Places To Dine; Places To Stay.

The King Billy, Kirksanton.

With a well deserved reputation for excellent steaks, the King Billy offers a good value, no nonsense menu, and a range of local ales. Couple this with Barry's unique South African hospitality, and it makes a visit almost a necessity. Sunday lunch carvery is also very popular so booking in advance is recommended.

Contact Barry van de Vyver on 01229 772009.

The Miner's Arms, Silecroft.

Extensively refurbished towards the end of 2012, the Miner's Arms offers a good varied restaurant menu, together with a selection of wines, and local ales. Sunday lunch is popular here too, so book in advance, if possible. Pleasant beer garden.

Contact Toni or Dot Sim on 01229 772325


Wayside & Whisky Barn, Whitbeck.

Lovingly restored, Wayside Guest accommodation offers three large and luxurious ensuite rooms within the actual building, with the addition of an annexe bedroom with ensuite separate to the main accommodation. Excellent restaurant menu, freshly prepared using local produce. Wayside has a comfortable lounge and dining area and a well stocked bar, with a vast selection of whisky. The dining area seats twelve as does the bar area, ideal for small private functions.

Contact Steve or Lynn Johns on 01229 718883

Black Combe House, Kirksanton.

Very comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Black Combe House offers hearty breakfasts and comfortable rooms with rural views, directly overlooking the village green, and only 100 yards from the King Billy. They have 5 double rooms, a twin room, a single room, and a family room, and ample private parking.

All rooms have en-suite facilities plus TV, DVD, hospitality tray, shaver plug and hair dryer. There is a very comfortable guests' lounge with TV, books, magazines and games, together with wireless internet access, 

Boots and Boards, Silecroft.

Comfortable and affordable bed and breakfast, just a stone's throw from the Miner's Arms. Cross House was built at the turn of the century and retains many of its original features including the magnificent open fireplace in the guest sitting room.  The house has been sensitively adapted for bed and breakfast using environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. 

Breakfast can be as big or small as you choose: local Cumberland sausage and all the trimmings, a vegetarian option, or just toast and fair trade marmalade.

All rooms have en-suite shower rooms, and share access to a beautiful roll-top bath. There are 2 twin rooms, a double room and a family room, which has a double bed and bunk beds. All the bedrooms have TV and a tea and coffee tray. Guests also have their own breakfast room and sitting room, with a log fire in the winter.

Muddy boots, wet clothes and sports equipment are no problem, free drying facilities and storage is available. 

The Fold Guest House, Kirksanton

Lovely restored 18th century cottage, with cosy guest lounge complete with woodburner. Hearty home cooked breakfast, and evening meals by request. Free wi-fi, drying area and secure area for sports equipment. Private garden with seating for guests.