A Lake District inn is celebrating being named among the best reviewed establishments on a global travel website.

The Three Shires Inn, in Little Langdale, near Ambleside, has been given a Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice award - meaning it is ranked among the top 10 per cent of properties on the website.

Tripadvisor features over eight million listings for restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals and attractions around the world.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards are only given to accommodation, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn top reviews.

James Wilkinson and Tony Guthrie took over the inn, at the foot of the Wrynose Pass, in 2018.

James said they were very happy their hard work since taking over had been recognised.

“It’s been a real adventure taking on the Three Shires Inn,” he said.

“Neither of us had any experience of hospitality before moving to Cumbria and, although it’s been hard work, it has also been a pleasure to live in such a beautiful and welcoming part of the world.

“This recognition from Tripadvisor shows we are obviously getting something right and is great news for us and our team, who work so hard to keep our customers satisfied.

“Obviously coronavirus has thrown everybody a curve ball in recent months, but thankfully we are now fully booked again and it looks like we shall hopefully have quite a successful summer.”

James and Tony have been working with local artist Evelyn Sinclar, based in Kendal, to produce an illustrated map of short walks in Little Langdale featuring some of the sights in the area such as Cathedral Cave, Slater Bridge and waterfall Colwith Force.

“Of course, so much of what makes Little Langdale special is the beautiful landscape and fascinating history of the place itself,” said James.

“So we wanted to make a map which could help people explore the area, whether they’re staying with us or just dropping in for a meal or a drink. It’s been great to work with Evelyn and it’s little touches like this which we hope make our guests enjoy their stay even more and add a little extra to keep them coming back again and again.”