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Temple Sowerby House Hotel & Restaurant

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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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Boldly modern cooking overlooking the garden in Eden

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Temple Sowerby is a smart family-run country hotel where the kitchen specialises in a boldly modern style with plenty of exciting flavours and unusual ingredients. To start, perhaps Cumbrian rabbit loin, confit leg, pickled celery, celery juice and buttermilk dressing, or heritage tomato salad, burrata, larch roses, pickled rose petals and dill. Follow on with the seared Cornish brill, squid ink gnocchi, hung yoghurt, spinach, beurre noisette purée and sea vegetables, or a well-conceived vegetarian dish of potato and seaweed terrine, charred leeks, Innes Brick custard, seaweed mayonnaise and sea purslane. Finish with the delightfully named dessert of ‘Flowers & Herbs’ - flowering currant granita, angelica ice cream, yoghurt mousse, buckweat praline and wood sorrel.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 8 days at Christmas
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Jack Bradley

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 10
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 24
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 24
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24

Getting here

7 miles from M6 junction 40, midway between Penrith and Appleby, in village centre

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