Not only is the modest but charming Hare & Hounds that rare find, a thriving watering hole, it’s also the only place for miles that serves food all day, every day. It’s their background as managers at London branches of All Bar One that makes it natural for owners Ash and Becky Dewar to offer continual dining. Coupled with their easygoing, friendly approach, this has once again made the centuries-old inn a popular local hub. The website says it all: ‘We are friendly and welcoming to all: families, tourists, walkers, cyclists, children, muddy boots, dogs.’ The menu of homemade pizzas, burgers and pub classics, plus drinks – including cocktails – teas and coffees, goes down a treat. For overnight guests there are five bedrooms, smartly decorated and luxuriously equipped, and for less transient guests, a spacious new barn annexe has all the facilities for self-catering plus handy access to the pub for meals. Staff can even deliver pub food to the door for a cosy night in.
The Lyth Valley, cited as ‘one of the most beautiful places on earth’, is a tranquil escape from the world with rolling green hills and pretty pastures as far as the eye can see.
In the Hare & Hounds restaurant – tuck in to delicious gastro dishes made with fresh local produce or take one of its hand-rolled crispy pizzas up to your room for a quiet night in.
Stocked in every room at the Hare and Hounds, local Lake District brand Bath House blend natural ingredients and artistic creativity to create luxury pampering products. Visit one of their Lake District shops to take a little piece of paradise home.