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

Drinks List

1863 Gin Recommendations

  • Solway Spirits Raspberry Gin Liqueur, Scotland Topped with Italian Sparkling. 25ml £8.40
  • Cumberland Saucy Gin, England Mixed with Premium Indian Tonic water. 50ml £11.00
  • Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger, England Combined with Appletiser & fresh ginger. 50ml £11.30
  • Sharish Blue Magic Gin, Portugal Mixed with Mediterranean Tonic water. 50ml £15.20
  • The Lakes Gin, England Mixed with Premium Indian Tonic water. 50ml £11.80


  • Negroni Designed as an aperitif, this cocktail is the very definition of balance and simplicity. £9.50
  • Dark ‘n’ Stormy Dark rum and ginger ale served over ice with a slice of lime. A real taste of the Caribbean! £9.00
  • White / Black Russian A delicious and naughty alternative to an iced coffee. £12.00
  • Espresso Martini Dark, strong and delicious. The perfect end to an evening! £14.00
  • Porn Star Martini Passionfruit flavoured cocktail served with a shot of Italian Sparkling. £15.00


  • 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


  • Heineken 0%, Holland Brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct, balanced taste. It’s naturally refreshing and possesses all the flavour of a real alcoholic lager. 330ml Bottle £3.50
  • 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 £7.00
  • 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 £7.00


  • 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 £4.50
  • Bombay Sapphire, England A London dry gin from a traditional recipe dating back to 1761, delicately perfumed with a light spicy finish. 25ml £3.80
  • Brockmans Premium Gin, England A unique blend of botanicals with subtle notes of berry gives an intensely smooth taste. 25ml £4.50
  • 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 £4.50
  • 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 £4.10
  • 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 £4.80
  • Hendricks Gin, Scotland The unexpected infusion of cucumber and rose petals result in a most iconoclastic gin. 25ml £4.50
  • The Lakes Gin, England A complex premium gin with zesty notes and herbal over notes. A gin of true Cumbrian provenance. 25ml £4.50
  • Monkey 47, Germany Distilled from 47 predominantly unusual botanicals such as lingonberries. 25ml £7.50
  • Sharish Blue Magic Gin, Portugal This magic gin is made using the blue pea flower which turns pale pink when tonic is added. 25ml £6.20
  • 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 £4.00


  • The Lakes Vodka, England The Lakes Vodka is an ultra-smooth vodka with a distinctive character and a clean crisp finish. 25ml £4.50
  • Toffee Vodka, England Deliciously smooth vodka, hand blended with rich caramel tones and finished with a subtle kick. 25ml £3.50


  • The Kraken Black Spiced, Trinidad Kraken Rum was introduced in 2010. The base rum is from Trinidad, distilled from naturally sweet molasses made from locally grown sugar cane. 25ml £4.00
  • 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 £4.00
  • Jameson, Ireland Jameson is produced from a blend of grain whiskey and single pot still whiskey, all sourced around the distillery in Cork. 25ml £4.00
  • Aberlour 12 Years Old, Scotland Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty feel. 25ml £5.05
  • Laphroaig 10 Years Old, Scotland Laphroaig calls itself, “the most richly flavoured of all Scotch Whiskies”. The whisky has a peaty/smoky flavour. 25ml £6.00
  • The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years Old, Scotland Smooth and mellow with nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. 25ml £6.00
  • 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 £6.00
  • The Lakes Single Malt, Whiskymaker’s Reserve No 5, England Matured in the finest, bespoke Oloroso, PX, and red wine casks, comprising Spanish and American oak, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 is an elegant and Moorish evolution, possessing the same sherry-led, wood-forward characteristics as its predecessors. Wonderfully fruity aromatics lead to indulgent baklava and a vibrant, creamy finish. 25ml £7.80
  • 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 £11.00

Sherry | Armagnac | Cognac

  • Harveys Bristol Cream, England Crafted from a delicate blend of Jerez’s finest wines; delicate finos, aged amontillados, fragrant olorosos and the special Pedro Ximenez grape providing a silky, mellow smoothness. A complete, balanced and surprising compendium of wine from Jerez. 50ml £4.00
  • 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 £7.00
  • Remy Martin VSOP, France Another Cognac VSOP blended with Grande and Petite Champagne. A delicious silky texture with hints of peach, vanilla and oak. 25ml £5.00
  • 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 £10.50
  • Fanny Fougerat Cognac – Type 73 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 £12.00


  • Baileys Original Irish Cream, Ireland A moreish whisky and cream-based liqueur. Delicious served over ice. 50ml £6.00
  • Campari, Italy If you like bitters, this is the liqueur for you. With strong hints of orange peel and cherry; a perfect aperitif. 25ml £2.50
  • Chambord, France Chambord is an infusion of raspberries and blackberries in a neutral spirit with vanilla, citrus peel, honey and cognac. 25ml £4.20
  • Cointreau, France An orange flavoured French liqueur. The perfect digestif. 25ml £3.20
  • Disaronno Originale, Italy A beautiful Amaretto tasting liqueur, distilled in Italy. Disaronno has kept its recipe secret since 1525. 25ml £3.50
  • 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 £4.10
  • Drambuie, Scotland A delectable Scotch Whisky liqueur made with honey, herbs and spices. A taste sensation. 25ml £4.10
  • O’Donnell Tough Nut Moonshine, England During the American prohibition, Moonshine was illegally produced and consumed by the wild ones who lived outside the law. A grain-based spirit, using hazelnuts and caramel. (Contains Nuts) 25ml £3.60
  • Wardington’sn Triplecello, England Bright and bursting with citrus flavours: the finest peel, a touch of sugar and spirit combine to make the perfect digestif. 25ml £3.60
  • 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 £3.00
  • Tia Maria, Italy This delicious dark liqueur is made with Jamaican coffee beans, vanilla and rum. A favourite for coffee cocktail lovers. 50ml £5.00

Beer & Cider

  • Birra Moretti 4.6%, Italy A special blend of hops that gives a unique taste and aroma, enhancing its perfectly balanced bitterness. Pint £5.20
  • 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 £5.00
  • Tirril Ullswater Blonde Ale 3.8%, England Named after our beautiful, famous lake, Ullswater Blonde is a light and fresh pale ale that makes for very easy drinking. 500ml Bottle £5.10
  • Tirril Borrowdale Bitter 4.2%, England A rosy amber ale, with good depth of malt character balanced with classic British hops for a good bitterness. 500ml Bottle £5.10
  • 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
  • Aspall Cyder 4.5%, England Served chilled and fresh, the aromas are similar to that of a sparkling rosé wine. Perfectly refreshing since 1728. 330ml Bottle £5.00

Soft Drinks | Mixers

  • Appletiser £3.50
  • Coca-Cola £3.00
  • Diet Coca-Cola £2.80
  • Fever Tree Tonic Water £2.80
  • Fever Tree Low Calorie Tonic Water £2.60
  • Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water £2.80
  • Fever Tree Ginger Ale £2.80
  • Fever Tree Soda Water £2.80
  • Bottle Green Elderflower Presse £3.30
  • Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock £3.30
  • Fentimans Ginger Beer £3.60
  • Fentimans Apple & Blackberry £4.00
  • Frobishers Orange Juice £3.20
  • Schweppes Lemonade £2.80
  • Schweppes Tomato Juice £2.50
  • Northumbria Still Water 750ml £3.70
  • Northumbria Still Water 330ml £2.20
  • Northumbria Sparkling Water 750ml £3.70
  • Northumbria Sparkling Water 330ml £2.20
Wine List

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 £5.00 | 125ml £10.00

White Wine - Coravin

  • 21. Musar Jeune White Lebanon 13% 50ml £5.00 | 125ml £10.00
  • 24. Chardonnay, Cartlidge & Browne USA 13.5% 50ml £5.00 | 125ml £10.00
  • 27. Pinot Blanc, Mount Edward New Zealand 12.5% 50ml £6.00 | 125ml £12.00
  • 30. Chardonnay, Curly Flat, Macedon Ranges Australia 13.6% 50ml £7.00 | 125ml £14.00

Red Wine - Coravin

  • 50. Musar Jeune Red Lebanon 14% 50ml £5.00 | 125ml £10.00
  • 51. Pinot Noir, Sherwood Estate New Zealand 13% 50ml £5.00 | 125ml £10.00
  • 53. Rioja Reserva, Luis Canas Spain 14.5% 50ml £6.00 | 125ml £12.00
  • 54. St Emilion, Château Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru France 13.5% 50ml £6.00 | 125ml £12.00
Wines by the Glass


  • 01. Ca’ Belli, Venetto Italy 11% 125ml £6.00
  • 02. Brut, Wiston Estate England 12% 125ml £13.00
  • 03. Champagne Brut, Marquis de Bonnières France 12% 125ml £13.00

Sparkling Rose

  • 05. Wiston Estate Rosé England 12% 125ml £16.00


  • 07. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’ Blush, Pasqua Italy 12% 175ml £8.50 | 250ml £12.00


  • 10. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Italy 12% 175ml £8.50 | 250ml £12.00
  • 11. Viognier, Mont Rocher France 12% 175ml £9.00 | 250ml £12.50
  • 12. Chardonnay ‘Les Grenadiers, Marquis de Lissac France 13.5% 175ml £9.50 | 250ml £13.50
  • 15. Albariño, Argo Spain 12.5% 175ml £11.00 | 250ml £16.00
  • 16. Sauvignon Blanc, Transcampanas Spain 13% 175ml £11.00 | 250ml £16.00


  • 33. Pinot Noir, Sanziana Romania 12.5% 175ml £9.00 | 250ml £12.50
  • 35. Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac France 12.5% 175ml £9.50 | 250ml £13.50
  • 36. Malbec, Inacayal Argentina 13.5% 175ml £10.00 | 250ml £14.00
  • 38. Shiraz, The Opportunist Australia 14.5% 175ml £10.50 | 250ml £15.00
  • 39. Merlot, Bain’s Kloof South Africa 14% 175ml £10.50 | 250ml £15.00
  • 40. Rioja, Bodegas Tobia Cuvee Tinto Spain 13.5% 175ml £11.00 | 250ml £15.50

By The Bottle


  • 01. Ca’ Belli, Venetto Dry with notes of apples, pears and lemon zest finised off with a delicate mouth feel. Italy 11% NV | £30.00
  • 02. Brut, Wiston Estate Made up of the three classic varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in equal parts, it is a refreshing, elegant and complete English Sparkling wine. VG | O England 12% NV | £65.00
  • 03. Champagne Marquis de Bonnières Delicate yet complex with hints of citrus fruit and a balanced palate. France 12% – VG NV | £65.00
  • 04. Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserva 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 | £75.00

Sparkling Rose

  • 05. Wiston Estate Rosé Brimming with ripe morello cherries, cranberries and seville oranges, this Rosé has a long creamy finish. England 12% – VG O 2014 | £80.00
  • 06. Laurent Perrier, Cuvée Rosé Iconic Rosé Champers, stylish strawberry fruit, full of vivacity and easy-drinking charm. A wonderfully refreshing aperitif. France 12% – VG NV | £95.00


  • 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 2020 | £30.00
  • 08. Grenache Rose, Felicette An elegant supple, succulent and aromatic rose. Pale in colour there’s plenty of red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry. France 12.5% 2020 | £32.00


  • 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 2019 | £32.00


  • 10. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Well-balanced and refreshing with delicate notes of grilled almonds and a light citrus finish. Italy 12.5% – VG 2020 | £30.00
  • 11. 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 2020 | £30.50
  • 12. 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 2020 | £32.50
  • 13. Gruner Veltliner, Funkstille Subtle exotic hints, ripe pear and fresh citrus flavours, it’s a dry and complex style. The palate is rich with melon and grapefruit and a refreshing, zippy finish. Austria 12% 2020 | £35.00
  • 14. Vinho Verde, Quinta da Raza With fresh and bright aromas, there’s a touch of spritz at first and a balanced, refreshing and invigorating acidity which is complemented by bright citrus and ripe stone fruit flavours. Portugal 11.5% – V 2020 | £34.00
  • 15. Albariño, Argo Melon, peach, vanilla and mineral aromas are what you want from this type of wine. Juicy and fresh, with nectarine, orange and pineapple. Spain 12.5% – VG 2020 | £39.00
  • 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 2021 | £40.00
  • 17. Chenin Blanc, Old Vines Rich and complex with warm peachy notes, white flowers, almond and marzipan. South Africa 13.5% – VG 2019 | £41.00
  • 18. Verdejo, Transcampanas Classic, powerful, varietal aromas of green grass, minerals and citrus fruits. Unhurried, silky mouthfeel with a restrained acidity. Spain 13% 2020 | £41.00
  • 19. 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 2020 | £41.00
  • 20. 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 2018 | £42.50
  • 21. Musar Jeune White An unoaked blend of Viognier, Vermentino and Chardonnay. Crispy and aromatic with passionfruit, apples, elderflower – and a dry, refreshing finish. Lebanon 13% – VG O 2019 | £45.00
  • 22. 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 2019 | £47.00
  • 23. Barta Öreg Király-dulo Dry Furmint, Mád, Tokaj Barta’s deliciously aromatic wine, with its smoky coffee-bean, floral, mirabelle, quince and lime aromas and rich, zesty, smoky mineral palate, is witness to that. Hungary 12% – O 2020 | £47.00
  • 24. 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 2019 | £48.00
  • 25. 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% 2019 | £49.00
  • 26. 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 2019 | £50.00
  • 27. Pinot Blanc, Mount Edwards 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. Dry in style New Zealand 12.5% – VG O 2018 | £52.00
  • 28. 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% 2020 | £58.00
  • 29. 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 2016 | £68.00

Single Bottle White

  • 30. Condrieu, Martin Clerc This Condrieu is brilliantly balanced with integrated acidity and a great finish. This beautiful wine ranks with some of the top wine. France 14.5% 2017 | £75.00
  • 31. Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine François Carillon Pale, shimmering gold. This wine balances purity and focus with underlying richness, maintaining tension and a sense of direction throughout. France 13.5% – V 2017 | £83.00
  • 32. Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Clos’ Christian Moreau A lovley 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 2018 | £90.00


  • 33. 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 2020 | £31.00
  • 34. Terras do Sado Tinto Region of Setúbal red wine with ruby colour with violet rim, red fruit aroma such as strawberries. Young, soft and balanced in the mouth. Portugal 14% 2020 | £32.00
  • 35. 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 2019 | £33.00
  • 36. 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% 2020 | £34.00
  • 37. Mencia Joven, Ribas del Cua Great aromatic intensity, dominated by red raspberries, cassis and cherry with the subtle vegetal character of the Mencia grape. 2020 | Spain 14.5% 2020 | £36.00
  • 38. 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 2020 | £37.00
  • 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 2020 | £37.50
  • 40. Rioja, Bodegas Tobia Cuvee Tinto Oscar Tobia is making waves for his modern approach to Rioja. This blend is incredibly juicy with minimal oak influence, it’s all about letting the bright fruit characteristics shine. Spain 13.5% NV | £38.00
  • 41. 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 2019 | £38.00
  • 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% 2019 | £39.00
  • 43. 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 2019 | £40.00
  • 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 14% – VG O 2019 | £41.00
  • 45. 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 2020 | £41.00
  • 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 2018 | £42.00
  • 47. 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% 2018 | £42.00
  • 48. Malbec, Bodega Ruca Malen Vibrant, dark purple-red, with ripe, red cherries, plum and notes of spicy liquorice. Full and well-structured on the palate, with elegant, soft tannins and ripe black fruit balanced by a spicy oak and delicate vanilla and chocolate finish. Argentina 13.5% – VG 2019 | £43.00
  • 49. 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 tannins and acidity. A long finish, smooth and elegant. Portugal 13.5% – VG 2016 | £44.00
  • 50. Musar Jeune Red Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon produce this inky dark, silky textured and aromatic wine. With blackcurrant, raspberry and cherry jam flavours and a warm spicy finish. Lebanon 14% – VG O 2019 | £44.00
  • 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% 2020 | £46.00
  • 52. Bourgogne Gamay, Domaine Labruyère Brightly red-fruited on the nose, it is unmistakeably Gamay, brimming with spherical, pure cherries. The France 13% – VG 2018 | £55.00
  • 53. 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 | £55.00
  • 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% 2016 | £57.00
  • 55. ‘Meta’ Grenache, Schwarz Wine Co. 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 | £57.00
  • 56. Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee 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 2017 | £68.00
  • 57. 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 2015 | £70.00
  • 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% 2016 | £71.00
  • 59. 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 2013 | £72.00

Single Bottle Red

  • 60. Château Musar, Gaston Hochar The cooler 1998 has an elegant Cinsault dominance; the colour is lighter and more delicately perfurmed than a typical vintage. Despite this initial impression, the wine is deceptively powerful with a vibrant acidity and fresh, soft red fruit flavours and a very long, spicy finish. Lebanon 13.5% – VG 1998 | £74.00
  • 61. 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 2015 | £72.00
  • 62. 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 | £80.00
  • 63. 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 | £90.00

Bin Ends

  • 100. Château Lafleur-Gazin The vineyard management and vinification are carried out traditionally and with great care, producing a plump, supple, fleshy wine with ripe fruit and silky tannins France 13.5% – VG 2007 | £76.00
  • 101. Mouchão Red A lift of sappy eucalypt to its richly scented, vinous nose and palate which reveals kid glove leather, violets, warm earth and intense cherry, bilberry, and damson fruit. Portugal 14.5% – VG 2012 | £86.00

Sweet Wine

  • 64. Château Septy, AC Monbazillac This luscious sweet wine is rich and peachy with a toasted palate. With delicious golden honeyed notes, France 12.5% 2016 | 50ml £9.00
  • 65. Sticky Mickey, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Eradus Generous, sweet flavours, a succulent, medium-weight concentration and nice, fresh length. New Zealand 12.5% 2017 | 50ml £9.00
  • 66. Cuvée Auslese, Hans Tschida Mandarin orange, rose jelly, baked apple and marzipan. Sweet but with incredible freshness that makes sure this is in no way cloying. Austria 8.5% 2020 | 50ml £5.00
  • 67. Tokaji Mad, Late Harvest, Furmint 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 2017 | 50ml £7.00
  • 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 Spain 17% NV | 50ml £6.00
  • 69. 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 2013 | 50ml £13.00

Fortified Wine

  • 70. Madeira, Barbeito Malvasia 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 £8.00
  • 71. Niepoort 2017 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 £6.00
  • 72. Pineau des Charentes, Chateau 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. France 17% NV | 50ml £6.00
  • 73. 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 Portugal 20% – VG NV | 50ml £7.00

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