Autumn at The Mardale
Head Chef Nick's new Autumn menus offer more fresh, home cooked choice than ever before, an extended range of vegetarian options and it welcomes back some Mardale seasonal favourites, such as Beef and Ale Stew.
Nick's also added some exciting, new dishes (very locally sourced from Bampton Valley!) such as Rosgill Hall Soay Hoggett and Wild Venison.
Coming back to life!
After raising £400,000 to 'Save a Pub for the Valley', 'The Mardale Inn at St Patrick's Well' was purchased by over 500 members of Bampton Valley Community Pub in May 2022. The pub had been closed for 5 years and needed significant investment to secure its future.
As cash permitted, we have been reopening in a phased manner. We started with drinks only on July 1st 2022 and in late November 2022, with invaluable funding from The Prince's Countryside Fund, we reopened the kitchen.
Given amazing support from Inspiring Eden we refurbished 4 of our 6 bedrooms and reopened them in May 2023. (Our Annex bedrooms are being updated to the pub standard in November 2023).
Click on 'Sleep' to book ..... and look out for our inclusive 'Winter Dinner Bed & Breakfast' packages.
Come visit our refreshed pub, meet our friendly team led by Emily, Nick and Steph, enjoy the best in local Cumbrian ales, keg beers, wine, gins and food - and now perhaps stay for a couple of days!
Help us bring the soul of this important Valley community hub to life!
Interior photos courtesy of Terry Abraham, Lake District Photographer, Film Maker - and Community Pub Member
Our bar opening hours from September 1st are:
Mon to Thurs - 4PM to 10PM
Fri & Sat - Noon to 11PM
Sun - Noon to 10PM
As a 'community hub', we host a number of events at different times (see below) and we also serve food 7 days a week.
We are a small pub so booking ahead for a meal is a good idea. Reservations are available at the following times (the kitchen closes 90 mins after the last booking time):
Mon to Sat Evening - 530PM to 8PM
Fri & Sat Lunch - Noon to 130PM
Sun - Noon to 230PM & 5PM to 7PM
Click on the icons below for sample Autumn menus (additional daily specials are listed on the blackboard):
Alternative parking areas slightly farther away include (we are a beautiful Valley for an evening stroll):
3 cars in the layby just along from Bampton School House heading towards Haweswater
4 cars by Bomby Green and the bridge to Bampton Grange
6 cars by Chapel Bridge (over Haweswater Beck)
Planning to visit us lunchtime on a Monday to Thursday? The pub is not open at that time but you may buy a coffee, sandwich or pasty etc from our friends at 'Bampton Valley Stores' 75m away from the pub.
Bampton is a small village of narrow lanes so we ask you to walk or cycle to visit us - or park considerately if coming by car. A number of recommended parking places are on the map here - which are only 100 to 200 metres walk away.
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