Developed over the years into quite a trendy place to stop for a break and a bite to eat or just a drink. Unfortunately the stonemasons' have gone and with them some beautifully crafted slate objects but the food is good - if a little pricey - and there is something for everyone. The location by the river en route to or from Ambleside, Elterwater, Coniston or Grasmere is superb and the short walk through the adjoining woods to the waterfalls is always a pleasure. It would be nice to think that someone will buy the old slate company's buildings and turn them into luxury accommodation but who knows - perhaps the "Sober Drake"?
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