George and Dragon, Clifton
“British cooking from the estate of the AA’s founder” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Comfy sofas and little alcoves all characterise this popular inn, meticulously renovated by owner Charles Lowther, on his historic family estate. His ancestor, Lord Lonsdale helped found the AA, which adopted yellow, his favourite colour, as its trademark. British cooking relies on the estate for pedigree Shorthorn beef, and pork from rare-breed stock, while game and most fish is also pretty local.
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Facilities – at a glance
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 126
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Closed: false
- Cuisine style: British pub food
- Vegetarian menu
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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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