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Open outside from April 12th
Drinks and food. Lots of tables

First come, first served basis

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Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Great Langdale
Great Langdale
LA22 9JY

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Opening Times

11-11; 11-10.30 Sun

Meal Times

12:00 - 20:30 Mon - Thu
12:00 - 21:00 Fri - Sat
12:00 - 20:30 Sun

About the Pub

Iconic hotel at the foot of the Langdale Pikes owned by the National Trust. Comfortable lounge and accommodation are provided, but the Old Stable Bar is a beacon for those in need of a pint after a day in the fells. Basic - an old black range for warmth and bench seating. A good choice of ales and hearty meals are served. The sun-trap terrace is ideal for summer evenings. Popular National Trust campsite nearby.

Historic Interest

At the side of this secluded hotel in the Langdale Valley sits the 'Hikers' Bar', converted from a shippon (cow-shed) in 1949 and hardly changed since. Two stalls, made from timber and white-painted slate, were retained to provide characterful drinking booths; they also divide the barn-like interior. On the left-hand side, a massive cast-iron open fire burns all year round, a welcome sight for cold and thirsty walkers, many of whom have left carved messages in the simple wooden tables. The right-hand part has more utilitarian features. The long bar counter is faced with white-painted slate plus plentiful timbering. The linoleum floor conceals a slate original.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Theakston Old Peculier

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Always something local.

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Old Ale

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Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Westons Old Rosie.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Barngates, Cumbrian, Hawkshead.

  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Assistance provided.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Also breakfast.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation


  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site

    National Trust campsite.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional events.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    In hotel.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi


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Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Great Langdale
Great Langdale
LA22 9JY

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54.445395, -3.102866


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Stagecoach: 516 (Check timetable for seasonal services)

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