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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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Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect wedding breakfast. And more.

What a delight to find that in this stunning setting the food is just as good. Time old favourites with a modern twist, very elegantly presented with mouthwatering smells, tastes and textures. No faults? No, not really. And I should mention the unimposing staff that are there when you need them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a delight to find that in this stunning setting the food is just as good. Time old favourites with a modern twist, very elegantly presented with mouthwatering smells, tastes and textures. No faults? No, not really. And I should mention the unimposing staff that are there when you need them, with a sense of humour when appropriate. We stayed... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed here at the end of our Summer holiday before returning home. It must have been the hottest July on record.....unfortunately our room did not have air conditioning, the sash windows wouldn't stay open, until I propped one open with the bible in the room.....first time I've used the bible in a hotel room...The general decor in the bedroom... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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