Our beloved Ullswater Steamers are back and Covid-compliant. If you’re planning on booking a cruise during your visit, then read on for everything you need to know about how to have a safe trip.
1863 Wine List
1863 Restaurant is open Thursday – Monday inclusive
2pm: The Bar opens
6pm: The Restaurant opens for dinner
8pm: Last bookings for Tasting Menus
To book a table, please call 017684 86334.
Our award-winning restaurant is very popular – please book in advance here…
Pooley ‘New’ Bridge is currently under construction and due to open October 2020. For diversion directions click here
Check in starts from 4pm, however earlier check in may be available – please contact us direct to arrange.
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 March 2020
Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm | Sunday 9am – 4pm
Cumbria is well known for its Arts and Crafts heritage, beautiful houses and gardens, as well as designers and makers with a national reputation. The Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show at Rheged brings together an exciting and complementary range of exhibitors showcasing the very best in design, craftsmanship and innovation from across the North, carefully curated by Interior Designer, Maureen Whitemore, of Whitemore & Thwaytes Interiors and Garden Designer Liz Newport, of Buzy Lizzie Garden Design.
The show has established itself as the finest Northern Home & Garden event of the year. With stands from over 100 inspirational exhibitors across five exhibition halls, the show is complemented by a programme of 14 talks and demonstrations as below from leading experts, all included in your ticket.Find out more
Eat with us up until 22 December and as a valued customer, you’ll get our fixed-price, 3 course menu for just £35 per person! To inspire you – currently there’s pretty little starters featuring beetroot and mackerel, followed by duck or roe deer and then some delightful desserts. See the menu here.BOOK A TABLE
Terms and conditions
- Excludes Saturday night bookings
- No cash alternative
- Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
Enjoy an award winning 3-course dinner then stay over in one of our luxury suites. Finish with a delightful Cumbrian breakfast.
£195 or upgrade to our 6 course tasting menu for just £40.
To book call 017684 86334 and quote ‘Newsletter’
Terms and conditions
Valid Feb 1st – 31st. Excludes Saturday
New Bookings Only
Full Payment At The Time Of Booking
Quote “Newsletter” when booking
No Cash Alternative
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
DON’T FORGET – if you have 1863 gift vouchers, check the expiry date!
Our vouchers last 12 months from the date of issue – so if you were lucky enough (!) to get some last Christmas, you need to think about booking in!
And the good news is, eat with us from Sunday to Thursday, pay with vouchers and we’ll give you an extra 10% off your bill!
QUOTE: Last Chance Vouchers!
*Valid for new bookings until 15 December 2019, paid for with gift vouchers that expire before 31 Dec 2019
Good news for the bus service running from Penrith to Pooley Bridge via Eamont Bridge, Yanwath and Tirril. Despite fears last week that, due to a funding shortfall, the route would cease to operate during the construction of Pooley ‘New’ Bridge, three parish councils have rallied round, dug deep and raised the necessary funding.
Digging into their own limited reserves, Barton & Pooley Bridge, Sockbridge & Tirril and Yanwath & Eamont Bridge Parish Councils have been able to raise enough money to allow Stagecoach to offer a limited but regular service five days a week on the newly-named 108 route which replaces the part of the 508 isolated by the closure.
Due to the bridge construction work Stagecoach rerouted the 508 bus service from Patterdale via the A592, with a stop at the temporary car park at Waterfoot. At just under a mile’s walk away from the village centre, this would have caused real difficulties to elderly residents, employees vital to the village economy and tourists making the effort to travel by public transport.
Stagecoach offered the services of both a bus and driver, but required around £3700 to pay for fuel and maintenance costs during the period of construction. Cumbria County Council refused to support this on the grounds that it is their policy not to subsidise bus services.
Chair of Barton and Pooley Bridge Parish Council, Miles MacInnes commented:
“We’ve fought hard and dug deep to raise the funding for this service and it’s vital that those who need it, use it as much as possible it offers great opportunities for shopping and leisure. We are really disappointed that Cumbria County Council couldn’t underwrite this modest cost, but it’s gratifying to see the three parish councils whose residents and businesses are most affected along with a number of other individuals and organisations, have come together in the spirit of community to put in place a service which we hope will cover the construction period of the new bridge.”
Mark Whitelocks MD of Stagecoach Cumbria said, “I am delighted that we have been able to work with the communities along the route to maintain this link during the closure period. By working together and sharing the costs we are keeping people connected to shopping and employment.”
Construction of Pooley ‘New’ Bridge is now underway, with works due to be finished late Spring 2020. In the meantime, Pooley Bridge is very much open for business and with a temporary footbridge now linking both sides of the valley plus a temporary car park on the Ullswater Steamers’ side of the village, businesses and locals are looking forward to ‘business as usual’. However, in true entrepreneurial spirit, they have worked closely with the Pooley ‘New’ Bridge project team to create a raft of inventive ways of encouraging people to visit the village over the next six months. For more information on all the events, news and developments, visit https://www.ullswater.com/pooleybridge/.