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Langdale Valley, Elterwater LA22 9HP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elterwater
Travellers' Choice

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Elterwater, The Britannia Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quirky environment and proximity to great restaurants, The Britannia Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Elterwater.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, and you can stay connected during your stay as The Britannia Hotel offers guests free wifi.

Plus, The Britannia Hotel offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including The Maple Tree Cafe and Elterwater Cafe, all of which are a short distance from The Britannia Hotel.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art museums such as Merz Barn.

The Britannia Hotel is sure to make your visit to Elterwater one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wine / champagne
Sun terrace
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Richard wrote a review 19 Sep
St. Albans, United Kingdom57 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed here for four nights and the rooms are very comfortable with a great shower. The staff were all very friendly and helpful at all times. We ate here for three nights and the pub food was lovely but the chefs specials were excellent. The bar has a great selection of beers, with lots of local cask beer and mainstream lagers. After a long days walk seeing this Inn is very welcoming with lots of other walkers sitting in the lovely outside area enjoying a drink. I would say here again if I was in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
JPI wrote a review Jul 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
After a long walk what a welcoming site, lovely little village pub with lots of outdoor seating. Excellent Covid-19 awareness but not overpoweringly in your face. Table service quick and all the staff who served us were happy and helpful. Great beer. Food although a limited menu had something for everyone, portion sizes are hearty Cumbrian large, so great value for money. So glad to be back supporting local business that welcomes visitors
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Date of stay: July 2020
tottenhamSurrey wrote a review 13 Sep
surrey392 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed here last minute on the last night of our holiday, lovely pub lovely rooms and all staff were very accommodating. The place had such a nice feel and the evening meal and breakfast we had were both wonderful. The price for the room was spot on and the shower was very welcome after a long walk. We will definitely be back and our new favourite place to stay, won’t hesitate in recommending to anyone 10/10
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Felicity H wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom29 contributions22 helpful votes
We were a group of 4 women, walking the Cumbria way....The owner went out of his way to accommodate us, and what could have been a nightmare night (not of the owners making!) ended up being one of the best (and memorable) overnight stays of our trek. The rooms were immaculate, beds were comfy, and showers were powerful. The pub is lovely, and in a really nice setting....I would have no hesitation in visiting again, for food or B+B, and would recommend to others
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Date of stay: June 2021
Karen P wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay here. Staff were super helpful, food top notch and it's just such a nice location for walks. Stayed with our dog and child and room was super comfortable and great breakfast set us up for the day. Would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
US$110 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Britannia Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Britannia Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (3.0 miles), Easedale Tarn (2.1 miles), and Loughrigg Fell (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Britannia Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Britannia Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Britannia Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Britannia Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresher's Cafe, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, and Steam Bistro.
Is The Britannia Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Elterwater.
Are pets allowed at The Britannia Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Britannia Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rydal Mount & Gardens (2.1 miles), Bridge House (3.0 miles), and St Michael and All Angels Church, Hawkshead (4.5 miles).
Does The Britannia Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.