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 supply a cheering welcome 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 in Penrith) supply the blackboard specials and monthly menu. Upstairs, uncluttered bedrooms – some snug, others family friendly – are decorated with an antique piece or two. Light sleepers should ask for a room away from the road. The family also owns The Queen’s Head, Askham (see Shortlist entry), nearby.
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–£160. À la carte £40. 2-night min. stay at weekends in high season.