The Scafell


** The fine dining menu has been suspended for the foreseeable future **

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 from the luxury of the Restaurant for Dinner & Sunday Lunch, where we serve a 2 AA Rosette award winning dining menu & three course Sunday Lunch, both 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, or the Lounge & Lawn menu for a casual & relaxing lunch from the hotels Lounge Bar.

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 Jennings and 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. The Riverside Bar is operated on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.

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Temporary Suspension of Fine Dining Menu

Due to the national shortage of hospitality staff we have unfortunately taken the decision to temporarily suspend the fine dining menu in the main hotel restaurant.  The restaurant is still open serving bar style food to resident guests (subject to availability).  We hope this will be a sort term issue and hope to resume our normal service as soon as possible. The restaurant serves from 7pm – 9pm, booking advisable.

The Riverside Bar is open 12 – 11pm (10.30pm Sundays) with lunch being served 12-2.30pm & evening meals 6 – 9pm daily. The Riverside Bar is operated on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis, subject to availability.