Good Hotel Guide Review
In the Lyth valley, Becky and Ash Dewar’s 16th-century hostelry is a village pub ‘with a modern twist’. Visitors mingle with regulars in the lively, slate-floored, beamed bar, where hand-drawn cask ales, craft beers and cocktails made with locally produced spirits are a big draw. Upstairs, distinctive bedrooms have duck-egg blue panelling, soft contemporary hues. Most offer a long view, all enjoy homely extras: home-made brownies, freshly ground coffee, fresh milk, a digital radio, Cumbrian-made toiletries. Home-made comfort food (seafood pot; ‘unusual burgers’) is served in the light-filled dining room. Breakfast starts with fruit, cereals and yogurt, and works up to a range of cooked fare. Muddy boots and dogs are welcomed.
5. 1 in barn annexe.
all year, no accommodation 24/25 Dec.
pub, lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), beer garden (½ acre), parking.
in pub and restaurant.
all ages welcomed (cots, Z-beds).
allowed in pub and garden.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £75–£135, double £85–£145. À la carte £50 for 2 people. 2-night min. stay for weekends booked 1 month in advance.