Find this relaxing country house hotel close to Lake Windermere. The elegant dining room has unclothed antique tables and these are dressed with fine china, cutlery and glasses - making the home resemble a luxurious private house.
The food offered is carefully-sourced, as much as possible being local. So expect the likes of 'Fresh Mussels in White Wine, Herbs and Cream with French Bread'; 'Game Terrine of Guinea Fowl, Pork and Wood Pigeon' and 'Grilled Goats' Cheese with Baby Onion Confit' among the starters.
An intermediary soup or sorbet follows.
Then, perhaps ' Grilled Halibut with Parsley New Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Asparagus and a White Wine Sauce'; 'Chicken Breast on a Spring Onion Potato Potato Mash with Goats' Cheese'; 'Butternut Squash Bake' and 'Medallions of Beef with Pommes Ana, Baby Spinach and a Red Wine Sauce' - among the mains.
Desserts are beautifully presented, with maybe 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' and 'Strawberry Cheesecake' on offer - or you might be tempted by their selection of artisan cheeses.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.30-13.45; mains about £13 o £15, set L Sun £16.50 (2 courses), £19.50 (3 courses); mains £8 to £16; a light lunch menu is also offered between Mon & Sat mains about £8.50 to £12.50
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00; set D £23.50 (1 course), £32.50 (2 courses), £39.50 (3 courses), £47 (4 courses), £52 (5 courses)
- Seats: 64
- Wine: a list that covers the world, kicks off at around the £20 mark, and there's a good choice by the glass
- Children's portions: Children's helping at lunchtime when possible; but no children under 7 are allowed at dinner
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Windermere Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or take the A593 from Ambleside (signposted Coniston), find the hotel after a few hundred yards opposite the rugby club
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available