Good Hotel Guide Review
A ‘convivial’ country pub with cosy rooms and ‘very good’ food, the Lowther family’s restored 18th-century coaching inn near Ullswater retains its rural roots. Roaring fires welcome guests in the hop-hung bar and dining areas in cool weather. In sunshine, eat alfresco in the courtyard or beer garden. Farm and garden produce from the family estate and sister hotel Askham Hall (see main entry) supply the monthly menu. Upstairs, uncluttered bedrooms – some snug, others family friendly – sport antiques and paintings from the family collection. Light sleepers should ask for a room away from the road. The Lowthers also own The Queen’s Head, Askham (see Shortlist entry). The famous Rebel oak tree is next door.
all year, except 26 Dec.
bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), beer garden, secure bicycle storage, electric car charging point.
contemporary in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant.
per room B&B single £100–£130, double £120–£170. À la carte £40. 2-night min. stay at weekends in high season.