Coniston Hotel

The Coniston Hotel forms part of the Coniston Estate, which has been home to the Bannister family since the late 1960s. The estate comprises the magnificent Coniston Hall, which is available for select weddings and corporate functions, The Coniston Hotel, Coniston Shooting Ground, Falconry Centre and much more.

After the Bannister's bought the estate they became aware of the need to diversify into areas other than farming. They decided to convert one of the outlying barns in to a farm shop which sold produce from the estate including homemade preserves and fish. Mrs Bannister and her late son, Tom were responsible for the farm shop and as today, the whole family was very involved in the every aspect of running the business.

Being located on the A65 trunk road to the Lakes meant that the farm shop very quickly gathered a strong customer base and a tearoom was added to meet growing demand.