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Kirkstile Inn

  • AA 4 Gold Star Inn
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Inn with 10 rooms

Kirkstile Inn

Kirkstile Inn


Nestling between Loweswater and Crummock Water in the English Lake District, the Kirkstile Inn has been providing food and shelter for some four hundred years.

The attractions for the early visitors in the sixteenth century remain today. The beauty that entranced the poets and painters remains unspoilt: the beck meandering through the meadow with the old oak trees fringing the bank, Melbreak towering impressively above, and stretching as far as the eye can see the fells, lakes and woods of Cumbria. Inside are the same low beamed rooms with welcoming open fires, good food, willing and friendly service, the same warm hospitality that has always characterised a good English Inn.

The immediate countryside is ideal for walking, climbing, boating and fishing and after the exertions of a busy day the Kirkstile Inn provides the enjoyment of a good dinner and pleasant company over a drink. Discover this special place for yourself.

We aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and we really do like meeting people. We have a deserved reputation for providing a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Children welcomeRadioTea/coffee making in bedroomsPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingTotally non-smokingDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedPublic house/InnDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.


CA13 0RU


CA13 0RU


Plan route to Kirkstile Inn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 140210  Lat: 54.57721 Long: -3.33180

From M6 jct 40 follow A66 to Lorton via Whinlatter at Braithwaite. In Lorton turn left, signposted Buttermere. Follow road through village to T junction and turn left. Follow signs to Loweswater and turn left at sign for Kirkstile Inn.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Public house/InnPublic house/Inn
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • 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:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesBar
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesWet room


  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours