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Built as two private residences in the late 1880s using locally quarried Borrowdale slate, this privately run country house incorporates many original features for which the Victorians were famous. Take a look round and you will notice balconies, turrets, bay windows and a veranda for pre-prandial drinks – not to mention a converted chapel.

There are great views of the lake and mountains from the sedate restaurant, which also has its quota of original touches. Dinner revolves around a daily fixed-price menu and you can choose two or four courses. A typical meal might begin with cream of mushroom and tarragon soup or smoked mackerel and crab cakes on Chardonnay dressing; a refreshing lemon sorbet precedes the main courses (choose – say – roast loin and pan-fried cutlet of Fell lamb with braised red cabbage and thyme jus or roast pavé of salmon on spring onion and prawn risotto). As a finale, expect desserts like saffron poached pear with Griottine cherry and iced pear parfait; otherwise, opt for a plate of Cumbrian cheeses.

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Modern British / European


Gus Cleghorn

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 6.30 - 8.30pm Mon-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Highfield Hotel & Restaurant

  • Pre theater meals
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 40 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (18 rooms)


Highfield Hotel & Restaurant
The Heads
CA12 5ER

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