Good Hotel Guide Review
In a Lyth valley village on the edge of the Lake District, Becky and Ash Dewar transformed a 16th-century hostelry into this family-friendly village pub nearly a decade ago. The beamed bar has cask ales, craft beers and cocktails made with locally produced spirits; pub classics (burgers, pizzas, grills) are served here, in the bright restaurant and on the terrace. Upstairs, and in a spacious barn annexe, contemporary, country-style bedrooms have welcome extras, such as freshly baked brownies, ground coffee and Cumbrian-made toiletries. At breakfast: fresh fruit, local bread, a choice of hot dishes cooked to order. There are knolls and fells to walk in the area, and the celebrated topiary of Levens Hall close by.
5. 1 in barn annexe.
all year, no accommodation 24–25 Dec.
pub, residents’ lounge, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre beer garden, parking.
in pub and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in barn annexe, pub, garden, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £85–£185, double £95–£195. À la carte £30. 2-night min. stay at weekends, unless there is last-minute single-night availability.