Find this good restaurant in the excellent Tebay service station on the northbound M6, between junctions 38 & 39 (it can also be accessed if driving south).
Unless dining in mid winter, the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Cumbrian fells, provide an impressive backdrop.
On the food front, the kitchen offers locally-sourced classic dishes - many with a modern twist.
So expect the likes of 'Pan-Fried Chicken Livers with Wholegrain Mustard, on Toasted Sour Dough'; 'Smoked Cumbrian Meats from the Farm Shop, with Carrot & Orange Chutney'; 'Home-Cured Salmon Gravadlaxwith Pickled Dill Cucumbers & Rye Bread'; 'Shallot Soup with Watercress Purée & Buttered Cheese Scone' and 'Muncaster Crab Cakes with Chili & Plum Tomato Salsa' amongst the starters.
Depending on the season, perhaps 'Hay-Roasted Shoulder of Mutton from our own Farm - with Roasted Root Vegetables and Port & Redcurrant Sauce'; 'Pork Loin Chop with Thyme, Carrot & Potato Rosti & Apple Cider Cream'; 'Steamed Hake & Clams with Cherry Tomatoes & Herb Potatoes' and 'Braised Leeks & White Bean Millefeuille with Roasted Red Peppers & Kale' included on the list of mains.
Puds, such as 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Ice Cream & Honeycomb'; 'Vanilla Pannacotta with Roasted Plum Crumble' and 'Milk Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart with Berry Compote' maintain the high standard.
Smart casual dress preferred. Good lighter dishes are offered, over longer hours, in The Lounge (see below)
Don't miss a visit to the Tebay Farm Shop, less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Good lighter dishes are offered in the Lounge between 11.30-22.00
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains about £13 to £21
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups, including good wines by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Staveley Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L all week, check Christmas openings
- Rooms available