This old coaching inn is tucked away on the old route of the A66 in Penruddock, a small hamlet to the west of Penrith with traffic rushing by on the new highway some distance away without even knowing that this gem even exists. Positioned for easy access to the northern lakes and fells.
Stayed for 2 nights over the August bank holiday and was very pleased with the service, food quality , and décor of this inn. To be honest the picture of the outside does not do it justice, as the interior is excellent from the snug to the bar, quality of the rooms and the very nice restaurant that has been converted from the old coach house area with beams and gallery area above. Food was really good and ate in on both nights, could not manage a starter and dessert as portions were very generous with loads of fresh vegetables, the steak in ale pie was cooked to perfection with the steak falling apart. Full breakfast in the mornings, but if fly picking (and I am) the red and brown sauce was not HP or Heinz quality but nicely presented in their own little pots. I was a little disappointed when I first arrived as I had been looking up all the fine Jennings beers on the website and had been set on trying “Crag rat” and “Cock a hoop” but they were unfortunately not available, but the Cumberland ale on draught was superb. There was also a good selection of cider, beer and lager.
Many thanks to my hosts and I will be returning in the near future.
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