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Nenthead Road, Alston CA9 3LF, England
+44 1434 381203
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“kedgeree” (4 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Gluten Free Options
Nenthead Road, Alston CA9 3LF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is of excellent quality. I would recommend the venue for the quality of food. The decor is somewhat dated and tired. The carpet needs to be refitted in the dining room. The staff are excellent.

Thank 656pam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious high quality food prepared by a chef who won a master chef competition. Wine pairing is selected by an expert and every one of them was great.

Thank philip e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for dinner having seen the fabulous reviews for the tasting menu. It was a celebration night for us so we booked ahead online for dinner. This was a mistake. The online booking books you in for a 'bistro' (pub grub) menu which closes...More

Thank Delia T
Reviewed 2 April 2018

stayed one night at this charming old hotel using a secret escapes deal for 2 people included bed and breakfast and the 7 course tasting menu. The staff were lovely, attentive and chatty, but the food, what can I say ?Iwas so excited about the...More

1  Thank goddessmunchie
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had the seven course taster menu as part of a deal , the meal was excellent as a mature couple it was nice to have lots of different tastings experiences and not to be over faced with large portions of the same thing.

Thank Wohyam
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The great thing about the food is that it is freshly prepared for you, and arrives on the table still nice and hot. The selection and preparation in the Bistro is Pub Lunch stuff, the Taster meal is better quality, the selection of wines excellent....More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I booked a weekend retreat here with a tasting menu dinner. I won't labour the point - this was simply excellent. Each course was delicious, presented attractively and expertly served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Each course was accompanied by an appropriate...More

Thank WC27
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband is an amazing chef and actually chose this hotel due to the seven course taster menu which was on offer. What a complete treat. We experienced both this menu and the a la cart bistro one the night before. This chef is absolutely...More

1  Thank ClaireMVH
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Always a warm welcome and good food. Great setting and friendly staff - been visiting for many years and never a bad experience.

Thank Totalpost
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Wow..the 7 course taster meal was exceptional, nearly 2 hours of delightful food. Right from the "chefs amuse" to the soufle to the rich and creamy cauliflower valoute to the fantastic sorbet and sweet course I really could not fault it. Our meal was included...More

Thank Brian E
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James F
7 June 2016|
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Response from saintaidans | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the tasting menu.
5 August 2015|
Response from Rosiecar | Reviewed this property |
Nice jeans and shirt will be perfectly acceptable.
2 February 2015|
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Response from Diana G | Reviewed this property |
Spring Menu Starters & Main Courses Starters Grapefruit and mint cocktail, blood orange sorbet, candied peel Riccota cheese and mixed mushroom lasagne, rocket and parmesan salad, white truffle foam. Home cured wild boar... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$74 - US$74
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nenthead Road, Alston CA9 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Alston
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 381203
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