Augill Castle in Cumbria is to open its doors to non-resident diners for the first time in its history, launching a new menu available to everyone in November.
The award-winning castle is renowned for its luxury accommodation offering and communal dinners for guests, but now is welcoming off-the-street trade with a complete overhaul of its food offering.
The new menu will be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, and is the first time in the hotel’s 15 year history that it will be on offer to the general public.
Augill’s Four Counties Menu is typical of the charming castle and features locally-sourced ingredients from the surrounding regions. Guests can even choose how they’d like to enjoy their food; whether on their lap on one of the sofas in front of the fire or at the table in the conservatory bistro.
Simon Bennett, who owns and runs Augill Castle with his wife Wendy said: “This is an enormous change for us, the first time we’ve offered something like this in 15 years and we just can’t wait to welcome non-residents to Augill to try out our new menu. We want to stress that everyone is welcome and the one thing we don’t do here at Augill castle is formality.”