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The Fish Inn

  • VisitEngland 4 Star Inn
  • VisitEngland Walkers Welcome
  • VisitEngland Families Welcome
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Inn with 10 rooms £49-£54 pppnb

The Fish Inn

The Fish Inn


The Fish Inn is comfortable and informal, full of charm and character with historic importance as the once home of Mary Robinson, the maid of Buttermere. We are a small friendly family-run establishment at the centre of Buttermere village, a short stroll from Buttermere lake and Crummock Water surrounded by unbeatable views including Wainwrights favourite fell, Haystacks.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)FishingRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedPublic house/InnVegetarian diet availableEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots available

Children welcome from any age.


CA13 9XA


Plan route to The Fish Inn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 178166  Lat: 54.53797 Long: -3.27194

From M6 jct 40 take A66 to Keswick and at roundabout turn left onto A591 and follow signs for B5289 up the Borrowdale valley, over Honister pass to Buttermere, or at roundabout continue on A66 to Portinscale, turn off and follow signs for Stair, Newlands and Butrtermere. To avoid going over the passes, continue along A66 towards Cockermouth and approximately 9 miles after Keswick roundabout turn left following signs for B5289, Lorton and Buttermere valley.

The mainline train station is Penrith which is 60 minutes approximately away by car and can be reached by bus, taking approximately 1.5 hours with the need to change at Keswick. The bus stop is approximately 20 metres away from our front door.

There are a number of taxi companies in Keswick and Penrith area. We are approximately 8 miles from the town of Keswick and 10 miles from the town of Cockermouth and from Easter to the end of October there are 4 buses a day to Keswick via Honister or Whinlatter.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • FishingFishing
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Public house/InnPublic house/Inn
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
  • YesBath with support handrails available


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities