Locally there are good pubs which serve food, either as bar food or an à la carte restaurant menu. The beer is good with the local Jennings beer on pump.
The nearest to Motherby House are:
- The Herdwick Inn just a 10 minute walk away in the neighboring village of Penruddock.
- The Sportsmans Inn Just off the A66 Penrith Keswick road 20 mintue walk Also do Takeaway food.
- The Boot and Shoe situated in the next village of Greystoke. …also well known for its live music most Sunday afternoons.
To suit your taste there are many eating restaurants in the nearby market town of Penrith with a heap of choices from Indian, Italian and Mexican as well as traditional fish and chips and fast food outlets.
The village of Penruddock is close by – walking distance – where the Herdwick Inn has a small shop selling the basics, such as milk, bread, newspapers, cans of food etc. Slightly further is Greystoke, with a very well stocked shop / post office.
The Penrith shops are 7 miles away, with independent shops and major supermarkets.