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HOTELS & PUBS

Click the More Information links for a full list of Hotels and Pubs around Birkbeck Fell or in the Cliburn area. You will see location maps, Google Street View, photos and links to their websites. If you want to see more reviews, including the not so good ones, just click the More buttons.

Hotels

The George Hotel

Devonshire St, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7SU – 01768 862696

it's all just a bit tired. as a regular visitor to the lakes, i go here on a regular basis to visit older relatives and they like it as it's 'comfortable'. the food is okay, i prefer sitting in the dapper lounge as it's a bit more modern and a lot cosier. the front of the hotel is usually nicely decked out at christmas but that's about it. service has never been great and prices seem highish for a town like penrith!

I got a deal from the internet, half price with a 3 course evening meal. Great value and lots of atmosphere. The room was small but comfortable.( wouldn't want to spend more than a couple of nights in it). The meal was great, as was breakfast. The staff welcoming and friendly. Penrith is a nice little market town, worth checking out when staying at the George, ideal location for visiting the Lakes. All in all I liked it.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8QT – 01768 868111

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2DW – 0844 826 6266

Been there over 15 times and really enjoy it. In the early days it was a good value holiday with free access to the pool area and walks around the site. As the children grew up the costs of holidaying also grew as they wanted to partake in the various activities available. Our last visit saw us spend as much on activities as the 4 night accommodation! 3 teenage lads and a couple of activities each is nudging towards £200 Add in some beauty treatment for my wife and daughter and you're looking and total of over £350 The Quality of the food when eating out is great but 1 pint of beer and 1 cider is just short of £10 so dinning out for 6 with just 1 drink each can mount up. Eating in is the order of the day - take plenty of food with you and you'll be ok. Having said that, home cooking is a bit hit and miss with the oven we had last week. If you are happy to do you own meals you can keep the costs down, eat out every night and you may need a bigger credit card. I was happy to see some reinvestment as they are currently renovating a couple of cul-de-sac's so someone in the near future will experience that "new carpet and paint smell". The pool area is looking tired. The tiles above the water line look like they have not seen a sponge and soapy water for a long time, likewise the tiles at the edge of some walkways. I've tried to write an honest review but feel that my comments are quite negative HOWEVER.... I would definitely go again. What more can I say? I've got the Centerparcs bug!

Went here on a weekend away with the lads. Absolutely bombing time, we did so many different activities and the lack of the outside world is a great change in pace, especially if you're trying to get away and hide.

Local Pubs, public houses, inns, bars for the Cliburn area - with telephone numbers, addresses, location maps and some reviews. Find A Proper Pub is a drinking man guide to pubs. Although not comprehensive it gives you another angle on pubs it covers.

Public Houses and Gastro Pubs for the Cliburn area

The Strickland Arms

Great Strickland, Nr Pooley Bridge, Penrith, CA10 3DF CA10 3DF – 01931 712238

Fantastic place to come whist doing the C2C! Warm welcome and great food. Britain's best cycling pub, complete with the TdF Yellow Jersey 2012!

My wife and I have enjoyed many good meals at this pleasant and friendly pub. The steak night (Wednesdays) are particularly good value. They are very child friendly and have high chairs available. They also serve a very nice pint of Jennings Cumberland Ale.

The Agricultural Hotel

Castlegate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7JE – 01768 862622

Excellent, gave this a go as we were in the area, not disappointed excellent food great variety on the menu lovely and clean and cosy inside friendly service to and free on site parking.

In the days where pubs keep on changeing beers and stocking unknowns from micro brewerys its good to see a pub sticking to well known brands. In his case it was a excellent pint of jennings sneck lifter

George and Dragon

Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2ER – 01768 865381

I can definitely recommend going for Saturday lunch rather that Sunday, as it's so much quieter. The pork and apple burger was brilliant. Hawkshead bitter too. Friendly staff and great decor make it one to return to.

Fantastic food & great service!!!

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BED & BREAKFAST

The White House

Clifton CA10 2EL – 01768 865115

Very beautiful B&B; owner, style, rooms, food; in fact, everything is impeccable. I stayed here one of the nights on my way cycling solo from Lands End to John O'Groats. Not only was I made to feel at home, Helen the owner and her family were very helpful tolerating my late arrival (10:30pm) and arranging to keep the keys somewhere for me to pick up. She also left a mobile number I can call if any problems and prepared me a stainless room with not just towels but bathrobes and slippers too. I promise myself to return for a proper stay and I shall. Highly recommended.

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

Graham St, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9LE – 01768 868714

Perfect! Small, friendly, amazing food and always does that little bit extra to make your stay amazing

Crosby Bed & Breakfast

93 Lowther Street, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7UW – 01768 890339

Stayed here with Dawn (Owner) Friday - Sunday 27th-29th Oct2013. The location to the town centre is ideal...although up a slight hill its not too taxing. The Royal pub is not too far away showing good sports, satellite etc. also a good menu at the pub. A small B+B but homely. Beautifully restored to its present beauty. The visitors book is full of great comments...so to be different...I decided to post on here. Thanks for a good weekend stay dawn and hubby...good English breakfast as well. I will return. x Parking in the vicinity is good... a disc and permit system exists but dawn has all the appropriate documentation.

If you would like something truly different you might like to have a look at Airbnb. These are mostly B and B provided by people on a very informal basis. The may have a spare room, a yurt, a cottage or a barge with space they can receive guests for a night or a month! The website is highly professional. You can really see what you are going to get. Very well worth a look. Airbnb also show 'conventional' B&Bs as well.


CAMPSITES

Low Moor Park

Low Moor Row, Low Moor, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1XG – 017683 61231

Great wee site. Family run site. Approx 8 miles from Penrith. 12 tourers/tents. About 18 statics.Electricity, water, waste disposal area. Fantastic views. No site shop. Telephone for 999 calls only. Childrens small play area, 2 swings, chute,seesaw and grassy area to play on.Will definitely return here. Great base for touring the lakes.Showers cost 50p. Toilets male and female block with 3 toilets in each and 1 electric shower. Very clean .would recommend.

Lowther Holiday Park Ltd

Eamont Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2JB – 01768 863631

Good site, very big but feel a bit squashed in, pricey too!! Overall would recommend it.

Car Park at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2DW – 01768 893000

Good sized spaces, clear signage, lots of greenery.

Local camping - caravan and campsites for CA10 with telephone nos, addresses and location maps

Local caravan parks and camping sites for CA10 with location and contact details.


SELF CATERING

Absolute Escapes

1A St Andrews View, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YF – 01768 892777

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2DW – 0844 826 6266

Been there over 15 times and really enjoy it. In the early days it was a good value holiday with free access to the pool area and walks around the site. As the children grew up the costs of holidaying also grew as they wanted to partake in the various activities available. Our last visit saw us spend as much on activities as the 4 night accommodation! 3 teenage lads and a couple of activities each is nudging towards £200 Add in some beauty treatment for my wife and daughter and you're looking and total of over £350 The Quality of the food when eating out is great but 1 pint of beer and 1 cider is just short of £10 so dinning out for 6 with just 1 drink each can mount up. Eating in is the order of the day - take plenty of food with you and you'll be ok. Having said that, home cooking is a bit hit and miss with the oven we had last week. If you are happy to do you own meals you can keep the costs down, eat out every night and you may need a bigger credit card. I was happy to see some reinvestment as they are currently renovating a couple of cul-de-sac's so someone in the near future will experience that "new carpet and paint smell". The pool area is looking tired. The tiles above the water line look like they have not seen a sponge and soapy water for a long time, likewise the tiles at the edge of some walkways. I've tried to write an honest review but feel that my comments are quite negative HOWEVER.... I would definitely go again. What more can I say? I've got the Centerparcs bug!

Went here on a weekend away with the lads. Absolutely bombing time, we did so many different activities and the lack of the outside world is a great change in pace, especially if you're trying to get away and hide.

Eden Valley Holidays

Newby End Farm, Penrith CA10 3EX – 01931 714338

Loved this site, plenty of walking for u and your dogs.

Holiday lets around Birkbeck Fell including self catering accommodation including holiday cottages, apartments and houses

Cliburn Signal Box Holiday Cottage

C/O 'Station House' Station Road, Cliburn, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3AE – 01931 714653

Pony Trekking at Leacett Cottage Stables

The Beach, Cumbria CA10 2DW – 01768 893000

Freewheelers Cycle Centre at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

The Beach, Cumbria CA10 2DW – 01768 893000

Local and nearest youth hostels for CA10 with telephone nos., addresses and location maps

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