Rothay Manor Shortlist*

Ambleside, Cumbria

With newly landscaped grounds, tastefully refreshed decor and ambitious cooking that’s ‘a class act’, Jamie and Jenna Shail’s Grade II listed manor house pleases, inside and out. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

With newly landscaped grounds, tastefully refreshed decor and ambitious cooking that’s ‘a class act’, Jamie and Jenna Shail’s Grade II listed manor house pleases, inside and out. (Canine companions give it two paws up, too.) Individually decorated bedrooms are supplied with bathrobes, a coffee machine and Fairtrade tea; some have a balcony with views to the fells beyond. Work was underway on eight new suites in a stylish garden annexe as the Guide went to press. Chef Daniel McGeorge’s menus in the fine-dining restaurant have excellent vegetarian options; the laid-back lounge has classic fare. Lakeside strolls and hilly hikes are within reach; guests also have complimentary use of a local health club.

Hotel details

Address

Rothay Bridge
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EH
England

Telephone

015394 33605

Bedrooms

23. 8 in Pavillion, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 2–21 Jan.

Facilities

bar, lounge, drawing room, restaurant (3 dining areas), in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, boot room, dog wash, 2-acre landscaped gardens (croquet), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day in bar, lounge and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms, separate area of restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £180–£450. À la carte £60, tasting menu £70 (5 courses), £90 (7 courses). 1-night bookings