I am not vegan: indeed, I am not even vegetarian. However, I am fascinated by food and have enjoyed creating vegan dishes for myself. A colleague and I decided to stay here for one night whilst attending a conference in Kendal. The most welcoming host showed me into a huge room with comfortable bed, large en suite, and very pleasant outlook. My colleague had a slightly smaller room with a more recently refurbished bathroom. Both rooms seemed almost unbelievable value for money.
We had booked an evening meal (£15 for 3 courses) and had emailed our menu choices the night before, as requested. We were served enormous portions of delicious vegan food. This ranged from the homely and comforting (raspberry and redcurrant crumble, for example) to the more unusual and imaginative (lentil and apricot, and spinach and apple soups). We were offered seconds of the latter, and could not possibly have eaten more of the former. You can even bring your own wine: the hosts were very happy to refrigerate ours until we were ready for it.
After eating so much the night before we couldn't face the wonderful-sounding full vegan cooked breakfast, and just had porridge and toast. I'll be very glad to invent an excuse to return to try it, because even the porridge was quite special.
The food is not haute cuisine, and the rooms are not shrines to interior design. However, I have given 5 stars because everything was so thoroughly enjoyable represented fantastic value for money. I would recommend Fox Hall to anyone, regardless of their eating habits.
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- Fox Hall B&B Kendal, Lake District