Welcome to Abbey Bridge Bed and Breakfast in Lanercost
If you are looking for a relaxed and friendly home at the end of a long day walking Hadrian’s Wall; if you want a rural retreat where you can take a deep breath and unwind following a day out exploring this quiet but fascinating part of the world or are travelling between Scotland and England and need somewhere to rest for the night, then the Abbey Bridge, is the B&B for you. Your hosts, Sue and Tim will do their utmost to ensure that you have a comfortable and relaxing stay.
The Abbey Bridge was built in 1832 as a public house called the Black Bull, although there had been a hostelry on the site of what was an important crossing of the River Irthing for at least a couple of centuries beforehand. The building is Grade II listed and made from the local sandstone under a slate roof. It has 5 letting rooms a dining room, guest lounge and a boot room. The Blacksmith's stands alongside the Abbey Bridge and dates back to 1691.
The rooms are warm, well equipped and ensuite. The beds are comfortable and the nights so quiet you may find it difficult to get up for breakfast. The breakfasts are leisurely and we serve locally produced products where possible, with lots of choice for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. We have an honesty bar that stocks beer, cider, wine and soft drinks.
Many of our guests are walking the Hadrian’s Wall long distance footpath, which is under a mile from Abbey Bridge. We have good clothes and boot drying facilities (our boot dryer will take 10 pairs of wet walking boots) if the Cumbrian weather has been unfriendly and we also have a laundry service.
We are open for bed and breakfast between March and October. During the winter months we offer self catering in the Abbey Bridge as a self contained cottage adjacent to the Abbey Bridge (www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/carlisle/308221).