Hipping Hall

‘Well-appointed’ bedrooms, a ‘gem’ of a restaurant and ‘exceptionally helpful’ staff combine at this ‘very comfortable’ countryside hotel. More

Contact details

Hipping Hall
Cowan Bridge
Lancashire
LA6 2JJ
England
01524 271187
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

15. 3 in cottages, 5 in converted stables.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, orangery, restaurant, ‘chef’s kitchen’, wedding/function facilities, free Wi-Fi in lounge only, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 4-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in lounge, restaurant.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms and orangery.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £169–£419, D,B&B £100 added per couple. À la carte meal £55.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Well-appointed’ bedrooms, a ‘gem’ of a restaurant and ‘exceptionally helpful’ staff combine at this ‘very comfortable’ countryside hotel. The 18th-century house has been ‘sympathetically’ refurbished by owner/manager Andrew Wildsmith; an ‘unstuffy atmosphere’ reigns, say trusted Guide contributors in 2016. ‘Comfortable’ bedrooms are furnished in a modern country style; a spacious attic suite, up narrow steps, has beams and a low window seat. The old stables were converted into five suites this year. In the 15th-century banqueting hall, savour Oliver Martin’s ‘vibrant’ modern dishes, perhaps wild sea bass, shrimp butter, salt-baked celeriac. ‘We enjoyed great flavours. While the limited dinner menu doesn’t change daily, you can choose, à la carte style, from the tasting menu. The only negative? We felt the music didn’t create the right ambience.’ In the morning, a ‘generous’ breakfast is fuel for walks from the door (‘no need to drive’). ‘Ideally located’ for the Yorkshire Dales and the southern Lake District. Andrew Wildsmith also owns Forest Side, Grasmere (see entry). (John Patterson, D and KW)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Hipping Hall
Cowan Bridge
Lancashire
LA6 2JJ

Guest comments

'This is a very comfortable hotel with modern, well-appointed bedrooms (an excellent bathroom) and an unstuffy atmosphere in the public areas. The staff were exceptionally helpful. Country walks can be made direct from the hotel without the need to drive. The location is ideal for the Yorkshire dales area and the southern Lake District.The restaurant is a gem. The food at dinner had great flavours and the chef displayed considerable cooking flair. The limited dinner menu does not change daily, but if you are there for more than one night you can choose, a la carte style, from the optional tasting menu. The only negative is the background music: all power ballads or early American rock; this did not create the right ambience. ' - John Patterson - January, 2016
'Once again we had a very enjoyable weekend. The hotel is very much as it always is. The bedrooms are furnished in modern country style. Beds and bathrooms are impressively comfortable. The gardens with trees and shrubberies are very colourful at this time of year. The staff are young and happy to serve the guests. The real surprise however is the departure of Brent Hulena from the kitchen. Andrew has replaced him by Oliver (Oli) Martin who was part of the kitchen brigade. We were very impressed with his personal, vibrant cooking style. Our waiter told us that the staff tested all the new dishes and the tasting menus are regularly changed. We are sure that the restaurant’s ratings will rise. ' - David & Kate Wooff - March, 2015

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  • Kirkby Lonsdale

    A picturesque market town.

  • Ruskin's View

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  • The Lake District

    The largest of the English National Parks and the second largest in the United Kingdom.