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.