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The historic Greyhound @ Shap dates back to 1680, offering some rooms with views of the Fells, a modern bar with a selection of real-ales, two dining areas, as well as outdoor seating in our patio garden.

The location makes The Greyhound perfect for those tackling Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk.

All rooms at The Greyhound Hotel have private private bathrooms with a bath and/or a shower, as well as a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Freshly cooked breakfasts are included and served daily, featuring locally-sourced meat prepared in the on-site butchery. Lunch and evening meals are available too.

The area is popular with hiking, including Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route, and there are a range of local walks in the Eastern Fells.

The village of Shap is just 3 miles from junction 39 of the M6 and is central for visiting the Lake District’s towns; Keswick is a 36-minute drive, Windermere 34 minutes, and Kendal just 25 minutes away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

The Greyhound Hotel has been welcoming guests since Sept 23, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Would you accept 2 small, 1 medium dogs? Well behaved and all crate trained (we compete in agility and travel all over the Uk)
    Yes, we are a dog friendly pub and hotel and welcome four-legged friends with open arms. The Greyhound @ Shap
    Answered on August 16, 2019
  • are all of your rooms pet friendly? We have 1 medium sized well behaved dog.
    Well behaved dogs are always welcome! If you are planning on much walking we would suggest that you bring a dog towel with you in case of the weather....
    Answered on December 16, 2019
  • Do you have secure storage for a couple of bicycles?
    Yes - however it is helpful if we arfe made aware in advance so it is always best to let us know in advance. Hope this helps.
    Answered on December 3, 2019
  • Do you offer vegan options for evening meal and breakfast?
    yes we do have vegan meals on the menu also a vegan options for breakfast too
    Answered on August 6, 2022
  • Do you serve dinner? Price? Do you have Vegetarian options in breakfast/Dinner?
    Yes we do. Our dinner service starts from 17:30 onwards. Yes we have vegetarian options available for evening meals and breakfast.
    Answered on June 6, 2022
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Host Info

Company review score: 9.3Based on 246 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

The Greyhound was established in 1619 as a coaching Inn and has looked after travellers for almost all of this time.

Property info

The Greyhound is a beautifully renovated 18th century coaching inn with fantastic views across the to the fells. Very easy access from main travel routes and plenty of parking. Serving local ales, crisp lager, fine wines, fabulous G&Ts and fantastic fresh pub food. The bar is a great atmospheric place to drink and dine, and the rooms are just what you need to relax after good day's walking or travelling.

Neighborhood info

The Greyhound is perfectly situated for walking and accessing the Lake District. it is very quickly accessible from the M6 with stunning wild views. it is right on the coast to coast route, making it very popular with walkers.

Language Spoken

1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: British

Amenities of The Greyhound Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules The Greyhound Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa The Greyhound Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about The Greyhound Hotel

  • Room options at The Greyhound Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Quad

  • The Greyhound Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at The Greyhound Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • The prices at The Greyhound Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Guests staying at The Greyhound Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free

    • Yes, The Greyhound Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The Greyhound Hotel is 0.6 miles from the center of Shap.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Greyhound Hotel by:

      • Train 3h

    • The Greyhound Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant