Windermere nightlife

The Angel Inn has Bluebird ale on draught from the Coniston Brewery for mum or dad and great facilities to make young children feel welcome, plus a sunny beer garden for summer-evening drinks.

Meanwhile, the Watermill Inn at Ings, near Windermere (Ings LA8 9PY; +44 1539 821309; www.watermillinn.co.uk), includes a microbrewery producing an impressive array of real ale per week – perfect for a summer evening and very dog friendly.

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