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Temple Sowerby House Hotel

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Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can we say my husband took me emple Sowerby House last night for my birthday.From walking through the door to coming out we were made to feel special. The food is fantastic all tastes compliment each other. It's one of our favourite places.

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review! We're delighted you enjoyed your birthday treat here at TSH and very happy to be one of your favourite places too! Hope to see you back soon, Paul More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A lovely old hotel for a 2 night mid winter break. We enjoyed our stay which was very relaxing and quiet. The food is all fresh, home made and cooked from scratch. Some of it I found a little too rich for my taste ( personal choice) but it can be simplified for individual taste if required. The honey ice... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and, as always, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - TSH is a special place we think and the Eden Valley is a wonderful corner of Cumbria at any time of year - really worth exploring! Come and see us again soon and continue to discover Eden... More 

North West
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our third visit to Temple Sowerby House Hotel and by far the best. Food as good as ever, accommodation comfortable and service outstanding. The attention to service detail was brilliant. The hosts and their team were professional, but warm. The way that people celebrate New Year varies. We like less noise, good food and like minded company. May... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! New Year at TSH is always special and we're delighted you enjoyed your first one with us....already booked you for the next! The whole event is really like a house party - everyone gets along well and there's always a good buzz, not just from the fireworks! I'll pass on your comments to the staff, of course, and... More 

East Mids UK
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117 reviews 117 reviews
36 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was our third visit here and I am pleased to report that it is every bit as good as our previous stays. The food is very good indeed and you will probably always have something you have never tried before owing to the innovative chef who continues to surprise. We were on the wine weekend and it was great... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed our latest TSH Wine Weekend, it was certainly very interesting and we learned a lot too, as well as having some fun! Thank you for your kind comments too - many people tell us how much they enjoy our breakfasts....cooked to order instead of slowly pining away on a buffet! We'll keep everybody informed about our next... More 

Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

An amazing country hotel where we met with clients for a working meeting. Lovely touches of Molten Brown in the bathroom, a wonderful comfy bed and amazing food for lunch, dinner and breakfast. Attention to detail was amazing. Will come again with family to enjoy the area. Thanks a lot

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We do try to make the experience of TSH as good for our meeting delegates as for our leisure guests and it's nice to be appreciated! In particular, food is a very important part of any meeting, residential or otherwise and Ash certainly gives his full attention to the preparation... More 

NORTH YORKSHIRE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We returned to TSH this weekend and introduced more friends to the totally customer focused hotel and restaurant. As always, Julie and Paul were on hand to welcome us and look after us during our stay. The hotel is very welcoming, homely and relaxing. Service is impecable and friendly and totally focused on the customer. The quality of food was... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and it was good to see you back again! Delighted your friends enjoyed it too. TSH does lend itself to relaxation which makes it easy for us....the House responds to people and 'comes alive' like a true house party! Keep recommending us and see you back here shortly....many thanks again! More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed for 1 night Sunday 24th August 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was in what looked like the old stable house, the room was very cosy and comfortable. The grounds very well groomed and maintained, and even has a croquet lawn. The food was excellent. The menu was versatile and very classy; a range of dishes with... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for reviewing TSH. Ash's food always leaves our guests wanting to come back for more and, hopefully, we'll see you again for two or three nights perhaps? One night merely whets the appetite! TSH is a truly year-round hotel - winter is stunningly beautiful, with snow on the hills and clear, crisp... More 

Cheshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is worth visiting for dinner alone. We were amazed at the quality in an "ordinary" hotel.The food was beautifully presented and cooked to order. Like one of the other reviewers the owner reminded me too of Basil Fawlty in that he would pop up as you were passing reception etc, in no other way and it is not... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Temple Sowerby House 'ordinary'?!!! Oooohhhh, I don't think so....and why should you be 'surprised' by the quality of the food? 2AA rosettes indicates that the food should be very good, and many of our guests are kind enough to suggest that we ought to have three! I hope our interior designer doesn't read your comment about her choice of fabric...it... More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We first visited this Hotel in October 2004 to meet our very good friends from York. We were so impressed with the overall experience of friendly service, exquisite food and delightful surroundings that we have re visited at least twice a year since then. Paul and Julie are always very welcoming , the staff are efficient and approachable and we... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to review....it's always a pleasure to welcome regular guests back to TSH. Just goes to show that there's still some life left in Basil yet!! We'll pass on your comments to Ash and his team, of course - much appreciated. As you've discovered, the Eden Valley and northern Lakes... More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wife and I sold our house in Scotland and want to move to Cornwall so off we went on a house hunting trip. Decided to drive but 900 odd miles a bit much to do in a day so two nightstops planned on the southbound leg, and two on the return. Using Tripadvisor we decided first stop would be The... More 

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paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House Hotel, responded to this review

OK, several points here...but first, thank you for comparing me to Basil Fawlty, my role model, and don't forget.....his guests didn't find him funny either! We are lucky to have great reviews from many happy guests. We know the rooms are not enormous BUT they are extremely comfortable and well-equipped. Real 'country houses' cannot create the large rooms of grand,... More 

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