The George and Dragon is a stylish country inn with a cosy bar, and eleven comfortable bedrooms, individually designed and decorated. The elegant bathrooms have roll top baths or contemporary walk-in showers. Ideally situated on the edge of the Lake District, in a lesser known part of Cumbria.
What makes a stay at George and Dragon unique?
Award-winning Gareth Webster, does perfect justice to the slow-grow breeds of beef, pork and lamb produced on the Lowther Estate – and you'll find lovely wines to match.
Photographs, prints and archive images on the walls tell the story of the owner's family estate's unique heritage and comfy sofas, richly coloured rugs, bare wooden tables, intimate alcoves and crackling fires make it a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Outside is plenty of seating and a lawned play area beneath fruit trees.
Upstairs are 11 bedrooms of varying sizes, perfectly decorated in classic country style. Carpeting is Cumbrian wool, beds are new, ornaments come with Lowther history, showers are walk-in, baths are roll top, and breakfast is fresh and delicious.
What style cuisine is on offer at George and Dragon?
Enjoy fresh, seasonal food, local ales and fine wines in the relaxing and welcoming restaurant. They grow and rear much of the produce in the kitchen gardens and fields at Askham Hall, just a couple of miles away. They also source produce from local suppliers and farmers, many of whom live and farm on the family estate.
What is the signature dish at George and Dragon?
Twice baked cheese souffle with chive and white wine sauce;
Lowther Estate shorthorn beef burger
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at George and Dragon?
The George and Dragon is a lively and stylish country inn with eleven bedrooms, all of which are upstairs. Each bedroom is different – individually designed with furniture and paintings from the Lowther family collection and each is a different size with different views. What they do have in common are comfortable beds, lovely linens and crewel work materials – they all have en suite bathrooms, some with roll top baths and some with walk in showers.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Penrith area?
The George and Dragon is situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, on the edge of the Lake District close to Lake Ullswater. The surrounding mountains, rivers, lakes, wildlife and history make this an idyllic spot to visit.
Visit the Lowther family Estate and Castle and gardens, within an easy walk or short drive from the George and Dragon.
There are a number of nearby woodland trails and the famous Rebel oak tree, where the rebel army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated and driven out of England. Clifton marks the site of the last battle to take place on English soil in 1745.