Pentonbridge Inn


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Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cosy, Fine dining, Luxury, Romantic, Traditional
One Michelin star
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Dog friendly
Perfect for
Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, Michelin-starred Pentonbridge Inn is a fine dining destination restaurant offering guests an eight-course tasting menu showcasing the best of seasonal local produce. Once a coaching inn, the building underwent an extensive renovation before reopening in 2017. It has been delighting diners, and gaining a few prestigious accolades along the way, ever since. The restaurant aims to offer a refined dining experience, while still retaining a casual and comfortable atmosphere, with the cosy dining room featuring a wood burning fire, exposed brick walls and an open kitchen.

Central to the ethos at Pentonbridge Inn is a commitment to using local ingredients, many of which are grown in the walled garden at the nearby Netherby Hall. The Cumbrian larder produces much of the country's finest meat and dairy, so this features heavily on the frequently changing tasting menu. Examples of courses include Cumbrian Texel lamb with stuffed morels, carrot and tarragon, Cornish brown crab with vichyssoise and Exmoor caviar, and rhubarb with coconut and gingerbread. This is, of course, subject to change.

Due to the nature of the produce the chefs work with, vegans cannot be accommodated for on its regular the tasting menu. However, with 48 hours' notice, a vegetarian menu can be arranged.

A wine flight pairing can be included if you like, or stick to the international wine list which features many reasonably priced bottles as well as sought after vintages, with several wines available by the glass. If you prefer, there are also a few local ales, beer and cider, as well as plenty of spirits and digestifs to cap off your meal.

If you’ll be travelling from afar, or just fancy a treat, book an overnight stay at Pentonbridge Inn and benefit from the award-winning accommodation as well as breakfast in the morning.


Is there an a la carte menu?

No, the eight course tasting menu is the only meal Pentonbridge Inn offers.

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Meet the team
Pentonbridge Inn

Chris Archer

Head chef

Head chef Chris Archer has spent a career in some of the best restaurants in the country, before coming to Cumbria to take over the kitchen at the Pentonbridge Inn. Originally East Yorkshire, Chris started his career at Winteringham Fields, and has worked at the likes of Midsummer House and The Yorke Arms, before a stint as head chef of The Cottage in the Woods. 

Chris's hyper-seasonal food is a perfect fit for the Pentonbridge Inn. He's passionate about championing local suppliers, letting Cumbria's bountiful larder shine from top to bottom of his tasting menus, whilst also using produce grown within the restaurant's own walled garden at Netherby Hall. 

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Pentonbridge Inn


£200Wine Event at Pentonbridge Inn - Italian Wine
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Wine Event at Pentonbridge Inn - Italian Wine

19 Jul 2024

Join us on a guided tour through Italy and its wine which can be fascinating, diverse, and completely frustrating. Italy provides wine lovers with so many distinctive, and diverse wines, typical of a country with such a rich food culture and heritage. From the alpine foothills in the north to its southern boot and a Super Tuscan in-between! Enjoy the best that Italy has to offer alongside a bespoke menu by Michelin-starred chef Chris Archer. What could be more perfect?

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£200Wine Event at Pentonbridge Inn - German Wine
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Wine Event at Pentonbridge Inn - German Wine

20 Sep 2024

If you think you know German wine think again! One of the most northern wine-producing countries in the world contains some of the most elegant wines available and can be uniquely refreshing and aromatic. German wine has changed dramatically in the last 30 years and provides some of the world's finest, lightest, longest-living whites and increasingly seductive reds. From the sweetest Beerenauslese to the driest Trocken. Paired with a bespoke menu from our head chef Christopher Archer, enjoy an evening of wine at Pentonbridge Inn.


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£200Wine Event at Pentonbridge Inn - French Wine
Special Dinner
Wine Event at Pentonbridge Inn - French Wine

28 Dec 2024

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our French evening.  If you ask any French person they will proudly tell you that, of course, France makes the best wines, as well as being the best chefs and best lovers!  We reserve judgment on the second two, but generally tend to agree with them on wine (but please don’t let them know we said that!)  We will showcase some stunning wines from all around France to compliment our delicious food and we will begin the evening by welcoming you with an exclusive glass of a specially commissioned glass of blanc des blancs Champagne, curated for Pentonbridge Inn by our friends at Joseph Perrier Champagne À bientôt!

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Penton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5QB

01228 792732 01228 792732


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-13:30
Sat 12:00-13:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-20:30
Thu 18:00-20:30
Fri 18:00-20:30
Sat 18:00-20:30
Sun Closed


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