So you’ve booked to stay with us? We look forward to welcoming you – here’s some useful information you might like in advance of your visit:
Our guaranteed check-in time is 4.00pm, however rooms can often be ready before this time. If you are arriving earlier you are welcome to leave your car on the car park and your luggage with a member of the team.
The front door is locked between the hours of 11.00pm & 1.00pm. The brass key on your room keys will give you access outside of these times.
Please don’t forget to leave your key at reception on the morning of your departure
Out check-out time is 10.30am on the morning of departure. If you would like to request a late check-out, please speak to a member of the team who will check if this is possible. This would also be subject to a charge of £20.00
Late check-out times may not be available due to staffing levels whilst dealing with social distancing
Wif-fi is available free of charge throughout the building. Please select “BT Guest” from the list.
If you have any boots / coats / waterproofs which you need drying please let a member of the team know
Should you have any spillages in your room during your stay, please let a member of staff know so that we can assist you in cleaning it up.
Milk cartons are available on the beverage tray in your room. Fresh milk is available on request.
Breakfast is served from 8.30am-9.30am.
Please select a breakfast time and order the night before using the slip provided in your room. Please hand this slip to one of our team by 8pm the night before. On arrival at breakfast, please use the table with you corresponding room number. This helps maintain a smooth and safe breakfast experience for all guests
Our bar is open from 1.00pm – 10.30pm daily offering a range of wines, beers & spirits.
Our bar will be serving but may not be staffed at all times. Please see instructions on the bar for details
1.30pm – 3.30pm 1863 by Day
6.00pm – 8.30pm Dinner
- Booking is essential as we do not automatically reserve tables for residents.
- Please advise a member of the team if you have any dietary requirements or allergies
- There is no dress code at 1863
- From 7.30pm we kindly request that only children over 12 are in the restaurant, this is for the peace and comfort of other guests
We welcome children over the age of 12 to stay in our rooms. All of our rooms sleep a maximum occupancy of 2 people. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
We have a small car park on site and some additional off site parking if required. This is on a first come first served basis
Smoking & E-cigarettes
Smoking and e-cigarettes are prohibited in any area. If this policy is ignored, we reserve the right to charge a deep cleaning levy of £150 and may ask you to leave the premises
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.
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
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/.