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The Weary
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The Weary
Ranked #23 of 25 Brampton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 December 2010

Stayed at The Weary with a bunch of colleagues over two days. Warm welcome from the owner who continued to provide an attentive and high level of customer service throughout our stay.

Beautiful location in a charming village.

The best part of the stay was the food which was fantastic, good wines too.

Lots of attention to detail. I liked the DVD library (dvd players in the rooms) and the books and magazines available for guests to borrow.

The rooms were stylish, comfortable and well equipped. Very large comfortable bed. Only fault i could raise was the cracked glass sink - perfectly functional but the duct tape repair jarred against the rest of the decor.

I was there for business purposes but I think The Weary is much better suited to the leisure traveller. A great place for walking trips and to explore Hadrians Wall and the surrounding areas. Would be good for a couples weekend break too. Would definitely look to use this place as stop off on a trip to Scotland.

Absolutely no mobile phone access (which some may find a good thing!) - my collegues and I could be seen throughout our stay jogging to the outer reaches of the village where a slight signal could be picked up. At the time of our stay the wi-fi internet was also not working.

I certainly enjoyed my stay at The Weary, even if you don't stay here a visit to the restaurant is well advised if you are in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Thank CherryWhite036
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

Food, Room, Staff - EXCELLENT. Don't pass this one by, it is too good to miss.

Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
Thank Lindy0304
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

I stayed recently with my wife and 7 month old daughter. The welcome was fantastic and friendly by the owner Ian who showed us to our room, carried our luggage and helped us settle in. We stayed in the largest room which was clean and the super king size bed was the best we've had when travelling.
The housekeeper did a fantastic daily clean and even washed our daughter’s bottles and bowls (a real treat on our return from days out)
The food was also fantastic and we ate in the restaurant 2/3 evenings. Highly recommend the Steak and Ale pie with chunky chips.
We had a great stay and would happily return. Many thanks Ian

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Chrissy_Parsons
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

Our daughter planned to stay here on a two day Business Trip to Cumbria and invited us for dinner. After reading some of the reviews I was rather dubious about the sort of meal we would get.

However despite what the previous reviews said, we found the place delightful. The range of food on the menu was excellent. The preparation and presentation of the food was superb and the service by our charming and helpful waitress was faultless.

Just for the record it needs to be said, that I if there is something to complain about, I certainly will, because I firmly believe this is the only way standards can be improved.

Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
Thank VictorM04
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

Having reviewed the website we decided that, although expensive, we would treat ourselves as it all looked fantastic and would be a great last night to our week long break on our way back north. When phoning to book was told only one room available - the most expensive one at £140 B&B. We realised that they were obviously desperate for business as when we arrived there were only two other rooms taken despite it being a Friday night in August. We soon realised why.
Welcome was lukewarm, we assumed it was the owner but he didn't introduce himself. We were asked if we wanted help with our luggage and after we politely declined he told us "we have to ask".
The room looked fine although a bit tatty round the edges and it was also very dusty. No complimentary water was provided and there was no pen to fill out the (unnecessary) breakfast pre-order form. The glass sink in the "luxury" bathroom was cracked and had been repaired with duck tape - pretty poor given the hefty room tariff (from reading other reviews it looks like this defect dates back to 2008). The "luxury" bath gel and body moisturiser were all sticky round the top like they'd been there for years and never had a wipe off since the original bottles were bought back in The Weary's hey day in 2008.
Friday night in August you would expect the bar and restaurant to be jam packed, but there were only three other tables with customers eating in the bar; the restaurant remained empty all evening. The seats were grubby and stained. The food was disappointing and very average, there was no sign of local ingredients apart from a local beer batter encasing the usual battered fish, prawns etc. I had a chicken dish which was served on a strangely grey-coloured potato and bacon rosti, and there was the usual microwaved side dish of mixed veg. The dreaded chunky hand cut chips abounded on the menu, personally I can't stand these but there wasn't really any other option apart from the aforementioned grey rosti. The place was empty by 9pm and we retired to the giant bed and the dust and had a good night's sleep.
Despite the pre-ordered cooked breakfast list being handed in the night before together with a preferred dining time, it was a good 10 minutes before anyone (the same guy) appeared to seat us or bring tea, coffee etc. Breakfast was a paltry selection of three cereals and what tasted like pre-frozen orange juice. The cooked element of the breakfast was passable but was served 25 minutes later than we had asked for on the pre-order form.
On departure we paid our hefty bill and beat a hasty retreat. We didn't complain or provide any feedback at the time as frankly the owner really didn't appear to care less. The whole place has a feeling of being run down and I would be surprised if its still open in a few months. Would not recommend or return and goodness knows how this place warrants 4 stars from the English Tourist Board and the AA Restaurant with Rooms. Maybe it did back in 2008.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank imtooclassy
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

If you want a base for a great walking holiday, The Weary has it all. Firstly, it is in a perfect location; Castle Carrock is surrounded by many possibilities for circular walks with excellent footpaths. The veiws are brilliant even with ascents as easy as 300-400 feet. We have sent Ian and Gill (the owners of the Weary) photographs and maps of 3 of our walks which are on the their website. As for the Weary itself, it is a charming converted pub with a very traditional exterior, but has all the luxuries and contemporary decor of a modern hotel. It is welcoming and has the personal touch which is missing in a lot of the bigger hotels. The rooms are so comfortable, with a shower and bath, essential after a long days walking. The food is really good and at weekends breakfast is served up to 10.30, so you can get a lie in!!! We would definitely recommend this for a walking holiday. Hadrians Wall is a few miles away, as is Lanercost Priory. One of our walks along the Mad River Gelt includes a quarry that supplied stone for Hadrians Wall. Historic Carlisle is about 7 miles away and the Lake District about an hour and a half drive. We only stayed for three days, but we were so relaxed and will definitely stay for longer next time. If you were to stay longer and plan well, you could have many varied and enjoyable walks in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank annas88
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Reviewed 10 June 2010

A good welcome and efficient friendly staff from this family run business. Parking outside was just about adequate but there is room in the quiet road adjacent. The room was comfortable and well equipped with quality bathrom fittings. Double bed was so full of cushions it took a while to get rid of them. Maybe a bit fussy this, but that's a male perspective!
Wi Fi , which isn't advertised, is available and the access extended into the rooms. A well portioned breakfast served right on time (you have to fill out your requirements the night before) and in a comfortable airy restaurant. You can tell the care and committment from the owners. Food was a bit on the expensive side for a pub but they are probably aiming their market at restaurant not pub fayre.
Overall I would say it that this is an ideal stop off for the area if you are visiting and exploring, or even golfing! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Thank Peachtime
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Additional Information about The Weary

Address: Castle Carrock, Brampton CA8 9LU, England (Formerly the Weary Sportsman)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Brampton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Brampton
Price Range: £95 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the outside Traditional Country Inn. Inside contemporary modern with subtle lighting, and laid back mood in the bar and glass room restaurant which overlooks the walled garden. The bedrooms with plain sophisticated colors and shapes, massive big and bouncy beds with bosomy pillows. Pandering to the hedonistic, dvd, flat screen TV B & O telephones. Bathrooms with huge walk-in showers, green basins, Jacuzzi baths and TVs. ... more   less 
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