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George and Dragon restaurant

George and Dragon restaurant


The George and Dragon is a stylish country inn with a cosy bar, lovely restaurant and comfortable bedrooms - ideally located on the edge of the Lake District, in a lesser known part of Cumbria. A real foodie destination (claiming excellent reviews and awards), where much of the produce served there is grown by the owners at their sister establishment, Askham Hall (open to the public) part of their family estate (the Lowther Estate), just a couple of miles away. They grow a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and herbs in the kitchen garden and in the surrounding fields and farm, their breeds of beef, pork and goat meat are traditional and slow grown. Game, including Roe Deer and Red Deer, are sourced on the Estate woods and moors as is partridge, pheasant, woodcock and duck which come from local game keepers. Their fish comes from the north west coast of Cumbria and occasionally from the local rivers. Cheeses and smoked meats and fish come from local suppliers. Nearby micro-breweries supply the local ales.

Photographs, prints and archive images on the walls tell the story of the owner's family estate's unique heritage and comfy sofas, richly coloured rugs, bare wooden tables, intimate alcoves and crackling fires make it a perfect place to relax and unwind.

Food serving times are from 12.00 until 14.30 and from 18.00 until 21.00.

The George and Dragon has eleven elegant bedrooms, all of which are individually designed and decorated, and have roll top baths or contemporary walk-in showers.

2011 & 2013 Cumbria Tourism Taste award winner.
2014 Cumbria Life Dining Pub of the Year,
2015 and 2016 finalist.
2016 Cumbria Life ‘Dining Pub of the Year’ finalist & Cumbria Tourism ‘Taste: Dining Experience’ highly commended.
2017 Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the Year (Cumbria)
2018 Cumbria Life awards - Food & Drink Pub of the Year FINALIST
2018 Cumbria Tourism awards - Taste of Cumbria FINALIST
2018 Cumbria Family Business Awards - Best Food & Drink establishment

Opening details

Last orders on weekdays, 23.00 and weekend midnight.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

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Plan route to George and Dragon using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 536263  Lat: 54.62969 Long: -2.72024

Take A6 south from Penrith. Clifton is 2 miles and The George and Dragon is at the bottom of the village.

Parking: free

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