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The Kirkstone Pass Inn - 3rd Highest Pub in England

Updated on August 29, 2015
Kirkstone Pass Inn
Kirkstone Pass Inn | Source
Kirkstone Pass Inn
Kirkstone Pass Inn | Source

The Lake District - Cumbria

We recently had a few days holiday in the beautiful Lake District in Cumbria with my sister Jackie and brother in law, Dik.

The Lake District is the largest National Park in England and covers an area of 885 square miles. It is a mountainous region in the North West and is a popular holiday destination.

This was my first visit to the area and although I’d expected to see stunning scenery, the mountains and beautiful lakes still took my breath away.

I will be writing more hubs on the fabulous places we visited, this hub is about our memorable visit to a pub!

When Dik announced he had an idea for our evening meal, we immediately stopped talking, sat up and listened - Dik has great ideas.

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The Kirkstone Pass Inn

We were staying in the beautiful village of Elterwater in the Langdale valley and Dik was keen to visit the highest pub in Cumbria, also the 3rd highest pub in England.

The pub is situated 1500ft high on the Kirkstone Pass and is appropriately called the Kirkstone Pass Inn. It was about a 30 minute drive and my husband - Nick, hesitantly accepted the challenge of driving the 1 in 4 gradient steep drive. This was on the condition we drove back in daylight!


Stunning view from the Kirkstone Pass Inn
Stunning view from the Kirkstone Pass Inn | Source
The Kirkstone Pass - The 'Struggle' Lake Windermere is in the distance Click on the image for a larger view and you will see the sign 'The struggle' on the LHS
The Kirkstone Pass - The 'Struggle' Lake Windermere is in the distance Click on the image for a larger view and you will see the sign 'The struggle' on the LHS | Source

The Kirkstone Pass - also known as The Struggle

The Kirkstone Pass connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley and the Kirkstone Inn stands at the summit of the Pass. Originally it was an important coaching inn, nowadays it is a popular place with tourists.

The name of the pass is derived from a nearby stone, called the Kirkstone which stands a few yards from the roadside. It is so called as it’s silhouette resembles a church steeple, ‘kirk’ meaning ‘church’ in old Norse.

Locally, the road from Ambleside up to the Kirkstone Inn is known as ‘The Struggle’ - Nick can confirm this!

Living out in the ‘sticks’ we are used to driving the country lanes and coming face to face with big burly tractors. But this narrow, steep, winding road with few passing places was far more challenging!

As we continued to climb, the views became more and more spectacular. There were excited shouts and laughter from three of us as we enjoyed the stunning views. Nick wasn’t saying much, both hands gripped the steering wheel and his eyes looked dead ahead - I don’t think he even blinked! We eventually arrived at the pub, he looked pretty relieved and I was proud of him!

We hastily took a couple of photos outside of the Inn and the three of them went in. I lingered outside to take more pictures, it looked like rain and would be getting dark soon. It had been raining most of the day and at this altitude it was cold and windy, I was especially keen to get pictures of the road signs.

The sign on the left, says ‘The Struggle’ and states that winter conditions can be hazardous which I would think is quite an understatement!

Looking back now, I wonder why we had all failed to notice the car park was empty.....

Menu boards in the Kirkstone Pass Inn
Menu boards in the Kirkstone Pass Inn | Source
A welcoming fire
A welcoming fire | Source
A well stocked bar with Real Ales
A well stocked bar with Real Ales | Source

The Perfect Pub!

Too cold to take any more photos, I entered the pub - the Kirkstone Pass inn certainly has the ‘wow’ factor - a roaring fire, oak beams, a welcoming atmosphere, the perfect traditional English inn!

“No food” says Jackie - those words made no sense to me, I’m looking at the blackboard menus, “Wow Jackie, what a great menu, they have got curries, I fancy a curry!”

“No food” says Jackie

“Uh?”

Nick thrust a beer my way. “Quick, drink up, we’re going” said Nick

“But it’s all so perfect” I blurt out, thinking I’m going to cry

“The chef has gone home” said Jackie, looking around I realise we are the only people in the pub. Apparently the weather had been so awful all day, they’d had no customers to cook for!

We all drank our drinks as quickly as possible, so we could find another pub for dinner before it got too late.

I raced from bar to bar to take as many photos as possible of this perfect pub, while gulping down my delicious beer in record time.

If we hadn’t been so hungry, we could have stayed there just for the beer and roaring fire.

The barmaid was friendly and helpful and suggested - if we didn’t mind driving another 10 minutes on the Pass - the only other pub in the area.

We all looked at Nick, there was a nervous nod of agreement.

Oak beam ceilings
Oak beam ceilings | Source
A drinking companion?
A drinking companion? | Source

Brotherswater Inn

Back in the car and sure enough 10 minutes further on the pass, we came across the Brotherswater Inn.

Now this time we did all notice that the carpark was empty. Dik decided to check the place out, we sat and watched as Dik didn’t go in the pub, he spoke to someone from the front step. That wasn’t a good sign.

He walked back to the car - “They have no power! - but the chef has said he will cook us something” we looked at each other, frowning and shaking our heads.

It would be getting dark in an hour or so and Nick still had to negotiate the drive back down the pass. How will the chef cook without power? Too hungry to care, we dived in!

The bar was pretty dark, but with the aid of a couple of candles and gas lamp we managed to decide which beers we would try and found a table.

The Landlord was wonderful, they’d had no power since lunchtime and didn’t have a generator. He was friendly and helpful and said the chef would rustle up four rib eye steaks and chips - sounded good to us!

Waiting for our meal, we fantasized about how chef was going to cook our food, maybe he had a BBQ or grill he could cook the steak on, but how do you cook four portions of chips? We were in fits of laughter with some pretty ridiculous ideas, as the whole evening's scenario seemed to get funnier with each swig of beer.

Nick of course staying sober as the responsible driver acted far more sensibly!

The wonderful landlord served our food - we had no idea how it was cooked, but we all agreed it was the most delicious steak and chips we’d ever had!

Next year, we are returning to the Lake District and will certainly be making a visit to both the Kirkstone Pass Inn and the Brotherswater Inn and it's my turn to drive!

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      Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Grasmere Sue, lucky you - I wish it was my local!!

      Thank you so much for visiting and your comments.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Sue Dixon 2 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      This Inn is just 5 miles from my home! You certainly do it justice.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Vinaya, thank you visiting and your comments - I would certainly love to spend a few days at the Everest View!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      By the way, we have a hotel in Nepal, which is in the highest altitude. This hotel called Everest View is in Everest region.

      I enjoyed reading and viewing.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello stars, thank you so much for stopping by - glad you enjoyed your visit to this beautiful pub!

      Best wishes to you, Johann and Becky, Lesley

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Love this hub it is so beautiful with colors. The pub is awesome. GBY Dear Heart.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Seeker7, driving to the Kirstone Pass Inn in winter must have been quite an experience!! Isn't it a beautiful place, knowing your interest in ghosts I can imagine your disappointment at not seeing the resident ghost there!

      It's a mystery how the chef managed to cook 4 portions of steak and chips in less than 15 minutes - it was delicious too!

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and votes, I'm so pleased it stirred up some happy memories for you!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Oh Lesley what a wonderfu hub and you have brought back so many great memories about the Kirkstone Pass Inn. We've stopped there a few times. But it has been a number of years since our last visit there - and it was in winter, and yes 'hazzardous' is an understatement LOL!! It was the most friendly, cosy and beautiful pub I had been in for a long time and luckily the chef hadn't gone home!

      Your pictures of Kirkstone are superb and I remember well the awesome scenery around the pass. The only thing I didn't enjoy was never seeing any sign of the resident ghosts!! LOL!

      You got me intrigued as just how that wonderful cook managed to get steak and chips going for you guys? If it was a very old fashioned way he used to cook then maybe that's how it tasted so good. I was watching a programme on Tudor cooking and cooking with meat on a spit, and although cooking meat on a spit takes hours, every one who tried it said they had never tasted better meat in their lives. Anyway, this was a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating hub and thank you as well for stirring so many wonderful memories. Voted up everything!!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruchira, the English countryside is beautiful - I hope you get to visit one day, you'll have to call me up and I can be your guide!!

      Many thanks for your comments, votes and share and have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Lesley,

      I love country side and my wish is to visit England sometime in this lifetime. Your pix were pretty and so was the story.

      I am glad you had a great time, while I had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful and serene nature captured by you.

      3 cheers on this hub and pubs!

      many votes as interesting. sharingit across!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Derdriu

      A Free House means the pub is privately owned and they can choose which beers they want to sell, it is different to a tied house which is normally owned by a brewery and usually restricts the landlord to only sell beer supplied by that brewery.

      So a Free House has a wider selection of beers.

      I guess we should have asked how they cooked the steak, so we could try it at home, best steak I've ever had!

      Thank you as always, for your wonderful comments and votes!

      Take care and best wishes, Lesley

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Lesley, Hmm-hmm but the chicken with mango chutney sounds tasty! That's quite a disappointment, but at least you all have beautiful photos and lively memories of excellent beers and suspenseful drives. It's quite an adventure, which turns out magnificently with the steak and chips.

      Last week, I just re-saw Michael Wood's program on "Conquistadors: All the World is Human", in which the natives heat stones, plop them in water which becomes so hot that it's great for cooking food and making hot-t-t-t tea. Unlikely, but possibly that's how your chef turned out such great food in record time!

      Up + UFABI.

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing with us the "struggle" up to Cumbria's highest pub and back again, Derdriu

      P.S. Why does it say "Free House" on the Kirkstone Pass Inn sign?

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Beth, it's nice to meet you, I envy you living in the Lake District, I thought it was beautiful and can't wait to return!

      Thank you for stopping by and your comments, I hope you make a stop at the Inn next time you are passing!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Beth Pipe 5 years ago from Cumbria, UK

      I'm lucky enough to live in the Lake District and know the Inn well. We always plan to stop there after a hike, but are usually too tired. Will make more of an effort next time!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Martie, thank you for joining us on the trip to the Kirkstone Pass Inn - shame we didn't get the curry......

      Many thanks for your comments, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures and information, Lesley! I was there with you (through your writing). I would have loved some curry and rice in the Kirstone Pass Inn.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Maria, thanks for joining us on our adventure! it was great fun and the steak was delicious, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures and thank you for your wonderful votes!

      Take care and hugs back, Lesley

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Lesley,

      Thank you for taking us on your charming adventure... what a fun and memorable time, love each picture, which telles a story in itself! The jacket on your deer companion is adorable. I'm glad you ended up getting a delicious dinner outta the deal, especially good natured Nick...voted UP & across the board! Hugs, Maria

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, thank you so much for your very kind comments! I hope you get to visit sometime, you'd love it!

      Many thanks too for the votes, have a wonderful day and take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Moonlake, thank you for stopping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cumbria and the Kirkstone Pass Inn, many thanks for the votes and share, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peg, yes the Kirkstone Pass Inn was so, so quaint!

      The chef certainly did a great job with the steak it was delicious, all in all it was a great evening, many thanks for joining us and your comments!

      Have a wonderful day and take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi prasetio, thank you for stopping by, I always enjoy reading your wonderful hubs and appreciate you leaving your comments on mine - yes HP is a great place to be!

      Take care my friend and many thanks for the votes, Lesley

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      MM, just another brilliant hub. I tell you, you are one of the top photographers on Hubpages, hands down. Just amazing work! I love the winding road through the country, what a great pic! I have plans of visiting your part of the world, if my wife's money comes through. I love history and all the old time buildings and structures. Amazing Lesley:) Voted up and all across but funny.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      The pub is so pretty and so is the countryside. I love the chalkboards, deer and just about everything about the pub. Great photos. Voted up and shared.

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      You had me holding on to the back of the seat going up that mountain, Lesley. I could almost feel the swoosh of cool air as we got out of the car. And that first pub was so quaint! I would imagine the chef at the pub where you had dinner probably had a gas powered stove but he still had to cook by candlelight. So glad the experience was a good one. And as usual, your photos were nearly as good as being there in person.

      Peg

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Lesley. Thank you very much for coming to my hub. I am not writing for a while because of my job. But I still give the best here. Wow....I love this place. From the pictures and your description I can't wait to see this place in person. Thanks for writing and share with us. Vote up and pressing the buttons, except funny.

      Cheers, Prasetio

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi lord, I visited Yellowstone Park about 15 years ago it was a wonderful experience, I would love to go again.

      I wish we'd had more time to explore this area, we didn't come across a local church, in fact there wasn't much else at all at this altitude!

      The name Kirkstone, is named after a large stone - it's shape resembles a church steeple, so you were certainly on the right track!

      I've just watched that video again - that could easily be 'me' must be my double!!

      Many thanks for stopping by and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading about this beautiful part of England!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi bdeguilio, yes it was just the sort of place you want to find when you have some time on your hands to enjoy!

      Many thanks for your very kind comments, votes and the share, it's much appreciated:-)

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Lake District in Cumbria reminds me of a great adventure at Yellowstone Park, and the Kirkstone Pass Inn was luxurious. What I know from some saxon roots, that kirk comes from the word Church. So... Do you know of a nearby church? I was looking at the walls: Boy! They took their time to built a perfect wall. The pictures are so awesome, I felt as though I was invited too! Lol! Brotherswater Inn with candles and dim lights must've been a beautiful experience. Great hub indeed, and I think I'm falling for England Lol. Take care Lesley!

      pS. still thinking of that video from "men without hats"

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Forgot to mention. Voted up, shared and all the other stuff.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Lesley. Another winner here. This is the kind of place we look for when we travel. Would love to stumble upon the Kirkstone Pass Inn someday. The next best thing to being there is reading your Hub. Once again your writing and photos have won me over, another place to add to my list of places to visit. Keep them coming. Have a great day.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi teaches12345, thank you for joining me again on more of the english countryside!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit, many thanks for your comments.

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sheila, yes we had a wonderful trip and are looking forward to returning next year!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and your comments, I hope all is well with you, have a good weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have always loved reading books that describe the English countryside. This has made me feel like I've been there in person. What a beautiful place. Thanks for the photo tour as well.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      It looks to me like all in all you had a wonderful trip! I don't blame you a bit for wanting to drive back before it got dark. Narrow steep roads in the dark, no way! What a beautiful place this is. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. Another wonderful hub! Voted up and awesome. Have a wonderful day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi billybuc, I'm so pleased you have enjoyed your virtual visit to the Lake District, many thanks for joining me!

      Have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Molometer, this was my first visit to the Lake District and I can't wait to return, it is stunning!

      Hope you get to visit, autumn or spring are the best times to go when it's not so busy.

      Many thanks for your comments, have a great weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Michael, many thanks for stopping by and your comments, the Kirkstone Pass Inn is certainly worth a visit and the surrounding scenery is stunning - I hope you get there one day!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great tour of a place I would love to see some day. The pictures are wonderful. Thank you so much for showing me a part of the world I have never seen.

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Hello Lesley,

      This sounds like it was a great adventure, and steak and chips by candle light is just so romantic.

      Must get up to the lake district sometime soon as everyone raves about it. The photos of the Kirkstone Pass Inn give a feel for the atmosphere of this quaint 3rd highest pub in England.

      All the votes and sharing.

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      Michael Kromwyk 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      What a beautiful setting and a great looking pub, I'll add this to the list for the next visit to the UK. Cheers Michael

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cindy, yes it was an awesome pub and so was the surroundings - shame we didn't get to eat there, but the Brotherswater Inn certainly came up trumps!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, the interior of the inn was so inviting, with it's oak beams and welcoming fire! it was tempting to stay there even without food!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, this really was a fun night out - certainly different!

      Many thanks for stopping by, it's always good to see you, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jayden, yes we had a fantastic time and although initally disappointed there was no food at the inn! we thought it hilarious!

      Thank you for stopping by, your comments are much appreciated, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Very awesome hub! I had to come by - my parents live on "Kirkstone Ln", but in the US. Hehe.

      This place looks awesome! I'm only sorry you didn't get a chance to sample the food. What a breathtaking place. Your pictures do it justice, though I'm sure it was spectacular - inside and out - in person. Well done!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a beautiful area. I love a restaurant with a fireplace. Your photos are great. Thank's for sharing your day..Smiles.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi MM! Wow! The photos are fabulous. I have no doubt you had a great time at the Inn (and the Pub)! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!

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      JaydenMiller 5 years ago from USA

      The Kirkstone Pass Inn has the "perfect pub" and this is the perfect hub! I love your photos and the description of this beautiful place. I bet you had a great time! Thank you!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mhatter99, many thanks for stopping by and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi unknown spy - and I always enjoy your company! thank you for joining me and your great comments!

      Have a wonderful day and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Alicia, poor Nick he drew the short straw! so he missed out on the beer too!

      Thank you for your great comments, have a wonderful day and take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi b.Malin, it certainly set out as a perfect evening, the scenery was breathtaking and the pub absolutely gorgeous, shame we didn't have our meal at the Kirkstone Pass Inn, but we had a great time - I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, many thanks and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Joyce, I was so busy taking photos I didn't realise initially that the pub was empty! Hopefully we will get to sample there menu next time!

      Many thanks as always for your comments, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for taking us on this interesting and picturesque tour.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      I always enjoy walking and takign a tour on a beautiful and marvellous places with you lesley!

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      What a Treat your Hub was to see and read Leslie. Very, Educational as well as Informative, for most of us won't get to see such sights. I loved reading some of the Comments as well. Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The Kirkstone Pass Inn looks very inviting, Lesley. I hope you get to visit the pub again under better conditions! You hub was very interesting and amusing as well - although I'm sure the journey wasn't fun for Nick! I hate driving on narrow, winding roads myself, so I can sympathize with the way he felt.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wonderful hub Lesley and the Kirkstone pub look very inviting. It was great shame the chef had gone home.

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting, Joyce.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi UnnamedHarald, I never tire of visiting old traditional English pubs, they always have a welcoming atmosphere - that's great to hear you have visited some!

      It's a bit of a mystery how 4 portions of steak and chips were cooked, I reckon a dragon is a strong possibility......

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi europewalker, I hope you get to visit England again soon, there certainly are some wonderful, old traditional pubs here, the Kirkstone Pass Inn is definitely one to visit!

      Many thanks for stopping by, your comments are much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mike, I wish we could have spent more time at the pub to sample more of that ale - it was a great pint!

      It was a wonderful, old traditional pub, we'll certainly be going back there next year!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Josh, many thanks for stopping by and your great comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Molly, it's always great to have your company on my rambles and adventures!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Marsei, the pub was fabulous, the roaring fire was very welcoming on this cold windy evening! hopefully we will get to sample their wonderful memu on our next visit!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care Lesley

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      David Hunt 5 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      I envy you. Such beautiful surroundings, friendly advice and service, history. Some English pubs look like straight out of the Hobbit. It's been a long time since I've been in one. I hope you find out how your meal was cooked. Maybe they had a young dragon in back. Voted up and beautiful.

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      europewalker 5 years ago

      Awesome hub, I love old pubs. We haven't been able to travel back to England in quite some time. I really would love to visit such lovely pubs. Beautiful photos!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi freecampingaussie, I hope you get to return to Wales/England, I'm sure your husband will love the Lake District.

      If you get to visit the Kirkstone Pass Inn, we'd love to read about your experience in a hub!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      What a delight, an English countryside diversion. Great pub with that old English feel. And you mention Ale. Sounds like you had a fun time even with some minor problems. Your pictures are so crisp and clear. The picture of the pass is gorgeous.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi internpete, many thanks for stopping by and your comments, glad you enjoyed the photos.

      I hope you get to visit England one day - be sure to visit the beautiful Lake District!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susan, their menu looked delicious! yes it was my idea of a perfect pub, we shall be returning there next year - hopefully we get dinner next time:-)

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lesley,

      Gorgeous place complimented by beautiful pictures from you! Awesome hub and very informative! Thanks for sharing Lesley!

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      What a gorgeous place! I love getting to be a vicarious visitor on your rambles in the English countryside, MM!

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      Sue Pratt 5 years ago from New Orleans

      I totally enjoyed this hub. The pub looks wonderful, such a shame you didn't get to eat there! Beautiful photos.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      I loved your hub as I want to return to Wales/England & show my husband around as well as have some pub meals so will save this in favourites .

      The photos are great !

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      Peter V 5 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      Looks like such a fun experience! I have always wanted to travel to England, hopefully in the near future! Really great photos too!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It so looks like the perfect pub. It's a shame that you didn't get to stay and have a bite. I loved the story of your day and your photos as always.