The Quiet Bar

Often described as the Best  Bar in Britain, the atmosphere in this building is without doubt, unique! To many the bar represents a great place to swap stories and tales about the day’s events within ancient stone walls heated by a huge log fire.

The original building was erected in early 16th century.  It is attached to the farmhouse in the traditional Cumbrian Long barn style. The barn was rebuilt in 1680 and then again in 1752. The Barn was converted into a bar in 1963. Little has been changed to the main structure since the original conversion.

There is a separate playroom with table football and air hockey and pool.  Recent renovations includes a complete new Westmorland slate roof which boasts Scandinavian levels of thermal insulation, a new sandstone flag floor and carbon neutral heating. Life has never been as warm!  2022 sees a complete renovation behind the bar to make sure our tasty stock can be served in tip top form.

The Bar is open between 4pm and 10pm everyday.  We are open to all.


The bar sells a good selection of beers headed up by ales brewed at the local Tirril Brewery. These include Ulswater Blonde,

Premium Pilsner  and our latest offering – ‘The Quiet Pint’ – an ale guaranteed to satisfy even the hardest of fell walkers!

Our own brew – ‘The Quiet Pint’ – is available to buy in the site shop.  Cider is also available on tap.

We sell locally distilled spirits including: Lakes Gingerbread Vodka, Sticky Toffee Pudding Rum, Herdwick Gin, Kendal Mint Cake Vodka, Rhubarb Gin, Elderflower Gin, Slow Gin and Lakes Vodka.

The bar area is always open through the day for guests to enjoy. The bar is open EVERY EVENING for drinks..! (self service on Xmas day!)

We hope you enjoy visiting the bar but do ask you to remember that when leaving the bar, do so as quietly as possible!

Live Music in the bar 2022

  • 20th March         Diana Deney
  • 27th March          Pete Lashley
  • 3rd April              Diana Deney
  • 10th April            Diana Deney
  • 18th April            Diana Deney
  • 24th April            Pete Lashley
  • 1st May                 Diana Deney
  • 8th May                Pete Lashley
  • 15th May              Diana Deney
  • 22nd May             Pete Lashley
  • 29th May             Diana Deney
  • 12th June            Diana Deney
  • 18th June             Pete Lashley
  • 3rd July                Pete Lashley
  • 10th July              Diana Deney
  • 17th July               Pete Lashley
  • 4th September    Diana Deney
  • 11th September   Pete Lashley
  • 18th September  Diana Deney
  • 25th September  Pete Lashley
  • 2nd October        Diana Deney
  • 9th October         Pete Lashley
  • 16th October       Diana Deney
  • 23rd October      Pete Lashley
  • 30th October      Diana Deney
  • 5th November     Pete Lashley
  • 26th November  Pete Lashley
  • 3rd December     Pete Lashley
  • 29th December   Diana Deney
  • 30th December  Richard Gardener
  • 31st December    Pete Lashley


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