Farlam Hall

Brampton, Cumbria

This long-established country house hotel with a walled garden, set in a peaceful Cumbrian village, has had an elegant refurbishment without compromising ‘its sense of history and tradition’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

This long-established country house hotel with a walled garden, set in a peaceful Cumbrian village, has had an elegant refurbishment without compromising ‘its sense of history and tradition’. The creeper-covered Victorian house, in six acres of gardens, has been lightened with soft colours, pale-patterned wallpapers and smartly upholstered armchairs. A Relais & Châteaux member, it still feels comfortably traditional with fires in sitting rooms, ‘extremely pleasant’ staff and garden views from the dining room. Evening meals are reassuringly ‘proper’ with canapés and white napery while the food is ‘modern country house’ and might include crab with spring pea custard followed by roe deer with black pudding. An excellent British cheese selection and ‘a good wine list’ pleased one couple. Large bedrooms, furnished in a ‘light-touch’ country house style of gentle colours with a mix of reproduction and antique furniture, have garden views and armchairs; a sofa in larger rooms. Most of the modern bathrooms include a bath and shower. For longer stays, there are now four cottages. ‘We would definitely stay again.’ (JB)

Hotel details

Address

Hallbankgate
Brampton
Cumbria
CA8 2NG
England

Telephone

01697 746234

Bedrooms

12. 2 on ground floor, 1 in stables. 4 self-catering cottages in grounds sleep 2–6.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, restaurant, cocktail bar, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 6-acre grounds (stream, walled garden), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas, restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £50.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (not unattended, £30 per night), public rooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £209, singles from £219. À la carte £54, tasting menu £65. 1-night bookings may be refused Christmas/New Year.

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Comments about Farlam Hall

This continues to be a highly dependable oasis of comfort coupled with superb service. You know what to expect and are never disappointed. The Quinion family are the quintessential innkeepers and the food cooked by Barry Quinion and his team is tasty and delicious. Wife Lynne and sister Helen run the front of house with no apparent effort. - Chris and Erika Savory - November 2017
The quintessential English country house hotel. Combines the familiar features and décor of an earlier age with exceptional service. Barry produces truly wonderful food. Helen and Lynn welcom guests like long lost friends returning home. - Chris and Erika Savory - February 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide