Stayed for one night on our way to Scotland. I was bemused to be asked to pay upfront for our stay in spite of having paid a deposit, I guess the reception girl thought we looked dodgy and may have done a runner early in the morning. Never been asked to do this before and it did put us off somewhat.
The room was well appointed and very clean though the mattress was very soggy and gave a poor sleep quality. Every thing was on hand in the room, good wi-fi ,excellent shower and plenty of tea, coffee and milk. The breakfast was very good and well prepared.
We would stay here again, the cask ales are well kept Jennings with one guest ale.
I know this hotel from having lived in Penrith for many years when it was mainly a watering hole for farmers visiting the Auction Mart (now a supermarket). It is a Victorian building with high ceilings and a rather elegant servery in the bar. The ambience has largely been destroyed by the addition of reclaimed floorboards beneath the Victorian coving on which are displayed a few woodworking tools!! Its beyond me why anyone would spoil a nice building in this way and I hope the brewery can find the funds for a refurbish of the bar area and restore it.
- Also Known As:
- Agricultural Hotel Penrith
- The Agricultural Hotel Penrith, Cumbria