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13 July 2018

Busy busy busy...

Wow, you all certainly love being at the Britannia Inn...

We've noticed that the amazing weather has brought you all down & we are so grateful for your custom and it's not even reached the summer holidays! It's been our busiest period ever with a full beer garden throughout the week and the famous queue out of the door.

Over the summer holidays please note that there will be no quiz night, however we will be making up for this with excellent food, ales and atmosphere.

Looking forward to seeing you all over the summer!

The Britannia Inn Team x

By Andrew Parker, 13 July 2018 – 0 comments

10 June 2018

Legendary Fell Runner to include The Britannia Inn en route!

As you may have heard legendary fell runner Joss Naylor MBE is walking/running from Wasdale to Brathay, to fundraise for Brathay Trust. 

Joss Naylor is one of England's most celebrated fell runners. The Cumbrian sheep farmer broke the Lake District 24 hour fell record three times in the 1970s - his 1975 record of 72 peaks, covering 100 miles and around 38,000 feet of ascent in 23hrs 11mins, stood for 13 years.

At age 50, he completed the 214 peaks of the Wainwrights in seven days, one hour and 25 minutes, a feat not bettered until 2014. At 60, he bagged 60 Lakeland fell tops - at 70 he ran 70 of them, amassing more than 50 miles in the process. In 2016 the 'King of the Fells' celebrated his 80th birthday by running over 35 miles from Caldbeck to Wasdale, raising funds to help vulnerable children and young people.

"I've taken a lot from the tranquility of the Lake District - an appreciation of the landscape, wildlife and plants. For me, running has always been more about getting out in the natural environment than it is about exercise or training."

On Sunday 17th June, Joss will be leaving from his childhood home, Middle Row (Wasdale Head), and taking the following route:
Middle Row - Burnmoor Tarn - Woolpack Inn (Eskdale) - Penny Hill - Grassguards - Wallowbarow - Newfield Inn (Seathwaite) - Walna Scar - Coniston Coppermines - Tilberthwaite - Three Shires Inn (Little Langdale) - The Britannia Inn (Elterwater) - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg - Brathay Hall... about 30 miles & 6,000 ft of climbing.

The event schedule can be found on the BrathayChallenges website: 

We wish Joss the best of luck, and look forward to having you at The Britannia Inn! 


By Andrew Parker, 10 June 2018 – 0 comments

03 June 2018

Trail Magazine - Pub of the Year!

As you may have seen through our social media posts, The Britannia Inn has been voted the favourite Lake District pub!


We had some tough competition, with the infamous Old Dungeon Ghyll - who have one of the most idyllic spots and The Wasdale Head Inn coming second and third. However, we're extremely proud of this achievement, and want to thank our patrons and visitors for all of your support!


Love from all of us at The Brit x

By Andrew Parker, 03 June 2018 – 0 comments

18 May 2018

Welcome to the Real Ale Blog!

Hi folks, I hope all is going well?

Guests this week Tiffin Gold from the guys at Kirby Lonsdale Brewery, Golden Fleece form Dent Brewery.....

We have made the decision that with all the micro brewerys we have in Cumbria we are only having Cumbrian guest beer from now on.

Our regular Bluebird Bitter is in fine fettle as always as is Jennins Sneck Lifter.

Happy Drinking........Parker, Chubbs, Steve, Kirk and Trig

By Andrew Parker, 18 May 2018 – 0 comments

11 October 2013

We are Sailing!

Enyou a day out on a 32 foot luxury sailing yacht with Outrun Sailing. Moored on Windermere these stunning 6 berth yachts provide a fantastic experience of sailing at its best.

Yachts can be taken with a skipper for a days sailing, tuition is provided for those wanting to get hands on experience. The skippers are all licenced Windermere Boatman with years of experience on the Lake providing you with safe and interesting day out. Seeing the lake District from a completly different perspective.

Outrun Sailing 07876038051 or visit

By Andrew Parker, 11 October 2013 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

Guns, Diggers and Shooting

If you are looking for an exiting day out with a choice of driving Stalwart Army trucks, Quads, or Argo Kats. Travel on guided Quad trails. go on assult courses or shoot with air rifles and archery then Rookin House Activity Centre is for you.

Located over in the Ullswater Valley about and hours drive from the Brit.  THis all year round attraction has a wide variety of attractions for boys on toys and the slightly older boys.

Prior booking is essential call 017684 83561 or vist web site


By Andrew Parker, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

A hop Skip and Jump

Caption: Hop, skip and a Jump

Situated in Bowness on Windermere about 8 miles from the Britannia Inn. This well established attraction is open all year round except Christmas Day.  

"Our attraction includes all 23 Tales by Beatrix Potter, brought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells. So you can meet Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s garden, discover Jemima Puddle-duck in the woodland glade and visit Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in her kitchen.

The Miss Potter Room explores the life of Beatrix Potter with a unique Virtual Walks display, short film presentation and innovative exhibits about Beatrix Potter and her pioneering life.

You can also browse through the Beatrix Potter Shop with its comprehensive range of Peter Rabbit gifts.

Perhaps you might also enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the unique Tailor of Gloucester Tea Room or outdoors on the garden terrace, where you can enjoy The Enchanting World of Beatrix Potter sculpture, unveiled in the presence of Renée Zellweger.

So whoever your favourite characters are, it's only a hop, skip and jump to meet Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Tom Kitten and many more, in the magical World of Beatrix Potter" 

By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

A Steaming Day Train and Boat

If you are looking for a great family days sightseeing in rain or shine then this is an awesoime day out. 

Travel to Ambleside and park at waterhead car park and take a Windermere Lake Steamer from Waterhead Pier to Brockhole and visit the Nation Park Visitors Centre.

Taking to the Steamer again you can sail to Bowness and onto Lakeside travelling over the deep parts of of the Lake at 64m. 

At Lakeside you can join the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway for s steam train ride to Haverthwaite. Returning to Lakeside for a visit to the only Aquarium in the Lakes.

At Haverthwaite you can also visit the Lakeland Motor Museum, just a twenty minute walk along the River Leven, takes you to one of the newest Museums in the Lakes.

Over 30,000 exhibits including cars, motorcycles, and associated parifinalia.  There is a Cambell Bluebird Exhibition and a display of Isle of Man TT bikes.

Before retuning on the 10 mile steamer trip back to Ambleside, stopping off in Bowness on the way back for a beer or some shopping.


By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

Keswick Adventure Centre

Ghyll Scrambling

Caption: Rock Climbing

If you want to enjoy the more extreme activities in the Lakes then call the guys at Keswick Adventure Centre, they can organise Rock Climbing, Absieling, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Ghyll Scrambling and Zip wires.

Call 017687 75687

By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments

14 February 2012

Horse Riding

The Lakes has a variety of Horse Riding Schools and Centres.

Bigland Hall is located just south of Newby Bridge on the Kendal Barrow Road about and hours drive from the Britannia. Situated in the grounds os the mansion that is Bigland Hall.

The riding centre offers, tekking, lessons and rding holidays, for novices and experienced riders alike.

By Paul Fry, 14 February 2012 – 0 comments
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