Good Hotel Guide Review
Jamie and Jenna Shail’s manor house hotel dates to 1823, but its tastefully refreshed style and ambitious cooking place it squarely in the 21st century. Individually decorated bedrooms, including a newly refurbished suite, are equipped with bathrobes, a coffee machine and Fairtrade tea; the best rooms have a balcony overlooking the landscaped gardens, the wooded grounds and the fells beyond. In the fine-dining restaurant, chef Daniel McGeorge’s dishes are ‘a class act’; the laid-back lounge has simpler fare. Guests have complimentary use of a local health club in town. Easy lake walks and hilly hikes are within reach – especially ideal for doggy companions, who are made very welcome inside the hotel and out.
15, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 3–22 Jan.
bar, lounge, drawing room, restaurant (3 dining areas), in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 2-acre landscaped gardens (croquet), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
all day in bar, lounge and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 4 bedrooms, public rooms, separate area of restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £180–£350, D,B&B £290–£460. 3 course À la carte £60, 5-course tasting menu £70, 7-course tasting menu £90. 1-night bookings normally refused Sat, bank holidays.