Patrons Lunch - Farlam Hall

On Sunday 19th March the Patrons braved the cold wind and hailstones of a typical Cumbria spring day to lunch at Farlam Hall Country House Hotel.  The warmth of the open fires was only surpassed by the warm welcome from owners Barry, Helen and Lynne Quinion.  Recent political events were discusse

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