditional real ale inns in Hawkshead are listed in the Good Beer Guide. Cosy inn gems like the beautiful Kings Arms with beer garden sit right in the heart of Hawkshead village centre. Many fine inns are dog friendly and offer great on-site B&B accommodation plus perks like free fishing passes for Esthwaite Water.

Pubs and Inns that Serve Food in Hawkshead

  • Hawkshead   (0.0 miles from the centre of Hawkshead)
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    Home cooked meals are served daily in restaurant of our Hawkshead pub B&B, where you can order child-friendly meals. We also have vegetarian options & can cater for special diets.
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  • Hawkshead   (0.1 miles from the centre of Hawkshead)
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    Charming inn providing Hawkshead accommodation in the Lake District, with an on-site bar and restaurant serving traditional British favourites from locally sourced produce.
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  • Ambleside   (2.3 miles from the centre of Hawkshead)
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    Hearty food served until 9pm at this traditional inn near Hawkshead, Lake District. Gluten free, lactose free and vegetarian options. 14 en-suite guest rooms. Free Wi-Fi.
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