The String of Horses Inn
“Traditional coaching inn in historic area” - AA Inspector
Close to Hadrian’s Wall in the peaceful village of Faugh, this traditional 17th-century Lakeland inn may be tucked away but it’s just 10 minutes from Carlisle. There are oak beams, wood panelling, old settles and log fires in the restaurant, where imaginative pub food is on offer, and in the bar, where you’ll find real ales from the Allendale and Hesket breweries. Creamy tomato and basil soup; Creole sticky prawn rice; chicken fajitas; chilli lasagne; and half shoulder of lamb with mint gravy admirably represent what’s on a typical menu.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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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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