We used this pub as a stopover en route to Scotland. location is excellent 10 mins or so from the motorway. We received a friendly welcome and shown to our room. We booked the family room as we have a 2 yr old. On first impressions the room was a good size plenty of room for us all including the dog. We went straight downstairs to eat. The food was good quality, the decor was excellent a real cosy atmosphere which is reflected on the website homepage. The staff were lovely especially as our wee boy wasn't very well so we appreciated their patience!
The downside without doubt was our room. As previous writers have mentioned the noise from the fans is almost unbearable in the evening. I can sleep through most things but being above the kitchen and a family room at that was just simply awful. The racket went on till around 11pm I would guess even though there is a huge sign for guests to see next to the kitchen reminding staff to turn it off at 10. You then heard all the plates even cutlery being put away. We then had the pleasure of next door using the loo which sounded as if it was behind our headboard then watching tv around 1am. Unfortunately the bathroom was tiny considering it was a family room. My husband couldn't shut the door when on the loo ! Let alone 2 people getting ready in there at once! There was only a shower which isn't great for toddlers either. Having to go outside onto the landing to make a cup of tea isn't ideal if you wanted to make one in your pj's!
For £135 a night we expected far more, quality bathroom products, tea making facilities in your room, a better view than the one we saw extra touches to reflect the price. Compared to other hotels in the area this is way over priced I would say it should be around the £90 mark as it felt more like a standard B&B not what the website depicted.
To end on a positive note we did express our concerns in the morning after a great breakfast and the member of staff was aware of the noise issue and she dealt with the matter very professionally and quickly. So if you're hungry and don't want a service station grub, pop in for lovely food and maybe head back to a travel lodge to sleep!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George and Dragon is a vibrant country inn with a restaurant, bar and 12 bedrooms. Each of the rooms has been individually designed and decorated with comfortable beds and luxury linens. There is a welcoming and relaxing bar, a lovely restaurant serving fresh, seasonal produce from the owner's family estate and kitchen garden at sister establishment nearby Askham Hall. On the edge of the Lake District, it makes a great base for outings in this quiet and secluded part of Cumbria. Dogs, families, walkers and cyclists all welcome. ... more less
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