Express bus and pub trail across the Northern Lake District.
The following are just some
of the recommended real ale pubs that serve food along the route
of the X4 and X5 bus route between Penrith
railway station, Keswick and Cockermouth.
Near to the northern end of Bassenthwaite Lake is the quiet charm of the Pheasant Inn, serving Bass, Jennings and Theakstons (Tel. 017687 76234.)
Cockermouth (pictured)boasts more pubs per mile than the old dock road in Liverpool used to boast. Recommended are The Bush, Castle Bar, Bitter End, Allerdale Court (Tel. 01900 823654) and the Swan in Kirkgate...but all the others are excellent and most serve the town's superb home brewed Jennings ales.
All the above pubs are within a mile of the efficient X4 and X5 service. For help planning bus times use the Traveline freephone 0800 6082608 or go to our travel page.