The Lake District covers all bases in top 10 pubs & inns

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The Telegraph travel love the Lake District, even more so now it’s the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site (also the UK’s biggest). And in Autumn what better than looking at and dreaming staying in one of the top 10 the Lake District’s pubs and inns.

Telegraph travel writers and journalists Oliver Berry and Helen Pickles have selected their top 10 which includes The Woolpack Inn in the Western Lake District great for walkers, the Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite for foodies and the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater, the best haunt for real ale lovers.

It is hard to beat Cumbria and the Lake District National Park for the number and quality of its pubs and inns, it is what the region does best. The whole county offers a vast array of real ale breweries, stunning properties in equally as stunning locations and the ability to offer the finery of the Cumbrian produce on the doorstep which has attracted some high profile chefs back to the region also.

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Encompassing all these factors and noted for their family friendliness by Oliver Berry of Telegraph is Cuckoo Brow Inn. Really, as with many of these top 10’s, they could span a variety of categories as Cuckoo Brow is situated in the sleepy village of Far Sawrey, close to the Hawkshead yet far quieter. It also offers great weekend breaks especially for walkers, anglers and cruisers, always has on at least 4 local real ales and is most definitely an excellent choice of base for walking.

But back to families and the Cuckoo Brow is worthy of being voted best for families in the top 10. A large car park, easy access to Ambleside and even the Windermere cross lake ferry, family rooms, a children’s menu and let’s not forget, everything a parent could want in the form of great, locally sourced food, ales and wines. More than this, the Cuckoo Brow’s ethos of everyone being welcome is the key to this warm and inviting eatery and accommodation venue.

The whole of the top 10 are truly excellent places to eat, drink and in stay over at but definitely, with children, try The Cuckoo Brow even if it’s just for a meal and tipples. Visit for more information.