survey result


Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The ambience is just unlike anywhere else – a building that’s a quirky delight with lots of little nooks and crannies, it’s like stepping back in time... but there is nothing dated about the food” at this Grade I-listed property staffed by Kendal College apprentices, which provides an excellent experience in the ‘fine dining’ mould. It’s now reopened with the help of the council and English Heritage after Storm Desmond: “I don’t know how I lived without this place when it was closed!”

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