Tebay Services Hotel

‘What a great find! More

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Tebay Services Hotel
nr Orton
CA10 3SB
01539 624351

Hotel information


51. 1 suitable for disabled.


all year except Christmas.


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

Background music



all ages welcomed (family rooms).


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

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B from £89. À la carte £30.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘What a great find!’ In a peaceful rural spot ‘conveniently’ close to the M6, this ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ motorway hotel (formerly the Westmorland) is upgraded to a full entry, thanks to trusted Guide correspondents whose stay in 2016 ‘exceeded expectations’. ‘Maybe it’s stigmatised by association with motorway service stations – if only they were all like this! – but the Tebay does it all so well, with such passion, that it deserves a promotion from the back of the book. The restaurant, the lounge and, above all, the staff are bright and interesting. Plus, overlooking the fells, it’s far enough from the road that traffic noise is at a minimum.’ The hotel is owned by the Dunning family, whose nearby farm supplies the restaurant’s ‘short but interesting’ menu of rustic British dishes (the ‘first-class’ steaks are worth a try). ‘Comfortable’ – ‘if slightly spartan’ – bedrooms have home-made shortbread, cafetière coffee, locally made organic toiletries. ‘A wonderful bed ensured a good night.’ ‘All the stops were pulled out at breakfast: home-made marmalade; exotic compotes; enough smoked salmon to see me through ’til teatime.’ (Stephen Page, Richard Barrett)

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Tebay Services Hotel
nr Orton
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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