The Highland Drove Inn - Penrith, Cumbria
Dating back to the mid 1700s, The
Over the years the inn has been subject to name changes such as The Highland Drover, The Highland Drove Hotel and The
In 1998 a dilapidated Highland Drove was facing the ignominy of being turned into three houses when it was bought by local couple Donald and Christine Newton who, with their son Paul, were determined to turn its fortunes around.
In the ensuing years the
The quality of the food served in Kyloes has received some of the highest accolades possible. These included the Les Routiers Northern Dining Pub of the Year (2004/05), Cumbria Dining Pub of the Year (2005/06), a main list pub in the Good Pub Guide, the Michelin Pub Gide and others.
Recognition of the well kept cellar has resulted in the Highland Drove being CAMRAâ€™s Solway Branch Real Ale Pub of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and runner up in 2008.
So, almost 300 years after the spirits of the exhausted drovers were lifted at the site of the Highland Drove, the inn remains true to the traditional values of providing good food, drinks, shelter and a place of companionship against whatever ills the world throws at us.