This bank holiday is set to be blessed with fine, dry weather with the hottest day of the year anticipated on Sunday (May 28). If you're exploring the great outdoors, here are five of the best pubs in South Cumbria with breath-taking views.

Lake View Garden Bar - Bowness-on-Windermere

Lake View Garden Bar is exactly what it says it is and is a perfect to unwind after a hike or a day out. Boasting two outdoor terraces, the bar welcomes dogs and has cosy indoor seating.

A delicious range of pub food is on offer with everything from Yorkshire pudding wraps to pizzas. In terms of tipples, customers can choose from steins, real ales, cocktails and specialist gins.

The Strickland arms - Kendal 

The Strickland Arms is in an amazing location overlooking the historic Sizergh Castle near Kendal. The pub has traditional features of the area with log fires inside along with Both local and national ales are served along with malt whiskies. There are plenty of chairs and tables on the flagstone front terrace as well as picnic sets on the grassy verge. 

The Ship Inn - Barrow-in-Furness

Located on Piel Island, the Ship Inn is located on its own 50-acre piece of land offering tranquil views of the Piel channel. The pub is accessible via a ferry during the summer season.

Serving traditional ales from local breweries along with wines and spirits, there are plenty of events including one in the tradition of the king and knights of Piel. 

Each new landlord is crowned ‘King of Piel’ whilst sat in an ancient chair, with a helmet and sword, while alcohol is poured over their head.

The Farmers - Ulverston 

Sitting in the town centre, the award-winning pub, wine bar and restaurant sits opposite the market cross. The front patio offers views of the old cobbled streets and the soundtrack of thematic buskers.  

The restaurant was a finalist in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards in 2014 and offers meat and seafood specials.

The Blackbull, Nateby Inn - Kirkby Stephen 

The Blackbull is situated in the rural village of Natebybetween the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The inn provides a great resting point for the Wainwright Coast to Coast and Pennine Journey walk.

Outside is a terrace and a garden to enjoy home cooked food with breathtaking views.