Dining at the Damson Dene is a real pleasure with the setting as good as the dishes on offer. Our menu changes daily, offering a wide choice of delicious dishes and we are very proud of the glowing reviews we receive from our guests.
We especially like to use locally grown fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs whenever possible. Much of our local produce is supplied from hotel owner Jonathan Denby’s Victorian kitchen garden at Yewbarrow House. As Jonathan explains:
"The garden is located in a sheltered spot and has all the essentials; its own micro-climate - warmth, a lot of rain, and good soil; a lot of attention is paid to the soil. We follow Prince Charles's dictum - double digging every year with well-rotted manure and we rotate our crops. We do not use any chemicals, we're super organic”.
The benefits of this growing your own ethos for the hotel kitchen are plain to see. When one guest said the summer pudding was the best he'd ever tasted, and that he'd tasted a few, Jonathan Denby could tell him that the fruit had come straight from Yewbarrow House garden.
We cater for specific diets and provide a special children's tea so please ask for details.
More about Damson Dene Hotel
The Damson Dene Hotel is situated in the tranquil Lyth Valley, is the best place for a relaxing break. With friendly staff, great spa facilities and gorgeous food its the perfect spot for a getaway break. The hotel takes its name from the famous damson orchards of the area, the profusion of white damson blossom in the spring looks amazing.
We are about 15 minutes drive from Junction 36 of the M6. After leaving the motorway, follow the A590 signposted to Barrow in Furness. After about 5 miles, turn right onto the A5074 signposted to Bowness and Windermere. Keep on that road for 5 miles (without turning into the village of Crosthwaite) and you will see Damson Dene on your right.
We have ample parking available.
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