Fodor's Expert Review George and Dragon
This pub and restaurant makes good use of local produce for tasty traditional dishes, including goat cheese mousse with caramelized fig, home-cured salmon gravlax, and roasted shallot, leek, and chestnut tarte tatin. Sausages come from the Eden Valley, brown trout from the River Lowther, and many of the greens are grown in the restaurant's gardens at Askham Hall. The inn is also a well-tended spot for a pint of local beer, with handsome slate floors, roaring wood fires, and hanging hops. Bonnie Prince Charlie was once involved in a battle here, and the remains of 12 Scottish rebels were discovered in the pub's back garden. For an overnight stay, choose from 12 smart, individually designed guest rooms with furnishings from the Lowther family's collection.
Clifton, Cumbria CA10 2ER, England
- Courtyard and garden for summer dining
- Beautifully restored Georgian interior
- Fresh produce grown in kitchen garden