13. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 17–26 Dec, 2–18 Jan.
lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview or FreeSat), ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
classical at breakfast, ‘easy listening’/R&B at dinner in dining areas.
not under 10 in restaurant or public rooms after 6 pm.
allowed in 3 bedrooms, front lounge.
per room B&B £80–£170, D,B&B £123–£235. Set dinner £45, tasting menu £65. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We know what to expect when we come: outstanding food, lovely staff, a restful stay,’ writes a returning guest this year at Glynis and Simon Wood’s family-run hotel in Cumbria’s most popular village. ‘The owners’ raison d’être is to ensure that guests experience the best hospitality,’ comments another. ‘What more could you want?’ Well, a little sharper service in the dining room, say some (otherwise satisfied) Guide readers. All praise the ‘friendly welcome’, the comforts of log fires, the pleasure of a beer in the garden. ‘Really nice’ bedrooms are supplied with still and sparkling water, bathrobes, good toiletries; the best have a double-ended bath or spa bath in the bathroom. In the dining room, Stephen Collier’s ‘superb, imaginative’ modern dishes might include braised asparagus, Parmesan, duck egg, tomato essence; Herdwick lamb, pickled cabbage, seaweed, anchovy. ‘The canapés are a bonus.’ Wake to fruit smoothies on a ‘fresh, varied’ breakfast menu; fruit compotes, cereals and freshly baked croissants are accompanied by fish dishes, omelettes or Scotch pancakes with maple syrup. (Ann McEwan, Flora Marriott, Sandra Ashton, and others)
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.