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Pentonbridge Inn


A Former 19th Century Coaching Inn, Pentonbridge Inn offers relaxed fine dining on the English - Scottish Border.  Offers a seasonal tasting menu with its heart in local produce and its walled garden at Netherby Hall supplies the restaurant with year-round produce straight to your plate. 

A close-knit teamwork to forge a quietly luxurious experience for guests. Enjoy the delights of the kitchen team or relax fireside with a glass of wine or local beer.

In January 2021, Pentonbridge Inn was awarded Michelin plate in the UK & Ireland Guide 2021, retained in 2022. Later that year Pentonbridge Inn received 3 AA rosettes. The AA awards three rosettes to  "Outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area".

Offering nine stylish rooms, Pentonbridge offers the chance for guests to Stay and Dine in the peaceful quiet of the   "debatable lands" on the Anglo-Scottish border.

Where is Pentonbridge Inn located?

Pentonbridge Inn Sits on the English/Scottish Border in Cumbria. Only a 20-minute drive (16 Miles) from Carlsie, M6 motorway Junction 44.

What cuisine is on offer at Pentonbridge Inn?

Pentonbridge Inn offers a seasonally changing 8-course Tasting Menu.  Taking the best produce from Cumbria and the UK has to offer, including their own Kitchen Garden. 

British Cuisine, Relaxed Fine Dining.

What makes a meal at Pentonbridge Inn unique?

The once coaching Inn re-opened in late 2017 under owners Gerald and Margo Smith, after extensive renovations. Creating a space to enjoy the fantastic produce Cumbria and the UK have to offer.
In 2019, they were rewarded with the prestigious Ceaser award for best newcomer in the Good Hotel Guide, and have since retained their listing. With a further editor's choice award for a pub-with-rooms, 2022.

Simultaneous restoration of Netherby Hall and its walled garden, only 3 miles down the road,  allows Head Chef Chris and his team access to the freshest of produce all year round.

Cumbria is where Chris feels most at home, “I love to cook with the finest produce from all over the world but find the natural Cumbrian larder a joy; the meat and dairy are incredible and the number of passionate artisan producers working across the county is not only heart-warming but very exciting for a chef


They Have retained a listing in the Michelin guide and 3 AA Rosette awards.

Other Information

Offering 9 rooms, Pentonbridge Inn guests can stay and dine, with complimentary breakfast from the kitchen team.

Facilities & information


19th century buildings

21st century buildings

No smoking

Free car parking (on site)


Electric Vehicle Charging



Extra info

Closed Times: Sunday - Tuesday

Nearest Train Station: Carlisle

Open Times: Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00

Vendor Accreditation: 3 AA Rosettes - Michelin Listed

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Address: Penton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CarlisleCA6 5QB, United Kingdom


From Carlisle (M6 Junction 44)

At junction 44, take the A7 North signposted 'Hawick'.

In Longtown, at the Spar shop, turn right onto Netherby Street, signposted 'Penton'.

Continue on this road for approximately 6 miles to the t-junction.

Pentonbridge Inn is on the corner.

Turn left, and left again into the car park.

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