Penrith

Run by: Charles Lowther

Ideal for groups who fancy a night of affordable comfort, the George and Dragon hits all the right notes: top quality food (Michelin, Good Food Guide, Good Pub Guide and AA Guide recommended), beautifully refurbished and comfortable rooms, fine ales in a welcoming bar and a great wine list. Secure lock up for bikes (they welcome cyclists). The George and Dragon is a Georgian gem run by Charles Lowther, whose family has been in the area for 800 years. Clifton is on the A6, just a couple of miles from the centre of town, or accessible by back lanes via Brougham. It's almost bang on the new Ullswater braid. Courtyard and garden plus free wifi. Food is locally sourced and worth a trip for this alone.

Details:
Rooms: 7D (all with king size beds), 2T, 2F. B&B: from £50pp sharing. Single occ. £85. Eve meal: mains from £13.50. 3-courses from £25. Pk lunch: on request. Bar open all day serving tea, coffee and snacks. Lunch: 12-2.30. Dinner: 6-9pm.


Run by: Daniel Harding

SAVE 10% by booking direct. Quote C2C VOUCHER to save 10% from website prices. Mid-week deals also available at this smart 'boutique' hotel, restaurant and bar in the centre of town. Geared up for cycling and now catering for groups of up to 20, Foundry 34 is also keen on food, and serves up some great local produce, specialising in steaks. There's also a decent wine list and a cocktail bar. Groovy addition to Penrith. Daniel's family have been in the catering business in Penrith for generations.  

Details:
Rooms: 2S, 3T/Superking, 4D, 1F. B&B: from £40. Eve meal: yes - from £9 to £20. Pk lunch: yes. Cycle storage and drying facilities.

Contact:
Tel: 01768 210099
Email: info@foundry-34.co.uk
Web: www.foundry-34.co.uk


Run by: Lorraine & Roger Roberts

A family run Victorian guest house offering welcoming accommodation 250m from Penrith’s many town centre pubs and restaurants.  All the rooms have freeview TV, DAB radios/iPod docks and free wi-fi. There is secure storage and washing facilities for cycles and the owners are happy to dry wet gear.  They can also accommodate up to 12 and are happy to coordinate accommodation for larger groups.  For support vehicles there is private off-street parking. Mid-week deals now available.

Details:
Rooms: 1D, 1T, 1D/T, 2F (can sleep 3 in separate beds). 4 en-suite, 1 with private facilities. B&B: from £40. Pk lunch: On request (pse pre-order). Pub: 250m. Drying facilities and secure lock-up. VisitEngland: 4-star and Cyclists Welcome.

Contact:
Tel: 01768 866538
Email: enquire@edengateguesthouse.co.uk
Web: edengateguesthouse.co.uk


Run by: Anna & Mike

Group friendly with superb home cooked Thai cuisine, made by Anna who is Thai. Now a vibrant hub of the local community, runs a beer festival and is now the home of Penrith Chess Club. This 17th century former coaching inn is less than a mile from the centre of Penrith, on the A6 southbound. The Crown has 14 bedrooms  so is ideal for groups. There's a lock up for bikes and a big bar and eating area. Dinner is reasonably priced and there's a new menu. Can take groups of up to 12.

Details:
Rooms: 14 T/D/S/F - half en-suite. Bed: from £40 (Family room is £75 to £100 depending on whether it's for 3 or 4 people). B'fast: £5. Eve meal: New Thai menu from £8. Pk lunch: £5.

Contact:
Tel: 01768 892092
Mob: 07982 124569
Email: enquiries@thecrown-hotel.co.uk
Web: www.thecrown-hotel.co.uk


Run by: Marguerite & Thomas Powley

Happy to handle large groups. High level of comfort and attention to detail, and long experience of looking after C2Cers. Quality accommodation in a warm and friendly environment offering a delicious, locally sourced English breakfast. Stone built and highly secure cycle lock-up, plus free wifi. An excellent pedal-stop for weary C2Cers. Pubs and restaurants all close by. 'Home baked treats to go, usually sticky flapjack,' says Marguerite. A truly warm welcome!  

Details:
Rooms: 1S, 2T,4D,3F. B&B: from £35. Eve meal: pubs and restaurants are nearby. Pk lunch: £5. Please pre-order. Secure cycle parking. Distance from route: 300 metres.


Run by: Mark Rhodes

Somewhere stylish and also cheap that can take large groups (up to 18) at the most popular stop-off. The route passes 50m from the doorstep, Wayfarers is geared up for cyclists. It has secure indoor bike storage, a drying room, and cleaning and maintenance facilities. Newly refurbished, there's a lounge, full kitchen and dining facilities and an outside seating area. All rooms are en-suite with made up beds (sheets & duvets), lockers, bedside lights, towels for hire (£1) and free WiFi. Individuals, small parties and groups of up to 18 are welcome.

Details:
Rooms: 2T, 2X4 berth, 1X6-berth. Bed: £23. B'fast: £4 (continental). Secure lock-up. Drying room. Cleaning facilities.

Contact:
Tel: 01768 866011
Email: guests@wayfarershostel.com
Web: www.wayfarershostel.com