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Inn Opening Times: Check-in: from 3.00pm  Check-out: 10.00am  Bar: Everday from 12 noon. 
Meal Times: Breakfast 7.00am to 9.30am, Lunch 12 noon to 3.00pm, Dinner 6.00pm to 9.00pm
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Welcome to The Inn at Brough

This beautiful AA 5 star rated 18th Century Coaching Inn is located in the Upper Eden Valley in the historic market and assize town of Brough, in the old county of Westmorland. It is superbly located for visits to the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors while historic Richmondshire, the County Palatinate of Durham, Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District National Park are within easy reach for days out. The Upper Eden Valley is quiet and free of traffic. Take a look at our "Things To Do" page for details of all the historic sites, museums, and attractions within a short drive of The Inn. 

The village is on the site of the Roman fort of Verteris and the Inn used to serve as a stopover for coaches between Carlisle, Penrith and York. It  has been totally refurbished and restored to its former glory with sumptuous en-suite bedrooms complimenting the mouth watering food. We can assure all our guests of the warmest of Cumbrian welcomes.

 

Luxury Suites

We have two superb, large Luxury Suites with amazing ensuite bathrooms. The Castle Suite has a seperate dressing area and a large sitting space; the Lady Anne Clifford Suite also has a separate sitting room. Both have beautiful views over to Brough Castle and the surrounding fells.

Disabled Bungalow

Being a listed building, facilities for the disabled traveller have been extremely difficult to provide. However we do now have a bungalow adjacent to the car park available with wheelchair access and fully compliant disabled fittings. The rooms and ensuite wet rooms are fitted out to the same high standard as the rest of the Inn.

First Floor Rooms

All our first floor rooms are fully equipped with work areas and furnished to the highest standards. The ensuite Villeroy and Boch bathrooms are equipped with showers or baths or both. Views are over the historic Brough Main Street or the Fells behind.

Coach House Rooms

The Coachouse rooms are in part of the Inn which was used as a coach house and stables from the time when the Inn was a stopover for horse drawn coaches en-route from the North and Scotland down to the East coast and the South.

Old Pictures of The Inn and Brough

Some old pictures of what was the Castle Hotel and Brough from the 1890's? onwards with conjectural comments.

If you have any other photos, documents, or information from these times we would love to have them. We will take great care of any photographs or documents and return them after scanning.

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Old coloured photograph of the Castle Hotel and the "A66" Main Street looking Westward showing the now demolished coaching entrance and servants accommodation, and the postcard it may have been taken from.

The fact that there is an advertisement for "Pratts Spirit" and the archway has a sign for an "Engineer" – possibly a motor mechanic? – means it was probably from the early 1900's. There appears to be a memorial where the Clock Tower now stands, but the "A685" towards Kirkby Stephen was not in existence. The road to Kirkby Stephen came in alongside the beck.

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Two views of the then "A66" looking Eastward from Main Street up the hill probably from the early 1900's given the gas street lamps. Notice the cobbles, the horse drawn trap and the poor road surface. The second was taken from just over the bridge. There appears to be some form of memorial, or possibly a drinking fountain, up the hill on the right.

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The first cars arrive in Brough? The buntings and the police presence give it away - taken on the occasion of the visit of King George V to Brough.

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Looking Westward along Main Street showing a memorial where the Clock Tower now stands but no evidence of the A685. The car in front of the hotel is of early 1900's vintage and the Castle's petrol pump is not in existence, however in one of the pictures above there is an advertisement for "Pratts Spirit" and a [motor?] "Engineer".

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Probably taken during the annual Brough Hill Week Gypsy gathering, which then was larger than Appleby Horse Fair. Judging by the car in the background it looks to have been taken in the late 1920's.

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The "Bland" Castle Hotel possibly taken in the 1920's as the porch columns have not been painted. and there is a "finger" signpost, which is missing from the later photograph when it had become just the "Castle Hotel".

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The Castle Hotel circa 1930/40's with Brough Main Street, then the A66, looking Eastward showing an old style petrol pump and the arched gateway into the stable yard, which was later demolished to provide access for the new bigger charabancs!

The car seems to be a Wolsey of 1930's vintage. The absence of traffic and the fact that the signpost is missing means it could have been taken during WW2.

The Clock Tower was built by public subscription to commemorate the coronation of George V in 1911 replacing an older memorial or dinking fountain. The A685 enters from the right as now. A stone plaque was added on the coronation of Elizabeth II and another to celebrate the olympic torch passing through in 2012. The upper part of the clock is the top of the old market cross.

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The Castle Hotel in the 1950's looking Westward along the then A66(now showing a more modern petrol pump and oil dispenser) and the busy Main Street with a Tea Shop next door. The coaching entrance has been demolished along with some of the staff quarters.

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Unknown photograph assumed to be local. Is that a gas or electric lamp? Possibly Church Brough. Notice the lack of tarmac.

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