Welcome to our family-run, multi award winning businesses Askham Hall and the George and Dragon Clifton in Cumbria.

Both located in a secluded part of the Lake District – the newest World Heritage Site. We can offer an intimate, luxurious place to relax and stay with a restaurant, party spaces, beautiful gardens and a spa or a country inn with a restaurant, bar and bedrooms.

We grow and rear much of our own produce in our gardens and fields at Askham Hall itself and on our family estate – the Lowther Estate in Cumbria.

A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home awaits.

Restaurant with rooms

The cycle of life in the gardens and fields at Askham Hall dictate our menus – we work with the seasons and grow, source and preserve the produce from our gardens and surrounding farms and woodland. The cycles have always been there and each part of the year is anticipated keenly for the new ingredients it brings.

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Weddings at Askham Hall

”We just want to say a huge thank you to all of the Askham Hall staff for making our wedding so wonderful! We wish we could do it all again! Keep doing an amazing job.”

Claire & Joe
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George and Dragon

A country estate inn with a restaurant, bar and bedrooms.

What makes the George and Dragon so special is that its source of inspiration, history, passion and produce comes from the owners family Estates, right on its doorstep, where food has been produced for more than 800 years. We grow and rear as much of our own produce as possible at our own gardens and surrounding fields at Askham Hall (where the owner Charles Lowther grew up) and is just a couple of miles from the George and Dragon. Our philosophy is that of sustainability, simplicity and taste and whatever we don’t grow or rear ourselves at Askham Hall, we ensure, when possible, that the rest of the fresh, seasonal produce we use is sourced from local suppliers and farmers within about 20 miles of the pub.

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Gardens and Café

Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens of Askham Hall with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.

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Acres of grounds with beautiful surroundings in the heart of Cumbria’s Lowther Estate