George and Dragon

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M6, Junction 40; 5 minutes


Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm

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    Dog friendly

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    Kid friendly

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    Disabled access

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    Free WiFi for visitors

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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    Electric car charging

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    Recycling/sustainability practices


Sister to glamorous Askham Hall hotel and the Queen's Head pub down the road, this low, white-washed building is a classy country inn with gourmet food to match. It's at the heart of the Lowther Estate and is a hub for the community. The run of intimate, interconnecting rooms have flagstone floors, scrubbed tables and walls hung with period photographs. There’s a sunny courtyard with chunky benches and an enclosed garden where kids and dogs can run free – ask staff for local hiking tips.

Food is foraged, organically home-grown, or sourced locally. Field to fork reigns supreme. The monthly-changing menu may include twice-baked cheese and spring onion soufflé, slow-cooked shorthorn beef or a rich chocolate pot. Mingle with the locals in the cosy bar or sink into a sofa to digest.

The pub re-opens in spring 2023 following a refurb so the above may change. Do check ahead for current opening hours and menu specifics.

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George and Dragon,
Clifton, Penrith,
CA10 2ER
Tel - 01768 865381
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