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Rampsbeck Country House Hotel

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British, Contemporary
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Ullswater, Watermillock CA11 0LP, England
01768486442
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic!!

Couldn't fault our stay here. The rooms were fantastic and the staff superb! Nothing was too much trouble for the reception staff or the staff generally. The evening meal in the restaurant was outstanding. Very high standard and delicious with excellent service throughout. The whole stay was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
RogerDav
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It really was awful here and stupidly priced! £19 pp for 2 scones and a bit of cake.... Although lovely views

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Couldn't fault our stay here. The rooms were fantastic and the staff superb! Nothing was too much trouble for the reception staff or the staff generally. The evening meal in the restaurant was outstanding. Very high standard and delicious with excellent service throughout. The whole stay was great and we wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

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England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Homely feel to this hotel and friendly staff. Views over the lake are stunning. Recommend paying for mini-deluxe room with balcony and lake view

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a fabulous location and generally offers a very pleasant lunch in the bar. Sadly today the food fell much below the usual standard and my risotto was not hot or fully cooked. I hope it was a one off. On previous visits we have had well prepared omelettes and crispy 'fish and chips' . A summer afternoon... More 

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Surrey UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Only stopped for afternoon tea and caught them by surprise even though it was advertised. Stunning setting: shame about the service: after we were settled down with our tea (and the milk that came later) and their newspapers a waiter appeared with another tray believing it was for us! Obviously wasn't: who orders the same thing twice?

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My 4th visit for afternoon tea and again just yummy. The relaxed tea in the lounge is perfect and I highly recommend it. The sandwiches and sweets are beautiful and very filling.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Arranged a birthday lunch for someone who had used the Rampsbeck Hotel over 40 years ago when she first visited Cumbria. This was our only criteria for choosing this venue. What a wonderful surprise! A lovely house with well kept formal gardens with an outstanding view of Ullswater. The staff were welcoming and attentive throughout and the food was excellent.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

For some time my wife & I have intended to have lunch at Rampsbeck. A few weeks ago we paid a visit to enjoy for ourselves all we had read about. It is true that the grounds are large and well maintained. It also must be admitted that the building is large and impressive; even though the interior projects the... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wow we only found this place by chance as our hotel had let us down with our evening meal booking. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and were served immediately with drinks and a menu. The Amuse Bouche was a delight and our meal was 1st class in every respect. The staff were faultless... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights on our "mini-moon" just after getting married. It was absolutely fantastic! The highlight of our stay was dining in the restaurant....we ate here every morning and evening and it is some of the best food we've ever had! Breakfast overlooking the lake is so relaxing and we were always so full after breakfast we hardly needed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ullswater, Watermillock CA11 0LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Watermillock
  • Phone Number: 01768486442

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 299
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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