The Greyhound Inn

3.0 star property
3-star B&B in Penrith with restaurant and bar/lounge

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The Greyhound Inn

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Superior Double Room, Ensuite | WiFi
Standard Double Room, Ensuite | WiFi

Overview of The Greyhound Inn

8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
Main Street, Shap, Penrith, England, CA10 3PW
Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available

Room options

Classic Suite, Ensuite

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double Room, Ensuite

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room, Ensuite

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Ensuite

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake District National Park - 3 min drive
  • Ullswater - 18 min drive
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlisle (CAX) - 50 min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 114 min drive
  • Penrith Station - 18 min drive
  • Kendal Station - 19 min drive
  • Kendal Oxenholme Station - 21 min drive


  • Strickland Arms - 8 min drive
  • The George Hotel - 7 min drive
  • Mill Yard Cafe - 9 min drive
  • Kennedys Fine Chocolates - 7 min drive
  • Crown Inn - 11 min walk

About this property

The Greyhound Inn

The Greyhound Inn puts you a short five-minute drive from Lake District National Park. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi

Fees & policies


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Greyhound B&B Penrith
Greyhound Hotel Penrith
Greyhound Penrith
Greyhound Inn Penrith
The Greyhound Hotel
The Greyhound Inn Penrith
The Greyhound Inn Bed & breakfast
The Greyhound Inn Bed & breakfast Penrith

Frequently asked questions

Does The Greyhound Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Greyhound Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Greyhound Inn?
Yes, dogs are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Greyhound Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Greyhound Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Greyhound Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Very average
This hotel is ideal for walkers who want a clean bed and some good pub grub for the night. We were a last minute booking and not walkers. Our room was in need of refurbishment. There was a problem with the shower ie no hot water which I did notify the staff of. The staff were very pleasant but the place obviously had a problem getting staff eg. The lovely guy who was serving us was also the barman, waiter, dealing with residents booking in clearing tables in what looked like a very busy evening.
Colin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Disappointing stay at the Greyhound Inn
We arrived a bit late in the evening (we had let them know in advance). We had to wait a while to check in, as they were dealing with another customer who had an issue with his bill. It would have been nice if one of them could have helped us check in while the other took care of the other customer, as it was late and we had just driven a long way. When we got into our room, we had to kill several bugs. They apparently came in through the open window, which we then closed. Unfortunately, the small room was then incredibly hot and stuffy. There was no airflow at all. The hallway outside the room was about 10 degrees cooler than inside the room. There were also small spots of stain on some of the sheets and towels. The bathroom itself was clean, though. None of us slept well, mostly due to the room temperature and stuffiness. On the positive side, there was a good selection of continental breakfast items and made-to-order hot items, including vegan and vegetarian options, which we appreciated. Also, the staff members were all very nice and did their best to be helpful and accommodating. Unfortunately, due to the issues in the room, I would not stay there again.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Ticked every box. Met every expectation.
A great place to stay on our way to Scotland. Ticked every box. Met every expectation. We’ll definitely be back when we walk the coast to coast.
David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff are nice, and the food is good.
Frank, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Kali, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Old pub hotel with much character, very nice comfortable room. We had dinner in the bar which was very good. Bar had a real fire and real ale, very nice. Breakfast the next day was very good with many cooked options. Very good value overall.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Spur of the moment booking & we found this little gem! Have used booking sites before & occasionally a place shows up thats a real nugget. This was one of them. Exceptionally clean & well kept, well appointed rooms & fittings. Good choice of well kept real ales . Excellent well cooked substantial breakfast.
Ross, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shap's hidden treasure ?
Welcoming, helpful and pleasant staff helped make this overnight stop more than that. It's a lovely, characterful hotel and well appointed with all that was required . The room was excellent and vey clean and comfortable.The food was excellent. We were happy to see a busy dining room with many locals which is always a good sign, The Greyhound did not disappoint and is worth the couple miles off the M6 to find. Thanks , we shall be back !
Euan, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic old building with great facilities. Food and service excellent
donald, 1-night romance trip
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General property information

Check-In Time
3:00 PM
Check-Out Time
11:00 AM