Guest Information

Here’s some useful information you might like.


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.

Room Cleaning

Please note, if you are staying with us for multiple nights, we will not enter your room for cleaning due to the covid 19 pandemic. If you would like us to clean your room during your stay please speak to a member of staff at breakfast who will arrange this for you. If you require any more tea/coffee, bins emptying etc, again please let a member of the team know who will be happy to help. Thank you for understanding


The front door is locked between the hours of 10.00pm & 4.00pm. 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 “1863 Customer Wifi Upstairs” from the list.

Password: 1863wifi


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.

Fresh Milk

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 4.00pm – 10.00pm daily offering a range of wines, beers & spirits.


Opening times

1.00pm – 3.00pm 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

Car Park

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


Drinks List

1863 Gin Recommendations

  • Solway Spirits Raspberry Gin Liqueur, Scotland Topped with Italian Sparkling. 25ml £10.00
  • Gin Mare, Spain Combined with Mediterranean Tonic water & Rosemary. 50ml £14.00
  • Cumberland Saucy Gin, England Mixed with Premium Indian Tonic water. 50ml £13.00
  • Sharish Blue Magic Gin, Portugal Mixed with Mediterranean Tonic water. 50ml £16.00
  • Wolf Town “The Spirit of Ulverston”, England Mixed with Premium Indian Tonic wate. 50ml £14.00


  • Negroni Designed as an aperitif, this cocktail is the very definition of balance and simplicity. £13.00
  • Mermaid Spiced & Stormy Spiced Mermaid rum and ginger ale served over ice with a slice of lime. A real taste of The Isle of White Spiced Rum! £13.00
  • Old Fashioned, Lakes “The Whiskymaker’s Reserve” No.6 The Old Fashioned is the oldest Whisky cocktail. One of the best ways to dress up your favourite Whisky without significantly altering the taste. £17.00
  • White / Black Russian A delicious and naughty alternative to an iced coffee. £14.00
  • Espresso Martini Dark, strong and delicious. The perfect end to an evening! £16.00
  • Porn Star Martini Passionfruit flavoured cocktail served with a shot of Prosecco. £17.00
  • Kir Royale (Royal Flush) A classic cocktail using of two of the best English drinks. £16.50


  • Virgin Espresso A variety of flavours are blended into one tasty, impressive drink in this coffee mocktail. Espresso and vanilla are the primary flavours in this alcohol-free Espresso Martini. £5.00
  • Passion Fruit Lemonade A combination of passion fruit and vanilla with citrus and fizz is the reference to this drink. A very good, alcohol-free Porn Star Martini. £5.00

Non-Alcoholic | Low Alcohol

  • Swan Free Craft Lager, Low Alcohol 0.5%, England – Czech Pilsner style with a classic continental bite and an aromatic hint of stone fruits and citrus. This low alcohol lager is bright and crisp on the palate with only 0.5% ABV. 500ml Bottle £5.00
  • Swan Free Pale Ale, Low Alcohol 0.5%, England – 2021 World Beer Awards Bronze Winner An American triple hopped session IPA with a difference. Modern brewing techniques deliver a full flavour, hop forward craft beer with only 0.5% ABV. A great choice when you fancy a low alcohol alternative. 500ml Bottle £5.00
  • Seedlip Garden 108 – Herbal, England Fresh and floral distilled non-alcoholic spirit captures the essence of the English countryside, with notes of garden peas, hay, rosemary and thyme. 50ml £11.00
  • Seedlip Grove 42 – Citrus, England A zesty and complex, uplifting spice distillate. Made from three types of orange, ginger and lemongrass make this a clean, fresh alcohol alternative. 50ml £11.00
  • Dry Dragon, Pan-Fired Dragonwell – Real Sparkling Tea, England Light and crisp on the nose with notes of honeydew melon and a delicate leafy undertone. Dry and fresh on the palate with flavours of sweet lemon, grapefruit and a gentle, nutty finish. 250ml £9.00
  • Royal Flush, First Flush Darjeeling – Real Sparkling Tea, England Fragrant and fresh on the nose with notes of stone fruits and juicy blackcurrants. Delicately acidic on the palate with flavours of rhubarb, peach and a hint of spice. 250ml £9.00
  • Peony Flush, White Peony – Real Sparkling Tea, England Fruity and bright on the nose with notes of strawberry, yoghurt and luscious summer fruits. Buttery and well-rounded on the palate with flavours pf cherry, strawberry and a deeply complex finish. 250ml £9.00


  • Ableforth’s Bathtub, England Ableforth’s Bathtub gin is made using the traditional method of “Cold Compounding” and results in a lightly tinted perfumed gin. 25ml £5.00
  • Wolftown Gin, England Ulverston, on the edge of the English Lake District, is known as the Festival Town and that spirit is encapsulated in the flavour of this small batch premium gin, carefully distilled using botanicals including sarsaparilla root, ginger, cinnamon and citrus. 25ml £5.00
  • Brockmans Premium Gin, England A unique blend of botanicals with subtle notes of berry gives an intensely smooth taste. 25ml £5.00
  • Caorunn, Scotland A unique infusion of five Celtic & six traditional gin botanicals along with Scottish water give this gin a clean, crispy, aromatic taste. 25ml £5.00
  • Cumberland Saucy Gin, England A fruity and spicy juniper forward gin. Redcurrants and orange peel dominate, whilst black peppercorns, mustard and coriander give an underlying warmth and spice. 25ml £5.00
  • Solway Spirits Raspberry Gin Liqueur, Scotland Big initial hit of raspberry mellowing into a smooth creamy taste followed by the warmth of the quality Dry Gin to give a long lasting taste sensation. 25ml £4.50
  • Gin Mare, Spain This Spanish style gin is inspired by Mediterranean flavours. Made with botanicals including the arbequina olive, basil and mandarin. 25ml £5.50
  • Hendricks Gin, Scotland The unexpected infusion of cucumber and rose petals result in a most iconoclastic gin. 25ml £5.00
  • The Lakes Gin, England A complex premium gin with zesty notes and herbal over notes. A gin of true Cumbrian provenance. 25ml £5.00
  • Monkey 47, Germany Distilled from 47 predominantly unusual botanicals such as lingonberries. 25ml £8.00
  • Sharish Blue Magic Gin, Portugal This magic gin is made using the blue pea flower which turns pale pink when tonic is added. 25ml £6.50
  • Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger, England Rhubarb adds a tart crisp edge to an English gin whilst the ginger warms for a full-bodied finish. 25ml £4.50


  • The Lakes Vodka, England The Lakes Vodka is an ultra-smooth vodka with a distinctive character and a clean crisp finish. 25ml £5.00
  • Toffee Vodka, England Deliciously smooth vodka, hand blended with rich caramel tones and finished with a subtle kick. 25ml £4.50


  • Mermaid Spiced Rum, Isle of White New for 2023. Mermaid Spiced Rum is crafted from a carefully selected blend of sugar cane and molasses rum from Trinidad and the Dominican Republic, distilled in column stills and aged between 2 – 5 years in oak bourbon whiskey barrels 25ml £5.00
  • Bacardi Carta Blanca, Cuba In 1862 Bacardi is founded in Santiago de Cuba. Smooth, light-bodied spirit. 25ml £3.50

Whisky | Single Malt

  • Jack Daniels, United States Jack Daniel’s is dripped slowly through ten feet of firmly packed charcoal before going into new charred oak barrels for maturing. 25ml £4.50
  • Jameson, Ireland Jameson is produced from a blend of grain whiskey and single pot still whiskey, all sourced around the distillery in Cork. 25ml £4.50
  • Aberlour 14 Years Old, Scotland Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty feel. 25ml £9.50
  • Laphroaig 10 Years Old, Scotland Laphroaig calls itself, “the most richly flavoured of all Scotch Whiskies”. The whisky has a peaty/smoky flavour. 25ml £6.50
  • The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years Old, Scotland Smooth and mellow with nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. 25ml £7.00
  • Talisker 10 Years Old, Scotland A fresh and fragrant nose. Through thick, pungent smoke comes sweet pears and apple peels, with pinches of sea salt from kippers, seaweed. 25ml £6.50
  • The Lakes Single Malt, Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 6, England Matured in the finest, bespoke Oloroso, PX, and red wine casks, comprising Spanish and American oak, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.6 explores intriguing layers of flavour, complexity and depth through the art of élevage, bringing new characters and flavours to the fore. 25ml £8.50
  • Aberlour 18 Years Old, Scotland Introduced in 2008, this 18 year old is now one of the stars of the Aberlour range: rich and fruity, with a great textured mouthfeel. 25ml £14.00

Armagnac | Cognac

  • Château du Tariquet XO, France Produced in the region of Gascony, this is the oldest type of Brandy distilled in France. Smooth and sophisticated. 25ml £7.50
  • Legend 1863, Hardy Cognac, <em>France</em>, France The aromas in this fabulous cognac make the Hardy style immortal. The elegant bouquet starts with notes of citrus and jam. Coffee and creamy cappuccino with hints of vanilla dominate the prelude. More coffee notes are noticeable on the palate and the citrus fruits are clearly transformed into ripe orange aromas. The finish is full and long lasting. 25ml £8.50
  • Hine, Antique XO, France Rare fine Champagne a VSOP Cognac of the highest quality. Gentle toffee and autumnal fruits are balanced with a pepper and oaky finish. 25ml £11.00
  • Fanny Fougerat Cognac – Type 73, France Only 510 bottles of this rare 45 year old Cognac have been bottled. It’s fruity and floral with notes of apricots, cinnamon, lavender, violets, peppery oak and dewy garden herbs throughout the palate. 25ml £12.50


  • The Arran Gold Cream Liqueur, Scotland From the beautiful Isle of Arran this Cream Liqueur has notes of toffee and creamy fudge on the nose. The palate gives you chocolate, cassis and a touch of fresh mint that follows with a sweet, honey finish 50ml £8.00
  • Campari, Italy If you like bitters, this is the liqueur for you. With strong hints of orange peel and cherry; a perfect aperitif. 25ml £4.00
  • Chambord, France Chambord is an infusion of raspberries and blackberries in a neutral spirit with vanilla, citrus peel, honey and cognac. 25ml £4.50
  • Cointreau, France An orange flavoured French liqueur. The perfect digestif. 25ml £4.00
  • Disaronno Originale, Italy A beautiful Amaretto tasting liqueur, distilled in Italy. Disaronno has kept its recipe secret since 1525. 25ml £4.00
  • D.O.M. Benedictine, France Created in the 1800’s, there are only three people in the world who know the complete recipe for making Benedictine. This herbal liqueur has a huge variety of flavours. 25ml £5.00
  • Drambuie, Scotland A delectable Scotch Whisky liqueur made with honey, herbs and spices. A taste sensation. 25ml £5.00
  • Wardington’s Triplecello, England Bright and bursting with citrus flavours: the finest peel, a touch of sugar and spirit combine to make the perfect digestif. 25ml £4.00
  • Southern Comfort, USA Southern Comfort is a unique spiced American whiskey flavoured liqueur, created in New Orleans by iconic bartender M.W. Heronin 1874. 25ml £4.00
  • Conker Coffee Liqueur, Italy A coffee liqueur created for the coffee lover. An uncompromised union of ethical speciality Arabica coffees and craft distilled spirit. 50ml £10.00

Beer & Cider

  • Lakes Lager 5%, England – 2022 World Beer Awards Gold Winner A light bohemian-style lager beer with a hoppy flavour. This cold fermented Pilsner has an intense, refreshing zestiness. 500ml Bottle £6.50
  • Estrella Damm 4.6%, Spain Still made using the original recipe from 1876, this light Mediterranean lager sings of barley malt, rice, and hops; a “star” of a beer! 330ml Bottle £4.00
  • Swan Blonde Pale Ale 4%, England – 2022 World Beer Awards Silver Winner Delicious, light and crisp pale ale. It’s bursting with flavour, thanks to the extra pale malts and hops with a citrusy and tropical fruit profile. 500ml Bottle £5.50
  • Raven Red – Red Ale 4.2%, England Treacle caramel flavours and a hint of roasted barley are blended with New World Citra and Columbus hops, which infuse this red ale with a balanced grapefruit aroma. 500ml Bottle £5.50
  • Guinness 4.1%, Ireland Introduced in 1759, this famous Irish dry stout is milky on the palate with a roasted coffee, dark wheat and bitter chocolate taste. The epitome of beer. Surger Can £6.00
  • Aspall Cyder 4.5%, England Served chilled and fresh, the aromas are similar to that of a sparkling rosé wine. Perfectly refreshing since 1728. 500ml Bottle £6.00

Soft Drinks | Mixers

  • Appletiser £4.00
  • Coca-Cola £3.00
  • Diet Coca-Cola £3.00
  • Fever Tree Tonic Water £3.00
  • Fever Tree Low Calorie Tonic Water £3.00
  • Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water £3.00
  • Fever Tree Ginger Ale £3.00
  • Fever Tree Soda Water £3.00
  • Bottle Green Elderflower Presse £3.50
  • Fentimans Ginger Beer £4.00
  • Fresh Orange Juice £3.00
  • Folkington’s Cloudy Apple Juice £4.50
  • Folkington’s Summer Berries £4.50
  • Schweppes Lemonade £3.00
  • Marlish Still Water 750ml £4.00
  • Marlish Still Water 330ml £2.50
  • Marlish Sparkling Water 750ml £4.00
  • Marlish Sparkling Water 330ml £2.50
Coravin Wines – Nuno’s Selection

We are pleased to be able to use the Coravin wine system to enable guests to experience some very special wines by the glass. The Coravin is a device which allows us to serve wine without removing the cork: wine is poured through a small needled that is also used to pressurise the bottle with argon gas. This process helps maintain the wines freshness.

Orange Wine - Coravin

  • 09. Naranjo Torontel, Maturana Wines, Maule Valley Chile 13.5% 50ml £5.50 | 125ml £12.00

White Wine - Coravin

  • 28. Pinot Blanc, Mount Edwards New Zealand 12.5% 50ml £7.00 | 125ml £15.00
  • 29. 1752, Gran Tradicion, Bodega Cerro Chapeu Uruguay 13.5% 50ml £7.50 | 125ml £15.50
  • 31. Chardonnay, Curly Flat, Macedon Ranges Australia 13.6% 50ml £8.50 | 125ml £16.50
  • 32. Condrieu, La Petite Côte, Yves Cuilleron France 14% 50ml £9.00 | 125ml £17.00

Red Wine - Coravin

  • 54. St Emilion, Château Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru, Etablissements J.P. Moueix France 13.5% 50ml £7.00 | 125ml £15.00
  • 60. Batovi Tannat T1, Bodega Cerro Chapeu Uruguay 14% 50ml £7.50 | 125ml £17.00
  • 63. Barolo, Casina Adelaide Italy 14.5% 50ml £8.50 | 125ml £19.00
  • 64. Pomerol, Château Lagrange, Etablissements J.P. Moueix France 13% 50ml £9.00 | 125ml £19.50
Wines by the Glass


  • 01. Prosecco Extra Dry, Ca’ Belli Italy 11% 125ml £9.00
  • 03. Classic Cuvée, Ambriel England 11% 125ml £15.00
  • 04. Champagne Brut Réserve, Billecart-Salmon France 12% 125ml £16.00


  • 07. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’ Blush, Pasqua Italy 12% 175ml £11.00 | 250ml £15.50


  • 10. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Italy 12.5% 175ml £11.00 | 250ml £15.50
  • 11. Chardonnay ‘Les Grenadiers, Marquis de Lissac France 13.5% 175ml £11.50 | 250ml £16.50
  • 12. Viognier, Mont Rocher France 13% 175ml £12.00 | 250ml £17.00
  • 15. Chenin Blanc, Myburgh Bros. South Africa 13.5% 175ml £14.50 | 250ml £20.00
  • 16. Sauvignon Blanc, Transcampanas Spain 13% 175ml £15.00 | 250ml £20.50


  • 35. Pinot Noir, Sanziana Romania 12.5% 175ml £11.00 | 250ml £15.50
  • 36. Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac France 13.5% 175ml £11.50 | 250ml £16.50
  • 37. Malbec, Inacayal Argentina 13.5% 175ml £12.00 | 250ml £17.00
  • 39. Merlot, Bain’s Kloof South Africa 14% 175ml £12.50 | 250ml £17.50
  • 41. Shiraz, The Opportunist Australia 14.5% 175ml £13.00 | 250ml £18.00
  • 45. Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Tobia, Finca Trasluz Spain 13.5% 175ml £14.00 | 250ml £20.00

By The Bottle


  • 01. Prosecco Extra Dry, Ca’ Belli Crisp and delicious with aromatic apple and pear aromas on the nose followed by a crisp palate of succulent fruits. Italy 11% NV | £42.00
  • 02. Pet Nat, Folklore, Castel Pujol A different style of sparkling wine where fermentation with native yeast begins in stainless steel tanks. Before each tank finishes the alcoholic fermentation, the blend for bottling is made. Ancestral method without disgorgement. It presents cloudiness from yeasts. Hints of brioche and honey on the nose with background aromas of almonds. Lovely vibrant structure, refreshing and clean. Uruguay 13% – VG O 2022 | £46.00
  • 03. Classic Cuvée, Ambriel Made up of the three classic varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, is crisp with refined bubbles, a zesty zippiness of citrus, perfect balance and a lingering finish. England 11% NV | £75.00
  • 04. Brut Réserve, Billecart-Salmon Red fruits, citrus and rich, toasty brioche combine with delicate bubbles to create one of the most sought-after boutique Champagne’s around. France 12% NV | £77.00
  • 05. Champagne Brut Sous Bois, Billecart-Salmon Red fruits, citrus and rich, toasty brioche combine with delicate bubbles to create one of the most sought-after boutique Champagne’s around. France 12% NV | £85.00

Sparkling Rose

  • 06. Cuvée Rosé, Laurent Perrier Iconic Rosé Champers, stylish strawberry fruit, full of vivacity and easy-drinking charm. A wonderfully refreshing aperitif. France 12% – VG NV | £100.00


  • 07. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’ Blush, Pasqua A fresh well balanced and fruity wine with elegant, floral notes and hints of pear and apricot. Italy 12% – VG 2022 | £38.00
  • 08. Grenache Rosé, Felicette An elegant supple, succulent and aromatic rosé. Pale in colour there’s plenty of red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry. France 12.5% 2021 | £44.00


  • 09. Naranjo Torontel, Maturana Wines, Maule Valley This is an aromatic orange wine of bright copper colour with notes of honey, orange peel, white flowers and a potpourri of spices such as cardamom. Refined and lean, it shows a fresh palate with a bite from the skins’ tannins. It is medium bodied, complex and concentrated. Chile 13.5% – VG 2021 | £55.00


  • 10. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Well-balanced and refreshing with delicate notes of grilled almonds and a light citrus finish. Italy 12.5% – VG 2022 | £38.00
  • 11. Chardonnay ‘Les Grenadiers’, Marquis de Lissac Ripe and round with creamy peach fruit and spice vanilla notes. A perfect easy drinking wine. France 13.5% – VG O 2022 | £41.00
  • 12. Viognier, Mont Rocher A haunting honeysuckle and apricot aroma and rich, almost unctuous palate that is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing. France 13% – VG O 2021 | £42.00
  • 13. Loureiro, Vinho Verde, Quinta d’Amares DOC Citrus, with lemon nuances. Young varietal aroma, fruity with floral notes. Harmonious, balanced acidity and minerality. Portugal 11% 2022 | £47.00
  • 14. Gruner Veltliner, Muenzenrieder, Burgenland Aromas of fresh apples, delicate spice and mineral. A joyful drinking style with a lovely citrus aftertaste. Austria 12.5% VG 2022 | £48.00
  • 15. Chenin Blanc, Myburgh Bros. Rice apple and hints of peach on the nose and the palate. Subtle chalky notes add interest and complexity. Typical Chenin acidity lingers on the finish. South Africa 13.5% – VG 2021 | £49.00
  • 16. Sauvignon Blanc, Transcampanas White lime flowers, grapefruit and citrus with sensational ripe papaya, oil texture and zippy acidity. A classic style with laser focus. Spain 13% – VG 2022 | £50.00
  • 17. Assyrtiko ‘Voila’, Lyrarakis Nicknamed by one critic ‘Greece’s answer to Chablis’. Single vineyard, deliciously mineral led, slightly salty and plenty of rounded stone fruits. Greece 13% – VG O 2021 | £51.00
  • 18. Verdejo, Transcampanas Classic, powerful, varietal aromas of green grass, minerals and citrus fruits. Unhurried, silky mouthfeel with a restrained acidity. Spain 13% VG 2020 | £52.00
  • 19. Rheingau Riesling Kabinett, Fruchtsuss Schloss Schönborn Fresh with floral notes, citrus fruits and green apples, this wine is rich and extremely easy drinking. A great aperitif. The wonderful orchard fruit notes and vibrancy leave you wanting more. Germany 9% – V 2019 | £55.00
  • 20. Dry Furmint, Egy Kis, Barta Meaning ‘little Furmint’ in Hungarian, Egy Kis is a fine introduction to Hungary’s flagship grape. Bursting with pear, yellow plum and a lick of fresh lime. Hungary 12% – O 2021 | £55.00
  • 21. Pinot Gris, The Lane Dry, medium bodied and gold colour. A juicy palate featuring pear, nectarine and peach. It has a clean finish and well balanced minerally acidity. Australia 13% – VG 2021 | £56.00
  • 22. Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, Quinta d’Amares DOC Citrus, with lemon nuances, tropical fruits, floral, with a touch of tangerine. Complex structure in the mouth, balanced with prolonged freshness. Portugal 12.5% 2022 | £60.00
  • 23. Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sur Lie’ Reserva, Bodega Cerra Chapeu Fermented with native yeasts and preserved for six months in contact with the lees (Sue Lie) this amazing Sauvignon Blanc has an aromatic complexity with notes of grapefruit, green apple and white peach. Dry and alive in the mouth. Uruguay 13% 2022 | £61.00
  • 24. Mâcon-Salutre-Pouilly Pale-medium lemon in colour. The nose is surprisingly full showing ripe stone fruit, mixed with almond and marzipan. The palate is elegant and has a characteristic freshness which is balanced by orchard fruit. France 13% – VG 2021 | £65.00
  • 25. Claustrum Limited Edition Loureiro, Vinho Verde, Quinta d’Amares DOC Straw yellow in colour. Complex with aromas of yellow fruit. Great volume in the mouth, vibrant acidity, complex fruit and dry and persistent finish. Portugal 11.5% 2019 | £66.00
  • 26. Chardonnay, Cartlidge and Browne Set up in a Napa garage by Tony Cartlidge in 1980, Cartlidge and Browne are a brilliant small producer. Flavours of pear, melon and light citrus with aromatics of lemon, sweet caramel and hazelnut. USA 13.5% – VG O 2021 | £68.00
  • 27. Rioja Blanco ‘Selección de Autor’, Oscar Tobia Equal parts Chardonnay and Tempranillo Blanc, this is an incredibly rich and textured barrel fermented Rioja. Expect stone fruits, white flowers, honeycomb and a full, weighty body. Spain 13.5% 2021 | £69.00
  • 28. Pinot Blanc, Mount Edwards Dry in style with aromas of pear and citrus are followed by flavours of stone fruit, some savoury notes with a delicate creamy like texture, all underpinned by mineral notes and refreshing acidity. New Zealand 12.5% – VG O 2019 | £70.00
  • 29. 1752, Gran Tradicion, Bodega Cerro Chapeu Aromatic nose with white peach, green melon, apple and blossom. Full bodied and round, backed up by lively acidity with a silky finish. Uruguay 13.5% – VG 2019 | £71.00
  • 30. Sancerre Blanc, Domaine de Clairneaux Aromas of stone fruits and lemon zest lead to a clean and dry palate with touches of gooseberry and citrus peel. A great example of a classic Sauvignon Blanc. France 13% 2021 | £73.00

Single Bottle White

  • 31. Chardonnay, Curly Flat, Macedon Ranges Such a beautiful, mouth-watering style with golden grapefruit, guava and nectarine . This hints at tropical fruits yet retains a zesty citrus focus. Australia 13.6% – VG O 2018 | £77.00
  • 32. Condrieu, La Petite Côte, Yves Cuilleron The nose is exuberant, framed by typical Viognier aromas: yellow, ripe-fleshed fruits, apricot and peach, and floral notes of violet and sweet spice notes. On the palate, the whole proves delicious, exhibiting great freshness! France 14% – VG 2021 | £78.00
  • 33. Saint Aubin 1er Cru ‘En Remilly’, Alain Chavy Wonderfully concentrated and expressive example of one of Burgundy’s most undervalued villages, Saint Aubin. Taught citrus and stone fruit, crisp mineral character and subtle toasty, brioche nots. France 13% 2020 | £79.00
  • 34. Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Clos’ Christian Moreau A lovely aroma of fragrant quince and honey followed by a wave of honey and lemon on the palate, showing great class and a brilliantly long a delicious finish. France 13% – VG 2020 | £100.00


  • 35. Pinot Noir, Sanziana This historic, medium bodied wine is rich in complex flavours of ripe red fruits with deep spicy notes of cinnamon, raspberry and black cherry. Romania 12.5% – VG 2021 | £38.00
  • 36. Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac Cassis and cedar, ripe and fruity. Partially aged in oak, this wine has a wonderful fruit concentration. France 13.5% – VG 2020 | £41.00
  • 37. Malbec, Inacayal Grown at the lofty heights of 1000m above sea level, Inacayal is brimming with plums, berries and chocolate as well as vanilla and cocoa. Argentina 13.5% 2021 | £42.00
  • 38. Corvina Verona, Cantina di Negrar Corvina is the queen of Veronese red grapes, typical of Valpolicella. Soft and round with sweet tannins that blend well with the wine’s texture. The finish is long, ending with spicy tones. Italy 12.5% 2021 | £42.00
  • 39. Merlot, Bain’s Kloof Deep ruby red in colour. With rich mocha and sweet black fruit on the nose. The palate is reflective of the nose with additional ripe red fruit and leafy notes. South Africa 14% – VG 2022 | £43.00
  • 40. Mencia, Ribas del Cua Great aromatic intensity, dominated by red raspberries, cassis and cherry with the subtle vegetal character of the Mencia grape. Spain 14.5% 2020 | £45.00
  • 41. Shiraz, The Opportunist An aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, peppermint, liquorice and subtle pepper. Thick and smooth with good balanced fruit weight. Australia 14.5% – VG 2021 | £45.00
  • 42. Kotsifali, Lyrarakis Kotsifali is indisputably the classic grape of Crete. With vineyard for this situated at 500m above sea level, the wine is elegant with spices and red fruits. Greece 13.5% 2020 | £46.00
  • 43. Mucchietto IGT Primitivo del Salento Fresh red cherry, with a hint of sweet spice on the nose, the palate is crammed with juicy plums and blueberries, cinnamon and vanilla, with dark chocolate. The wine has velvety tannins and an uplifting fresh finish to balance the rich fruit. Italy 13.5% – O 2021 | £47.00
  • 44. Polemico País, Secano Interior, Viña Laurent Medium crimson in colour, this wine is supple with bright fruit and aromas of red cherries and violets. The palate is fresh, with some caramelised and earthy notes. This wine has a concentrated core of fruit and a lengthy finish. Chile 13.5% – VG O 2019 | £48.00
  • 45. Cabernet Franc, Kalos 59N A fine and delicately balanced example of Cabernet Franc with red fruits and spiced. Very fruit forward, medium bodied with subtle tannins. Argentina 13.5% 2020 | £48.00
  • 46. Pinotage, Rhebokskloof Well established wine estate Rhebokskloof is located in the heart of Paarl. A ripe, full bodied red; it boasts complex, smoky palate and savoury, toasted notes underpinning a rich fruit character. South Africa 14% – VG 2019 | £49.00
  • 47. Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Tobia, Finca Trasluz Intense and elegant stream of aromas first showing fruits such as dried prunes, cherries and liquorice, Then spicy notes like black pepper, cloves and nutmeg arise, followed by reminiscences of tobacco leaves, all over a fragrant background of toffee and smoky hints. On the palate, it is gentle, velvety and voluminous. Meaty, rounded, full bodied and unctuous. Ripe with a long and lingering finish and very polished tannins with spicy aftertaste. Spain 14% 2019 | £49.00
  • 48. Biscardo Neropasso, Mabis A Ripasso style of wine, made famous in Amarone production, with spicy hints of cherry, black cherry, plum compote and a silky texture. Italy 13.5% – VG 2020 | £50.00
  • 49. Bobal, Mil Historias Powerful Bobal, a grape often blended with Malbec, that displays a deep cherry colour with violet tints. Nose is intense with aromas of ripe red fruit subtle hints of violets, rosemary and a touch of black pepper. Spain 14.5% – VG O 2020 | £53.00
  • 50. Vinho Tinto, Quinta de Chocapalha Deep colour of violet hue, with good concentration on the nose. Rich in aroma, with notes of ripe black fruit and spices combined with floral notes. In the mouth it is elegant and fresh, with an excellent combination of tannins and acidity. A long finish, smooth and elegant. Portugal 13.5% – VG 2018 | £54.00
  • 51. Pinot Noir, Sherwood Estate Rich plum and earthy tones with a hint of toasty oak on the nose. The palate has sweet, ripe, silky fruit and oak tannins. New Zealand 13% 2021 | £62.00
  • 52. Ribera del Duero, Valtravieso Crianza Fruity aromas of blackcurrant and strawberry compote with spicy and toasted notes. Pleasant on the palate with fine, well-integrated tannins, precise volume and a fresh passage through the mouth thanks to its lively acidity. Spain 15% 2019 | £65.00
  • 53. 1752, Gran Tradicion, Bodega Cerro Chapeu A vivid dark ruby colour, it offers notes of blackcurrant, raspberry and blackberry, in harmony with an elegant touch of black pepper and graphite on the finish. Uruguay 13% – VG 2016 | £66.00
  • 54. St Emilion, Château Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru, Etablissements J.P. Moueix Deepest ruby in colour, generous, sweet flavours, a succulent, medium-weight concentration and nice, fresh length. France 13.5% 2018 | £69.00
  • 55. Rioja Reserva, Luis Canas Mellow fresh and with the nuances of sweet red fruit. There’s a touch of liquorice and sweet spice, all wrapped in a blanket of American oak’s coconut and vanilla flavours. Spain 14.5% – VG 2015 | £70.00
  • 56. Grenache, ‘Meta’ Schwarz Wine Company An incredibly modern style of Grenache from Barossa legend, Jason Schwarz. It bursts with strawberries, cherries and violets, and has a texture and elegance not unlike Pinot Noir. Australia 13.5% 2020 | £71.00
  • 57. Bourgogne Gamay, Domaine Labruyère Brightly red-fruited on the nose, it is unmistakeably Gamay, brimming with spherical, pure cherries. The palate is soft and giving, juicy and yet focused. France 13% – VG 2019 | £72.00
  • 58. CH by Chocapalha, Quinta de Chocapalha 100% Touriga Nacional. Rich ruby-violet wine. There is a lovely freshness and the structure, though powerful, is well integrated, coated in fruit. Portugal 13.5% 2019 | £78.00
  • 59. Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition Vignobles Gonnet Ripe bramble fruit and savoury herb aromas on the nose and palate, with Christmas cake, liquorice and nutmeg notes coming through on the finish. Full bodied, concentrated and layered. France 14.5% – VG O 2020 | £80.00
  • 60. Batovi Tannat T1, Bodega Cerro Chapeu Deep intense red colour. Long legs on the side of the glass show dense body. Aromas of ripe reed fruit, dry plums and orange dry peels. A subtle oak gives complex flavours, and some notes of fresh tobacco and black pepper are evident on the palate. It has firm structure, with still lively acidity, giving it elegance and length. A chewy body and a dry finish that will develop well with time to a softer style. Uruguay 14% 2017 | £80.00
  • 61. Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco The Produttori is one of the world’s most renowned winemaking co-operatives. Concentrated and ripe red and black fruits, the palate is slightly herbal with some liquorice and spice. Italy 14% 2019 | £87.00
  • 62. Amarone di Valpolicella Classico, ‘Terre di Cariano’, Cecilia Beretta Spicy, dark cherry and mocha with fresh, wild berry notes and a long, sophisticated finish. Italy 15.5% – VG 2015 | £87.00
  • 63. Barolo, Casina Adelaide A superb Barolo, with aromas of orange skin, plums and tobacco leaves. Tannins are vibrant and acidity is plentiful making this wine ready to enjoy. Italy 14.5% – V 2018 | £88.00

Single Bottle Red

  • 64. Pomerol, Château Lagrange, Etablissements J.P. Moueix This wine is known for its open, generous accessible style Opaque ruby colour. Arterial dark fruit, vibrantly fresh with that characteristic – inky – perfume. The palate is flavoured and generously structured with a fresh and extended finish. France 13% – VG 2016 | £90.00
  • 65. Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Crossbarn’, Paul Hobbs Paul has multiple 100 point scores on his cult classic wines from Napa. Rich and luxurious, this has a lovely purity of fruit, with aromas of blackcurrant and boysenberry leading to notes of blueberry and a touch of dried herbs. USA 15% – VG 2018 | £96.00
  • 66. Morey Saint Denis Premier Cru, Clos des Ormes A resolutely red colour. The bouquet features tremendous complexity, with in general the fruitier aromas prevailing during the earlier years before giving way to some of the meatier tones. Spicier fragrances effuse throughout ageing, instilling a unique and special character associated with Côte de Nuits wines. France 13% – VG 2017 | £100.00

Sweet Wine

  • 67. Spätlese, Heideboden, Muenzenrieder, Prädikatswein Bright golden yellow with an exotic fruit nose. On the palate there are hints of lychee and pineapple, with harmonious acidity and soft finish. Austria 12.5% 2021 | 50ml £8.00
  • 68. San Emilio Pedro Ximenez, Solera Reserva, Emilio Lustau Dark mahogany in colour and viscous. Redolent of ripe fruit in the mouth, fried figs and roasted coffee beans. Very sweet, velvety and soft in the mouth, with an extremely long aftertaste. Spain 17% NV | 50ml £8.00
  • 69. AC Monbazillac, Château Septy Full bodied and sweet. Intense fruit flavours with herbs, flowers & honey, offset by acidity and driven minerality. The palate is ripe and rich. France 12.5% 2016 | 50ml £10.00
  • 70. Saint-Albert, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh – Producteurs Plaimont Deep yellow and pale gold. The nose shows toasty notes spiked with pineapple and quince. The palate is rich and well balanced with marmalade and caramel-coated fruit. Lovely fresh acidities and natural sweetness. France 13% 2016 | 50ml £12.00
  • 71. Tokaji, Mad Late Harvest Vivid and lively late harvest wine, the natural sugar concentration is balanced by refreshing acidity. Floral, fruity intense aromas, touch of minerality and fresh fruity lingering finish. Hungary 12.5% – VG 2019 | 50ml £12.00
  • 72. Vinsanto del Chianti Classico, Vignamaggio This rich golden dessert wine, oozes sophistication and elegance. Tangy apricot, spiced caramel and toasted nuttiness makes this a more-ish wine. Ultimate decadence! Italy 15.5% – VG 2014 | 50ml £13.00

Fortified Wine

  • 73. Pineau des Charentes, Château de Montifaud A blend of fresh grape juice from Colombard grapes and wonderfully smooth cognac, it has a freshness, a hint of sweetness and a clean finish on the palate. Delightfully fresh. France 17% NV | 50ml £9.00
  • 74. Niepoort 2018 LBV Port From ancient vine and hand picked grapes, this late bottled vintage retains all the primary fruit of a great ruby port, with development and complexity from 4 years in the barrel. Plums, blackberries and dark cherry are married together with subtle spice and herbs to create this amazing ruby port. Portugal 20% NV | 50ml £9.00
  • 75. Corney & Barrow 20 year old Tawny Port With a complex nose of warming fruit, complemented by hints of orange, nuts and spice, all reflected on the palate. Portugal 20% – VG NV | 50ml £10.00
  • 76. Barbeito Malvasia Reserva, Madeira Aromas of dried fruit, pistachio and lemon zest. Very clean and pure on palate, citric savoury flavours bringing freshness and persistence to the wine. Portugal 19% NV | 50ml £10.00

1863 is Covid-compliant!

Covid-19 Update – Reopening Friday 4th December.

Following the end of the second national lockdown restriction we will now re-open on Friday 4 December.

While we can’t wait to welcome you all back, Cumbria is under tier 2 restrictions, we ask that all of our guests adhere to the new tier local restrictions in your local area.

Tier 3 travel restrictions: We are currently following government guidance by not accepting bookings from tier 3 areas. We are contacting guests affected by the tier 3 travel restrictions in order of booking dates and thank you for your patience during this time. We will continue to have a flexible approach our cancellation policy as recommended by the chief medical officer:

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Room bookings can be cancelled or transferred up to 48hrs prior to arrival with no charge. If you need to cancel or amend your booking within 48hrs of arrival due to COVID-19, we can transfer your booking to another suitable date, however rates may differ between dates.

Any cancellations or amendments within 48hrs, that are not as a direct result of COVID-19, will result in our retaining the charge for the first night of your stay.


Our policy is to mitigate the risk through good practice and risk assessment. We’ll take all necessary measures to deliver the 1863 experience safely.

  • 1863 by day & dinner reservations for will be staggered to support social distancing.
  • All tables are sanitised before each use & the table is yours to enjoy your evening. Please feel free to join us for a drink at your table before your reservation time.
  • Menus & napkins will be single use & our full wine list is available via a QR code
  • Tables have been positioned the required distance apart in line with the latest government guidelines.
  • We are taking table bookings for a maximum of up to 2 people online, if you wish to book for a table larger than 2 please call us on 017684 86334 but this can only be made up of 1 household or support bubble. For guidance on what defines a support bubble please click here. Due to the constantly changing nature of this guidance, we will be continuously reviewing this.
  • Payment is preferred by card or mobile payment method.


  • We’re working on adapting our Check In and Check Out process to speed this up, support social distancing and to ensure the safety of all guests and our team. Guests will be contacted with details of exact procedures in advance of their stay.
  • We’ll ask our guests to reserve their Breakfast time on arrival.
  • Room information will be available online via a QR code
  • Our menu will be available on the website for guests to browse in their rooms.
  • If a stay is more than 1 night, our housekeeping team will not enter the room unless requested by the guest
  • All of our soft furnishings have been removed from our rooms


  • Our public areas & guests rooms are cleaned using cleaning products proven to be effective against Coronavirus
  • All of our high volume guest touch point areas including door handles, handrails are sanitised hourly
  • Credit card machines are sanitised after each use
  • Tables are sanitised after each guest visit
  • All public areas are deep cleaned daily
  • All of our soft furnishings have been removed from our rooms & public areas
  • We have increased the numbers of antibacterial hand sanitisers available in all areas


Gift Vouchers

  • All gift vouchers with expiry dates in August, September, October, November or December 2020 will be extended by 6 months.
  • All new gift vouchers purchased will have 2 years expiry date

Please note that you are unable to use a Gift Voucher online to make room reservation. Please contact us on 017684 8334 and a member of the team will be happy to help


We host regular tasting evenings and events throughout the year. Tickle your taste buds and delight in new culinary discoveries as Head Chef Phil and his kitchen team challenge themselves and our diners with memorable menus and exciting ingredients!

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Upcoming Events

1863 Afternoon Tea

  • Sundays in September 2020 (6, 13, 20 and 27 September) Sugar and spice and all things nice made with 1863 passion Afternoon Tea £25 | Sparkling Afternoon Tea £35


  • Docker Duck Egg Mayonnaise Winter Truffle & English Muffin
  • Cartmel Valley Smoked Salmon Dill Creme Fraiche & Rye Loaf
  • Pulled Ham Hock Wholegrain Mustard, Capers on White Bloomer
  • Sausage & Black Pudding Roll Brown Sauce


  • Buttermilk Scone Apple & Cinnamon Scone with “our” Butter, Jam, Jersey Cream
  • Yorkshire Rhubarb Vanilla Slice
  • Michel Cluziel Chocolate Choux Bun
  • Spiced Carrot Cake Cream Cheese & Honeyed Walnuts
  • Sticky Toffee Mousse


  • Add Marquis de Bonnières Brut, Champagne

Opening hours:

1863 Restaurant is open Thursday – Monday inclusive


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

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Good to know:

  • Served at 2.30pm, 3pm &3.30pm.
  • Served every Sunday in March.
  • Limited exclusive numbers (14-16 people max).
  • Unfortunately some dietary requirements cannot be catered for: please speak to us for more details.
  • Children 12+ Only
  • Book via ResDiary or call us on 017684 86334
  • Maximum Table Size 6

We host regular tasting evenings and events throughout the year. Tickle your taste buds and delight in new culinary discoveries as Head Chef Phil and his kitchen team challenge themselves and our diners with memorable menus and exciting ingredients!

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Wild about wine…

This moth’s blog is by Richard Bracken who works for local wine merchant Grapevine. It’s a role he’s new to, having worked at Askham Hall and the George and Dragon Clifton over the past 5 years. Richard’s passion for wine developed whilst at Askham Hall where he was fortunate to be plucked by Nico Chieze to be his assistant, which entailed drawing from his vast knowledge. Nico encouraged him to take exams with the Court of Master Sommeliers and Wine and Spirits Education Trust, being tutored along the way by a number of Masters of Wine, as well as helping him reach the Regional Finals in the UK Sommelier of the Year competition. He also undertook a number of trips to work voluntarily in some of the top restaurants in London and had the chance to help in the 2016 vintage at some fantastic Chateaux in Bordeaux. His thirst for knowledge has certainly not been quenched and he has every ambition to reach the highest echelons of qualifications within wine.

“First things first it’s an absolute pleasure to be writing this blog post for the guys at 1863. It’s a restaurant and team that is so enjoyable to work with as a wine merchant and, as I’m about to explain, we’ve had some real fun with their new and improved wine list!”

“Wine is a subject for everybody but is often overlooked as pretentious and scary, with guests having no idea which direction to take on a wine list. Yes there’s a tasting note, but if you haven’t actually tried that wine before is it worth taking the gamble on trying something different? Far too often we fall into that trap of sticking with our New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or our Argentinian Malbec. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying these wines but in my opinion part of going out to enjoy a fantastic dinner is to experience new flavours and ideas – with food AND wine.”

“In a recent previous life, I was a Sommelier. My job was to look after a 600 bottle wine list and to help guide guests through it. Nothing gave me more pleasure than being able to recommend wines that were interesting and unique and take guests out of their comfort zone. I’m hoping to bring this experience to help restaurants like 1863 have a diverse selection of world class wines on their list for you to discover and enjoy. Below are a few bottles of killer juice that have made their way to Pooley Bridge!”


“The Susanna Balbo ‘White Blend’ from the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina, is a real stunner and made by one of the leading female winemakers in the world. It’s a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon which is the primary blend of grapes in white Bordeaux’s. What gives this wine an interesting twist however, is the addition of Torrontes into the blend. This is Argentina’s national grape that you’ve probably never heard of and is a rich, floral and spicy characteristic which works well with the freshness and acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc. There’s also a struck match character from a little bit of oak ageing which gives another layer of complexity. It’s a real stunner and I know it’s a wine that’s stolen the hearts of everyone that’s tried it!”



“We’ve also added a fantastic Vinho Verde to the list, much to Nuno’s delight! Vinho Verde is a region in the very North of Portugal and produces wines that are light, fresh and zesty. This example, from Quinta de Raza, is a blend of Arinto and Azal which bring flavours of lemon zest and grapefruit. It’s great enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or with light and fresh fish dishes. If you have the chance to try it, notice the slight spritz. That’s due to the wine being bottled when it’s fresh and young which traps the CO2, creating a real sensation in the mouth.
At the opposite end of Portugal, we’ve brought in a wonderfully rich and succulent red called Euphoria from the Algarve – a fitting name! it’s a blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragonez and Sousao that spend 9 months in used French oak. This brings a touch of toasty spice to a wine packed to the brim with plummy, berry fruit. It’s absolutely crying out for a great piece of Cumbrian Venison or a rich beef dish.”


“You might spot Sir Richard Branson tucking into Phil’s food when he hears his wine is on the list. Believe it or not he owns a vineyard in the Franschoek Valley, South Africa, called Mont Rochelle and uses the talents of a brilliant and pioneering English wine making team to produce wines of top, top quality. The Little Rock cuvee is blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with dollops of Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot – Bordeaux meets South of France if you will. It’s bursting with cranberries and raspberries with a lovely supple texture, as well as South Africa’s trademark smokiness. If it’s good enough for Sir Richard, it’s good enough for me.

There’s plenty more than the above on offer, but I suppose you’ll just have to head for a meal and find out for yourselves! Have a chat to Mark, Anne and Nuno who will pass on their passion for these fantastic wines and help guide you towards something new and interesting. After all, great food deserves great wine.”

Happy drinking!

10 years on…the things we remember!

February 1 2018 marked 10 years to the day we bought and moved into what was then – Elm House. We’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic this month – so we thought we’d share some of the highlights of our first decade with you…

2008: New Beginnings

When we bought Elm House in 2008 it was a 5-bedroom B&B.  We renovated and restructured to make it into 8 bedrooms and over the course of the next 6 years we renovated and redecorated all of the rooms, timescale and budget allowing.

2009: Mark rises to local prominence

Did you know that Mark spent 5 years as Chair of the valley’s local tourism group – The Ullswater Association? As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate, that meant coordinating a group of 70 businesses around the valley in an effort to raise Ullswater’s profile to visitors both old and new.

2011: Keeping it in the family

Anne’s brother, Colin Hindle, took over the day to day running of Pooley Bridge’s beloved ‘Granny Dowbekin’s Tearooms‘. Now the Hindle family’s businesses ‘bookended’ the village.

2012: A TV Debut

We made our TV debut on none other than Cumbria TV in 2012 – the evidence is still lurking on the internet for all to see so you go, enjoy a giggle at our expense!

2014: Finally – a space to call our own

An important moment in our personal lives as we designed, built and christened our Summer house. After six years of living on the top floor of Elm House with no space for entertaining, our Summer House was a welcome (and social) addition to our living space.



2015: Tour of Britain comes to Pooley Bridge

Bikes – a lot of them – it was brilliant!

2015: Tragedy – The End of an Era

On Sunday 6 December, following the devastation of Storm Desmond, Pooley Bridge breathed her last and collapsed, dramatically into the angry and swollen waters of the River Eamont.

2016: Metamorphosis

The transformation of Elm House was not over. Even after doing the rooms there were still the communal areas that needed updating and so with this in mind at the end of 2014-start of 2015 we made the decision that we needed to reinvent ourselves. We had identified a gap in the market for a relaxed fine dining restaurant in the village and felt we could offer this, so in November 2015 we closed our doors as Elm House and after 6 1/2 months of blood, sweat, tears and a lot of dust and rubble we re-opened on 20 May 2016 as 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms.

2017: A Taste of Success

Joseph aced his GCSEs and 1863 Bistro earned its first AA rosette while the rooms achieved a spectral 4 star Gold Awards –  a very rewarding year for us personally and professionally.

So we just wanted to say a huge thank you to all customers and guests, old and new, and here’s to the next 10 years – whatever that may bring.

Mark & Anne Vause

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