51. 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas.
lounge, bar, mezzanine, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, function/conference facilities, farm shop.
all ages welcomed (family rooms).
allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per dog), not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £89. À la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘What a great find!’ In a peaceful rural spot ‘conveniently’ close to the M6, this ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ motorway hotel (formerly the Westmorland) is upgraded to a full entry, thanks to trusted Guide correspondents whose stay in 2016 ‘exceeded expectations’. ‘Maybe it’s stigmatised by association with motorway service stations – if only they were all like this! – but the Tebay does it all so well, with such passion, that it deserves a promotion from the back of the book. The restaurant, the lounge and, above all, the staff are bright and interesting. Plus, overlooking the fells, it’s far enough from the road that traffic noise is at a minimum.’ The hotel is owned by the Dunning family, whose nearby farm supplies the restaurant’s ‘short but interesting’ menu of rustic British dishes (the ‘first-class’ steaks are worth a try). ‘Comfortable’ – ‘if slightly spartan’ – bedrooms have home-made shortbread, cafetière coffee, locally made organic toiletries. ‘A wonderful bed ensured a good night.’ ‘All the stops were pulled out at breakfast: home-made marmalade; exotic compotes; enough smoked salmon to see me through ’til teatime.’ (Stephen Page, Richard Barrett)
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