Lake Isle

Uppingham, Rutland

‘The real break we had hoped for. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The real break we had hoped for.’ ‘We haven’t had a bad meal here in over 30 years.’ High praise from readers in 2019, suggesting this small restaurant-with-rooms was right to name itself after Yeats’s ode to tranquillity and relaxation. Owned by Richard and Janine Burton, the 17th-century property sits in the oldest part of a ‘charming’ Rutland market town. Its rooms, some cosy, occupy the main house and two cottages. Some have a whirlpool bath, all mix a dash of contemporary style, be it earth tones or bright wallpapers, with a ‘really comfy’ bed. ‘Our cottage bedroom was smallish but it didn’t matter as there was a sitting room, and large bathroom.’ But, as other readers stress: ‘You come for the food. It’s brilliant.’ The man to thank is Stuart Mead, whose locally sourced seasonal dishes include pan-roasted venison, braised red cabbage, celeriac dauphinoise. Breakfast doesn’t drop the bar, with freshly squeezed juices; a full Rutland; home-baked croissant, scrambled egg and smoked salmon. ‘We really enjoyed being waited on. Each delicious, beautifully presented course was brought to our table. We very much look forward to returning.’ (Catherine Held, CH)

Hotel details


16 High Street East
LE15 9PZ


01572 822951


12. 2 in cottages.


all year, restaurant closed Sun night, Mon lunch, bank holidays.


bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small car park, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in courtyard bedrooms, not in public areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


per room B&B single 
£75–£85, double £90–£120, D,B&B single £114–£124, double £167–£197. À la carte £38.