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Rampsbeck Country House Hotel

Ullswater, Watermillock CA11 0LP, England
01768486442
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $299
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Framlingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a review for the restaurant. We first stayed and ate at the Rampsbeck over 10 years ago and used to visit regularly until we moved to the south of England. It was interesting to return and compare the experience under new(ish) ownership. The food, whilst still very good, was not exceptional like I recalled - there was perhaps... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Whilst driving up the Ullswater Lake, we called into the Rampsbeck hotel for a morning coffee and shortly after were relaxing with amazing views of the Lake and having a little taste of luxury during our Lake District visit. Staff were friendly and the ambience was great.

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Anglesey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited a number of upmarket establishments in the Lake District for tea and scones during the Easter Weekend. You might have thought that so simple a request might not figure highly in the priorities of such an establishment, but we were greeted with the same level of courtesy that you might have expected had we been staying in their... More

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GB
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Killing time, we expected to find charming tea rooms around the edges of Ullswater but were a tad disappointed as we could not find any. Friends told us, later, that we were on the "uninhabited" side of the lake. Finally a sign for an hotel that also served morning coffees, so we drove down an impressive drive to find a... More

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York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Wow, this was our first time in Ullswater and what a way to introduce it to us. The hotel is a field away from the lake and is a fantastic old country house. Lovely old furniture in high ceiling rooms with log fires. Lovely bar area with leather chesterfields and the service was top notch. Nothing is too much trouble... More

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Rampsbeck, Rampsbeck representative at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nigel1096, Thank you for posting such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read that your first stay with us was "perfection", we do try our best ! We have a fantastic Front of House Team who, rightly so are all very proud of their work at Rampsbeck, and all of whom take great pleasure in... More

Lancashire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Unplanned visit on way home - called in to ask if there was any chance of lunch or snack as we have stayed there previously and love the hotel. Receptionist most welcoming even though we were dressed very casually - no problem. Lovely lunch - Fish & chips less than £10 were excellent and the fish of the day -... More

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Rampsbeck, Rampsbeck representative at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Orville, Thank you for posting a review after your recent impromptu stopover for lunch. It is pleasing to read that you enjoyed your Fish and Chips, this dish is proving to be a very popular choice with our guest's. We are open on a daily basis for Bar Meals, Afternoon Tea's and Restaurant Lunches and Dinners although I should... More

Rhyl, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Liked the house the grounds the staff the decor and the piano. Disliked the coffee which was too week.

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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear fiveofninewales, Many thanks for posting a review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that over all you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding the coffee being too weak, we do have different coffee's s so please do just mention this on your next visit to us. Kind regards Sonya More

Sheringham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The rooms are superb, spacious and comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could think of including bath robes and good biscuits! The communal areas are grand yet comfortable and as it was Christmas, beautifully and tastefully decorated. We came for a family wedding and the staff were amazing and very friendly and helpful and did all they could... More

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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mim W, Thank you for posting such positive feed back on trip Advisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time at Rampsbeck for a family members wedding. I can vouch for the team here that they also enjoyed the day ! Thank you once again for all your lovely comments, Kind regards Sonya More

Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Good food and service although the wine was a bit disappointing. We were eating quite early so there were not many people in the restaurant so it was lacking a bit in atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the breast of wood pigeon was gorgeous.

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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cumbrianvisitor521 Many thanks for posting a review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that over all you enjoyed your dining experience at Rampsbeck and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Sonya More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A lovely family meal in tasteful surroundings. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. We all had roast beef as the main course. The Yorkshire pudding was "massive" and the beef beautifully tender. The roast potatoes were really good, and there were four other vegetables, new potatoes, broccoli, carrots and beans. Desserts included apple crumble with ice cream and... More

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Rampsbeck, Front Office Manager at Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steven H, Thank you for posting such a mouth watering review of our Sunday Lunch !! I am delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your time with us, maybe see you all for Afternoon Tea one day....? !!! Kind regards Sonya More

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