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The Kings Arms Hotel

Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1SB England
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Temple Sowerby
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If you’re looking for a historic small hotel in Temple Sowerby, look no further than The Kings Arms Hotel.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at The Kings Arms Hotel offer a flat screen TV.

Guests of The Kings Arms Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While in Temple Sowerby be sure to experience nearby pubs such as The King's Arms Hotel Restaurant.

Best of all, The Kings Arms Hotel makes it easy to experience some great Temple Sowerby attractions like Acorn Bank, which is a popular garden.

The staff at The Kings Arms Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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tulland wrote a review Oct 2020
Carterton, United Kingdom56 contributions10 helpful votes
The pub is located in the centre of the village, with good adjacent parking, and the locals appear to be friendly, and the pub welcoming. We took our two dogs with us, and they were able to stay either in our room or bar area. The only place they weren’t allowed was the restaurant. We left ours in the car whilst we eat. We were made fully aware of this on booking, and the additional £20 room charge for cleaning. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable, at the top of the building, again we were asked if we were ok with this when we booked. All staff were friendly and polite, and took the COVID precautions seriously. Food was good,we had evening meal as well as breakfast, good selection available at both, with traditional Full English well up to scratch. They also do special packages for fly fishing fisherman and own a length the adjacent river bank for the purpose. Only (very slight) criticism is that there was no steak on the evening menu, and that may be Gloria Estefan needs a change of CD occasionally in the restaurant. We had a lovely restful stay, will definitely consider staying again in the future. Thanks all.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Herbz1989 wrote a review Oct 2020
Plymouth, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
My family and I recently spent a week in Dartmouth, Devon to see friends and as part of our trip back to Scotland we decided to stop off in the Lake District. Not really knowing the area, we quickly chose The Kings Arms Hotel as it was settled in a tranquil town and was within a short drive to most of the attractions / area of beauty we wished to see. During our stay, the staff at The Kings Arms Hotel were polite, helpful and were extremely conscientious reference the current climate surrounding COVID-19. Their food was delightful and filling, and they are (and exactly what we needed), child friendly. If you are travelling with small children, there is a small play park less than 200m away. During our stay we managed to visit the Aira Force Waterfall, Lacy’s Caves and the surrounding area for afternoon walks. I would recommend The Kings Arms Hotel to any family wishing to visit the Lake District, especially with young children.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Janey wrote a review Sep 2020
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Had a terrible time here. Staff were rude and did not feel welcome. They state they are dog friendly but on arrival stated twice that my dog would have to sleep in the car! To add to insult we were charged an extra £20. The room they gave us was on top floor and bathroom was carpeted so not really hygienic or suited to a dog. The shower didnt work. This was reported the next morning. It was not sorted as we were told that it was not an emergency so we were expected to shower in cool water under low pressure. The room was very cold and no heating was on in the hotel. The hairdryer did not work properly either. Trying to drink in the bar was impossible. Tables were booked out to residents. But we had to drink in a corridor or outside (cold and raining) and these tables were not taken at all. The room was not cleaned, towels not changed etc. Had to request clean towels and a loo roll and staff quite rude about it and told they will only clean room at end of our stay. Thank goodness we were only there for 2 nights. Told they will not clean because of 'cross contamination' yet the staff were handling food, cutlery and drinks etc with bare hands and not wearing gloves anyway. Evident they do not understand cross infection and the principles of it. On a plus the breakfast food was acceptable, but the evening food menu was basic and same price if in the bar or restaurant. The parking is good with good access. Despite the pleasing appearance on the outside, the hotel is rather tired looking and the staff could do with a personality transplant, especially the owner. Would rather camp out than stay here again...and probably warmer too. Ps found out later this place has a bad reputation amongst the locals.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
NWEnglandNWcouple wrote a review Feb 2020
NW England80 contributions38 helpful votes
Enjoyed a two night stay...rooms spotlessly clean and comfortable, food really good...fish and chips was an immense portion! Staff all very helpful and so friendly. Pleasant walking around the village..acorn bank, culgaith, river Eden...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thelma wrote a review Feb 2020
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Recently stayed for 2 nights and was extremely pleased with my visit. The family run hotel is clean, comfortable and very welcoming. We had meals on both nights and you could easily think it was a 5 * restaurant. Would recommend and we will certainly revisit
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$104 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEden DistrictPenrithTemple Sowerby
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kings Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre (4.9 miles), Lowther Castle and Gardens (4.9 miles), and Brougham Castle (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bridge, George and Dragon Clifton, and Shepherds Inn Langwathby.
Is The Kings Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the centre of Temple Sowerby.
Are pets allowed at The Kings Arms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kings Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brougham Castle (4.2 miles) and Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens (1.9 miles).