Regal setting, royally good dining. Chef Richard Swale's passion for Cumbrian produce was learned from a childhood spent shooting, fishing and foraging (he keeps his own chickens). His food combines richness and delicacy – such as chicken, cauliflower cheese and truffles – and everything looks like a work of art. The setting inside the hall is quite formal; dress nicely.
The hall also has expensive, country-styled rooms (£190 to £320), including one inside the old pele tower.