The Crown Inn

Penrith, Cumbria
+44 (0)1768 425869
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£93 - £174
per night

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


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£93 - £174 per night

The Experience

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. 


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from £93
Dogs £15.
1 Twin
From £110
1 Suite for 4
From £110
11 Doubles
From £110
1 Double
3 Family rooms for 4
From £93


Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
Other details
Ground floor accessible room available.
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£15 per dog

Light bites from £3. Breakfast £4.50. Starters from £5. Lunch from £6.50. Mains from £10. Dinner £14.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Daniel Thwaites

  • 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.
  • The Crown Inn, Pooley Bridge is open for business; bridge improvement work is due to start in September 2019 and we'll add further updates as the project happens.


Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites, founded in Mellor Brook near Blackburn in 1807, is still run as a family business. They branched out into hotels and country Inns in the late 1990s and Daniel Thwaites Inns has grown considerably during the 2000s. All of their lovely places to stay are innovative, generous-spirited and brimming with craftsmanship and warmth.