Askham Hall, Askham, Cumbria, CA10 2PF. Wonderful stop-off on the new Wiggo’s Way braid via Ullswater braid. Handy for Clifton and Penrith. Café and gardens open to the public in the grounds of Askham Hall – an elegant Grade I listed building which has recently been converted into a restaurant and hotel with private spa and outdoor pool in one of the most delightful villages in Cumbria. Coffees, cakes and light lunches available as is beer and wine. During the spring summer months (peak times) you can enjoy pizzas from the outdoor wood-fired oven and homemade ice-creams. Askham Hall is also home to rare breed animals which can be seen as part of the garden tour. Same owner as the estimable George and Dragon in nearby Clifton. Open every day except Saturdays until October half-term, 10am – 5pm, then Friday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm for the rest of the year except for a close period in January and early February.
01931 712350


Abbott Lodge tea room and ice cream makers, Clifton, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HD. Steven and Claire Bland run a working dairy farm making more than 40 flavours of top quality homemade Jersey ice cream. Open 11am – 5pm daily. Children’s area and meet-the-cows facility.
01931 712720