10 Great bars in and around Coniston Water

10 Great bars in and around Coniston Water

With so much to see and do in the Lake District, you will need somewhere to go for a drink during your travels. Here are 10 great bars in and around Coniston Water, easy to reach by ferry from Lake Windermere, just in case you needed an excuse during your tour of the lakes. What’s more, our Windermere Tranquil Retreat is only a short distance from the lake itself.

The Ship Inn

It’s a traditional pub with great views across Coniston Water and the Lake District. Located up on the hills you may well stumble across the Ship Inn while on a hiking trail or walking tour. They have a good selection of real ales, as well as house wines.

Black Bull Inn

If you’re after somewhere to stay during your time in the region, then the Black Bull Inn doubles up as a popular hotel in the Lake District. You can always leave your car behind at your Windermere spa retreat for one night. After all, the hot tub will still be there when you return! There’s also an on-site micro-brewery and if you ask nicely, they may let you have a brewery tour.

Cuckoo Brow

This family friendly pub is situated between Windermere and Hawkshead, with views across the hills and fells that inspired child author Beatrix Potter. You can book a room at the Bed and Breakfast, where dogs are also welcome to stay over.

The Wilson Arms

If you’re passing through Coniston Water on a hiking trail or bike ride, then stop off at the Wilson Arms for a beer or glass of wine. With their own pigs and ducks in the garden, there’s something to entertain the children too.

Church House Inn

Along with it’s Bed and Breakfast, you can take advantage of the Camp Site in Coniston Water. Perfectly located for walking tours and bike rides, with wonderful gardens within easy reach of the lakes.

The Red Lion Inn

Very much a traditional country pub, classic food options and a wide selection of drinks. If you’re visiting during the winter, choose your favourite bottle of red and take advantage of the open fire.

Old Dungeon Ghyll

There are a number of nearby outdoor activities to enjoy in Coniston Water when staying at the Old Dungeon Ghyll. Surrounded by mountains, this is a wonderful setting for a bar and hotel, where they take pride in a well-stocked wine cellar.

Thee Shires

The extensive wine list at the Thee Shires is perfect for the wine connoisseur. With a selection of 40 bottles you’ll find everything from a house white, Pinot Grigio to a full bodied merlot.


If it’s a wine bar near Coniston Waters that you’re after then travelling out to Fino will be worth the effort. The sister business of Windermere Wine Stores Ltd, you know you’re going to be looked after.

For lots more ideas, such as authentic tours in your favourite regions, you will find a wide selection at winetours.eu.

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