Good Hotel Guide Review
Becky and Ash Dewar run their family-friendly village pub in the Lyth valley, an unspoilt area characterised by damson orchards, green pastures and broad-leaved woodlands. Within the 16th-century hostelry, visitors mingle with regulars in the beamed bar and bright restaurant: here, cask ales and locally produced spirits accompany comforting pub classics (burgers, pizzas, grills) and more modern dishes – courgette and artichoke fritters, say. Upstairs, and in a spacious barn annexe, contemporary country-style bedrooms have welcome extras: home-made brownies, ground coffee, fresh milk, Cumbrian-made toiletries. The Lake District is close, but there are knolls and fells to walk right in the neighbourhood.
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 1 bedroom, pub, garden, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £70–£185. À la carte £50 for 2 people. 2-night min. stay for weekends booked 1 month in advance.