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New Hall Inn

  • Food
  • Great Cask Ales
  • Family Friendly
  • Beer Garden
  • Cask Marque
  • Entertainment
  • Disabled Access / Facilities
  • Walks
  • Historic Interest
  • Function Room
  • Dogs Welcome
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    Drinks Menu

    New Hall Inn, has a great selection of quality real ales, with housing Robinsons award-winning ales; Unicorn, Dizzy Blonde, Hartleys XB and Robinsons Smooth. We also stock Guinness, Carling, Fosters, Heineken, Lakeland Lager and Strongbow. You will also find an eclectic choice of wines spirits and soft drinks.  


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    Food Menu

    Feeling peckish? Come dine with us! We offer Great British homecooked dishes served with a smile… and best of all no washing up!


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    About The New Hall Inn

    About The New Hall Inn

    The oldest pub in Bowness and a true hideen gem of the Lakes, The New Hall Inn - best known as the ‘The Hole in t' Wall’ - was built in 1612. Situated in the heart of Bowness within easy reach of the stunning hills and Lakes.
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    About The New Hall Inn

    Beer Garden

    Soak up the sunshine and enjoy a tipple in our beer garden.

    Cask Marque

    Cask Marque is the industry watchdog responsible for assessing the quality of cask ale across the UK. Our pub is Cask Marque accredited so you can be rest assured a pint of beer excellenceeee every time.

    Disabled Access / Facilities

    We have tried, where possible, to make our pub accessible to everyone... but we appreciate that people may have different requirements. Please phone ahead for full details of our disabled facilities.

    Dogs Welcome

    Well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome to join you in our beer garden only. 


    We host regular entertainment, from pub quizzes to live music… pop in for a pint and let us entertain you.

    Family Friendly

    We are a family friendly pub and welcome all well-behaved children.


    Feeling peckish? Come dine with us! We offer Great British homecooked dishes served with a smile… and best of all no washing up!

    Function Room

    Whether for business or pleasure, birthdays, private events or team meetings... we have plenty of space to accommodate.

    Great Cask Ales

    Join us for a pint. We pride ourselves on our beer and offer some of the cask ales in town.

    Historic Interest

    We're fortunate enough to be based in an area of natural beauty, special architectural or historic Interest. Pop in for a pint and discover more.


    Keen walker? With close proximity to many trails and hidden walks, there’s plenty to explore right on our doorstep. Round off your ramblings with a pint of Robinsons ale.

    As the oldest pub in Bowness, and a real hidden gem, the New Hall Inn (as it was originally named) soon became known as The Hole in t' Wall thanks to the gap in the brickwork that was knocked through so that the blacksmith could be served a beer while hard at work. These days, of course, it's not just large men with hammers who can enjoy a pint of Robinsons' real ale. Built in 1612, nothing much has changed, apart from electricity and central heating, and that's the way we like it! Dripping with heritage and a great tale to tell - from Thomas Longmire (the champion wrestler) to Charles Dickens - the pub has a charm and character you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. The Hole provides a wide range of cask ales, good pub grub served all day and an atmosphere that's second to none. There is a patio/beer garden area with heating and a function room for larger parties. Situated in the heart of Bowness, the pub is within easy reach of the stunning hills and lake.

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    Contact & opening times

    Contact & opening times

    We want to hear from you! Drop us a line & tell us about your experience in our pub. We'd be delighted to hear from you.
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    Contact Us & opening times

    New Hall Inn

    LA23 3DO

    Call us on: 01539 443488

    Opening Times:

    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm, Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11:30pm & Sunday: 12 noon - 11pm.

    Food Times:
    Monday - Thursday: 12 noon - 2:30pm & 6pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 12 noon - 8pm & Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm. 

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