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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Unfussy but imaginative country-house cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Enjoying an enviable position near Bassenthwaite Lake, this country-house hotel has plenty going on, including a bar and bistro in the former stables. The Coach House restaurant is smartly turned out and the team in the kitchen takes quality regional ingredients and doesn't muck about with them too much. Start with a twice-baked Appleby cheese soufflé, glazed with parmesan before moving on to roast Cumbrian pork belly, fondant potato, braised red cabbage, apple sauce and red wine jus. Warm pear and almond tart with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream is a fine way to round off a meal.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: James Cooper

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 10
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Starter from 5
  • Main course from15
  • Dessert from5
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 26
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 26

Getting here

5 miles north of Keswick on A591

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Penrith
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