The Victoria Hotel; Drigg

The Victoria Hotel

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The Victoria Hotel is a family run hostelry with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Extensively renovated in 2006 it features six quality en-suite bedrooms all with digital flat-panel television and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel is named after Queen Victoria and to keep the ‘royal theme’ each of our bedrooms is named after her children, Louise, Alice, Leopold, Beatrice, Edward, and Alfred.

Your hosts, Belinda Munro and Gordon Wilson, and all their staff look forward to welcoming you and will make your stay at the Victoria Hotel a most pleasurable experience.

Location

The Hotel at dawn

The hotel is situated in the village of Drigg on the West Cumbrian Coast. It was built around 1849 to service the Furness Railway that still runs along the coast from Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle.

If arriving by rail, frequent trains pass by the adjacent station every day with the exception of Sunday. National rail enquiries.

The sand dunes at Drigg are a peaceful nature reserve and are home to what is believed to be Europe’s largest nesting site for black-headed gulls. It is also a sanctuary for rare natterjack toads.

Attractions

Attractions within easy reach of the ‘Vic’ (as it is known locally), include the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway which runs some 7 miles up the Eskdale Valley from Ravenglass to Dalegarth. Muncaster Castle is also nearby with its historic castle and World Owl Trust. The hotel is ideally placed for exploring the western Lake District, particularly the much acclaimed Wasdale Valley.

For the more active visitor, two miles away at Seascale there is a challenging 18 hole links golf course. For the business visitor to Drigg, our hotel stands close to the entrance to the Low Level Waste Repository and is only a 5 minute drive to the Sellafield site.

Our bar carries a good choice of beers, wines, and spirits including Jennings bitter, Cumberland ales, and regular guest ales. Our kitchen offers traditional home cooked food made on the premises at reasonable prices using locally sourced produce where possible.

Accommodation

The Alice room

The hotel features six quality en-suite bedrooms with showers, all rooms are equipped with digital flat-panel television, hairdryers, and tea/coffee making facilities. Ironing facilities are available on request; please ask one of our staff for assistance.

The Edward room

All the rooms have double beds and one, the “Leopold”, has an additional single bed making it suitable for family occupancy. For those visitors who need Internet access, the hotel has full Wi-fi Internet access throughout.

All our double rooms are available from £60 per room per night which includes full English breakfast and VAT.

Our family room charges start at £70 per room per night, including full English breakfast and VAT.

Check-in time is from 2 pm. Check-out time is by 11 am.

The Louise room

Breakfasts for residents are served from 7 am to 9 am on weekdays and from 9 am to 10 am at the weekend. Dinner is served from 6 pm to 9 pm, Monday to Saturday. NB: if you require dinner on a Sunday evening this must be by prior arrangement.

Restaurant

Our kitchen provides traditional home cooked food made to order on the premises at reasonable prices using locally sourced produce where possible.

We are open from 12 noon to 2 pm, Tuesday to Friday for lunch.

At weekends we serve lunches from 12 noon to 2 pm with our speciality roasts served every Sunday.

We are open for dinner every evening from 6 pm to 9 pm. Last orders for food is 8.30 pm. Booking for dinner is highly recommended especially at weekends.

Please note: Our opening hours for food may vary throughout the winter season, please contact the hotel for any variations.

Bar

Our bar carries a wide choice of beers, wines, and spirits including Jennings bitter and regular guest ales.

The bar is open from 12 noon to 2 pm, Tuesday to Friday. In the afternoon we open at 5.30 pm from Monday to Friday.

On Saturdays and Sundays, we are open from 12 noon until late each day. (Closed Sunday evenings in Winter)

Local Attractions

 

The Ravenglass and Eskdale railway (The la’al Ratty)

This narrow gauge railway runs some 7 miles up the Eskdale Valley from Ravenglass to Dalegarth and is well worth a visit.

Muncaster Castle

A short drive south takes you to Muncaster Castle with its fantastic gardens which are a must to see in the spring. It is also home to the World Owl Trust along with many other attractions at the Castle.

 

Britain’s Favourite View

Wastwater

Only a 10 minute car journey from the hotel takes to the unspoilt valley of Wasdale, once voted “Britain’s Favourite View”, take a stroll along Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, marvel at the magnificence of Scawfell Pike—at 3210 feet high it is England’s highest mountain. At the head of the valley take a look inside St Olaf’s Church – said to be England’s smallest church.

Should you wish to live closer to the beauty of the natural world about us and have a more independent/self-catering stay there is an excellent campsite less than 1 mile from The Victoria Hotel at Shepherds Views. They have both caravan and camping pitches available at very reasonable prices and also have 3 very well appointed self-catering cottages available, please contact Julie and Stephen Shepherd directly on 019467 29907 for more details.

We also get good reports from the Fisherground campsite in Eskdale, the Camping and Caravanning Club site at Ravenglass and the Old Post Office campsite at Santon Bridge.

Right next to the Victoria Hotel, located inside the former railway station buildings you will find a quaint and traditional craft shop, Spindlecraft. Here you can peruse among a fine selection of local crafts, fine clothing and other gifts to take home as a reminder of your visit to the area. You can also relax here a while over a cup of coffee or tea while deciding on what to purchase.

We look forward to welcoming you 

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