After a day in the Lake District you can enjoy a satisfying meal in the bar, upstairs dining area or beer terrace. The west facing beer terrace offers beautiful woodland views. Seating for up to 40 people, the terrace is bathed with sunshine from midday until the sun sets over Colton Fell.

The well stocked horseshoe-shaped bar boasts six well kept cask conditioned real ales including Jennings Cumberland at 4% A.B.V. - a local Cumbrian brew from Cockermouth, Black Sheep bitter from Masham in the Yorkshire Dales at 3.8% A.B.V. and Laughing Gravy from the Ulverston Brewing Company at 3.6% A.B.V. The three remaining pumps feature changing guest beers from around the UK.

Once fed and watered you can retire to one of our recently refurbished bedrooms, all have ensuite/private bathrooms and provide views of surrounding woodland and the village.

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The White Hart Inn History

The White Hart Inn dates back to the turn of the 17th century (1600's) when the main Ireleth to Kendal turnpike ran through the village. The turnpike was the only good dry road north of the River Leven Estuary. In those days Bouth held two annual fairs, one at Whitsuntide, the other is in October. Both were hiring fairs, where farmers would hire staff on six month contracts. The village also had three pubs: The White Hart, The Commercial and The Stock Bird Head. 

Bouth was busy and prosperous in the early 19th century (1800's) until the 'New' road was opened in 1829, later to become the A590. Bouth almost immediately became a sleepy backwater until, in 1860 the Dickson family opened The Gunpowder Works at Black Beck, employing 70 people and providing work for the next 68 years.

Black Beck suffered ten fatal accidents in which 33 workers lost their lives before the works closed in 1928. The site is now Black Beck Caravan Park. After the Gunpowder Works closed, employment was found in woodland industries such as swill and beesom making coppicing and farm labouring, and the nearby Bobbin mills at Sparkbridge and Stott Park (Stott Park is now a working museum) and the Blue mills and Ironworks at Backbarrow. Some of the tools and implements from these industries adorn the pub wall.


The White Hart Inn, Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8JB. Tel: 01229 861229

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