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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrasmere Hotel
My wife and I stayed here with two other couples as part of our Coast To Coast walk.
We were met on arrival by Rob - one of the owners of this absolutely beautiful hotel. He was very welcoming and check-in for the six of us was very efficient.
The location is perfect. Right in the heart of the gorgeous village of Grasmere.
The grounds are lovely, which is where we had a drink after checking in and getting cleaned up.
Dinner was an experience. Clearly Anton (in the kitchen) and Rob (maitre d) take a great deal of pride in all aspects of their hotel and restaurant. The food was spectacular and the service was perfect. My only criticism would be that we thought Rob was a bit tough on a junior staff member who is clearly learning but still doing a great job. Such is their perfectionism.
After our evening meal, we retired to the lounge for coffee and tea, where Rob brought out a cake for one of our group who was celebrating their birthday.
Breakfast was probably the biggest and highest quality spread we had on the whole Coast to Coast walk.
The packed lunch was of a similar standard to the other meals.
Rob and Anton have renovated the entire hotel with care and pride. The lounge area and dining room were very nice. Our rooms were immaculate and the en-suites amazing. They were much larger than you would expect in a hotel of this age.
I have rated this as 5/5 but would have given it 6 if I could.
My wife and I hope to return one day to do Helvellyn and Striding Edge. It will give us a great excuse to come back and stay again (and for longer) and do some other walks in the area.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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Today we were expecting a shorter and maybe easier day.
However, the temperature soared to 27 degrees (which doesn't seem much until you are walking for hours in the direct sun), there was no breeze, and clouds were few and far between.
And the distance may have been shorter, but the degree of difficulty clearly stepped up a notch.
... Lake, along some very narrow roads. On the way back to Kendal we stopped at Low Sizergh Farm shop for lunch and dinner supplies. The shop sells mainly local produce including cheese, bread, ice cream, jams, home made cakes and any type of meat you can think of. For dinner we bought pigeon and pheasant roast and gingerbread ice cream for dessert. Tomorrow we leave for ...
... library and guest rooms. We then had some lunch at the house before leaving to continue our drive. Unfortunately our gps almost directed us through the centre of busy Manchester which caused a bit of stress. We finally arrived at our accommodation in Kendal. We've had an early night tonight before we have a look around the Lake District ...
Tues. Went to reghed and had look around. Rohan went to football match Carlisle United. I went Out to pub in Stainton for dinner. Wednesday, met up with family for lunch at the Sportsman inn, had a great afternoon. In the evening went to the local pub for a quiz evening. Thursday. Went on the Ullswater steamer, for a ride up the Lake. Beautiful scenery but rather chilly. Fish and chips for ...
... sold everything except wellies and the trendy young salesman was very sniffy when I asked for them. I had the same experience everywhere I looked. Shops in the Lake District clearly think that anyone who wears wellies to walk in is definitely a second class citizen. I don't know where the farmers go for their wellies but eventually I gave up and I now struggle to put on my walking boots even for the smallest walk into the countryside.