The Kings Arms

“Hostelry in charming village” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

TEMPLE SOWERBY, CUMBRIA

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Our View

In 1799, when Temple Sowerby was known as 'The Queen of Westmorland Villages', Romantic poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge began their tour of the Lake District here at this 17th-century coaching inn on the Penrith to Appleby turnpike. The kitchen serves a mix of old favourites and more modern options, from soup and sandwiches to cod and hand cut chips; or slow-braised double lamb shank with minted mash and rosemary gravy.

The Kings Arms
TEMPLE SOWERBY, CA10 1SB
Phone : 017683 62944

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Cumbria

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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