Harden's survey result
“What a find!”; this “delightful country pub” near Penrith is “well worth seeking out” for its “locally sourced food” and “welcoming staff”. If you’re passing through, it makes a “great stop-off from the M6 en-route to Scotland”.
“A beautifully renovated pub just outside Penrith” (under the same ownership as Askham Hall) that was “a worthy winner of the Good Pub Guide 2017’s best Cumbria’s dining pub”; with its “varied and interesting food” it “makes you want to move to Clifton!”
A “dogs-welcome-in-the-bar” kind of 18th-century inn, hailed for its “great atmosphere” and “the best pub food in the area” – the latter being “more imaginative than most” (and with an accent on local produce).
None of the many reports has a bad word to say about this “good all-rounder with an emphasis on local produce”, plus a “friendly atmosphere”; “for anyone who stays overnight the breakfast is exceptional” too.
The George and Dragon is a stylish country inn with a cosy bar, and eleven comfortable bedrooms, individually designed and decorated. The elegant bathrooms have roll top baths or contemporary walk-in showers. Ideally situated on the edge of the Lake District, in a lesser known part of Cumbria.
Enjoy fresh, seasonal food, local ales and fine wines in our relaxing and welcoming restaurant. We grow and rear much of our own produce in our kitchen gardens and fields at Askham Hall, just a couple of miles away. We also source produce from local suppliers and farmers, many of whom live and farm on the family estate.
2011 & 2013 Cumbria Tourism Taste award winner. 2014 Cumbria Life Dining Pub of the Year, 2015 and 2016 finalist. 2016 Cumbria Life ‘Dining Pu of the Year’ finalist & Cumbria Tourism ‘Taste: Dining Experience’ highly commended.
Check-in times for rooms is from 16.00, check-out is 11.00. Food serving times are from 12.00 until 14.30 and from 18.00 until 21.00. Bar snacks available all day.
Walkers, cyclists, families and well-behaved dogs and group bookings are all welcome.
Private fishing, shooting and stalking on the owners family estate, can be arranged. Great base for walkers, cyclists as has great accessibility to the lakes, rivers and mountains of the Lake District.
George & Dragon Restaurant Diner Reviews
"we went for the well promoted steaks and found the sirloin a bit tough"
"Duck egg, slow cooked beef, cherry bakewell with sorrel sorbet (& vanilla). All vg. Good Loweswater bitter in local bar."
"Lovely relaxed pub atmosphere (& dog-friendly). Friendly (& young) service. Amazing food - the smoked salmon, beetroot & horseradish (enough for once) sandwich was gorgeous. Friend loved the chickpea curry so much she asked (& got) the recipe. Why is it so far from our home?!"
Clifton, CA10 2ER