1863 Bar Bistro Rooms
“A family run all-rounder that just keeps getting better” - AA Inspector
POOLEY BRIDGE, CUMBRIA
Our Inspector's view
1863 Bar Bistro Rooms is located in the idyllic village of Pooley Bridge on the edge of the majestic Ullswater. Built in 1863, as its names suggests, it was once the village blacksmith's and then the post office before becoming a restaurant with rooms. All bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable with many extras including TVs, DVD players, WiFi and bathrobes provided as standard. There are two stylish suites, which like the other rooms, feature colourful Designers' Guild wallpapers. The award-winning dishes use the best produce that the Cumbrian larder can offer and are served in relaxed surroundings.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 7
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Lounge without TV
- Open parking
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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