We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Watermill Inn

Certificate of Excellence
, Ings LA8 9PY, England
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ings
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Watermill Inn
Add a photo
Add Photo Write a Review

277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    147
    91
    27
    10
    2
See reviews for
51
151
7
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (39)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (277)
  • Mar-May only
    (75)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (88)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (62)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (52)
All months
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Watermill on our way up to stay at a lodge in Troutbeck. The staff were welcoming to us and our dog- he was even given a few treats by one of the staff. We had nachos with chilli and fish and chips and both were delicious. The pub had a nice cosy old fashioned atmosphere and we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we are in the lakes we always call here on the way home for food there is always lots on offer and is always really good. we just had snacks today but the nachos and the Camembert we so tasty. The great thing is they are so dog friendly, the onsite brewery beer is great...no dog vader today... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a very dog friendly inn/pub that provides B&B, and evening meals. The pub brews it's own beers and has various awards for doing so. The food is decent, some meals are better than others, but average's about £9.50 per main course. My main gripe is the accommodation. I wish I had seen the previous warnings on here about room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on our honeymoon. Had a great meal so decided to drive back up today for our 1 yr anniversary. Lovely weather, great food and excellent service. I highly recommend the burger. I just wish this pub wasn't 90 miles away! Good job guys, great pub!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
delila
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just home from another stay at The Watermill. We've been quite a few times and always enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendly staff. We've recommended The Watermill countless times to friends and family. We always found it so nice to go out walking for the day, return to the pub and settle down for a cozy evening. My partner adores... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baden, Switzerland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The micro-brewery aspect initiated our visit to the Watermill and the beer was really excellent but we found the food to be very average. The bar area is very cosy and inviting but the restaurant areas were as bland as the food. The waitress was friendly but we couldn't say that about the bar staff. In all, a disappointing experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampshire
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We chose this place to take an overnight break travelling from the South coast of England to Turnberry in Scotland. Arriving early evening we found the car park and lane outside packed full of cars and almost a full house inside. The welcome from the bar staff who booked us was both warm and cheerful, dispelling all worries with local... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

With this being the local pub of Ings we visited for the couple of nights we stayed down the road. The pub has a lovely outside area and on both visits had a welcoming atmosphere. We ate on our first visit and were a little disappointed with the food but the pub had a massive selection of drinks! The idea... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place for real ale fans. Nice cozy place. Good staff, although could be a little more friendly. Not a great deal of choices for veggies, but OK. Good selection if ales. Certainly worth a visit. Try the different ales. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited this Inn and we had a really good evening. The food was lovely and there was plenty of it ! The ales were brilliant , with a really good selection. Combined with a really lovely atmosphere and ample seating, I only wish it was closer to where we live !

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

40 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ings
0.0 mi away
The Wild Boar
The Wild Boar
#8 of 20 in Windermere
4.5 of 5 stars 644 reviews
0.0 mi away
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
#5 of 20 in Windermere
4.5 of 5 stars 886 reviews
0.0 mi away
Applegarth Villa and Restaurant
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
The Lamplighter
The Lamplighter
#16 of 20 in Windermere
4.0 of 5 stars 247 reviews
0.0 mi away
Waterhead
Waterhead
#1 of 12 in Ambleside
4.5 of 5 stars 1,258 reviews
0.0 mi away
The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities