1863, Pooley Bridge
Restaurant with Rooms,
Ullswater the Lake District


For over 150 years, 1863 has quite literally been a cornerstone of the village. The property is set in the heart of Pooley Bridge, a pretty village on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District. It was built first as the village blacksmith and later it became the post office.


Now 1863 is more than an award-winning restaurant with eight elegant rooms; we are a family affair who enjoy getting the little things just right, welcoming guests back times and again to share in a slice of Lake District paradise.



Come on in, join us for a drink and discover innovative, seasonal cooking served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Whether lunch or dinner – three, five or seven-course – menus are seasonal while ingredients are often foraged, largely local and always changing. Dinner at 1863 will no doubt generate conversation around the table on […]

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Anne, Mark & Phil offer their guests quality Lake District Bed & Breakfast accommodation located in Pooley Bridge on Lake Ullswater. Here you will find a choice of seven elegant en-suite bedrooms, a homely welcome and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and an award winning restaurant.

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  • A most excellent dinner

    Amazing service and amazing food at this gorgeous place. The food is outstanding, simply exceptional and the staff are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble. Forgetting to mention I would prefer the vegetarian menu, they went above and beyond to accommodate me and the food was just perfect. One of the best places we visit in the UK. - January 2024
  • Excellent Food and Service

    First time of visiting yesterday. We were very impressed with the service and warm welcome. The food was exceptional and very tasty. Every plate was impeccably put together. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you for a lovely experience. - August 2023
  • Delicious!

    Oh my god!! What a wonderful experience!! Me and my husband have been there on new years day…the location is one of the cutest, everyone was very friendly and the food was simply DELICIOUS!! I have mouth-watering just thinking about it! I cannot wait to come back again! I highly recommend it!! - January 2023
  • Amazing

    This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first. A charming little place in Pooley Bridge, where you receive a very warm welcome. Rooms are comfortable with everything you need. Service is faultless and delightful. The food is quite simply, top class, excellent, amazing. A chef who knows depth of flavour and this shows in every single dish, quite brilliant. The tasting menu is an experience and such good value for money, it is outstanding. To find this level of cooking is rare, simply can’t emphasise just how incredible the food is. We can’t wait to return. - August 2023

1863 is located at Elm House, High Street, Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, England, UK, near to Ullswater in the north east of the Lake District National Park


Summer Break

We are currently closed for our Summer break. We will re-open on Thursday 1st August.

In the meantime, if you have an enquiry please email: info@1863ullswater.co.uk

See you soon, Team 1863