Are these the best hill walking pubs in the country?

We asked the knowledgeable readers of The Great Outdoors for their best mountain pubs. This is what they said. Don’t agree? Let us know below.

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Today we start the ultimate list of hill walking and mountaineering pubs. These below were voted for by the The Great Outdoors reading community on Facebook and Twitter and we'd love to hear your opinion as well (photos would be lovely too). 

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We'll be working on a comprehensive guide in the future so your opinion will count. And if you run one of these pubs we want to hear from you. Please email:


The Aultguish Inn, Ullapool
Voted for by Jock Smith who said: “The Aultguish Inn when Big Dan and his wife used to run it years ago. Lock-ins, even joined by the local coppers when the snowgates closed  climbing round the chimney, big peat stained idea what it's like now.”

Beinn Damph Hotel, Torridon 
Voted for by Craig Weldon (who also said: haven't been for a few years mind)

Bridge of Orchy Hotel, Argyll
Voted for by Phil Nelson, Sarah Ramanauskas @hundredgrapes

Claichaig Inn, Glencoe
Voted for by Chris Hoskins, Sarahmae Morton, John Turner, Isi Oakley, Andy Blades, Keith Mctaggart (who said: (accept no substitute!!!”), Jamie Acutt, Phil Nelson, Shona Jameson, Iain McRobbie, @Downhill Movie

Drovers Inn, Inverarnan
Voted for by John Turner

Inveroran Hotel, Inveroran
Voted for by Bernhard Koglmeier

Kingshouse Hotel Public Bar, Glencoe
Voted for by Bernhard Koglmeier

The Lade Inn, Kilmahog
Voted for by Phil Nelson

Moulin Inn, Pitlochry
Voted for by Phil Nelson

Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
Voted for by Isi Oakley

The Old Forge at Inverie
Voted for by John Wright who said: " Start of many a TGO Challenge, including mine last year."

The Ormidale Inn, Brodick, Isle of Arran
Voted for by Mark Dootson


Bryn Tyrch at Capel Curig
Voted for by Dave Pagden

Ty Gwyn, Rowen, in the foothills of the Carneddau
Voted for by Dewi Eirig Jones

The Heights, Llanberis
Voted for by Simon Brown

Plas Y Brenin
Voted for by, er, Plas y Brenin who said: The best view in Wales and our own real ale 'Brenin Bootliquor' on tap and Camra's 'Local' Pub of the Year 2013

Star, Talybont
Voted for by Steven Pepper

Y Talbot, Tregaron
Voted for by Twm Sion Cato who said: "Should should should be there. Walk from the pub and back to the brainer."


The Black Bull, Coniston
Voted for by Justin Hill

Britannia Inn, Elterwater
Voted for by Louise Read, Lesley-Ann Badura

Brotherswater Inn
Voted for by Jason Balderstone, who said: “good food, good beer and a friendly spot after a day in the fells.”

Dog and Gun, Keswick
Voted for by Col Wood, Tom Ingram

Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale, Lake District
Voted for by Andrew Clayborough, Paul Kettlewell who said: “many memories”.

The Fish Inn, Buttermere
Voted for by Ian Size

Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater
Voted for by Louise Read

Kirkstone Pass Inn
As voted for by Wayne Carey who said: “You're all forgetting The Kirkstone Pass Inn. Great bunkhouse and right in the middle of shitloads of Wainrights and Nuttalls!! Brilliant pub!”

The Mill Inn, Mungrisdale
Voted for by McLovinTheMountains on Twitter who said: “Lying at the base of Souther Fell and Blencathra in the tranquil and unspoilt village of Mungrisdale, The Mill Inn.”

Stickle Bar, Great Langdale
Voted for by Col Wood, Steven Pepper, Louise Read

The Strands Inn, Nether Wasdale
Voted for by: Mark Gilligan

Sun, Coniston
Voted for by Steven Pepper who said: Anywhere with a fire, real ale and friendly welcome for dogs

Wasdale Head Inn, Wasdale
Voted for by Andy Blades, Shona Jameson


Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole
Voted for by Linda S @altogal

Blacksmith's Arms, Lastingham
Voted for by Ron Needham @yorkshireron

The Buck Inn, Buckden
Voted for by Chris Grogan @Highwaychris

Cross Keys, Thixendale
Voted for by Jon Sparks

The George, Hubberholme
Voted for by Chris Grogan @Highwaychris

Hillyard Arms, Colburn
Voted for by Sandra&Alex who said: "On C2C walk. Taken over last yr, efurbished. Amazing couple that run it."

Helwith Bridge, Ribblesdale
Voted for by Chris Grogan @Highwaychris

The Horseshoe, Levisham
Voted for by Linda S @altogal

Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge
Voted for by Ron Needham @yorkshireronm, Chris Grogan @Highwaychris

Milburn Arms, Rosedale Abbey
Voted for by the Moors Inn

Moors Inn, Appleton-le-moors
Voted for by Ron Needham @yorkshireron, Chris Grogan @Highwaychris

Riverhead Brewery Tap, Marsden
Voted for by Tom Lonsdale

The Royal Oak, Helmsley
Voted for by the Moors Inn

Station Inn, Ribblehead
Voted for by Chris Grogan @Highwaychris

The Sun Inn, Pickering
Voted for by the Moors Inn

Victoria Arms, Wesleydale
Voted for by Chris Grogan @Highwaychris


The Barrel, Bretton
Voted for by Nigel Bunting

Three Stags Head, Wardlow Mires, Derbyshire
Voted for by Tim Jayes

Little John, Hathersage
Voted for by Jan Duperré who said:  “most entertaining bingo on Friday night when inhabited with climbers camping up at North Lees.”

The Bell at Aldworth, West Berks
Voted for by Ian Morton who said: “Great pub, great pint”

The Plume of Feathers, Princetown
Voted for by Derek Baker

The Warren House Inn on the Mortenhamptead Road
Voted for by Derek Baker

The Royal Oak at Meavy
Voted for by Derek Baker

The Forest At Hexworthy
Voted for by Derek Baker