The Agrticultural Hotel


The Agricultural Hotel is a family run business with a warm and friendly atmosphere. We are well renowned for our real ales and we can be found in the good beer guide and have been awarded as SUMMER PUB OF THE SEASON SUMMER 2011 AND RECENTLY WINNERS OF CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2013.

Food is served daily:

MONDAY TO THURSDAY 12 - 3PM & 4 - 8.45PM

FRIDAY 12 - 8.45PM

SATURDAY 11 - 8.45PM

SUNDAY 12 - 8.45PM

We have a full menu consisting of starters, from the grill, house favourites, taste of the east, and light lunches (light lunches available to 5pm) for people who are looking at just having a snack. We also have a gluten free menu & have a children's menu for up to 12 years old available on  request and highchairs and colouring books are also available. If you are just wanting a relax with a drink why not sit out in the front beer garden or on a chilly day next to the open fire in the bar area. Dogs are welcome into the bar area as long as they are kept securely on a lead. There is a large Plasma Digital television in the bar where you can keep up to date with the news.

The Agricultural Hotel provides accommodation close to the centre of Penrith.We are a small family run hotel with 6 rooms which are all en-suite and come with a digital colour television with DVD player, tea & coffee making facilities,shower gels & soaps,and fresh towels.Ironing facility avaliable on request.WIFI is available in the accommodation rooms only. We do not accept hen or stag parties. We do not allow pets in the accommodation rooms.

The hotel has an ample car park which is used solely for residents and customers of the hotel, but has also recently been used for an organised fiat coupe club meeting.Due to its size it is able to hold up to 20 cars at any one time.  

Built in the year 1807, and located in the heart of Penrith market town, the Agricultural Hotel has been a popular place for farmers, locals and tourists for many years. The Agricultural Hotel is one of the first places in the world to hold a cattle auction.Originally the hotel was owned by the Burns family (the last landlords were Fred & Denis Burns) who were a local family to Penrith and they ran it as a hotel, pub and convenience store for a century.It still has the original feature of the cattle ring hidden away behind the walls of the restaurant, and it is there that the cattle auction would take place week after week. Farmers used to bring the cattle to the bar with them whilst they got themselves a beer or two.The hatch where the farmers used to gain access to the bar directly from the cattle ring can still be found behind the bar to this day, although not functional any more.  Information can be found in accommodation rooms telling you the history of the Burns family for the time they were here.

The Agricultural Hotel is a mere 2 minute walk from Penrith train station, with trains running to all over the country as it is the main line from London to Glasgow.We are a 5 minute journey just off the M6 at junction 40 which is handy for those who are on a long journey and are looking for a mid way stop off point, or for people who wish to come and spend time in what has become known as, the gateway to the lake district.

 Bar Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 11 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11 am to 11.30pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 10.30 pm


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