Good Hotel Guide Review
In a Lyth valley village on the edge of the Lake District, Becky and Ash Dewar have transformed a 16th-century hostelry into an 'always welcoming' village pub. The beamed bar in the former 16th-century hostelry has cask ales, craft beers and cocktails made with locally produced spirits. 'The food is always spot on,' writes a reader of the pub classics (burgers, pizzas, grills) served in the bright restaurant and on the terrace. Upstairs, and in a spacious barn annexe, contemporary, country-style bedrooms have 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 revered topiary of Levens Hall close by. (Ralph Wilson)
5. 1 in barn annexe.
all year, no accommodation 24–25, 31 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.
B&B doubles from £100. À la carte £40. 2-night min. stay at weekends, unless there is last-minute single-night availability.