Review on Temple Sowerby House

Built for a well-known local family around 1727, Temple Sowerby House has always been a focal point of the village, and continues to please Lakeland visitors with its affable country house style. The hotel has its own delightful walled garden and the interior comprises a series of elegantly furnish rooms with blazing fires and antique furniture.

Dinner is a highlight, and the kitchen makes proper use of local fell-bred lamb, game from nearby estates and seafood from the northwest coast. The menu has its share of classic European dishes (fillet of Cumbrian Galloway beef with bordelaise sauce, for example), but there are plenty of innovative modern ideas, too. Curry-spiced scallops are served with a black pudding beignet, Braeburn apple and raisin vinaigrette, while home-cured organic Hawkshead salmon appears with cucumber carpaccio and a chive crumpet.

The garden also makes a valuable contribution to desserts: angelica appears in an ice cream with glazed lemon tart, rhubarb is transformed into a soufflé, tart and sorbet. The owners have put together a fascinating wine list, which pinpoints many of their personal favourites including rarities like Huadong Chardonnay from Tsingtao, China.

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Modern British


Ashley Whittaker

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 7.00 – 9.00pm Mon-Sun

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Temple Sowerby House

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties


Accomodation is available, (12 rooms)


Temple Sowerby House
Temple Sowerby
CA10 1RZ

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