13. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 18–26 Dec, 2–19 Jan.
lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview or FreeSat), ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
classical at breakfast, 'easy listening'/R&B at dinner in dining rooms.
not under 10 in public rooms after 6 pm.
allowed in 3 bedrooms, front lounge.
per person B&B £35–£87.50, D,B&B £63.50–£116. Set dinner £41.50, tasting menu £62.50. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In an unassuming village in the Lake District (best known, perhaps, for its gingerbread and its Wordsworth connection), Glynis and Simon Wood’s ‘friendly’, ‘good-value’ family-run hotel houses a remarkable restaurant offering ‘imaginative’ dishes with a local flavour. ‘We couldn’t have asked for better,’ writes a Guide reader in 2016. Sample a local beer in the mature garden, or sink into a chair by the lounge fire with Dorothy Wordsworth’s Home at Grasmere. ‘The service is attentive without being obtrusive.’ At dinner, the ‘creative’ modern dishes might include pan-seared wood pigeon, roast celeriac, pickled mushroom, dashi broth. ‘Little extras like the home-baked breads and the canapés are a lovely bonus.’ ‘We were the only diners one night, and the chef asked what we liked.’ Check into individually designed bedrooms, all with sherry and home-made biscuits. ‘Our quiet second-floor room was warm on a cold day.’ The ‘varied’ breakfast menu includes Scotch pancakes and omelettes, ‘always piping hot’ (though ‘we would’ve liked better bread’). ‘We’ve booked to return in a fortnight.’ (Lorraine Burns, Donald Reid, and others)
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.