Pentonbridge Inn

Carlisle, Cumbria
+44 (0)1228 586636

Restaurant with rooms promising excellent home-grown food, countryside rambles and cosy nights in. On the border, 20 minutes to Gretna Green


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A smiley team welcome you to this smartly refurbished 17th century coaching inn. The majority of their fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown less than five miles away in the kitchen garden at Netherby Hall. Meat and fish are all sourced locally and you can finish with head chef Christopher’s signature dish – arctic roll with pistachio and green tea sorbet.

Six bedrooms are upstairs and there are three ground-floor dog-friendly ones in the new wing. Each named after a border reiver family, they’re decked out in relaxed country style, with warm colours and velvet or woollen throws. Bathrooms (all en suite) have deep tubs and rainfall showers.

Wake to a hearty breakfast of whisky porridge, poached eggs, Cumberland sausage and black pudding; fill your day walking or cycling in the most remote countryside with hardly any cars and stunning views. Visit Hadrian’s Wall (17 miles) or Kielder Water (30 miles) for dark skies. Sip a dram back here in front of the crackling fire, or in the garden on balmy evenings.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking or cycling for miles without seeing another soul
  • Eating such superb food
  • Bringing the dog and staying in one of the barn rooms
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You should know

  • Public transport is lacking here
  • It’s not particularly geared up for children


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Kitchen is closed Monday and Tuesday.Check website for more details.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £10.95. Mains from £22.95. Sunday lunch 2 course £22.50, 3 courses £26.50.


Nightly price
from £100
2 Twin/doubles
From £100
7 Doubles
From £100



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The neighbourhood

You’re surrounded by farmland and fields and views to the Scottish hills, your only neighbours being a handful of farm buildings, pheasants and grey squirrels. Netherby Hall (5 miles) is worth a trip for afternoon tea and it’s less than a mile to Liddel Water for fishing and riverside walks. Carlisle is a 30-minute drive and for a food shop there’s Longtown (6 miles).


the Team at Pentonbridge Inn

You’ll get a friendly welcome from the young and enthusiastic team. The current owners have owned the Inn since 2017 - they live in Edinburgh, but as keen art collectors you’ll see some of their work hanging inside. They also own historic Netherby Hall, so are in the area often.