Penrith nightlife

The Queen’s Head Inn (Tirril, nr Penrith, CA10 2JF; +44 1768 863219; www.queensheadinn.co.uk) is a country pub with Wii games for kids in the back bar, a lovely sun terrace and some hearty, no-nonsense pub grub. Best of all, it hosts the renowned Cumbrian Beer and Sausage Festival with free entry each August.

Penrith’s Lonsdale Alhambra cinema is (Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7PT; +44 1768 862400, www.penrith-alhambra.co.uk) is the town's main screen.

For more information on nightlife, see my Lake District nightlife page.