Eskdale has a great choice of places to eat, with friendly real ale pubs, railway cafes, restaurants and a tea room or two, there is something for everyone.

Brook House Inn

Brook House Inn

West Cumbria Camra Pub of the Year runner up 2019

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  • Boot,
  • Eskdale,
  • Cumbria.
  • CA19 1TG
  • Tel. 019467 23288
  • Fax 019467 23160

Family owned country Inn and restaurant. Home made imaginative food served all day. Local suppliers and produce used where ever possible. Real ales from Local Breweries including Hawkshead, Cumbria Legendary Ales, Yates, Barngates and many more. The bar also sports 175 or more malt whiskies and a great wine list. In the heart of the Lake District western fells at Boot, a great location to walk the fells and valleys of the Western Lakes. Rating AA 4 star Inn. Booking for evenings during holidays and at weekends is advisable. Listed in the Good Beer Guide and Good pub Guide along with an AA dining award

Boot Inn

The Boot Inn

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  • Boot,
  • Eskdale,
  • Cumbria.
  • CA19 1TG
  • Contact Stuart and Anita
  • Tel. 01946 723711

Cupped amongst England’s highest mountains the Boot Inn is ideally located for those seeking rest, relaxation and refreshment either before or after voyages of adventure or exploration. The Boot Inn itself dates back to at least the 17th century. Refurbished and sensitively renovated, it retains much of its historic character and charm. Quality, fresh, locally sourced home-cooked food is the core of our ethos alongside clean and comfortable accommodation all at sensible prices. A varied cellar of well-kept ales, wines and spirits with friendly and professional service is enhanced by a cosy bar complete with log fire or a spacious conservatory with stunning views. A lovely garden to enjoy when the weather allows completes the picture. Of course, dogs and children are welcome too.

Bower House Inn

The Bower House Inn

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  • Eskdale Green,
  • Holmrook,
  • Cumbria,
  • CA19 1TD
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1946 723 244

The Bower House Inn is a traditional, friendly & charming coaching Inn dating back to 1751, which still possesses many of the original features, nestled in the heart of the Eskdale valley. The hotel offers 20 comfortable en-suite rooms, split between the barn annex & the main Inn, many of the rooms are pet friendly, and are all equipped with a flat screen tv, tea & coffee making facilities and free wi-fi. The restaurant and bar offers hearty home cooked meals made from local produce & a range of local ales to be enjoyed around a roaring fire, or in the warmer months, sat out in our beautiful gardens enjoying the breath-taking view of Muncaster Fell, or watching a cricket match played on the local field just behind the inn.

Woolpack Inn

Woolpack Inn

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  • Boot,
  • Eskdale,
  • Cumbria.
  • CA19 1TH.
  • Contact: Harry and Paddington Berger
  • Tel: 019467 23230

Traditional Inn with en-suite rooms, a 40 cover restaurant and is the home of Hardknott brewery. A choice of up to 7 real ales mainly from Cumbrian breweries. The menu includes traditional English and oriental influence all home made from fresh ingredients


Here is a list of other places to eat in the area

  • The King George IV Eskdale Green
  • Holly House Ravenglass
  • Dalegarth Cafe Boot
  • The Ratty Arms Ravenglass
  • Fell Bites Cafe Ravenglass
  • Pennington Hotel Ravenglass
  • Woodlands Cafe Santon
  • Lutwidge Arms Holmrook


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