Hotel Royal Oak Appleby (Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom)


Hotel Royal Oak Appleby (Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom)

About Hotel Royal Oak Appleby

The Hotel Royal Oak Appleby occupies revamped 18th century premises in the Cumbrian town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Nestled in the scenic Eden Valley between the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Lake District National Park, this pub offers bed and breakfast accommodation. Blending contemporary style and period charm, each room features an en suite bathroom, hospitality tray and flat-screen TV. Upgrade rooms add safes and minibars. There’s also a two-bedroom holiday cottage. Amenities comprise a cosy lounge with log fires, outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi and complimentary parking. Pets are allowed. A free full Westmorland breakfast is provided. The relaxed and refurbished pub-restaurant offers a dog-friendly tap room with cask ales and TVs showing sports. There’s also an extensive menu of classic British dishes celebrating regional produce. The Hotel Royal Oak Appleby is about 15 miles from the Rheged Centre, celebrating Cumbria’s heritage. Scenic Ullswater lake is about 25 minutes’ drive away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Bongate, CA16 6UN, Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Very good  8.4 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.4 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.8 / 10

Positive Reviews


Good service, tasty food and relaxed atmosphere

The family-run and award-winning Royal Oak Appleby won plaudits from travellers for its pleasant and professional personnel, who helped create a relaxed ambience. Diners were impressed with the pub-restaurant, praising the extensive and reasonably-priced menu of tasty British pub favourites made with local ingredients and served in cosy, informal surroundings. The local real ales at the well-stocked bar and the delicious cooked-to-order Westmorland breakfasts were also popular. Dog owners welcomed the pet-friendly policy.


Smart, clean and well-equipped rooms

Guests liked the way this historic property retained many period details and boasted smartly-renovated, spacious, clean, well-equipped and comfortable rooms with cosy beds and modern en suite bathrooms.


Roadside location in quaint market town

This inn's location on the edge Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria's scenic Eden Valley appealed to reviewers, who said they could easily reach the town centre on foot for shops, amenities and the railway station. Outdoor pursuits devotees loved being within easy driving distance of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks as well as the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Drivers appreciated the free on-site parking and proximity of the A66 and M6.

Negative Reviews


Internet connection grumbles

The free Wi-Fi network was a bonus for guests. However, there were occasional claims that the speeds and signal strength were underwhelming in some parts of the premises.


Nuisance noise encountered

Some rooms facing the road were reportedly exposed to traffic noise at times, causing a disturbance for several light sleepers. Noise from adjacent rooms and the pub-restaurant also travelled rather easily, it was claimed.


Minor flaws reported in certain rooms

Critics sometimes struggled to adjust the room temperature to their liking in certain rooms. Taller reviewers noted there were low ceilings and doorways to navigate in some parts of the accommodation.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Arcade/Video games
  3. Express check-in
  4. Pets allowed
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
  2. Squash


Bongate , CA16 6UN , Appleby-in-Westmorland , United Kingdom
Telephone: +4(417)683 51463 | 

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