1863, Pooley Bridge
Restaurant with Rooms,
Ullswater the Lake District
BUILT DURING QUEEN VICTORIA’S REIGN IN 1863
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.
REIMAGINED FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Now 1863 is more than an award-winning restaurant with seven 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 you choose our three course dinner menu or our seven course tasting menu, carefully structured menus allow you to savour all courses while our commitment to quality local food in season means there’s always […]
A most excellent lunchIf you want a great lunch of the highest quality at a great price, this is the place to go. It provides contemporary dining, in great surroundings. with excellent service. Also it is located in the picturesque Pooley Bridge at the northern tip of Ulswater. In our experience it is equal to the very best you may find elsewhere in the Lakes. - August 2023
Excellent Food and ServiceFirst 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
AmazingThis 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
A Lake District-based restaurant with rooms, 1863, has firmly secured its place within the national food scene.
Summer Produce As the end of July approaches, the bountiful summer season starts to come into fruition. Alan and Jean continue to supply an abundance for local produce from their garden in Watermillock, only 2 miles from the restaurant on the shores of Ullswater. The likes of strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and jostaberrries are only a […]
1863, the award-winning, Ullswater-based restaurant with rooms, is marking 2022 with the start of a new chapter.
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