An Evening with Fred Grappe


I first met Fred from at the Raw Wine fair in London. His biodynamic wines simply blew everything else I had ever tasted out of the water. Each had fantastic intensity, purity and most importantly for me, character. My excitement for French wines was rekindled.

Getting to know him, I was struck by his knowledge but also his passion for small independent growers producing some of the best biodynamic wines available.

So I’m thrilled to announce that Fred will be joining us at Hipping Hall on Thursday 17th of November, to talk us through what makes his biodynamic wines so special, whilst we enjoy some amazing dishes from head chef Oli Martin.

The price for the meal and wines, including canapes and an aperitif will be £99 per person for non residents.

Alternatively, rooms are available and, including wine and food as above, overnight accommodation and breakfast will be from £279 up to £379.

Click here to book a room or call us on 015242 71187.

Wine Evening with Luca Dusi


We are extremely excited to announce that for one night only on the 23rd of September we will be joined for an evening of superb food and wine by the self-styled mad professor of the Italian grape, Luca Dusi.

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Introducing the New Stables


Our award winning restaurant with rooms previously boasted 10 stunning bedrooms… now work to transform a former stable block in the grounds of the Lancashire hideaway just made Hipping a whole lot bigger…

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Calling All Foodies


Fancy a real foodie treat? Then get yourself to Hipping Hall for some seriously delicious treats this June…

Three seriously talented chefs Oli Martin, Tom Parker and Kirk Haworth are having a bit of a reunion on Monday 27th June, at Hipping Hall, and guests can join in with what promises to be a superb night of food, drink and general gastronomic jollity.

Oli, Tom and Kirk, all started their careers over 10 years ago at Northcote Manor, near Blackburn, as commis chefs, working alongside each other in a kitchen that has produced some of the UK’s brightest culinary talents.

Now, they are all making their own mark on the UK’s dining scene…

Tom Parker, Oli Martin, & Kirk Haworth

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Oli’s Anniversary


As many of you will know, Oli Martin, our head chef and all round top sport, has been in charge of the kitchen at Hipping Hall for one year this January.

In that short space of time he has transformed the food offering at Hipping and really made the menus his own. In fact, it only took the AA 3 months to come and award him 3 of their hard earned rosettes, which really is a fantastic achievement.

To celebrate his first year's anniversary, Oli will be hosting a very special evening on the 21st of January, showcasing the greatest hits from his menus so far. This promises to be a spectacular night of fun, celebration and culinary magic.

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Forest Side


Forest Side take over Hipping Hall!

For one night only, on Sunday the 20th of December, the team that we’ve put together for our exciting new opening in Grasmere, The Forest Side will be running the show at Hipping Hall. This exclusive event will provide a glimpse of what will be on offer when we finally open in January.

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A Winter’s Tail


Phil Cubin joins Oli to create an evening of warming winter treats!

Following on from the success of last month’s dinner with Kirk Haworth, we are very excited to announce a further evening of gastronomic joy on Tuesday the 10th of November.

For our next extravaganza, all round good guy and perhaps South Cumbria’s most handsome chef, Phil Cubin will be teaming up with our very own Oli Martin. Phil has worked extensively throughout the Lake District, starting his career at the fabled Sharrow Bay on Ullswater. He then moved on to Gilpin Lodge where he became Head Chef, holding three prized AA rosettes. He then took on various consulting roles before taking on the exciting position of Development Chef at Michelin starred ‘The Samling’.

Oli and Phil met whilst at Gilpin Lodge where they forged a lasting friendship and respect. Over the past couple of weeks they’ve been working hard to put together a menu that intrigues and delights in equal measure.

The evening will start with canapes and a glass of fizz before moving through to the dining room where a roaring log fire and a multitude of courses awaits you. Each delicious course will be matched by a glass of something special, either made by the chefs themselves or chosen by our front of house team.

The cost of this fabulousness, food and drink, will be just £99 per person. Availability will be limited so please call 015242 71187 to book your place now!

Unfortunately, due to the unique nature of this event we are unable to cater for any dietary requirements or allergies.

For those who wish to make a night of it, we’ve put a great Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package together, with rates including all the above plus Bed and Breakfast starting at £270 per room.


To book your room online, please click here.

Calling all foodies!


Kirk Haworth to cook with Oli Martin at Hipping Hall.

We are thrilled to announce, that on Thursday 10th of September Hipping Hall will be playing host to a superb night of food, drink and general gastronomic jollity.

Kirk and Oli both started their careers over 10 years ago at Northcote Manor. As commis chefs, they toiled alongside each other in a kitchen that has produced some of the countries brightest culinary talents. Since then they’ve gone their separate ways, both cooking their way around the world via Blackburn, London, America and Australia and the English Lake District!

Now, back on home soil, both are looking to make their own mark on the UK dining scene. Oli has been head chef at Hipping Hall for eight months and already has 3 AA rosettes to his name. Kirk has just finished a stint at Michelin starred Northcote and is looking for his next challenge.

These are two guys seriously looking to impress so it promises to be a fantastic evening. We don’t want to give too much away, but the night will be based around a tasting menu format. Included in the price is a glass of something sparkling on arrival and a variety of drinks to match the food throughout the night.

The price for all this marvelousness will be just £95 per head. Availability will be limited so please call 015242 71187 to book your place now!

Unfortunately, due to the unique nature of this event we are unable to cater for any dietary requirements or allergies.

For those who wish to make a night of it, we’ve put a great Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package together, with rates including all the above plus Bed and Breakfast starting at £270 per room.

Please click here to book you room online… 

Online booking guarantees your place at the dinner.

Sunday Post Review


This review, first published in Scotland's Sunday Post on the 11th of January, went online today and we couldn't wait to share it with you. Thank you to Adam Lanigan for such kind comments!

Forgive me, but I just wanted a night of relaxation and a little bit of luxury. I have enjoyed an unforgettable, but frantic, last 12 months in which I’ve got engaged, married and bought a house. They say that organising a wedding and buying a house are two of the most stressful things you can do in your life. Well, I did them both in the space of four months!

So, my wife Louise and I jumped at the opportunity to head off into the countryside for a quiet and romantic night away. Any thoughts of mortgage forms, table decorations and trips to the local DIY store were soon forgotten as we turned up at Hipping Hall.

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Jamie Oliver Review


What a great way to start the week! This lovely review has just been posted on the Jamie Oliver website. Please forgive us for sharing it with you...

Sitting just outside the famous town of Kirkby Lonsdale, this centuries-old inn is something very special; really special; extremely special. I’m going to run out of superlatives at this rate. Oh my, the room (Tatham Suite) and oh my, the food.

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Vouchers Released!


We've just released our vouchers online with some fantastic savings off our rack rates. Vouchers make a fantastic gift experience and are perfect for the person who has everything!

New Year


Hip Hip Hooray! Come and join us for New Year.

Details of our 2 night New Year package are now online. Please click here for more information 



Ho Ho Ho! Three days of festive food and fun at Hipping Hall. 


Details of our three night Christmas package are now online. Please click here for more information.

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Lancashire Life


We're extremely proud and thrilled to be nominated in this year's Lancashire Life Food and Drink awards.

Wish us luck for the 27th of October. 

PS. If you hear nothing more of this... we didn't win. 

Promotional codes for special offers


You can now use promotional codes to benefit from special offers at Hipping Hall.

Special offer codes are found on our special offer pages. When you've found a code simply type it into the promotional code box on our online booking page.

We only send out our best offers by email so if you'd like to receive them, then make sure you sign up!

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The Trip


After a long wait, The Trip, starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan is finally on our screens.

Ever since people have found out that Hipping Hall was to be one of the restaurants featured in ‘The Trip’ with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, we’ve been asked loads of questions about what our experience with them was like. So, we thought we’d compile a list of the questions most frequently asked, but if you have any you’d like answering then please do get in touch.

We are absolutely thrilled to have been involved with the project and I hope that people are enjoying the series as much as we are.

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National Restaurant Awards


We're in the top 100!!

We are absolutely thrilled to have been included in the Restaurant magazines Top 100 Restaurants of the 2010. Our final position was number 63 (behind Le Gavroche at no. 62!) but it was just a great achievement for us to have been nominated.

Thank you so much to everyone that put us forward for nomination, your kind support means so much to all of us. The results were announced at the magnificent Grand Connaught Rooms in London. For a full list results please click here

Champagne Jacquart


The Champagne Jacquart Rising Stars Award 2010 goes to........

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn. But hang on a moment in second place it's......Andrew and Brent from Hipping Hall!

We had a fantastic time down in London and a big thank you for everyone who had a hand in the organisation of the competition. For the full article that appeared in the Drinks Business click here

Romance at Hipping Hall


We were thrilled to learn that Hipping Hall had been named alongside The Star at Harome as one of the two most romantic restaurants in the North of England.

Delicious magazine ran the feature in the run up to Valentine’s Day - as if you needed an excuse to be romantic…… Our fires are lit every night when it’s dark and cold outside.

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