Bistro in Ullswater & Around

A classy new addition to Pooley Bridge's dining scene, overseen by head chef Phil Corrie, who has a fondness for the classics but is abreast of modern tastes, too – so you get dishes like Goosnargh Chicken with morels and truffled potato, or mead-glazed duck with sweet damson jam.

There are rooms upstairs, too (doubles £95 to £150), showcasing some adventurous wallpaper choices.