Fodor's Expert Review Tower Bank Arms

$ Hawkshead British Fodor's Choice

With a porch that appears in a Beatrix Potter story and a location just a rabbit's hop from the author's home, you might expect this pub to be something of a tourist trap, but luckily it's anything but. The meals are tasty and copious, making use of local ingredients; the chicken liver–and–pistachio parfait, Cumbrian beef-and-ale stew, and sticky toffee pudding with honeycomb ice cream are especially good. There's a slate floor, a crackling open fire, and a bar that stocks some of the best beers around, usually including some of the great ales from the nearby Barngates Brewery. Four bedrooms upstairs offer a good-value alternative to pricier lodgings.

British Casual Lunch Dinner $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Off B5285
Near Sawrey, Cumbria  LA22 0LF, England


Known For:
  • Literary influences
  • Standard pub fare
  • Some of the area's best ales
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. in winter

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