1863 is set in the quiet village of Pooley Bridge, not far from where the Ullswater steamer…
1863 Restaurant with Rooms
“A family run all-rounder that just keeps getting better” - AA Inspector
POOLEY BRIDGE, CUMBRIA
Our Inspector's view
1863 Restaurant with Rooms is located in the heart of Pooley Bridge, it was built for the village blacksmith in 1863 hence the name. The contemporary dining room is a small operation with an equally small bar area that gives as much space to dining as possible. The décor is fun, with clocks, mirrors, art and different kinds of seating. Cooking is skilful, using prime ingredients from Britain and beyond to underpin the modern British menu. High quality bedrooms are well appointed with many thoughtful extras provided as standard adding to the luxury as well as the overall presentation.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 7
- Free 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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