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
Coniston Bluebird from the Ulverston Brewery
at 3.6% A.B.V. The three remaining pumps feature changing
guest beers from around the UK.
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.
White Hart Inn History
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
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.
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.