We are very proud to be the first pub in the Northern Lake district and thus we find that not only do we offer great beer and fantastic food but also an excellent photo opportunity.
The Herdwick Inn is in an excellent location and is easily accessible by rail and road. The village of Penruddock is just off the A66, 5 miles south west of Penrith which offers direct rail links to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We are a mere 4.5 miles from the M6 motorway and just 11 miles North East of Keswick. The X4 and X5 busses stop directly outside the pub and travel from Penrith train station through the village and on to Keswick.
The pub is on one of the most popular Coast-to-coast (C2C) cycle routes as well as just a short drive from Blencathra. With easy accesses to the picturesque Lake Ullswater as well as the calm shores of Derwent water there is something for everyone. Just a little further by car Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater occupy the beautiful Vale of Lorton. Nearby, Bassenthwaite Lake, the only ‘lake’ in the Lake District, and Thirlmere, the reservoir that supplies Manchester with fresh, running water, are both protected by the towering slopes of their shoreline mountains and are perfect destinations for, walkers, climbers, cyclists and those simply wishing to take in the beauty of the Lakes.