Ideally located in the heart of the bustling market town, this elegant Georgian building is an iconic Penrith institution which has been welcoming guests for over 300 years – Bonnie Prince Charlie once stayed here on his ill-fated march to London. Today the George has retained all of its traditional character and timeless period charm while adding all the modern comfort a discerning guest could desire. Enter through the revolving door into a bygone age with nostalgic wood panelling and old local wall prints, oak beams and antique furniture.
The 35 bedrooms are furnished in a classic, tasteful style large, comfortable beds. All rooms are equipped with free high-speed Wi-Fi, a hospitality tray and flat screen televisions. For that extra special occasion, upgrade to a Club Room or Feature Suite, providing bathrobes, mineral water and other little extras making them a touch more luxurious.
Meals can be enjoyed in the intimate, candlelit 1 AA Rosette Devonshire Restaurant. The imaginative selection of dishes made from seasonal and local produce, such as Lakeland lamb or Solway fish. The cuisine is perfectly complemented by a fine wine list as we as the ornate ceiling and an open fire. For something a little less formal, enjoy traditional food such as fish and chips or steak and kidney pie in Dapper’s Bar, also a favourite for connoisseurs of local real ales, cocktails and gin.
The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk to Penrith’s shops, and approximately 15-minutes’ drive from the placid shores of Ullswater. Also nearby are the rugged beauty of the Eden Valley and North Pennines, and the proximity to the M6 makes this the perfect stop on trips to and from Scotland.
North of England