Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A friendly, proper local pub bar as well as a restaurant’, this 18th-century coaching inn at the heart of the Lowther Estate is set back from the A6, with a view of fields and grazing horses, within sound of the M6. In 2022 it was burnt out, and it has been given a new look, nodding to history and heritage. Stylish bedrooms, with shower or roll-top bath, have furniture and paintings from the Lowther collection. Menus are devised using produce from the family farm and the kitchen gardens at sister hotel Askham Hall (see entry; also Queen’s Head). Grilled Saddleback pork and Rough Fell hogget sit alongside fish and chips, maybe chickpea casserole, smoked mutton sausage. (Sarah Mitchell)
all year, except 26 Dec.
bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), beer garden, secure bicycle storage, EV charging.
contemporary in public areas.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £25.
allowed in bedrooms (£15-£20 per stay), bar, not in restaurant.
B&B doubles from £150, singles from £110. À la carte £45. 2-night min. stay at weekends in high season.