George and Dragon

Penrith, Cumbria
Inn


Food grown, foraged and prepared with care and skill is matched by wines and ales. Country bedrooms have roll top baths - heaven in Cumbria

Bedroom

11 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Charlie Lowther has found a chef who does perfect justice to the slow-grow breeds of beef, pork and lamb produced on the Lowther Estate – and you’ll find lovely wines to match, 16 by the glass. Ales and cheeses are local, berries and mushrooms are foraged, vegetables are home-grown… and his signature starter, twice-baked cheese soufflé with a hint of spinach – is divine. As for the long low coaching inn, it’s been beautifully restored by craftsmen using wood, slate and stone, and painted in colours in tune with the period. Bare wooden tables, comfy sofas, intimate alcoves and crackling fires make this a delightful place to dine and unwind; old prints and archive images tell stories of the 800-year-old estate’s history. Outside is plenty of seating and a lawned play area beneath fruit trees. Upstairs are 11 bedrooms of varying sizes (some small, some large and some above the bar), perfectly decorated in classic country style. Carpeting is Cumbrian wool, beds are new, ornaments come with Lowther history, showers are walk-in, baths (there are two) are roll top, and breakfast is fresh and delicious.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
11am
Closed
26 December.
Dogs

Doggy welcome pack including treat, map of local walks and doggy bag.

Dogs £10 per stay. Max. 3.

Dogs welcome in the bar dining area and bedrooms (not the main restaurant).

Meals
Lunch & dinner from £12. Sunday lunch from £12.95.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Singles £85 - £119. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
11 Twin/doubles
From £100

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marie-Louisa Raeburn

  • The George and Dragon is situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, on the edge of the Lake District close to Lake Ullswater. The surrounding mountains, rivers, lakes, wildlife and history make this an idyllic spot to visit.
  • The Lowther family has five miles of private salmon and trout fishing along the idyllic River Eden available for guest use, as well as a beautiful stretch on the River Lowther, famous for its dry fly upstream brown trout.
  • Much of our produce for the menus at the George and Dragon is grown and reared in the gardens and fields at our sister establishment Askham Hall (open to the public). A restaurant, cafe, luxury accommodation and party barn is also available here.
  • Visit the Lowther family Estate and Castle and gardens, within an easy walk or short drive from the George and Dragon.
  • The George and Dragon is situated in Clifton village located on the side of the old A6. Once the main highway north – before the M6 was built – this road is now much quieter.
  • There are a number of nearby woodland trails and the famous Rebel oak tree, where the rebel army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated and driven out of England. Clifton marks the site of the last battle to take place on English soil in 1745.