It could be as a result of nearby Cartmel or just the growing popularity of Grange over Sands and the surrounding villages but the quality of food available is growing by the minute. New cafes are opening, new restaurants and it’s hard to get a bad meal in any one of the pubs or inns.
Grange becoming a destination for foodies has been confirmed recently by the intention of Booths to open a supermarket in the town. Sitting along with the fantastic independent suppliers and producers such as Higginson’s Butchers, the Grange and Hazelmere Bakeries and Choco-Lori the artisan chocolatiers.
When it comes to eating out then the choice is vast with the larger hotels such as The Netherwood and Grange Hotel open to none residents, pubs such as The Pheasant Inn down the road in Allithwaite where locally sourced food is the order of the day and in between bistro’s such as Lymehurst Bistro serving gastro pub favourites, grills and hearty salads. All this and let’s not forget just 2 miles away is Cartmel, we’ll save that for another blog post!
Travelling to Grange over Sands is a breeze being just 14 miles from junction 36 of the M6. Alternatively travel by train which takes just 26 minutes from Lancaster with Lancaster being on the West Coast Mainline. This largely coastal railway line is the ultimate way to arrive in Grange over Sands with stunning views all along it. Grange over Sands has good bus and cycle routes and services so if arriving by train, travelling during the stay can be done with ease.
For accommodation then Grange has some great hotels and bed & breakfasts in period properties typical of the architecture in the town. A hidden gem and with a vast and growing reputation for the large rooms and even more so for the high level of service and attention to detail, is Bay Villa B&B on Main Street. Rooms at Bay Villa start at £110 B&B. What to expect – A decanter of sherry, in room breakfast freshly cooked to order. Visit http://www.bayvilla.net or call 015395 36793