We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Temple Sowerby House

Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
+44 17683 61578
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tartare” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (25)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 25 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to dine for that special occasion? I can recommend Temple Sowerby House. It has innovative menus, the food is well presented and delicious. The surroundings are comfortable and the service excellent.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Many thanks for your review and we're very happy you enjoyed your evening here. Don't forget to use your loyalty voucher for another fine dining experience! See you soon...

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have been a few times and have always loved the venue and the food. The evening started with drinks and canapes in a beautifully decorated lounge. And then on to a lovely conservatory for an exquisite meal. Every mouthful was a delight! My sweet...More

Thank Colin D
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you so much Colin for reviewing and we're delighted you all enjoyed your meals to that extent! Jack is certainly proving to be an innovative chef, creating interesting dishes and trying to find the perfect balance over 3 courses, so that guests can enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We where welcome by our host for the night , directed into a lounge with a open fire . The menu was very interesting with lovely combination. The service was exceptional and so was the food . Very enjoyable experienceMore

Thank diane c
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Delighted you enjoyed dining with us here at TSH and many thanks for reviewing. Your kind comments will be passed on. If you would like to receive offers from time to time, like us on Facebook or call to be entered onto our database. Thanks...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

Booked for an evening meal as they had an offer for 3 courses for £33. The plates of food were well presented with well balanced flavours, although too many flavours on some dishes. This is fine dining, so portions are sized accordingly. The starters and...More

Thank Linda B
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Delighted you enjoyed your meals overall, although the implication that portion sizes are small is incorrect. The restaurant looks out onto our lovely walled garden and every table has a great view thanks to the huge picture windows! In any restaurant, 'atmosphere' is created by...More

Reviewed 24 June 2016

lovely georgian house, restaurant is a tasteful extension with views of the original garden. we had a reservation and were going to be late but they kept the kitchen open for us after a phone call to cancel. very much appreciated! all the food was...More

Thank YorkshireManinblack
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review and we're delighted you enjoyed your evening. As you say, the 'dining experience' is crucial to one's enjoyment and we do take pride in the service and the attention to detail that is so important....More

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at this hidden gem Creative and innovative food to bring your taste buds to life! It's a real treat to dine here and we had a great night. In comparison to other fine dining establishments In the area this tops the...More

Thank Robbster
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

Many thanks for taking the time to review - delighted you enjoyed your evening so much. Daniel's menus have certainly been well-received and now it's getting towards summer, the new, seasonal, produce gives extra scope to his imagination! Drinks in the garden before dining, watching...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016

Totally different food on the menu (not for fussy eaters). Anyone with allergies etc. is immediately catered for with no fuss.More

Thank Fauxman24560
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Thank you! Delighted you enjoyed your meals here at TSH...our food is certainly different, in that it is creative and interesting, and we can also cope with fussy eaters as well as allergies! If we know in advance, it is much easier for us to...More

Reviewed 29 November 2015

We enjoyed a three course meal with canapés. We were the only people in the restaurant so we had their undivided attention. The food was excellent. On par with some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. All local produce, even veg from the hotel garden....More

1  Thank FramyEdin
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2015

Thank you for such praise! The chefs here at TSH place great importance on using the best local produce to complement their dishes and will be delighted to hear of your appreciation of this. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of...More

Reviewed 7 August 2015

Our second visit and the dinner seemed even better than last time. Everything is done with originality and great care. Each plate is stylishly and artistically presented. The wine list is enterprising and not too pricey. They cannot be too far off a Michelin Star...More

1  Thank travelingcompanions
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2015

Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your meal so much that you couldn’t help capturing it for posterity! We hope to see you again soon for your third visit – perhaps this time our chefs will manage to blow...More

Reviewed 14 July 2015

Had a lovely evening meal here,very nice place friendly staff. Would go here again if in Penrith only a 10 minute drive from Appleby

Thank porty1
paul e, Owner at Temple Sowerby House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2015

We’re delighted you enjoyed your meal here at TSH so much and hope to see you again.

Nearby Restaurants
New Crown Inn
16 reviews
2.80 miles away
Llama Karma Kafe
377 reviews
4.16 miles away
George and Dragon
634 reviews
4.70 miles away
The Fox Inn
30 reviews
4.99 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Acorn Bank
224 reviews
.81 miles away
Brougham Castle
137 reviews
4.79 miles away
Appleby Leisure Centre
12 reviews
2.79 miles away
Red Barn Gallery
28 reviews
3.63 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Temple Sowerby House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$68
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Penrith CA10 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 61578
  • E-mail
The restaurant at Temple Sowerby House offers a truly relaxing dining experience with innovative menus and friendly and attentive service. Passionate about the superb range of produce available here in Cumbria, Head Chef Daniel blends the best traditions of British and Classical French cooking, redefined for today's lifestyle and tastes. His menus encompass seasonal dishes with a deftness of touch and an explosion of flavours! Reservations required. Last orders taken at 20:45PM.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing