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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
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Temple Sowerby House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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East Mids UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
40 helpful votes 40 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
2 reviews
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
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited this hotel as a mid way stop between home and our intended destination in Scotland and from the moment we walked in till the minute we left everything was outstanding. To be greeted by name as you walk in, shown to your room and have everything explained effortlessly made us feel very welcome (especially as we'd had a... More 

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

Relaxation, wonderful food and hospitality, that's what we aim for at TSH, so we're delighted you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, from start to finish! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Hope you had a wonderful time in Scotland and we look forward to welcoming you back to TSH in the future....maybe for a... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
62 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This hotel is convenient for visiting Lake Ullswater, Penrith and as others have said a convenient stop on the way to Scotland. It is approx. 10 mins drive from M6. It is in a lovely village which since it was bypassed is quiet. We had a room over the front entrance which was spacious with a good bathroom. The property... More 

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

As always, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at TSH and thank you so much for reviewing. We'll pass on your comments to our staff. The garden's been well used this summer...not always the case! Even now, our indian summer is encouraging croquet on the lawn and drinks on the terrace, let's hope it lasts a lot longer yet! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

A great stop before or after going to Scotland. A rambling country house with an excellent chef and delightful staff. We will stay there again. Dinner was beautifully cooked and an explosion of flavours. The wine list was very well chosen. Definitely recommended!

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

I thought you may have made a mistake in your review....some would say that we have a delightful house with rambling staff!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay at TSH....it does make the journey up to Scotland more enjoyable to have a relaxing overnight stop, as many others have found. It's always a... More 

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Additional Information about Temple Sowerby House Hotel

Address: Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Temple Sowerby House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Temple Sowerby Hotel
Temple Sowerby House Hotel Penrith, UK - Lake District
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Penrith

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