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Welcome to the George Hotel Guarding the entrance to the Northern Lakes, with spectacular Lake Ullswater only 4 miles away – the Historic town of Penrith was once the capital of the old county of Cumberland.  Situated in the attractive town centre of Penrith, amongst the mix of traditional shops and charming arcades, stands The George Hotel. This proud building steeped in over 300 years of history, provides the ideal base from which to explore the Lake District and Eden Valley. To enter through The George Hotel’s revolving doors is to experience tradition and quality in the warm and welcoming Lounges and the new Dappers Bar – so step in and share the experience... The nostalgic wood panelling, old oak beams, antique furniture and historical local prints, combine to create an atmosphere unique to the George Hotel – where every welcome has an intimate touch, and every occasion is special creating fond memories. The elegant Ballroom and Regency Bar are the perfect venue for any occasion with its crystal chandeliers and ornate decoration including the original minstrels gallery dating back to the days of the towns assembly rooms. Stained glass

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Whilst we are proud of our 300 year history the bedrooms at the George have been beautifully refurbished with all the modern day conveniences and comfort that you would expect from this 3 star town hotel.


Eat, drink and be merry Dining at The George Hotel is just one of the pleasures to experience here with a selection of dishes prepared by a Head Chef renowned for his fine food and imaginative cuisine. Extensive use of local produce and other seasonal items combined with an extensive wine selection make dining in the Devonshire restaurant a memorable event.

If you prefer something a little less formal, then look no further than the newly re-furbished Dappers Bar with its open fire and contemporary comfortable surroundings. Dappers Bar is the perfect choice for a drink at the end of the day, for lunch or to meet up with friends for a pre-dinner drink.. The extensive bar menu, featuring the best traditional fayre has something to please all and is available both lunch, afternoon and evening. Malt whisky enthusiasts need look no further than the George Hotel’s Dappers Bar, where a selection of fine malts can be found. There is also a good choice of local real ales which are popular with both regulars and residents.. Cocktails are also our speciality you will find a wide selection from your traditional mixes to the creative ideas of our bar mixologist. For the residents there is the added bonus of a night porter service should you require a little late night indulgence.


Sleep easy At the end of your day, relax in one of our 35 bedrooms for that perfect nights rest. All rooms have a hospitality tray, hairdryer, trouser press and television with a selection of freeview channels. For that extra special occasion upgrade to one of the Club Rooms or Suites, providing bathrobes, mineral water and other little extras making them a touch more luxurious. Perhaps order a ‘treat yourself ’ welcome – consisting of a bottle of champagne, chocolates and flowers.


Have a Ball The perfect setting for an elegant wedding day. You and your guests are guaranteed a fantastic time, with a friendly welcome, a courteous, professional service backed by innovative cuisine and a romantic setting in the Lake District – making your wedding day a truly memorable experience. We can cater up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast and 200 guests for your evening reception.

We offer total flexibility when it comes to the menus and drinks for your special day. Our Head Chef has designed a selection of tailored menus where each course carefully compliments the next. Contact us for a wedding brochure or show round.


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A great central conference destination with a choice of 4 function and meeting rooms seating up to 120 delegates, all with natural daylight, up to the date equipment, hot and cold drink stations and the hotels friendly porters at hand all day to assist. Offering a vast range of activities taking advantage of the Lake District. From adventurous lake activities, abseiling, rock climbing, quad bike and mountain biking to more sedate events such as wine-tasting or champagne & canapĂŠs receptions. Please contact our events co-ordinator for further details.


Come and explore Bounded by Haweswater and Ullswater, thought by many to be the most beautiful lakes of all. The area boasts unrivalled scenery and a host of beautiful villages, with the market town of Penrith at its heart. Why not visit a country house, castle or one of the many visitor attractions in the area, or join in the fun at a country fair or festival held throughout the summer months. If you’re looking for that perfect family holiday why not take advantage of our 4 and 7 day programme. Just book your break and on arrival at the hotel you will receive a detailed itinerary and tickets for all the attractions, guaranteed to keep you and the kids entertained and seeing the best that the Lake District can offer.

Festive Season From early December when the hotel is lavishly decorated with beautiful Christmas decorations inside as well as outside and the aroma of mulled wine mixed with the smell of logs burning on the fires greets our guests, there can be no better place to be to get into the Christmas spirit. The 2 and 3 day Christmas and New Year breaks are popular with guests returning year after year to enjoy the festive programme of good food and drink, jolly company and entertainment including welcome parties, lake cruises and much more.


From the M6 Leave the motorway at Junction 40, at the roundabout take the exit to Penrith A592. Follow the road for one and a half miles through the one way system along the main shopping route (20 mile per hour zone), turn left after the traffic lights into Burrowgate, the Hotel car park entrance archway is approximately 100 yards on the right.

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