1863 Restaurant with Rooms

High Street, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, United Kingdom, CA10 2NH
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1863 Restaurant with Rooms is Open Thursday - Monday

2pm: The Bar opens
2pm – 4pm: Join us for our ‘Bite to Eat‘ Menu
6pm: The Restaurant opens for dinner

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Easy Access
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar
  • Accommodation
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)

About 1863 Restaurant with Rooms

Often foraged, largely local, always changing.

Head Chef Phil Corrie leads a talented kitchen team creating carefully-structured, regularly-changing menus that allow you to savour all three courses yet not feel overwhelmed or ‘stuffed’ by the end.

An 1863 dining experience will no doubt generate conversation around the table on the night, but we hope will also give you something to talk about long after you’ve left for the evening.

Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Fine Dining
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

It was a disappointing lunch for us this weekend. We admired the restaurant and it’s decor but unfortunately we found the service and food left a lot to be desired. It’s important to note that children whilst permitted are not accommodated for on their menus. With this in mind I do feel opportunity was missed to allow for a more inclusive lunch. Our request for another small piece of fruit toast to enable me to share my starter with my 4 year old son was refused with the reasoning “its only meant to accompany the pate”. (You’d be right to expect portions are very small.) My partner found the pork croquette main to be delicious but unfortunately the thickest part of my chicken breast was not cooked through which meant 1/3 of the dish was inedible and returned to the kitchen. The waitress simply muffled “sorry about that” as she took the plates away. We declined dessert, settled our £70 bill arrived and we left feeling deeply unsatisfied.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Simply stunning food! As someone who has often visited Pooley Bridge since a 1970s childhood, and has been used to getting standard pub fayre, it was a revelation to be able to sample cuisine of absolutely the highest quality. I can't recommend the food highly enough. The service was also excellent from all. The tableware, glass and crockery were also exemplary. My only complaints are the general 'formulaic' standard of decor, which feels like it has been sourced from a 'warehouse of quirky items for your restaurant'. It is pleasant enough but does not match the ingenuity and imagination of the food on offer. I was also not overly enamoured with the soporific Spotify playlist - which actually brought late 20th century Berni Inns to mind! More up to date please and to match the exciting food! Having also recently visited The Ivy in Harrogate, I would say that your food is easily on a par and some dishes of an even higher standard, but that the atmosphere and standard of decor in The Ivy was almost perfect. Keep producing the same quality of dishes and I wish you a long successful reign, just work on the decor and atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

The meal was generally excellent however I made the mistake of trying the cod, which smelt of ammonia. Having been ill for 2 days now, I realise that cod smelling like that isn’t a good thing. Real shame as the rest of the meal was of a high standard

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Brilliant meal, perfect three course serving sizings. Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Will be back for sure. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Enjoyed a superb meal from the homemade sourdough bread right the way through to the cheese course - couldn’t fault it in any way & have to say that the two of us that had your ginger sponge as dessert were in raptures about the whole dish, one of the best we’ve ever had & only wish we had your recipe. Service was friendly & attentive & you made what had been a enjoyable but horrible wet day into a more enjoyable, warm, comforting & cosy evening. Thank you to you all.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

On a difficult evening following the shutdown announcement the staff were professional and the service excellent and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

It was my birthday and when my wife mentioned it during dinner Anne supplied a little extra sweet treat. As always the food was excellent, deserves a Michelin star

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

First class

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

Five stars all the way. Excellent stay, excellent food and excellent service. Great breakfast. This place is better than some of the M Starred places we've been to. Keep it up. we will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

A wonderful night away and excellent tasting menu. The brassicas and the fallow deer were both stand out dishes.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Our first visit. Good food & drink. Staff very attentive and good conversation. Decoration very mixed and comforting.

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Food is amazing, service outstanding, and we will definitely be coming back! Would recommend without hesitation to anyone with discerning tastebuds and a penchant for a beautifully curated menu!

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Great meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Fantastic evening with superb food. We were exceptionally well looked after by friendly staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Exquisite!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Lovely venue with immaculate room and some amazing food. The team are really friendly, helpful and professional. Planning on a return visit ASAP!

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Just fabulous!

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Visited On Thursday, 22 October 2020

We will be back

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Visited On Monday, 19 October 2020

If your looking for refined food with a relaxed atmosphere then this is the place to go. Great decor, welcoming staff and cool decor. Chuck on a smart top, and a pair of your fav casual flat shoes and your ready to go. Will definitely be returning. Oh and have the recommended drink pairings. :) x

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Wonderful food and great service would definitely recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

This restaurant is fabulous, I booked this for my birthday. My husband and I loved it, it is the type of restaurant we love. The food was amazing, infact the whole service was amazing. Faultless. We will definitely visit again and have recommended this great place to friends. Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 12 October 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 course set meal. Would definitely come again. It was a great experience to try something different. The artichoke soup was "Super". Fabulous experience all round and the staff were attentive and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Very clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, good vegetarian food for me and meat and fish for my husband. Thank you for accommodating my request!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Excellent - we all had a lovely evening. Thank you all

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Fantastic experience. Amazing room and quality food. Would highly recommend.

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