Askham Hall

Dating back to the 13th century, Askham Hall has been transformed from a stately family home into a unique and contemporary stylish retreat. A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home awaits. With modern furnishings and fresh décor, whilst carefully retaining the charm and character of this historic house, Askham Hall is somewhere you can kick off your wellies at the front door and relax in down to earth, comfortable surroundings.

The emphasis is on the food. The beautifully remodeled dining area is made up of three exquisite rooms and overseen by renowned head chef Richard Swale. Offering an imaginative and creative dining style, using produce locally sourced from the 800 year old Lowther Estate, set menu from £50. The cycle of life in the gardens and fields dictate our menus – we work with the seasons to grow, source and preserve the produce from our surrounding farms and woodland.

Furthermore there are 12 bedrooms to choose from initially, each is totally unique and individually named. Room rates start at £150 per night including breakfast. A Scandinavian influenced private spa is also available.

The grade II listed gardens are full of stunning features, visitors can also enjoy something delicious in the atmospheric Kitchen Garden Café.

A stunning wedding and party barn is also available.

  • Winner of Taste of Cumbria 2015

Visit www.askhamhall.co.uk for more information.

George and Dragon, Clifton

A beautiful country estate inn near Penrith with a bar, restaurant and 11 bedrooms.  With an emphasis on serving excellent quality food, much of the fresh seasonal produce is grown and reared on the Lowther Estate.  There are monthly changing menus and daily specials, excellent fine wines and popular local ales.

Walkers, cyclists, dogs and families are all welcome.

  • Cumbria Life’s ‘Dining Pub of the Year’ winner 2014
  • Winner of Taste of Cumbria 2011 and 2013
  • Finalist for Taste of England 2012
  • One of Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.

Visit www.georgeanddragonclifton.co.uk for more information.