Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, with panoramic views over the Cumbrian Fells on the edge of the Lake District, Stoneybeck Inn is fast becoming a destination in itself for food lovers visiting Cumbria. The decor and venue are superb – a tastefully renovated old farmhouse on the A6 at Bowscar, between Penrith and Carlisle – and the food is even better. Recipients of the coveted AA Rosette award, Stoneybeck Inn is dedicated to quality and tradition, a dedication producing one of the most delicious menus of modern British cuisine in the Northwest. The flagship event at Stoneybeck Inn is the Sunday roast carvery with homemade Yorkshire puddings – once you try one, you’ll see why bookings are absolutely essential. Stoneybeck Inn also offers authentic British desserts, best enjoyed during their dedicated pudding nights (where you can taste 5). In between there are countless delicious lunch and dinner options, from liver and onions to twice baked cheese soufflé.
Located on the fringe of the Lakes District, Stoneybeck Inn is a true countryside oasis serving up heartwarming British fare in one of the best spots in the area. The team at this Bowscar haven take great pride in locally sourcing all their produce, so the quality of each dish on offer is of course, of the highest standard. The Stoneybeck Inn is the ideal spot for a week away taking it all in, or even just for lunch or dinner after a day exploring the Penrith and Carlisle surrounds.
Along with the scenery, the food is the star of the show here, so we’ll get straight to it. No visit to Stoneybeck Inn is complete unless you jump feet first, and treat yourself to the whole hog and go for a starter, main and dessert. Get things going with a smoked mackerel fillet with beetroot salad and horseradish creme fraiche, before the main event of roasted chicken supreme with wild garlic mash, seasonal veg, and sauce supreme. As we said, Stoneybeck Inn does some seriously good British desserts, and we highly advise ordering the sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and icecream. You’ll find them, along The A6 at Bowscar, not too far out of Penrith – you’re really in for a treat here!
Excellent Service. Manager- Melvyn Jameson was very helpful and accommodating. He deserves a gold star! The staff were all friendly. It was nice to have the real fire!
Lovely decor & atmosphere. Excellent food, excellent service! Nothing was too much trouble. Definately one to recommend & would visit again when we next travel over the A66
Excellent food and service. The staff are very helpful. Food was delicious. Coffee was also very enjoyable. I would reccomend the chick bullotine. It was delicious
Excellent carvery. Good value and polite and efficient service. Very clean and well laid out restaurant with good spacing between tables. No hesitation in recommending for Sunday carvery.
The staff at the Stoneybeck Inn were very friendly and tne food was excellent. We had seabass and a baked New York cheesecake and both were delicious. Lovely sunny day so had a drink in the garden before going inside to have lunch. Highly recommended.
Wednesday evening started off dull and was beginning to rain. We arrived at Stoneybeck which was warm and cheerful. We occupied a lovely table by the window, as we were celebrating a friend's birthday, we thought we would start with Cocktails!........unfortunately the hotel did not do cocktails......we had other favourite drinks instead. The food was beautifully presented and was most enjoyable. I had the fish which was 'yummy'! This establishment is really worth a visit.....we loved every minute of our evening!
We were a party of 8 who visited for Sunday lunch. Within 2 minutes of being sat down we were asked for our orders - hadn't even seen the menu! The children's main meal was brought out with the starters not the adult main courses. The beef and lamb on the Carvery were very fatty and not easy to cut. The vegetables were lovely. Plates were very very hot - and when we pointed this out to the carver - he said oh yes they'd been left in too long! We had to use a number of napkins to hot the plates and put them down whilst getting our vegetables. However staff were very welcoming and attentive.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, keeping some perishables in the fridge overnight. Dinner was very good - especially the cheese soufflé starter and sticky toffee pudding. Our room in the main building was lovely with a comfy bed and spacious bathroom. A great stay en route to Scotland from the south.
I visited Stoneybeck Inn for the first time with family. We were met by a very friendly young member of staff with a lovely smile. We all choice different things and none of us were disappointed including children. Food lovely and hot and plenty of it. Well done to all at Stoneybeck.
Located in easy reach of the M6 and Penrith. The room was good and the en-suite had been recently re-furnished to a high standard. We enjoyed a very quiet and restful night. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent as was breakfast. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.