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Crosby Ravensworth

Penrith, Cumbria

England, UK

CA10 3JG

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Exploring and eating well are two good reasons to stay at Crake Trees Manor.

Here are our a few places around and about Crosby Ravensworth Cumbria and how long it will take you to get there.

EATING OUT my recommendations


 

CROSBY RAVENSWORTH

15 minutes walk through the fields or by the road 3 minutes

The Butchers Arms (01931 715500)

Local community owned pub opened for business in 2011.. Unfortunately, Not recommended for food at the moment.


KINGS MEABURN

5 minutes the next village north of Maulds Meaburn

The White Horse (CA10 3BU - 01931 714256)

Very small, and old fashioned village pub. New landlords offer good value homemade food off the board menu. You feel like you are stepping into a families cosy front room, but don't let that put you off! Popular Friday night Pie and Pint, and also regular quiz nights. Home of the Eden Valley Beer Festival held at the end of July.


RAVENSTONEDALE

25 mins cross country thought the countryside south east

The Kings Head (CA17 4NH - 015396 23 050)

Reopened and completely restored by the Metcalfe – Gibson family. A rustic but modern interior.   Seasonally changing pub food, menu, we always think it’s a real relaxing place for supper. Also the only place to drink our super local High Cup Winery wines. Some great modern art on the walls. A mix of locals, visitors and young enthusiastic staff.


BOLTON

15 mins cross country thought the countryside north east

The New Crown Inn (CA16 6AU - 017683 61888)

Another local pub that has been reopened and completely restored by the Hayton’s ( car dynasty) family. Comfortable bar area with fire and sofas.  Local sourced pub food, also an outside wood pizza oven for weekends. They seem to be making a good effort to smarten up the pub scene in this growing village.


CLIFTON

25 minutes on the A6 travelling north towards Penrith

The George & Dragon (CA10 2ER - 01768 865381)

Rejuvenated pub taken back in hand by the Lowther family. Usually busy bar, and large restaurant area. An open kitchen using produce from the estate for modern pub food, all flagged floors, smoky fires and friendly chaos. Seems to be sorting its self out after a mediocre couple of years.


APPLEBY

15 minutes to the east

Tufton Arms Hotel (CA16 6XA Market place - 017683 51593)

Victorian coaching inn, with warm and very stylish bar. It can seem a bit stuffy in the restaurant. The bar menu has local game and a good choice of fish. A well-managed cellar and a vast selection of wine that Nigel, the owner chooses personally.

Royal Oak Inn, Bongate (CA16 6UN - 017683 51463)

Ancient roadside inn, immaculate and efficiently run. Variable cooking but good a atmosphere when busy. There is usually a special theme each evening. From early bird specials, to curry or local steak night. Dogs are catered for with their own menu!


PENRITH

25 minutes north

Four and Twenty (CA11 74Y -01768 210231)

A new entry on the eating scene of Penrith. Continuing the success of the Cowin brothers from Culgaith Nursery. The restaurant is usually busy with locals and business travellers. They also own the Moo Bar. a specialist real ale bar.

India Gate (CA11 7TE - 01768 210020)

Loud & cheerful Thai x Indian family restaurant. Opposite Penrith’s “premier nightspot” The Warehouse, Penrith’s very own extensive bar/nightclub complex within an old iron foundry, suitable for all ages. 

The Lounge  ( CA11 74Y  - 01768 866395 )

Popular with local people of all ages. This busy bar, open all day and evening, is run with precision by The Bowman (of horse driving/ scrap metal fame) family. Speedy tapas style dishes served by efficient and attractive local bar staff. Enjoy people watching with a continuous beating retro sound track. DURING THE DAY coffee stops and lunch time eating

Abbey Café. Shap

Derek and his staff run this tremendously popular eatery. All homemade cafe food professionally cooked with lots of take away bakery treats, both savoury and sweet. Great after a swim in the village open air swimming pool.

GreenWheat Florist and Fika. Brunswick Road Penrith.

Also Pop Up restaurant nights with chef Lee. Our daughter Laura recently opened this modern florists with coffee shop ( Fika is Swedish for coffee with something good to eat and a chat!) Great for a coffee stop or lunch of homemade soup and scrumptious baguettes. Watch the world go by and Laura at work…very relaxing.

The Mill Yard Café. Morland.

This café has been a popular meeting place for locals that lunch and walkers for many years. A sofa by the fire or catch the sun in the courtyard, then explore Morland House gardens next door. Each Saturday night is informal Tapas night.

For Walking


 

Downloads are available below:

Walk 1 - A short, circular walk through Crosby Ravensworth.

Walk 2 - A longer walk up to Reagill and then back through the villages of Maulds meaburn and Crosby Ravensworth.

Walk 3 - A more challenging walk up Seal Howe.

More beautiful walks can be found on the Countryfile website.

For Cycling


 

You will meet cyclists everywhere on our quiet, but quite challenging, roads. Many circular routes can be tackled right from the farm. I can set you off following a map to suit all abilitries!

Further information is available at the following pages on the Visit Eden website - Day Rides, Lyvennet Valley.

For Exploring


 

These are a few of our favourite places to explore especially with children. Lowther Castle and Garden’s, wander round the hundreds of acres of romantic gardens and pleasure grounds that have been abandoned for 60 years, now gradually coming back to life, our families favourite meeting up place with a modern café, dogs welcome (20 minutes).

Aira Force, typical lakeland waterfall on the shores of our most charming Lake Ullswater 40 minutes.

Brougham Castle, our childrens favourite castle ruin to race around , many steps to climb and dark passages to explore (20 minutes).

Dalemain House, home of the world famous marmalade festival.

Bird of Prey Centre Lowther, (20 minutes)Well run enthusiastic breeding and demonstration centre with very retro and cosy tea room.

Long Meg, The second largest stone circle in Britain, marvel at its wonder then back down to The Watermill at Little Salkeld for tea (40 minutes).

Shap Abbey, another lonesome abbey, relic of prosperous times past , on the coast to coast route, finish off with a simple snack at The Abbey Café in Shap ( 15 minutes).

For Driving


 

How about a drive over one of the top 10 most scenic drives in the world. Up from Melmerby to Alston and round by Middleton in Teasdale (3 – 4 hours).

Or over to the west coast via Carlisle, past Watchtree Nature Reserve, where all our farm’s cattle and sheep were buried during foot and mouth. On to Silloth, a real blast from the past, with a tremendous 3 mile promenade. Follow the coast down past Whitehaven and Workington to St Bees. Passing Sellafield, turn towards home. Over Hardknott and Wrynose pass (if you dare) and back via Ambleside and Windermere (a good days drive). Or Turn right or left at the bottom of our lane and see where the small winding lanes take you.