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Howtown Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Ullswater | nr Penrith, Howtown CA10 2ND , England
Howtown Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a little gem of a hotel hidden away in gorgeous Ullswater countryside. If you are looking for a complete break from hectic modern life, this is the place for you. This is not your ordinary hotel. Forget wifi and TVs in the room, and instead enjoy sitting in one of the lounges or the bar for a drink... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply a stunning, quiet, old-fashioned hotel with a walkers' bar accessed from the small beer garden at the rear. If you've done Hallin Fell or circumnavigated it, this is a great place for a drink afterwards. However, don't tell anyone else... We don't want it spoiling!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pompous and extremely rude owner. Not an inviting establishment for families. Were looked down upon as soon as we arrived and very rudely scolded as we left. We were intending to make use of the facilities but were spoken to in such a manner that we did not want to part with any money for the sake of this man.... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this hotel by chance and were charmed by it. We felt we were in a time warp and expected characters from Agatha Christie to stroll across the grass towards us. The counterbalance to this were the young, modern members of staff who were very friendly and efficient. Our sandwich lunch was tasty and our drinks beautifully cold, very... More 

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Glenridding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel is an absolute time warp, classic elegance, and run like clockwork. I hope the place continues as it is one of Englands gems. The lunch is delicous with lots to chose from. Best way to arrive is the steamer only a short walk. Please do not change a thing! We return whenever we can!

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Milan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small bar was packed so we went to the main entrance (boots not welcome!) and they served us a great leaf tea, in China cups, and the best beef sandwich ever! Soft bread with crispy crust and a thick slice of perfectly cooked tender and tasty roast beef...a masterpiece in simplicity. We sat in a little lounge nicely ornately... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped in for a drink in the public bar while staying nearby. Very quirky and tiny! Lovely garden at rear of bar and beautiful views from front garden . However marketing somewhat lacking. Only able to eat at 7pm if you can book a table . Not for us !

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Redditch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dad booked lunch for us as part of a day trip to the Lakes including a boat trip from Glenridding to Howtown. He described it afterwards among family as old fashioned and stately, all meant positively of course. Delicious food, great service, comfortable and a wonderful ambience, with drinks in the beautiful garden first. I caught a glimpse of the... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Howtown Hotel is set in the small village of Howtown, under Hallin Fell on the side of Ulswater. We went there for lunch for my mother-in-law's 91st birthday the other day. We hadn't booked and the dining room was full, so we had sandwiches in the bar. Sandwiches and beer were both very good, and the staff were exceptionally... More 

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Halifax, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stopped here for a drink mid-walk, so only used the public bar at the rear of the hotel. On entering the tiny room, it felt like time had stood still. Such a room - filled with character. Lovely, friendly service and two pints of local ale. I admire the un-messed aboutness of this place. I now want to go back... More 

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