We are now open and looking forward to welcoming our customers old and new.
We do want you to enjoy your visit and we want to keep you and our staff safe.

We have built into our normal practices an enhanced cleaning and sanitising regime and we are actively monitoring external guidance to ensure best practice is met.

Staff Wellbeing

Our staff will be temperature checked at the start of their shift. Staff have access to separate hand sanitising and are encouraged to hand sanitise and wash their hands regularly. Our staff have access and the option to wear PPE equipment. Staff will wherever possible stay in their own section during their shift. 

Customer Wellbeing

Prior to your visit if you are feeling unwell or showing any signs of Covid-19 please do not come to the pub. Please email or telephone us to cancel any booking made. Guests staying overnight are provided with contact details and instructions should they develop symptoms during their stay.

Unless already given we will ask for your contact details which we will retain for 21 days to assist with Test and Trace.

Guests who book accommodation with us will be sent information prior to their arrival explaining check in procedure and what will happen during their stay. We are happy to provide this prior to booking.

Social Distancing

We have a one way system through the property. Access is via the main front door ONLY where there is a hand sanitising station. Additional hand sanitisers are available in the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and there is signage to assist you with this. Our building is old and there are pinch points, narrow walk ways and doorways, we would ask you to be sensible in social distancing at all times during your visit.

Inside the property there is no standing allowed, nor standing or sitting at the bar once you have purchased your drinks. The bar has one service/order point which has a screen and we would ask you to queue when necessary, socially distancing at all times.

Doors will be kept open where possible to avoid contact and allow for ventilation.


Tables bookings for dinner are essential via email. We only reserve tables inside. Bookings from 6pm, last tables at 7.30pm. Tables for drinks and lunch are on a first come basis, but we will be monitoring this and may move to a pre-booked system.

Inside tables should only be in a group of up to two households (including support bubbles) while outdoor should only be in groups of up to two households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households. Children should be supervised at all times.

We have tables in our beer garden and at the front of the property, socially distanced, which you may wish to enjoy weather permitting. However, when occupying these tables if the weather changes you will not be allowed to shelter inside the property.

We ask that you stay at the table allocated to you and not to move any of the furniture as it has been placed socially distanced. Tables will be sanitised between customers.

Menus will be single use, we will now be using disposable napkins rather than linen and single use or disposable condiment sachets. Your table will not be pre-laid and cutlery will be brought with your food.


Contactless payment is preferred and encouraged.


Our toilets are small and we can only allow one person at a time, residents with us will be encouraged to use the facilities in their bedroom rather than the public ones.

We have removed printed material, books and games from both the bedrooms and public areas. Any printed material provided will be single use.

We are taking the utmost care to ensure that we all stay safe during your visit to the Tower Bank Arms and we very much look forward to welcoming you.


Welcome to the Tower Bank Arms 

Our aim is to relax you, slow you down and let you enjoy a taste of Lakeland life!

This traditional 17th Century Lakeland Inn is situated in the village of Near Sawrey. Many of the illustrations in the famous Beatrix Potter books can be traced back to their origins here, including the Tower Bank Arms, which is featured in The Tales Of Jemima Puddleduck. Hilltop, Beatrix Potters former home, is situated just behind the pub

Take a peek inside this historic property and you will find it still retains many of its original features including oak beams, slate floor and cooking range.

You will find comfort with friendly professional service, quality fresh food and an extensive selection of traditional local Cumbrian ales and organic soft drinks and wines.

Children are very welcome, we have selected dishes from our lunch menu in children's portions and a children's menu in the evening for 12's and under. CHILDREN CAN BE ON THE PREMISES UNTIL 9PM.

 We are very dog friendly and well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar area, garden and guest rooms - as long as they bring their humans.

Gift Vouchers available in £10 or £20 denominations. Pop in, call or email us to purchase - an ideal gift.