Oak Bank

‘Such a comfortable place. More

Contact details

Oak Bank
Broadgate
GRASMERE
Cumbria
LA22 9TA
England
015394 35217

Hotel information

Bedrooms

13. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 16–26 Dec, 6–24 Jan.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical at breakfast, ‘easy listening’ at dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed (not under 10 in restaurant or public rooms after 6 pm).

Dogs

allowed in 3 bedrooms, front lounge.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £55–£155, double £71–£171. A la carte £38, tasting menu £65. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Such a comfortable place.’ ‘Peaceful and restful.’ ‘Great hotel.’ Several of our readers are regulars at Glynis and Simon Wood’s family-run Lakeland village hotel in the Wordsworth heartlands. ‘Staff and management are very friendly, and keen to make guests feel at home.’ Smart, contemporary bedrooms vary in size and facilities. All have a comfortable bed and luxury toiletries, bold patterned wallpaper and fabrics; some have a balcony. Views are variously of the garden, the River Rothay and surrounding mountains. There has been a change in the kitchen this year, with Matt Clarke – one-time sous-chef here – returning to take charge, carrying on a tradition of inventiveness and ‘consistently high standards’. Typical dishes: salt-aged sirloin steak, dripping chips, tomato, ox-cheek-stuffed mushroom, bordelaise sauce; halibut, confit potato, artichoke monk’s beard, brown butter hollandaise. The extensive breakfast menu includes such options as prunes steeped in Earl Grey tea, smoked haddock, kipper, omelettes, eggs Benedict, Scotch pancake with maple syrup, freshly baked pastries and the full Oak Bank grill. ‘Would recommend staying here,’ concludes a reader, succinctly. (William Swaddle, AM, FM, SA)

Special offers

10% discount voucher

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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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Oak Bank
Broadgate
GRASMERE
Cumbria
LA22 9TA

Guest comments

'Great hotel - stayed here many times and always enjoyed the visit. Staff and management are very friendly and keen to make guests feel at home. Food in the dining room is a consistently high standard. ' - William Swaddle - January, 2018
'Nice family-run hotel. We had a room on the second floor, it was warm (weather was cold), and sunny. Sherry and home made biscuits provided each day; recently re-fitted bathroom Food was good, the chef was creative. Breakfasts were fine for what we were paying (would have preferred better bread), but otherwise all very good value. ' - Donald Reid - February, 2016

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