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Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
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  • 21
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Just as yummy the second time around!!

We first ate here in May 2014 and had a excellent meal then so decided to return during our short stay this week. Again the food was delicious!! Couldn't fault it one bit. My steak was cooked to perfection and the rhubarb cheese cake was amazing!! I couldn't complain about anything - until the end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
NatalieW80
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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English first
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We first ate here in May 2014 and had a excellent meal then so decided to return during our short stay this week. Again the food was delicious!! Couldn't fault it one bit. My steak was cooked to perfection and the rhubarb cheese cake was amazing!! I couldn't complain about anything - until the end of the meal when I... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I attempted to book a table for two via one of your waiters on the evening of Saturday 7th February. The gentleman in question was surly and disinterested - his reply to my polite question was "Tonight, no chance". No apology, explanation or anything of the sort. In the end, we ate at Potted Out, which is just a few... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here whilst staying at the Wordsworth Hotel. I had the gammon and my husband had the meatballs. The meals were very nice and we shared a dessert platter to finish off. The only disappointing aspect was the lack of real ales, which had been delivered but were not ready to serve until the next day. My husband opted... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We ate here one evening on our Coast to Coast walk, and it was a bit of a special occasion--our first rest day, my husband's birthday, and Mothers' Day (five of us are mothers). Everyone loved their food, service was excellent, and we felt that we got good value. A lovely, pleasant meal--superb,, but,very very good.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a fab little place - so cosy and inviting. Food is delicious and very reasonably priced - big portions too. Staff are beyond pleasant attending to every need. Starter, main course, coffee and beer for 2 people - 37 pounds.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stopped for one drink while looking for something to eat. We were told food stopped at 7.30 because there were Christmas meals on. There was only one table of diners and seemed otherwise quiet. We stayed for a quick drink and were then told they could have made us some food when we mentioned we only wanted something quick.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Good service, family friendly and lovely food. Plenty of menu choice. Busy, but didn't need to book.

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Kent, UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nice surroundings and very friendly staff. Varied menu, well presented and good value. Very interesting deserts, try the taster dish.

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Popped in for a drink in the off chance and stayed for dinner, varied menu was very nice, ambience and host was exceptional. Very nice evening

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went to the Dove cafe, Bar. It was early about 6. 05 pm The staff was very very rude. Told us that the kitchen does not open till 6.15 pm. We said that we know and could have a table. They did not answer so we walked out.

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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: European

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