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'The Mardale Inn at St Patrick's Well' in Bampton, Cumbria, is owned and operated by Bampton Valley Community Pub, a Community Benefit Society comprising over 500 Shareholder Members who all came together in 2022 to 'Save a Pub for the Valley'.

Our inn is located within the north-eastern boundary of the Lake District National Park which enables easy access to the M6 (10 mins from Shap Junction) and the West Coast Main Line (Penrith Railway Station is 20 mins away by taxi).

There are many things to do in the area. For those who walk, Wainwright's Far Eastern fells are on our immediate doorstep as are some notable Outlying Fells like Knipe Scar. You can explore the original Mardale Valley (now submerged under Haweswater Reservoir), or visit Wild Haweswater or Wild Intrigue for some amazing wildlife adventures at RSPB Naddle. Lowther Castle & Gardens is one of the undiscovered gems of the Lake District at the northern end of our Valley.

'Withnail & I' fans can visit the original locations from the film in Bampton Valley. Within 20 minutes drive you may find yourself enjoying spectacular Ullswater, the Yorkshire Dales or the Eden Valley.

In The Mardale Inn building we offer four first floor bedrooms above the pub bar which were all newly refurbished in Spring 2023 to a high standard. Each room has either an en-suite or private bathroom. We also have two dog-friendly Annex bedrooms in Norbrock House, 75m from the pub and adjacent to our guest car park. These have just been fully refurbished in November 2023 to a high standard and have shower en-suites. Dogs staying in these Annex rooms are subject to a £10 per stay cleaning fee. (Dogs should always accompany their well behaved owners into the pub for drinks and food!)

To ensure a comfortable night's sleep, all of our six bedrooms feature The Herdy Company’s British made, luxury, pocket sprung HerdySleep® mattresses. These champion locally sourced Herdwick Wool bought directly from Cumbrian upland fell farms at fair trade rates. Wool regulates body temperature and is a healthy, natural way to get a good nights rest. In the pub, our bedroom carpets are also 100% wool based, manufactured within 100 miles of Cumbria, again using locally sourced wool from Herdwick and Swaledale sheep.

Operating on a 'community hub first' principle, 'The Mardale Inn at St Patrick's Well' offers an enticing selection of high quality food - while not pretending to be a 'destination gastropub'. Our drinks feature well-kept local real ales (we have just been added to the 'Good Beer Guide 2024'), local gins as well as keg beers and international wines. Breakfast is served from 8AM to 930AM. Dinner is available from 530PM to 8PM (last sitting on a Sunday is 630PM and 7PM by exception).

Come and stay with us for a few nights if you are looking for an authentic rural inn experience on the quiet, unspoilt side of the Lake District National Park.

Property Name: The Mardale Inn at St Patrick's Well

Street Address: Mardale Inn

City : Bampton - Cumbria

Postal Code : CA10 2RQ

Phone: 01931-719202


  • Bar
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Smoke-free property

Check-in/Check-out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:

Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Property and Cancelation Policies :

No Charge - Deposit returned in full, if cancelled 7 days or more ahead of arrival

Partial Charge - 100% of deposit (10% of Room Fee), if cancelled within 7 days of arrival

Full Charge - 100% of Room Fee if cancelled within 1 day of arrival
Terms and Conditions


Dogs and their well behaved owners are very welcome in The Mardale Inn bar area. For overnight stays, dogs are however only permitted in our 'dog friendly' Rooms 5 & 6 in the Norbrock Annex with each stay subject to a one-off £10 cleaning fee. (Dogs are not permitted at all in pub Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 4.)


Smoking is not permitted at any time inside the premises.


There is room for one car per overnight stay in our Norbrock House Annex Car Park. If more spaces are needed please either use Bampton Memorial Hall (200m or so from pub) or other designated parking spots around Bampton village. During the day, the Annex Car Park is shared use with Bampton Valley Stores.

No electric vehicle (EV) charging is available or permitted in the Annex Car Park. Please refer to the new EV facilities in Bampton Memorial Hall being offered by

We are a small rural community pub so we really appreciate your support for these simple policies that protect what we do. Thank you.

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