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Rampsbeck Country House Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
British, Contemporary
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Ullswater, Watermillock CA11 0LP, England
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Good food

My comments are shown in my review of the hotel but suffice to say that both my wife and I enjoyed all the meals we had at the Rampsbeck (3 breakfasts and 3 dinners)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gordon M
Leeds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My comments are shown in my review of the hotel but suffice to say that both my wife and I enjoyed all the meals we had at the Rampsbeck (3 breakfasts and 3 dinners)

Thank Gordon M
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You might think from the very English the surroundings that you would be treated to "Meat and 2 Veg" - or at least comfort food. In fact, the meals were inventive, varied and clever without being pretentious. My first thought on seeing the first dish was that there would be insufficient to leave me satisfied - my last thought on... More 

Thank Mike_from_Wirral
Telford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a night with 3 course meal and breakfast as a birthday treat for my wife. From the great service and reception from Gemma to the exquisite gourmet food everything was perfect. The setting is amazing right on the Ullswater lake, the room was well equipped with a fantastic bathroom and very comfortable bed. I felt like the guy on... More 

Thank Shinyriley
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

An imaginative menu expertly prepared and presented; more mature clientele than some other country hotels.

Thank NSB22w
Spalding, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Second visit to this hotel this year and still absolutely brilliant. Our room Mell Fell was perfect without fault. Staff are brilliant and so attentive, knowledgeable and polite but unobtrusive and the food sublime, what more could anyone ask for! Well done to The Rampsbeck staff for running a first class establishment. We'll be back in the New Year.

Thank robertandjohn
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Decided to have set lunch here as we drove south. Told to arrive by 12 but didn't go through for another 35 to 40 mins. Told there was an issue printing the menu but no update after menu delivered and still slow. Only couple in dining room. Starter arrived just after 1pm. 4 people then came into dining room, followed... More 

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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It's been a couple of years since I've visited the Rampsbeck and we were not disappointed by the food. The menu hosts up to 6 courses plus coffee etc, which may feel excessive, however the portions are very small. The food was excellent, well presented and an explosion of taste sensations. Lovely ambience, attentive staff, all within a relaxed but... More 

Thank Robbster
Penrith, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

stopped off for lunch, sat in the bar with a stunning view . Staff where very friendly and the food was superb , took my seven month old niece who after devouring our own home made food then tucked into a bowl of steamed , leeks, fennel and courgettes , she adored them so a big thumbs up from us... More 

Thank Jane S
Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We ate in the bar but the food was restaurant standard and staff very attentive. We had fresh fish and sausages, both dishes delicious washed down with a perfectly chilled bottle of Moet!

Thank Fenella B
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good! We had a lovely meal and were made to feel very welcome. Our son was also taken care of (5yrs) food was tasty and nicely presented. Highly recommend!

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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: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic


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