Borrowdale Gates Shortlist*

In wooded grounds, Jo Bester’s Lakeland hotel near Derwentwater is liked for its ‘good position’, ‘helpful staff’ and ‘tasty food’. More

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Borrowdale Gates
CA12 5UQ
017687 77204
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Good Hotel Guide Review

In wooded grounds, Jo Bester’s Lakeland hotel near Derwentwater is liked for its ‘good position’, ‘helpful staff’ and ‘tasty food’. Several of the bedrooms have patio doors leading to the garden; others have a balcony; most have views over the Borrowdale valley. In the elegant dining room overlooking the fells, the cooking is ‘superb’: try fell-bred Herdwick lamb or Borrowdale trout at dinner; buttered kippers or a full Cumberland at a plentiful breakfast. Walking and climbing routes straight from the door; a local bus runs nearby. A complimentary round of golf at Keswick Golf Club is offered to hotel guests. Open-plan bar, dining room and lounge (log fire), reading room. Lift. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. No background music. Wedding facilities (exclusive use only). 2-acre grounds, terrace (alfresco drinks). Children (£25 per night) and dogs (in 4 rooms; £7 per night) welcomed. 25 bedrooms (10 on ground floor; 1 suitable for disabled). Per person D,B&B £96–£138. Closed Jan 3rd-19th.

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New Year Lakeland Break

Welcome in 2018 with a Lakeland fine dining break at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel. Mulled wine, coffee and fruit cake on arrival. After a full Cumbrian breakfast each day, guests are free to explore the many nearby attractions. Each evening, our head chef and his team lay on the full fine dining experience of a five-course dinner, complemented by an extensive wine list. A glass of champagne and mince pies round off the celebrations on New Year’s Eve, when a caricature artist will be in attendance. A light lunch of soup and sandwiches or a packed lunch is included in the package on New Year’s Day. With rates starting from £460 per person for a three-night stay, arriving on Saturday 30th December 2017. To benefit from this offer, please call the hotel direct and mention The Good Hotel Guide.

Good Hotel Guide 2017Guide Book Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Borrowdale Gates
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Guest comments

'A setting that has almost vanished from crowded England. A circle of delectable mountains, access by a narrow country road. Tranquil, very comfortable bedroom. Dining room tables so well spaced that one seems to be seated at the only occupied table. Breakfast a buffet with cooked choices designed to sustain fell walkers through long day; dinner a clever choice of favourite dishes on a fixed menu and novelties on a separate menu which changes everyday; people who prefer sheep and other animals to be off menus and remain an essential part of a Beatrix Potter landscape well served. Service attentive yet unobtrusive. Lounge so well designed and comfortably furnished that here too one has a sense of complete privacy. A retreat to a Lake District of beauty and tranquillity which one thought would remain a nostalgic memory. ' - ED - July, 2016

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