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Kirkstone Pass Inn, Cumbria

Posted on 03. Mar, 2010 by in Pubs

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Situated at an altitude of 1,489 feet (454 m) atop the Kirkstone Pass in Cumbria, the Kirkstone Pass Inn is the highest inhabited building in Cumbria and the third highest public house in England.

Whilst it may seem an odd place to have a pub when there aren’t any houses for a few miles in all directions, the pub was an important coaching inn for people travelling between Ambleside, Windermere and Patterdale.

The building is believed to be linked to an ancient 15th Century monastery, and records for the building date back to 1496AD.

I’ve tried to visit the pub twice. The first time was on a very foggy morning and I arrived too early. The second time was on Boxing Day, 2009 (26th December) which was when I took these photos. As you can see, there was a little snow and the pub was shut. Hopefully I’ll be lucky on the third time I visit and get to try some of the beers from local Cumbrian breweries.

Here’s a video showing the area surrounding the pub.

More Photos of the Kirkstone Pass Inn

Venue Location

Kirkstone Pass Inn



LA22 9LQ

Tel: 01539 433888

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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