Outgate Inn

Wonderful Cumbria pub in Ambleside

Outside Pub

About Us

Welcome to The Outgate Inn, an absolute gem of a pub that sits at the heart of the tiny Lakeland hamlet whose name it shares. Home to some of the best beers and well-kept cask ales, a list of very drinkable wine and a growing reputation for its menu.

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Dog friendly
  • Beer garden

A little more about us

This characterful traditional Inn dates back to the 18th century when it was originally a smallholding. Between 1840 and 1921 the Inn’s walls housed a factory producing aerated water, drawn from a well at the back of the building. However, the enterprising Hodgeson family, which occupied the premises at the time, also retailed beer from the 1840’s. With generous parking, at the back and even more just over the road, guests can enjoy the summer sunshine on seating at the front or in the secluded beer garden at the back. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and there are plenty of off-road trails from the front door, including the Latterbarrow pathway, right next to the pub. Beloved by walkers, climbers, cyclists and a regular haunt for hamlet residents, its friendly and relaxed atmosphere has secured the pub’s place at the centre of things since the 1700s. You can look forward to a blazing open fire in the winter, and a welcome that’s just as warm in the summer months. Between refreshment, forays to Tarn Hows, Wray Castle, Hill Top - Beatrix Potter’s home, and the gorgeous village of Hawkshead are also strongly recommended. And if all that dashing about gets too much, there’s always the option of a comfy bed and a hearty Cumbrian breakfast in one of the Inn’s refurbished guest rooms. In a setting that has been a settlement for many hundreds of years it’s a real treat to be part of it. Whether you are visiting us on your own, as a family or with a large group, we are delighted to welcome you to The Outgate. We can easily accommodate large groups and have all of the facilities for private functions. Just give us a call to discuss your requirements on 015394 36413 or email theoutgateinn@btconnect.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Contact Us

Outgate Inn
LA22 0NQ

01539 436413 info@outgateinn.co.uk

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We're open
12:00 - 22:00

Satisfying pub food for Ambleside

Satisfying pub food for Ambleside

The Outgate Inn's pub menu offers tasty dishes that will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Enjoy a meal in the friendliest pub in Ambleside with a cracking pint of Robinsons beer. Come and see for yourself why we’re known across Cumbria as a great place to eat out.

The best drinks selection in Cumbria?

The best drinks selection in Cumbria?

We are proud to serve Robinsons beers alongside a tempting selection of old and new world wines, that complement our pub restaurant menu. For a pre or post meal ‘relaxer’ you will be glad to hear that the Outgate also offers the world’s choice of spirits, with prosecco and gin a speciality.

A great hotel in Ambleside

A great hotel in Ambleside

The Outgate Inn is a wonderful hotel in Ambleside, offering individual rooms and en-suite facilities. Our ‘boutique hotel’ feel and tempting menu, mean we’re ideal for a weekend break or a relaxing midweek treat exploring the local area. We’re also popular with business travellers seeking accommodation in Cumbria.

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Things to do in Ambleside

Things to do in Ambleside

If you’re enjoying a day out in Cumbria, then take a break at Outgate. We’re the ideal place to take some time out when visiting nearby attractions and tings to do. Our excellent pub food menu and drinks selection means we’re ideal for a quick visit or a relaxing meal.