“Perfect” 5* TripAdvisor September 2017
Wow, It was pouring with rain and our taxi took us from Thwaite to this remote Lodge. What a fantastic location, Amazing renovation. Beautiful rooms, food and hospitality. Don’t think it could be bettered. The facilities are great and the drying room was the best on The Pennine Way.
We will be back.
“Of 85 B&Bs/Inns visited in three months, this is in the top three. Easily” 5* TripAdvisor August 2017
I have recently walked Land’s End to John o’Groats and as a consequence experienced all sorts of accommodation. Frith Lodge was a pearl among these! Karen was incredibly friendly and accommodating (forcing on me a local beer upon my arrival. How I demurred!) The farmhouse has been modernised in the best possible taste and obviously at no little expense – modern, but keeping all of the traditional character in building material and construction quality.I ate there in the evening and couldn’t have been happier with the service and food. The surrounding scenery is absolutely stunning. Can only recommend!
“Best Pennine Accommodation” 5* TripAdvisor July 2017
This was hands down the best place we’ve stayed while walking the Pennines.The location: superb. Couldn’t ask for more. Everywhere you looked, your eyes would be blessed with sheer delight. Conveniently located up a hill, providing amazing views while away from cars and pollution. The lodge: Me, my partner and a friend travelling with us (alongside 2 other couples we’d found there) found the place to be beyond words. Newly refurbished to a very high standard, reasonably priced, amazing hosts (and I can’t praise Neil and Karen enough here as they went above and beyond to make our stay as enjoyable as possible). If you are looking for a place to complement your walk, there’s no other place to end the day.The food: my, oh my that was tasty. Karen is a fabulous cook and Neil does everything else to perfection. Everyone tried a different thing (you may remember my partner and the friend) and we were all on cloud 9 by the end. Happy days Keep up the amazing work Neil and Karen. I’ll be seeing you again, that’s for sure.
We visited Frith Lodge while walking the Coast to Coast. The Lodge is a mile or so off the walk (along the Pennine Way), but a very worthwhile diversion, and an opportunity to sample a mile of the beautiful Pennine Way.This was an absolute gem of a find. Our room was so immaculate, we could easily believe we were the first people to have stayed here.The owners, Neil and Karen, were very accommodating and nothing was too much problem. As walkers themselves, they have carefully considered the needs of walkers.My husband is vegan, so we were delighted to discover they had a varied nutritious vegan dinner menu (as well as other menus); but also vegan breakfast menu and packed lunch menus. They were proactive with sending the menus to us before we arrived, so we could order early and didn’t have to worry about getting there in time to make a reservation and get our orders in.Top quality from start to finish. We’ll definitely be back.
Stayed here 2 nights during the Coast to Coast in May 2017. At first sight, we couldn’t believe our luck: Frith Lodge was in a stunning location, the views were amazing! Accommodation extremely high standard, modern style. Very comfy bed, all the mod cons in the room. Nice warm and cosy lounge with a wood burner, perfect after a long day’s walk on the blustery fells!Neil and Karen went out of their way to make us feel right at home. There was a small bar where you can have a pint of local ale while chatting to other guests. Karen prepared all the home cooked food specially to order. The menu was a pleasant step away from the stodge found in pubs elsewhere on the C2C. The Moroccan fish was amazing! Similarly the breakfast was something a bit different; all the usual cooked breakfast options were available, but we tried the Bircher muesli, made by Karen overnight, delicious and found nowhere else on the C2C.Neil and Karen have done the C2C themselves so they know what walkers want and it shows in how they have put this place together. Some of the B&Bs on the C2C felt pretty average but Frith Lodge was the best by far; a truly memorable stay. I am so glad we booked an extra night here for a mid way rest stop!! The fact that this sits on lots of other walks – Pennine way, Heriot way, etc – means we will be back! Top place.
We just walked the Herriot Way and stayed with Neil, Karen and Jess our first night before we started hiking. I was excited to start the hike but hated to leave their B&B. This place is just stunning. I can’t wait to go back and just stay at the Frith Lodge and do day hikes. Neil and Karen did an amazing job restoring this place. Our rooms were wonderful, the food was great and the beer and wine get two thumbs up. You can NOT beat the views you have from this B&B. Thank you Neil and Karen for such a lovely experience! Andrew, the kids and myself loved it! OH….Neil and Karen even email us on our last day of hiking the Herriot Way to check on us because the weather had turned a bit on us.
Wow! this place is fantastic. We booked to stay here for one night to extend our weeks holiday in a lovely cottage in Low Row. So glad we did. We had a wonderful warm welcome from Karen and Neil (and Neil’s mum & dad, and Jess the collie!)Everything was just perfect even down to the tiny details of being given fresh milk rather than the uht pots for the tea in our room. The homemade biscuits in each room were a delight.Sitting down to dinner with all the guests is a great idea as you get the chance to meet lots of interesting people and hear their tales from walking either the Pennine way or coast to coast. The food was delicious too. The décor is fabulous and when you see the photos of the place when they moved in you’ll be astounded.We all wish Karen and Neil every success with their venture and look forward to coming back. I can’t recommend this place enough.
Frith Lodge is everything and more that is advertised. Karen and Neil are wonderful hosts, taking care of every detail – even picking us up from the pub when we were too tired to walk back. It is in a perfect location for beautiful walks and stunning scenery from every window. The accommodation is superb and felt like home from home. Looking forward to going back very soon – Karen’s cooking is devine! Thank you both for a wonderful weekend.
Wow, I don’t know where to start with this place, it’s a little bit of heaven in God’s own country. I stayed here for a few days and was totally blown away. I’ve stayed in B&Bs before but this was without doubt the perfect place after a long hard day’s walking. The rooms are immaculate, pure luxury with lots of little extras, and not what you’d normally get in a B&B accommodation. The views are simply stunning, even if you’re not planning on getting out on the Coast to Coast or Pennine Way, it’s got everything you need for a few days away.
Visited this amazing place on the coast to coast. It’s in an absolutely stunning semi wilderness with breathtaking views but the accommodation is modern 5 star luxury. Food excellent and Karen and Neil make charming hosts. Can’t wait to be back and many thanks for a great stay.
We really had no idea what to expect before we arrived, having been booked in on a pre-arranged itinerary walking the C2C. From the moment rounded the corner, we knew we’d found somewhere really special. Frith Lodge is located approximately one mile north of Keld on the Pennine Way and is situated a good way off the road, high on the side of the hill. The farmhouse is where the owners (Karen and Neil) live, with the B&B accommodation (5 bedrooms, lounge, dining room and bar) in a barn conversion which has been done to the highest possible standard. You order your food when you arrive and sit down to a communal meal at 7pm. The food is extremely good and afterwards our hosts joined us for a drink, conversation and plenty of laughs. This really is a special place, and a special thanks to Karen and Neil for their exceptional hospitality, and for living the dream! Brilliant.
You will not find a better BnB anywhere. You won’t find better hosts anywhere. That’s it. What a fantastic experience. Thank you both.