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Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Howtown Rd, | Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2LZ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has been a while since I have been prompted to write a review but I feel that this one needs aired. We stumbled upon this hotel serendipitously while driving along Ullswater on a family day out on a lovely sunny day. We were attracted by its lakeside location and the large sign stating 'non-residents welcome'. 'Let's pop in for... More

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Ravenglass, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a 2 night stay with dinner bed and breakfast on both days for our up and coming wedding anniversary. our Room, Pinky, had a view to die for. can you imagine lying on such a huge bed and looking out over our balcony to the view of Ullswater and fells in the distance, Stunning! On the Saturday evening... More

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lancashire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, our visit was a great trip back to respect, fine dining and great staff, on arrival we were asked we needed help with cases, we stayed in the cottage, a lovely warm relaxed home from home, very clean and excellent rooms. The view was amazing. The food was good if a little frugal, cannot fault the staff, all in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Afternoon tea was splendid - fresh, varied and plenty. Service could be more attentive and windows to spectacular views could be cleaner. Limited toilet facilities and if I were john major I would object to having my photo hung in the gents. Outside stairs should have handrails.

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bedford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had lunch and did not stay overnight. The hotel has a wonderful location and the public rooms are fine - perhaps too much on the walls! Food quality was very good - not sure if the restaurant has a Michelin * but in my view there was insufficient complexity or originality in the lunch menu to justify one. The... More

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Oliver S, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that Sharrow Bay did not live up to your expectations on this occasion and would always want to provide all guest with the best level of service. Should you wish to discuss your review further please do not hesitate to contact me at info@sharrowbay.co.uk More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this hotel for 35 years and remember well Brian and Francis who were always available to meet and greet guests. Andrew Davies has worked wonders with the refurbishment and the food is excellent still served by Juan and Mark. However since the new manager was appointed we have visited at least on ten occasions and he was... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have done lots of afternoon tea sessions in London 5 star hotels . Can't beat the location / views of Sharrow Bay however was disappointed by the service we had to ask fir anything and go off to find someone to ask at that service was not as attentive as I would expect . Limited sandwiches and when I asked... More

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Oliver S, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are disappointed to hear that the Sharrow Bay's Afternoon Tea did not live up to your expectations and should you wish to discuss your review further please do not hesitate to contact us at info@sharrowbay.co.uk. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the future. More

Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Sharrow Bay for three nights on the way north from London to Edinburgh. Apparently this country hotel peaked in the 1980's. Some effort has been taken to restore it. The room we stayed in had been recently renovated (a few years?). It was quite large, but somewhat overstuffed with furniture. The bath was an odd mixture of... More

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Oliver S, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We do hope that you enjoyed your visit to Sharrow Bay and will of course take your comments on-board. We are pleased to hear that the level of service has met your expectations and sad to hear that others have not, should you wish to discuss your review further please do not hesitate to contact... More

St. Bees, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say I was very disappointed by my lady visit. This has always been my number one fav place. Although I think the place looks better they have obviously spent some money the quality that I have come to expect with sharrowbay was definately lacking. Meats not hung and rested properly resulting in slightly tough meat that would... More

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Oliver S, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are disappointed to hear that you felt your experience at Sharrow Bay did not live up to your previous visits. We have taken your comments on-board and should you wish to discuss your review further please do not hesitate to contact us at info@sharrowbay.co.uk More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I had a glorious champagne afternoon tea sat in the window of the restaurant with a wonderful view of the lake. We could not believe the amount of food we were presented with, and had to take some of the cake and scones home in a box to eat later. Everything was delicious, lots of variety... More

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Oliver S, General Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Sharrow Bay and feel honoured to be at the top of your list. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future. More

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Address: Howtown Rd, | Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2LZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith > Pooley Bridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel 3*
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Sharrow Bay Country Penrith
Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel Pooley Bridge, England

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Sharrow Bay is unique; the epitome of English country living in an unrivalled location surrounded by snow-topped mountains and fells, right on the shores of Lake Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in the country. ... more   less 
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