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Restaurant at Lovelady Shield House

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Nenthead Road, Alston CA9 3LF, England
+44 1434 381203
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the the four course tasting menu with wine flight. Excellent food and presentation. very enjoyable.

2 Thank 435Jackie5
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully prepared food, very tasty and accompanied by fantastic wines. We ate a 7 course taster menu and a (different) 4 course taster menu over the 2 nights we spent in the charming hotel.

1 Thank SunshineBlue_9
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Having read about this place on several occasions I thought I’d treat the extended Wanderers clan to some fine dining! The journey through the Cumbrian countryside to get to the restaurant is very scenic especially if you enjoy rural landscapes so make a day of it! Unfortunately we missed the sign for Lovelady Shield Country House and continued driving until... More 

1 Thank toonwanderer
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This was our second visit and both occasions were memorable for the superb dining experience. The first time we were amazed by a seven course tasting menu with a paired wine for each course. This time it was a four course menu and we chose our own wines from the extensive wine list which ranges from reasonably priced wine by... More 

Thank janetj609
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Fantastic food, whether as tasting menu, bistro menu or breakfast. Attentive staff. Good atmosphere.

Thank MytripsLincolnshire
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Fantastic food - had a four course tasting menu which was cooked and displayed on the plates perfectly

Thank 922alimary
Ossett, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to visit here after reading the AA Restaurant Guide and finally had the chance when visiting the area. Great surroundings and extremely friendly and professional staff. It also wasn't a stuffy atmosphere and so had the chance to talk to people on another table. The chef was also nice enough to let me have his recipe... More 

Thank Joseph H
Alston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

A delicious place to enjoy the food. We return often. The friendships are important. We will recommend.

Thank Klaushvb
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Great food, really enjoyed dinner & breakfast. Asked for further top ups of coffee, juice etc., all provided with a smile.

Thank kevinmorley2
Bradford, Yorkshire
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and on the first night had the 7 course tasting menu which changes daily. We had a goats cheese mousse (I asked for recipe), a full flavoured cup of soup, lamb and cheese & biscuits to mention a few courses. All courses were absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend this menu. It's quite... More 

Thank pxbradford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$74 - $74
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nenthead Road, Alston CA9 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Alston
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 381203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?