Coming back to life!

After raising £400,000 to 'Save a Pub for the Valley', The Mardale Inn was purchased by over 500 members of Bampton Valley Community Pub in May 2022. The building has been closed for 5 years and needs significant investment to secure its future for the long term.

As cash permits, we are reopening in a phased manner. We started with drinks only on July 1st 2022 and in late November 2022, given invaluable support from The Prince's Countryside Fund, we reopened the kitchen . 

Come visit our refreshed pub, meet our friendly team led by Manager Steph and Chef Nick, and enjoy the best in Cumbrian Ales, draught beers, wine, gins and food. 


Help us bring the soul of this important Valley community hub to life!


Visiting us

Our normal opening hours are:

  • Mon & Tues - Closed

  • Weds & Thurs - 4PM to 10PM

  • Fri & Sat - Noon to 10PM

  • Sun - Noon to 8PM

Food (sample menu here + roasts on Sunday) is available at the following times:

  • Weds to Sat - 5PM to 8PM

  • Sunday - Noon to 4PM

Given limited tables, reservations are advisable - book here.

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.

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)

Interior Pub Photos Courtesy of Neil Benson


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