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Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely evening dinner

really enjoyed our visit here, the food was very nice and the staff were helpful, there was a nice open fire in the bar area too although not sure they needed to be showing eastenders on a big screen

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Scott W
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined here on my Birthday in Feb, everything was just perfect. Excellent food and service. Very friendly. Highly recommended. (I had the rib-eye!)

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dove Bistro attached to the restaurant was poor - dirty tables, limp salad and none of the advertised beer! Apparently the barman was going on holiday and couldn't trust anyone else to manage the beer so it just wasn't there! Training comes to mind! Wouldn't go again.

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Thank cdhetheri
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in this bistro on a quiet Sunday evening & were greeted by the front of house staff, who did not look like he was a member of The Wordsworth Hotel. In fact we thought he was a customer in the bar. He asked us if we had booked & the place was empty, apparently due to be full... More 

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Thank DnA21
Toronto, Canada
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1,088 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we dined in the Signature dining room at the Woodsworth Hotel we ordered off the Dove Bistro menu. Sadly, the food was the worst we had on how trip. Both of our dished were overlooked - my fish was rather soggy and lacking much taste and the pastry my wife's goat cheese was served on was charred in places.... More 

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Thank John B
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Previously had a meal in the signature restaurant so I was looking forward to this. I was however disappointed. The order was incorrect on 3 out of 6 dishes. It's not so bad when it's just one dish but it got tedious. How difficult is it to get an order correct for 4 dishes on a small selection menu? I've... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Great beer. Lovely fire, friendly staff . I'd go back for sure!!! I had both the Windermere blonde and Bit'er Ruff, delicious

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Thank DTegs
London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Ate here on the first night of our stay in Grasmere - ran through the pouring rain to the door so were happy to be in the warm and dry! It was a Sunday night around 8pm (in October) and fairly quiet, we had called up and booked a table but we probably didn't need to. The food was delicious,... More 

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Thank Harriet K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Turned up at 6pm opening time and were advised that the place was fully booked. Fair enough .We hadnt booked ....decided to stay for a drink. ....then a small young lady appeared ( totally ignoring us) and telling the barman which tables were free...then two menu's appeared on our table...so we were in! ! The food was great but the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

really enjoyed our visit here, the food was very nice and the staff were helpful, there was a nice open fire in the bar area too although not sure they needed to be showing eastenders on a big screen

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Thank Scott W
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The evening before we ate in the main hotel restaurant. The same kitchen services both this and the restaurant and it is interesting how the food differs. The food here is more substantial and a little less fancily presented, though just as good. They also have craft ales here. Well recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, European

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