Traditional and stylish Cumbria hotel
The George Hotel Penrith combines historic tradition with modern convenience. Housed in a 300-year-old Grade I listed building, the hotel features current day amenities to ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable stay.
Situated on the main high street of the Cumbria market town of Penrith, the 3-star property is readily accessible to visitors, including those entering the settlement by train; Penrith North Lakes railway station is just a short walk away.
Most of the establishments 35 guestrooms have recently been refurbished to offer higher standards. All include en-suite bathroom facilities, as well as satellite television, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and direct dial telephone. A number of luxury rooms also include additional extras; those hoping for a romantic weekend may want to try out a four poster bed.
The hotel restaurant, the Devonshire, offers diners a menu of traditional English food, made from the freshest and finest locally produced ingredients. The atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxing and unhurried. An extensive cellar offers a variety of wines from both the new and old world.
Those hoping for a lighter bite should head over to the newly opened Dappers Bar, which is contemporarily furnished, quite the contract to the rest of the traditional hotel dcor. As well as offering a wide range of alcoholic beverages, the bar also serves morning coffee, bar meals, tapas, and light lunches. Such is the calming atmosphere guests may find themselves staying for longer than intended. Its also a fine place to meet up with friends or colleagues.
As well as catering towards leisure guests, the George Hotel Penrith is also suitable for travelling businesspeople or those looking for a party venue. Several multifunctional rooms are available which can be utilised for informal meetings, conferences, product launches, and team building activities amongst other corporate activities.
The hotel is also able to cater for wedding parties up to 120 people. The fantastic Lake District location makes for a memorable wedding setting. Similarly, those looking to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or any occasion for that matter, will also find the venue suitable.
Perhaps the hotels finest attraction is its proximity to the grand spectacle of the Lake District. Just three miles from the National Park, Penrith is known at the Gateway to the Lakes. Guests at the hotel can embark on a number of activities in the region, which vary from relaxed to high-octane.
Lake Ullswater, the second largest lake in the district, is just four miles from the hotel. The lake is often a hive of activity, particularly during weekends and holiday periods. Visitors can enjoy kayaking, yacht rides, and water-skiing amongst other water-sports. Those with slightly less adrenaline to release will find beautiful, scenic landscapes in which to walk or relax.
The George Hotel Penrith is also close to a number of interest-piquing spots, including Mayburgh Henge and King Arthurs Round Table, two Neolithic earthworks. The ruins of Penrith and Brougham Castles, the latter of which is more extensive, are also popular tourist destinations. All four of these sites are operated through English Heritage thanks to their significant historical, not to mention tourist, value.