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Bridge Hotel

Buttermere, Buttermere CA13 9UZ, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Buttermere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

just back from a 3 night stay here for our wedding anniversary. we had room 23. can not say enough about the staff and food here. we ate in the bar every night and the food was gorgeous, the chips are to die for. i had the seafood platter 2 nights and steak the other both were to die for.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Buttermere is a glorious spot from which to explore some of the best Lake District walking trails, and the Bridge Hotel is at the centre of the small village. Our bedroom had a small balcony looking down on the beck, the hotel car-park and the fells beyond. The room was a good size with a well-fitted en-suite bathroom. The only... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in for a meal after a day in the fells. Every member of staff we encountered while we were here was very friendly, professional and helpful - a great first impression. There's a lovely outdoor seating area where we had our first drinks, then came into the bar for food. The food arrived quickly enough. And I was... More

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

My wife and I have been here many times now. It's not flashy and both the fabric of the hotel and its staff don't pretend to be ultra chic (sorry if that was your aim guys). It's an extremely welcoming and friendly country hotel set in a stunning location. The staff always cope fabulously with a gluten free diet although... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a return visit to the self catering apartments after a 4 year absence - though this time we brought our grown up children and their partners to celebrate a significant birthday. The hotel and adjoining apartments, are set in a truly beautiful part of the Lake District with walks and hikes in all directions for all levels of... More

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Bridge H, Front Office Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mirbrian, Thank you for your review of our Self Catering apartments - we really do appreciate our guests taking the time to write about their experiences in Buttermere and with The Bridge Hotel Self Catering. Thank you for your return visit - we have had a really great year of bookings with our Self Catering apartments. We have lowered... More

Templecombe, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights which we booked last minute with our dog. We could not check in until 15:00 which was no problem as we went for a walk around the lake. The room was nice and clean with a decent size bathroom with double sinks, and the shower was hot and powerful, which after a long day... More

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Bridge H, Front Office Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andyrovers351, Thank you for taking the time to review us, and also for your glowing compliments. We really enjoy reading positive reviews such as yours, as they are a great indication as to how we are performing, and our aim is to allow our guests to feel welcome, and be of assistance when and where we can - a... More

Gilmorton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have returned to this hotel countless times - usually as a family. The location is stunning. So there is no TV or mobile reception - great to get away from it all! As always a warm & friendly reception. The building exudes charm & character however is old so you need to make allowances for this. If you want... More

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Bridge H, Front Office Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ARibbins, Thank you for your recent review, and we are very grateful for your repeat custom. We are so lucky to have a lot of repeat business here, and not a week goes by when we don't know someone - we do find ourselves welcoming familiar faces all the time! We really do appreciate your honest recommendation of us,... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this hotel 18 months ago and although found it very comfortable, friendly and with great food, I was locked out at the ridiculous time of 10:45pm on a Friday night! I have just returned from a 2 night stay with my partner to celebrate her birthday and found that, although they have now posted notices in the rooms... More

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Huddersfield, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We turned up to a very friendly reception mid afternoon after walking from Wasdale Head, over Red Pike and down into Buttermere. The Bridge hotel is located in a beautiful location and it is setup to accommodate walkers, complete with drying room if needed. We were shown to our room which is large and very comfortable and nicely decorated -... More

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Bridge H, Front Office Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PJand JR, Thank you for your review, and we are delighted to have met and exceeded your expectations. It is fantastic to read you enjoyed the facilities we provide, and we couldn't resist popping a candle in for your wife - I hope she enjoyed the rest of birthday. Thank you too for the very kind words regarding our... More

East Anglia, UK
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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. The hotel is getting a little bit tired in terms of decor, but the position, the staff, the food are all wonderful. Breakfast is excellent - table service rather than a buffet. Fresh and tasty. If you have the DBB option, dinners are really great - 4 courses,... More

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Bridge H, Front Office Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you very much for your review, and the title you gave it says it all! The team are very proud of the food and service we deliver, and it is really great to have Attila back on board too - his enthusiasm is contagious and its a pleasure working alongside him. Once again, thank you for the... More

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Address: Buttermere, Buttermere CA13 9UZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Buttermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Set between two lakes and surrounded by Fells in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Bridge Hotel is situated on a site which has been occupied for over a 1000 years. Licensed as a Coaching Inn in1735 it has evolved into a luxury traditional Lakeland hotel offering a warm welcome, comfort and attentive service. Innovative chefs provide excellent, freshly prepared, locally sourced, quality food both in the dining room and bars. ... more   less 
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