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Tufton Arms Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Square, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6XA, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have yet to visit/stay at Tufton Arms Hotel but intend doing so in May when undertaking some convalescence. I am impressed by the forthright manner adopted by the owner when responding to reviews. It is reassuring that someone Vis the owner is prepared to provide direct/unfettered replies to vaccuous gripes. All to often owners/managers 'accept' these kind of scurrilous... More

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Nigel M, Owner at Tufton Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, I shall look forward to meeting you in May and helping you recover. Appleby and The Eden Valley as a whole is wonderful in the Spring and perhaps we can tempt you to a little fishing, walking, golf, sightseeing or whatever! More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't looking for looking for a pub meal, but there was a real lack of any sort of restaurants we could find in Appleby, the menu looked nice so we went in, the service was great, the food superb, really glad we went in

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Nigel M, Owner at Tufton Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review it is much appreciated. We have just changed our menus to be much more fish orientated and refurbished our public areas, so it is lovely to have such a positive feedback. Thank you once again. More

Suffolk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have often stopped here for coffee or a lunch on trips to Scotland and back. The Hotel has a lovely old world charm with lovely staff and good food. We needed to break our journey on this occasion and were happy to have the chance to stay at The Tufton Arms overnight. I have to admit to being a... More

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Nigel M, Owner at Tufton Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Naturally I am glad that you appreciated the new look public areas and enjoyed the new fish menus along with breakfast. Your comments on the bedspreads have left me a little at a loss. As you say they look nice and give some warmth and depth to the room and I would say... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable rooms but the piece de resistance was the food; absolutely fantastic. We dined at the Midland the night before and, although it was OK, it was not a patch on the quality at the Tufton Arms. Portions not too big, ie you could see the plate under the food, and the food was cooked to perfection. Would love to... More

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Nigel M, Owner at Tufton Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel, it is much appreciated. I was very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the food. We have changed the menus to be much more fish orientated and though we still offer a Grill menu with different meats on it was great to hear that the new menus... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this hotel purely because of the location and were not disappointed on that point. On arrival, however, the stairs to our room seemed never ending and we both have arthritic knees. If we were staying longer we would have requested a room lower down as there is no lift. This is a very old building and this is... More

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Nigel M, Owner at Tufton Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and I am glad that you enjoyed both the hotel and Appleby . Unfortunately a lift has not been possible inside the hotel due to the nature of the building and planning restrictions. We do have rooms on the ground floor and the stairs to the first floor... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I had seen this hotel's advertisments in field sports magazines, and as I was on my way to visit my kin 'up North' I thought I would call in for a peek. The aura on entering was of an old Victorian listed building, but very clean and well kept. Behind the traditional reception desk was a very helpful and welcoming... More

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Nigel M, Owner at Tufton Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. Since you stayed we have undertaken substantial alterations to the bar, reception and corridoors. Out have gone the carpets, net curtains and heavy drapes and in have come a solid oak floor along with a light, airy classy feel from the use of Mulberry wall papers and Farrow and Ball paints. We... More

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very oldie-worldie type hotel, a little faded in places, but it is a listed building and in the heart of Appleby Town. The photographs shown do not reflect all the rooms! Nor the fact that the stairs to upper levels are quite steep - not for the elderly or disabled! That said, the staff were lovely. the breakfast was great.... More

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New York
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25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice setting in a very pretty town. Somehow it feels like it needs a facelift although it is clean and tidy. The dining room is surprisingly large and airy if a bit soulless. The food was good; delicate, modest portions, nicely presented. But the service while friendly was a bit forgetful. We were the last table to be seated and... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a KGB deal and I was pleasantly surprised once I got inside. The outside looks a bit tired and I probably wouldn't have looked at it twice. However the service was friendly, the rooms were clean, bright and airy and it is in a very good location. We ate in the restaurant on the... More

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I was breaking my journey after an entire day behind the wheel from Oxford to Glasgow and back [as far as Appleby]. The Tufton Arms was perfect - easy to find - easy to park - easy and welcoming check in - and a more than adequate room with an excellent shower and very comfortable bed. I had booked online,... More

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Additional Information about Tufton Arms Hotel

Also Known As:
Tufton Arms Appleby
Tufton Arms Hotel Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria
Address: Market Square, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6XA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Appleby-in-Westmorland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Appleby-in-Westmorland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tufton Arms Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the medieval town of Appleby, just outside the Lake District and 15 minutes from the M6, this intimate family-run hotel offers excellent food, in its relaxed newly refurbished bar areas and in the Conservatory Restaurant. We are a fish restaurant and have developed an enviable reputation for dishes such as Gumbo's, Chowders, Goan Fish curries, Fresh Mussels (3 different ways), Cajun Prawns and Calamari, and our constantly changing fish specials all fresh daily from Neves in Fleetwood. We still have our traditional sources of great beef and Cumbrian lamb on a grill menu so meat eaters are not left out! Originally a 16th Century coaching inn, it was rebuilt in the Victorian times and is now a Grade II listed building. It blends both the contemporary and the classical creating an atmosphere that reflects the traditional charms of the past as well as the sophisticated elegance of the present. With stylish soft furnishings, heaped cushions, deep sofas, polished wooden floors and open fires its homely comforts are further completed by warm and friendly hospitality and free wi-fi. Each of the 22 en-suite guestrooms are individually furnished and decorated. Beautifully appointed they offer all the necessary modern comforts and luxuries one would expect from a hotel of this calibre. Guests can choose from a range of different accommodation options including Single, Classic Double and Family options. For those special occasions they also offer Luxury Double rooms and spacious Suites. ... more   less 
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