The Wilsons Well Uncovered..

Matthew and his Team have uncovered the original Well at the front of the pub (still in excellent condition), which we can only date to 1838 when the Wilsons Cottages were built. The Well was still in use when the Mayvers Family bought The Wilsons Arms over 40 years ago.





”Birthday treat”

Spent 2 nights at The Wilsons for my husbands birthday. Fantastic time, nicely refurbished room, very good food, yummy breakfasts and the staff are absolutely wonderful, so helpful and friendly, so big thank you to Kathy, Fran and Andrew. They are also very dog-friendly here too, so ideal for couples like us travelling with their dog. A great two days and we will be back in the New Year!!


We were looking for a two night stay somewhere we could bring our dog and enjoy the beautiful walks. We took up the midweek deal on offer at the beginning of November which turned out to be a bargain!

On the first night of the offer we had a three course meal which was absolutely cracking! But to be honest, we completely over indulged on the generous portions for the starter and main course that we had no room to try the puddings, which all looked so yummy!
We had the Lamb Henry and the Fish of the day (Lemon Sole) the second night, and once again the food was fantastic.

The room was so comfy and cosy! I always thought, that if we were bringing our dog, we’d be lumped in a sub-standard room, but on the contrary, this room was spotless and inviting!

The staff were fantastic, very friendly and helpful!

I very much enjoyed sitting on the comfy sofa in front of the open fire with a glass of red wine! Wish I could do that more often!

We treated ourselves to a bottle of champagne on the first night, which I presumed was for my partners birthday! But low and behold, I ended up with a beautiful ring on my finger. And I couldn’t have wished for a nicer place for it to happen.

A visit next year is definitely on the cards, I couldn’t recommend this place enough.

”Food is incredible and dog loved it!”

Brilliant food – the burgers especially were absolutely amazing. Portions were so big we didn’t eat the next day! The dog was made to feel welcome too. Price was fantastic. Would love to come back again!

Newly refurbished Room 5 – Torver

Recently newly refurbished to an exceptional standard. Reopened on 8th November 2012.

En Suite Double Room with Shower facilities.

Complimentary bottled water.

Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Fresh Towels and toiletries provided.

Colour Freeview TV.

Radio alarm clock.

Free Wi-Fi.

LED night lights.

Room Rate: £89.00 per night.


”Our return to The Wilson Arms.”

We had a delightful two night stay at The Wilson Arms in Torver, near Coniston at the end of October. We had previously stayed there about 20 years ago and were very pleased to see that Fran, the manager was still there and the warm and friendly welcome hadn’t changed a bit.

What had changed were the bedrooms!  Wow!  We stayed in room 4, known as the ‘blue room’ due to the blue LED night lights in the ceiling which gave the room a very relaxed feel. Everything in the room was brand new and the enormous bed was super comfy. There was a large wall-mounted flat screen TV and a DAB clock radio. The en-suite though small was also totally refitted with a lovely full sized glass shower cubicle and the towels were toasty on the vertical heated towel rail. Nice toiletries were also provided.

The food was amazing and we did compliment the chef on more than one occasion. On the first night we had fish and chips to die for and succulent ribs and home made chips. We were spoiled for choice with the desserts but opted for the sticky toffee pudding which was super. The full English breakfast has a well deserved reputation but we chose to have the continental which consisted of a good choice of cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt and lovely local bread and pastries.

The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. A special thank you to Andrew who drove down the M6 to meet us to return a bag we had left behind.

If you are visiting this area of the Lakes we really would recommend you visit The Wilson Arms to sample the wonderful hospitality there. We hope it won’t be too long before we visit again.

”Friendly accommodating staff, real fire, delicious food”

We came here for dinner on our first visit to the lakes. We popped in on the way back to our cottage for a drink and once we met the friendly bar manager Andrew and saw the real fire and friendly atmosphere we booked a table for two days later. On return we found a wide selection of real ales and wines. A varied menu with a specials board to suit all tastes and a roaring log fire on a cold winters evening. Whilst we perused the menu we were given a complimentary aperitif of olives and delicious bread. We then went through to the cosy restaurant for a meal which did not disappoint  All In all a lovely, friendly establishment which we would definately recommend.

”Great location for a break”

If you are looking for a nice break at an atmospheric location don’t look any further. Wilson Arms has it all. Good restaurant with honest local food and a cosy pub/bar area with log fire.
Great to come back to after a long walk in the beautiful area

”Honeymoon Heaven!”

We stayed in No. 3 Wilson Cottages in October as part of our Honeymoon. We picked the keys up at the pub and were shown round the cottage. It was wonderful, a bottle of prosecco and a bouquet of lilies, along with fresh bread and a bowl of fresh fruit greeted us at the dining table and a lovely congratulations message in the blackboard.
Every last detail in the cottage was wonderful, the hot tub made it even more perfect. With only 20 steps (yes, we counted!) from our door to the door of the pub it was rude not to call in. We were given such a warm welcome from the staff, it was as if we had known them for some time. The food was wonderful each time we visited there. I would highly recommend the garlic mushrooms as a starter. Unfortunately we could never manage a desert as the starter and main had us full.
The cottage had every mod con available, dishwasher, hot tub, 57” TV and x box. The only disappointment was that it was advertised as having an iPod dock with speakers in every room. We looked everywhere and couldn’t find it. A few manuals for the gadgets would have been helpful but this certainly did not spoil our stay.

The privacy of the cottage with the warmth and friendliness of the pub next door was perfect. The food spoke for itself! We will certainly stay again!