Good Hotel Guide Review
Low-ceilinged and wood fire-warmed, this smartly refurbished 17th-century pub in the centre of a Lake District village is ‘friendly, fun and very convivial’. It is owned by the Lowther family, whose Askham Hall (see main entry in Penrith) and Michelin-starred restaurant are a stroll away. Mismatched cushions nudge up along the wooden banquettes, and there are posy-topped tables; five evenings a week, sit down to a five-course menu of refined pub dishes (perhaps wild mushroom and roast onion broth, rosemary dumplings; malt-cured Shorthorn bavette). Spacious, country-style bedrooms are made modern with colour; three rooms can accommodate a family. Guests receive free entry to Askham Hall’s Grade II listed gardens.
6. 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas, restaurant closed Sun evening–Tues evening.
bar, restaurant, in-room TV, small beer garden, parking.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £117.50–£177, double £130–£190. 5-course prix-fixe menu £45.