We are optimistic that the worst of COVID is past and the coming summer will be fantastic. Let’s hope the weather is as good as last year!
We have used the lockdown to upgrade a lot of this charming building, including a big improvement to the bar rooms, re-instating the fireplace (with logburner) in the large lounge, adding some fine antique furniture..
Posted: July 12th, 2021
The sun is coming out, schools are off, the scenery is magnificent, and the traffic jams are impressive as well. Everywhere is going to get very busy. Our large beer garden is waiting...
Just have a little thought for all the hard-working staff in retail and hospitality, dealing with the everyday stresses of Covid and the large numbers of customers. Like many places, we are a bit short staffed, having suffered the dreaded "ping", and Brexit doesn't help either.... Surprise, surprise no foreign staff around, after they were told they were not welcome.
Staff shortages mid July
Posted: July 9th, 2021
Because of a severe staff shortage we are unable to take many table bookings over the next few days. Please do email any requests but if we do not reply we do not have space. Sorry, we are too short staffed to answer the phone most of the time. Feel free to blame Covid (10 days isolations have struck us!) and Brexit (where have all the foreign staff gone? Home, cos we told them we didn't like them....)
Open as normal from 17th May
Posted: May 7th, 2021
You can come in! B&B, food, drinks all available inside, yes INSIDE!!, from Monday 17th. Table bookings advised for the evening and Sunday lunch.
Monday 3rd May CLOSED
Posted: April 28th, 2021
The weather is turning very Cumbrian tomorrow, and we reckon wet and windy weather and 8C is not ideal beer garden conditions. So it is with regret that no food and drink will be served on Monday. Should be back to normal on Tuesday.
The Joys of Spring
Posted: March 3rd, 2021
At last, something to feel positive about. The weather is warming up, the daffodils are emerging and most importantly, you will soon be able to buy a proper pint and travel beyond the end of your garden path. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back. Bookings are coming in fast now, including for our unique room-only offer from 12th April, and our B&B rooms are filling up for 17th May and beyond. We expect to be full right through the year now, so don't miss out, and make sure you book. See you soon!
Posted: February 22nd, 2021
We hope to open in a few weeks time. You can book rooms direct on our website. You can book safe in the knowledge that should you be unable to visit because of Covid19, cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before arrival date and and your deposit can be used for a future visit. We have strict social distancing and cleanliness in place to ensure your visit is safe, and we can't wait to welcome you back.
Posted: February 2nd, 2021
1st February. We expect to remain closed for several more weeks, but it seems possible that we may be able to open around Easter, fingers crossed. You can book rooms direct on our website. You can book safe in the knowledge that we are happy to refund any deposits up until the date of your stay if we have to close or you cannot visit because of Covid restrictions. We have strict social distancing and cleanliness in place to ensure your visit is safe.
CLOSED from 31st December
Posted: December 30th, 2020
Cumbria will be tier 4. We will be closed from after breakfast on 31st December. Guests booked tonight, 30th, can still stay, but will have to leave on 31st morning. If you have a booking for the 31st and beyond, we can give you a refund for any deposit paid, or can hold your deposit for a future booking. Please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Still open for now...
Posted: December 22nd, 2020
Not quite the festive season we hoped for! We are still open for rooms and food. Please ring or email to reserve. If you have a booking already, please do check before travelling because we may be forced to close at short notice. Apart from that, Merry Christmas!
Posted: December 13th, 2020
We all need a break in this strange year, and where better than the Lakes? We are now taking bookings to stay over the festive period, or book our delicious 3 course Christmas Dinner on the 25th. Details on the Christmas and Food pages