A well earned pint...


Andy and Tom are passionate about their Real Ale and work hard to ensure you can sample some of the best ales from the 43+ breweries in Cumbria.   We don't have a house ale and never have the same beer on twice- don't be disappointed if the beer you liked has finished; try the replacement and you might find another favourite!  


A recent installment to the bar is Tom's selection of bottled, and now canned, beers; a wide selection of unusual and delicious ales from around the country;  from  Tart refreshing sours, big juicy DIPAs or rich pudding like imperial stouts, Something for the discerning ale fan who likes to mix things up a bit..  

We have a takeaway options for our ales, bottles, cans and  ciders, ask us at the bar if you fancy taking one (or more than  one!) home with you. 


The newest addition to our bar is the choice of one and  occasionally two craft beer keg lines seving  exciting new beers from around the globe.


We also have up to 8 Real Ciders available, from presses across the UK, sourced by our suppliers The Real Cider Company.  Ranging from seriously easy drinking Perries to fruity Marmalade, Elderflower or Bumbleberry flavoured ciders.  We have recently begun to develop our bottled range


We have a varied selection of sprirts including the Spirit of the Lakes range of award winning gin and vodka made by our regular, Vince who lives in Thornthwaite up the road.   

due to  covid-19 mensures the bar is closed to all non residents until futher notice


Our wine list is lovingly tried and tested by Tom, Liz and Andy to ensure you can enjoy top quality wines without the top quality price tag.  We offer a selection of 10 wines by the glass.  Click here to have a look.



With the addition of the Lakes' Distillery's blended 'One' we have a great selection of both single malths and blends to suit all pallets.  Head to our whisky page to check out our range. 


Our bar has been recognised by CAMRA for the work we do to keep our beer the best it can be.  We have been in the Good Beer Guide since 2007 and this year is no different, with the entrants (including us!)

listed at the beginning of September.  We have won

several awards through CAMRA including Branch

Pub of the Year 2013 and Runner-up for West Cumbria 2015! 


We host several events a year to combine our love of food and drink, and to share this enthusiasm with our our guests.  Our annual beer lover's dinner is always a popular evening, 6 courses each paired with a different beer!  This year of our first ever beer festival - a big step for us but one that was well received! Keep an eye on the website or facebook to find out about the next festival. Head to our Events & Offers page to check out more information!


Middle Ruddings Country Inn, Braithwaite, Nr. Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5RY

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