The Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite
A popular pub in Bassenthwaite is The Sun Inn, located just off the village green. The Sun serves Jennings ales and the occasional guest beer. A wide selection of pub food is available and there is the opportunity to sit outside when the weather allows. The Sun is the only pub in Bassenthwaite and can get busy, so you are advised to reserve a table if you want an evening meal. The pub also welcomes dogs provided that they are kept away from the dining areas. Contact "The Sun", Bassenthwaite on 017687 76439.
The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite
The Castle Inn, Best Western in Bassenthwaite is the next nearest thing to a pub in Bassenthwaite. The former coaching inn on the A591 between Keswick and Carlisle has been extended over the years to offer hotel and conference facilities. However, it still retains a "Walkers Bar" for those just looking for pub style food and drink.
The Pheasant Inn, Dubwath
If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion then there are several up-market restaurants near Bassenthwaite. The nearest restaurant to Bassenthwaite is The Pheasant Inn at Dubwath - just across Bassenthwaite Lake from Mireside. Take the road round the bottom of the lake and across Ouse Bridge - The Pheasant Inn is just across the A66. This old coaching inn retains a wealth of charm and character, and offers formal dining in the restaurant and less formal dining in the bistro. Local ales are served in the snug bar, where you will also find a wide selection of whiskies. The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite can be contacted on 017687 76234.
Overwater Hall, Ireby
In the other directions, heading to the outer Lakeland fells, and on the way to Uldale, is Overwater Hall. The restaurant is open to non-residents and offers formal dining in fine surroundings. Overwater Hall near Bassenthwaite can be contacted on 017687 76566.
The Snooty Fox, Uldale
A little further on from Overwater Hall is the Snooty Fox at Uldale. This village pub offers a gastronomic delight where reservations are essential. Contact the Snooty Fox at Uldale on 016973 71479.