The Scafell


Not only is the Scafell Hotel in one of the most stunning locations in the Lake District, but great food, great wine, great beer and of course great service make us an eating destination.

Choose the Restaurant for Dinner, where we serve a AA Rosette award winning dining menu, featuring the finest Cumbrian and locally sourced produce, a selection of local Cumbrian cheeses served on Honister Slate finished with a fresh cafetiere of Ringtons coffee and home-made truffles.

The Restaurant is currently serving dinner from 6.30pm until 9pm. Booking is advisable.

Why not “Fill Yer Boots” after an invigorating walk on the fells and choose a delicious dish from the Riverside Bars new menu or specials board (served with real homemade chips) and then face the difficult decision of which real ale, wine of the month or malt to try and finish with one of our speciality coffees.



The Riverside Bar is the public bar directly beside the Scafell Hotel and offers a great range of real ales from Micro breweries like Tirril, Keswick Brewery, Hesket Newmarket and Barngates , fine malts (we have over 60 to choose from), great ‘Fill Yer Boot’s’ food with regular specials and proper Cumbrian ‘crack’. Here you meet the locals from around Borrowdale Valley as well as other visitors within the area.

The bar is an ideal place to finish after a good hearty walk where you can enjoy a drink and discuss your day’s adventures in front of open fires (seasonal) or on the veranda during those warmer months.

This popular bar overlooks the river yet is cosy in all weather. This is where the popular Borrowdale Fell Race finishes and a good place to meet many of the fell race stars or view the Fell Race winner’s board above the main fireplace. Pop along to experience some real Lakeland’ and enjoy the laid back atmosphere with great service.

Bar opening hours are 12 noon – 11pm (10.30pm on Sundays) – with food served 12 noon – 2.30pm & 6.00pm – 9pm daily. ) All times are subject to change & availability (yes that means it can finish on a moments notice and may not be available at all). The Riverside Bar is operated on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.

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