Tebay Services Hotel

‘There’s a feeling of complete well-being about the place,’ write Guide readers in 2017 of the Dunning family’s hotel and upmarket farm shop just off the M6. More

Contact details

Tebay Services Hotel
nr Orton
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 3SB
England
01539 624351

Hotel information

Bedrooms

51. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Christmas.

Facilities

lounge with log fire, bar, mezzanine, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, function/conference facilities, farm shop.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per dog, max 2 dogs), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £104. À la carte £30.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘There’s a feeling of complete well-being about the place,’ write Guide readers in 2017 of the Dunning family’s hotel and upmarket farm shop just off the M6. ‘It has a special character, no doubt thanks to the owners and friendly, efficient staff. Looking out over the fells, it’s hard to believe that a busy motorway is only a stone’s throw away.’ The modern, Alpine-style building has an informal lounge and bar area where food is served all day, plus ‘lots of good details’: books, board games for all ages, a shoe-shining kit at the top of the stairs. Bedrooms are ‘nothing fancy, but they’re well designed’. ‘Ours had an especially comfortable bed; two chairs and a coffee table by the window; a modern bathroom. Flagons of water and home-made biscuits were supplied with the tea tray.’ ‘Meals at both ends of the day are excellent’: ‘a splendid breakfast buffet’; ‘perfect’ new-season lamb from the Dunnings’ farm at dinner. ‘Highly recommended’ for visitors stopping over between England and Scotland, but also ‘ideal as a base for exploring the area’ – ‘you can get into the Lakes, Dales and Eden valley within minutes’. (Simon and Mithra Tonking, Desmond and Jenny Balmer)

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Tebay Services Hotel
nr Orton
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 3SB

Guest comments

'Not exciting, but comfortable warm and reliable. Staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are simple but have all the necessary functions and great views. The three-tiered restaurant has far-reaching views and uses local seasonal produce. Breakfast a gain serves good-quality food. ' - GC - May, 2017
'Despite the modern building it has a special character. The owners and staff are without exception friendly and efficient. Looking over the fells, it is hard to believe that a busy motorway is a stone’s throw away. Meals at both ends of the day are excellent. ' - Simon & Mithra Tonking - November, 2016
'An eye-opener, an upmarket farm shop with the hotel slightly down the hill. In the lounge and bar area (lots of informal seating, food is served all day. Staff everywhere were enthusiastic and friendly. The bedrooms are well designed – nothing fancy. Our bed was large and especially comfortable, the bathroom large and modern. The restaurant’s short but well-balanced menu features local produce; cooking and presentation were excellent, the waiting staff young, well-trained and personable. Breakfast had a splendid buffet; a choice of cooked to order dishes. We didn’t hear any noise from the motorway ' - Desmond Balmer - August, 2016
'What a great find A comfortable room, if slightly Spartan, with a nice view of hills, bunk beds for children ingeniously hidden in a cupboard; Lovely bar area with real fireplace day and night. Restaurant rather sparsely decorated, but with a nice artificial stream outside the window. Dinner was good decent quality. Breakfast was excellent - home made jams, well sourced produce, perfectly cooked; decent croissants. For a 1-night stay before heading to the Lakes it was perfect and at a good price. ' - Dr Stephen Page - April, 2016

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