Old Dungeon Ghyll

Honest place in lovely position with real ales, traditional food and fine surrounding walks; bedrooms


Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-9

Typical main dish: pie of the day

Typical main dish price: £7.95

Average two course evening meal price: £18.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.60

Name of cheapest bitter: Hawkshead Pale

  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

The good pub guide review

At the head of the Langdale Valley, this friendly, straightforward inn has long been the haunt of Lake District sightseers and a centre for climbers. You can walk from the door to such summits as Scafell, Bow Fell and, of course, the Langdale Pikes, flanking Dungeon Ghyll Force waterfall, so it's no surprise that boots or muddy trousers are no bar to entering the Climbers Bar. Here, you can sit on seats in old cattle stalls by the big, warming fire and enjoy the fine choice of six real ales on handpump: Cumbrian Legendary Loweswater Gold, Hawkshead Pale, Jennings Cumberland, Theakstons Old Peculier and guests. Farm cider, good wines and several malt whiskies. It's a good place to stay, with 12 warm, attractive bedrooms, a plush residents' lounge and highly rated breakfasts. It may get lively on a Saturday night (there's a popular National Trust campsite opposite).

The good pub guide food review

Generous helpings of tasty food make use of meat from Wall End Farm up the road and might include fish and chips, sausage and mash, chilli con carne, goat curry, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding. Packed lunches available.

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Contact Details

Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JY

(015394) 37272

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Sunday: 11-10.30