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Hostelry in charming village

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

In 1799, when Temple Sowerby was known as 'The Queen of Westmorland Villages', romantic poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge began their tour of the Lake District at this 17th-century coaching inn on the Penrith to Appleby turnpike. The kitchen serves a mix of old favourites and more modern options, including deep-fried breaded Whitby scampi; Moroccan lamb tagine; Thai red chicken curry; butter-grilled salmon steak; Cumberland sausage with mustard mash; and lasagne. There's also a good vegetarian choice, home-made desserts and a children's menu.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 10-3 6-11
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Black Sheep, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junction 40, east on A66 to Temple Sowerby. Inn in town centre

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