Brasserie Style Relaxed Dining

"Expect the Unexpected, food that is fresh, clean, creative & seasonal....."


When you think about where to eat in Ulverston, you think about Craig's Kitchen. We make a meal of it at Virginia House, from the moment you arrive, you'll be immersed in the world of Chef Craig Sherrington, North West regional champion and national finalist of BBC2 Great British Menu 2018. The pleasure of your experience when you dine from Craig's Kitchen is created to excite and tantalise every sense, where everything is about you; from the anticipation of the mouthwatering menu, to the glimpse of the kitchen, the divine cooking aromas, the comfort, ambience and personal service, and not least the incredible taste of Chef Craig Sherrington's culinary creations......the Craig's Kitchen experience will most definitely leave you wanting to return over and over again.....

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Craig's Kitchen

"The entire experience at Virgina House was exceptional....."

...with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of love, Craig has an uncanny way of elevating simple, humble ingredients into mind-blowingly delicious dishes. It's more than just a meal, it's an experience to be savoured. A celebration of local seasonal produce, you're as likely to find locally landed lobster on the menu, as you are freshly foraged herbs. Join us at Craig's Kitchen for fabulous food whether you take us up on our Early Bird / Pre Theatre Offer of 2 Courses for £22 including a drink, or you'd prefer a more leisurely meal dining from our Brasserie Menu, sampling plenty of Craig's delicious dishes with our Tasting Menu or maybe even a little 'Pre Meditated Indulgence' with Chateaubriand or Lobster Thermidor (48h pre order required).....


Early Bird / Pre Theatre

Starter, Main Course & Drink £25pp

At Virginia House we want good food to be available to all.....

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Brasserie Menu

a la carte

Expect the that is fresh, clean, creative and seasonal.

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Pre Meditated Indulgence

spoil yourself...

with Lobster Thermidor and Chateaubriand

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Christmas and New Year

a wonderful time of the year....

Celebrate in comfort and style, with great food and great service

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"A wonderful welcome with many 'special touches'. Lovely sheets, towels and a fabulous breakfast...."

After a long day at the office, or perhaps an exciting day sightseeing in the Lake District, you're thinking about where to stay in Ulverston. Think no more; from the Georgian grandeur of the ground floor, wind your way up to the cosy, homely sanctuary of our eight guest bedrooms at Virginia House. We'll look after you from the moment you arrive until we must send you on your way, well fed and full of Cumbrian hospitality and happiness.....until of course, you return to your little haven of relaxation and joy.


Great British Menu Experience.....

experience for yourself the dishes from Craig's 'Great British Menu' as seen on BBC2!!

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Craig Sherrington battles it out in the kitchen......

for the North West region in BBC2's television production of series 13 of the Great British Menu.

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Ulverston's Original Gin Bar.....Est.2015

"A relaxed and welcoming vibe, a warm welcome extended to all"

GIN BAR OPEN DAILY FROM 3PM SATURDAY FROM 12noon When you walk up the imposing front steps to arrive in gin heaven, you relax in an instant as you're welcomed and greeted as a friend. Soak up the surroundings, take a look through our amazing choice of gins, wine, beer and spirits, allow Sophie to create a delicious cocktail, just for you! You don't have to be dining to enjoy drinks at Virginia House, but if you are, then prepare to taste some of the most fabulous food you've ever experienced, from Craig's Kitchen. Ask us about..... GIN TASTINGS from £15pp GROUP GIN TASTING & NIBBLES from £20pp


Craig Sherrington

Chef Patron (Downstairs Boss)

Born in Lancaster in August 1976, with 25 years experience it's clear that Craig's natural passion and flair is for cooking, although his guilty pleasure is for Scalextric slot cars, a past-time harking back to his childhood days and carefree times of joy!

Louise Sherrington

Co-Owner (Upstairs Boss)

Louise is mum to the couples 3 daughters Sophie, Georgia and Lilian. Aside to keeping everyone in check and dealing with the day to day running of the business, Louise enjoys taking time out to practise Pilates and enjoys crocheting (and gin!)

Tony Davies

General Manager

Tony has worked all over the locality, and has honed his hospitality skills to near perfection. We're certain that if you cut Tony in two he'd have VH running through the middle! When he's not working, Tony enjoys touring classic car shows.

Andrew Hoines

Sous Chef

Andrew has developed a wealth of experience in kitchens all over the country. With a relaxed disposition, Andy brings a quiet calm to the kitchen environment, and puts a lot of love into the food, which is reflected in the dishes that leave the pass.

The Good Food Guide

cooking score of 5

2AA Rosettes

for culinary excellence

Jobs & Careers

join our team

We're always on the lookout for incredible talent that shouldn't be passed by....we're passionate about what we do at Virginia House, and we want you to be a part of that love.....

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  • £100.00
  • 25/12/2018 13:00
  • Virginia House, 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF

Join us for the most relaxed, yet indulgent Christmas Day Lunch. Arrive from 12.30 to enjoy an aperitif in the gin bar, before being seated at 1pm to begin your 7 course tasting menu of traditional dishes re-invented! Bookings open 1 September 2018. £100pp

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  • £100.00
  • 31/12/2018 19:00
  • Virginia House, 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF

Join us to celebrate 2018 with an incredible Tasting Menu by Craig Sherrington, followed by dancing to live music, and welcome in the New Year. Closed Door, Black Tie Event. £100pp Optional wine flight £50pp Booking Essential

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  • £30.00
  • 01/01/2019 11:00 - 01/01/2019 14:00
  • Virginia House. 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF

There's always so much to choose from, Craig puts on a true 'feast'. Enjoy cereals, pastries, meats, cheeses, fish, fruit, bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns, tomato, mushrooms, roast beef, dauphinoise potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, tea, coffee, fruit juices, and of course we'll keep you glass topped up with Prosecco the whole time you're dining!!

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  • £30.00
  • 25/11/2018 23:00 - 25/11/2018 14:00
  • Virginia House, 24 Queen Street, Ulverston, LA12 7AF

Join us for an indulgent Unlimited Sunday Brunch with Bottomless Prosecco - so very popular we're almost famous for it!!

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  • £22.00
  • 24/11/2018 12:00 - 24/11/2018 15:00
  • Virginia House, 24 Queen Street, Ulverston, LA12 7AF

Experience a fabulous lunch and take a break from the hustle and bustle of Dickensian Ulverston as the town is transported back in time for a magical Christmas weekend. 2 Courses inc drink £22 Booking Recommended

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  • £30.00
  • 04/11/2018 11:00 - 04/11/2018 14:00
  • Virginia House, 24 Queen Street, Ulverston LA12 7AF

Come and enjoy a feast of Unlimited Brunch and Bottomless Prosecco......first Sunday of Every Month. The Original & The Best!

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  • 14/10/2018 11:00
  • Beetham Nurseries

Join us for a day of family fun at Beetham Nurseries, Milnthorpe where Craig Sherrington will be judging the all important Apple Pie Competition and showcasing what to do with the pick of the crop in a cookery demonstration!! Visit for updates.....

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  • £30.00
  • 07/10/2018 11:00 - 07/10/2018 14:00
  • Virginia House, 24 Queen Street, Ulverston

Come and enjoy a feast of Unlimited Brunch and Bottomless Prosecco......first Sunday of Every Month. The Original & The Best!

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  • £25.00
  • 24/09/2018 19:00 - 28/09/2018 19:00
  • Craig's Kitchen at Virginia House

Join us for a casual evening, watching Craig compete in the North West region of BBC2 Great British Menu - there'll be a big screen TV to watch each episode, followed by a delicious TV Dinner 'Supper Buffet' with desserts too!! Show your support for local chef Craig Sherrington.....arrive early to bag the best seats in the house!!

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  • 24 Queen Street, Ulverston Cumbria LA12 7AF 01229 584844 CRAIG'S KITCHEN - BRASSERIE MENU Tuesday - Saturday 5.30 - 8.30pm Saturday 12noon - 1.30pm PRE THEATRE / EARLY BIRD OFFER Tuesday - Saturday 5.30pm - 6.30pm Saturday 12 - 1.30pm THE GIN BAR & SECRET GARDEN Daily from 3.00pm Saturdays from 12noon 2AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence Waitrose Good Food Guide 2019 - Cooking Score of 5