The Crown Inn

Penrith, Cumbria

Take an Ullswater steamer, a pint of Thwaites by the fire - eat heartily bistro-style with big views, sleep soundly in rustic chic comfort


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


In the middle of Pooley Bridge, behind its smartly traditional façade, the Crown Inn has had a thoroughly stylish makeover. The indoor spaces have a contemporary country inn feel: a mix of upholstered wall seating, stable-style stalls and separate chairs and tables; wooden floors and plaid carpeting; open fires and wood-burning stoves; subtle lighting and the dramatic statement of a glazed rear wall separating the dining room from the great outdoors. Decked ground and first floor terraces (with heated, sheltered ‘pods’) make the absolute most of lovely river views backed by woodland and high fells – Ullswater Steamers ply from a pier a few hundred metres away. There’s a whole range of drinks, including Thwaites cask ales of course. Family-friendly and modern bistro-style dishes, like grilled sea bass and lamb shank with puy lentils, are served by attentive staff; it’s an efficiently-run, busy place. And upstairs (no lift), in different shapes and sizes to fit the old building, are the good-looking, comfortable bedrooms, with chic rustic touches in traditional materials and fabrics – and pristine bathrooms. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Light bites from £3. Starters from £5. Lunch from £6.50. Mains from £10.


Nightly price
from £50
Dogs £15.
1 Twin
From £68
3 Suites for 4
From £93
10 Doubles
From £54
1 Single
From £50
1 Family room for 4
From £93


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Thwaites Inns

  • We’re at the heart of one of the most beautiful places in the world, there is no shortage of glorious walks, from an easy ramble to a full on hike.
  • Ullswater Steamers are neighbours to us and a great way to see the Lakes from water.
  • Penrith is just 6 miles away from us and the nearest town of size.
  • Our spectacular outdoor terrace has beautiful views over the Lakeland.