Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Cumbria - Great Langdale

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Great Langdale
Great Langdale
LA22 9JY

Tel: (015394) 37272

Email: olddungeonghyll1@btconnect.com

Website http://www.odg.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

At the side of this secluded hotel in the Langdale Valley sits the 'Hikers' Bar', converted from a shippon (cow-shed) in 1949 and hardly changed since. Two stalls, made from timber and white-painted slate, were retained to provide characterful drinking booths; they also divide the barn-like interior. On the left-hand side, a massive cast-iron open fire burns all year round, a welcome sight for cold and thirsty walkers, many of whom have left carved messages in the simple wooden tables. The right-hand part has more utilitarian features. The long bar counter is faced with white-painted slate plus plentiful timbering. The linoleum floor conceals a slate original. Although very simply appointed, the bar has great atmosphere.

At the side of this secluded hotel in the Langdale Valley sits the 'Hikers' Bar', converted from a shippon (cow-shed) in 1949 and hardly changed since. Two stalls, made from timber and white-painted slate, were retained to provide characterful drinking booths; they also divide the barn-like interior. On the left-hand side, a massive cast-iron open fire burns all year round, a welcome sight for cold and thirsty walkers, many of whom have left carved messages in the simple wooden tables. The right-hand part has more utilitarian features. The long bar counter is faced with white-painted slate plus plentiful timbering. The linoleum floor conceals a slate original. The stone walls are painted white. Although very simply appointed, the bar has great atmosphere.

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