Welcome to The Snooty Fox

Dating back to 1624, The Snooty Fox Country Inn nestles in the unspoiled village of Uldale in the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park, just 10 miles North of Keswick and 4 miles north east of Bassenthwaite Lake.

We offer a good selection of locally brewed cask conditioned ales, fine wines and malt whiskies to compliment our excellent range of home cooked food featuring the finest, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

With its two cosy bars and restaurant, The Snooty Fox has a warm, friendly atmosphere with a reputation for good food and well kept real ales.

We also have two comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms available for bed and breakfast accommodation.

Popular with tourists and locals alike, there’s always something going on at this traditional country pub which is the hub of the local community. Check our Events for the latest details of what is coming up soon.

We are located close to several popular cycle routes including the C2C and the Reivers Route and have secure cycle storage available. The walking is superb straight from the front door with lots of great walks close by in the Caldbeck Fells and the “back o Skidda”.

Uldale is located in one of the quieter parts of the Lake District – such a peaceful setting make The Snooty Fox a perfect place to enjoy a quiet pint, delicious food or a short break “away from it all”.

A real warm Cumbrian welcome awaits you at the Snooty Fox in Uldale from Pat, Mark and their enthusiastic team.

Cask Conditioned Ales

The Bar

Served in the comfort of one of our two bars, or the beer garden in warmer weather, we offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to enjoy a great selection of cask conditioned ales, lagers, cider, spirits and wines from around the world.


The Snooty Fox is well known in the Northern Fells for its food and beer together with its warm, relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The emphasis here is very much on excellent quality home-cooked food with unobtrusive but attentive service.

Tell me more

Guest Accommodation


Our two guest rooms both have countryside views and lots of space to relax in. They include TV with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk available on request.

After a quiet and relaxing nights sleep enjoy a Snooty Fox breakfast to set you up for the day!

Tell me more

Refreshments Aplenty

We pride ourselves on serving some of the best real ales in the area with a selection of well kept cask conditioned beers from a number of local Cumbrian breweries, as well as the usual range of keg beers and lagers.

Our regular beers are sourced from such local micro breweries as:

Yates Brewery (Wigton)
Keswick Brewing Company (Keswick)
Eden Brewery (Brougham near Penrith)
Tirral Brewery (Long Marton near Appleby)

We also have regular guest ales on tap too. A weekly changing craft cider is also available.

We also serve such firm favourites as John Smiths Creamflow, San Miguel, Becks Vier, Theakstons Peculiar IPA Craft Beer and Thatchers Gold cider.

Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten those that don’t drink beer as Wine lovers are well catered for too as we have an extensive list of quality wines from all over the World. For the whisky drinkers, we stock a decent selection of 20+ malt whiskeys from all over Scotland to suit every taste. And, of course, we also have a large range of spirits, as well as soft drinks for those not wishing to partake.

For those warmer days, we have a huge beer garden at the back of the pub with beautiful views over towards Binsey in one direction and the Skiddaw Fells in the other.


Food is served in the bar every evening except Wednesdays.

Please note: we are not open lunchtimes.

There is a Pool table in winter in the Snug Bar and we also support a local pool team.

“What better way to end the day than to reward yourself with a wonderful pint of Cumbrian brewed real ale or your favourite tipple in the relaxing friendly surroundings of The Snooty Fox?” Simply delightful!

Find Us

The Snooty Fox

Uldale, nr Caldbeck,

Contact Us

1 + 8 =