Our third stay in the Oak Bank Hotel over 18 years, and the third owners, but the character of the hotel and the high level of service remain unchanged over the years.
Glynnis and Simon Wood are now the owners and Glynnis looked after our booking superbly and didn't mind the odd ways we split the bill at the end and transferring deposit to Twixmas.
Simon knows his wines and the wine list reflects both his knowledge and the high standard of food the wines are served with. We had the Italian Millefiori, the Saint Clair Pinot Noir from New Zealand, a dessert wine from Chilie and Banyuls a red French fortified wine.
The food was eclectic, beautifully produced, prepared, cooked and presented. The amuse bouches served in between courses were equally stunning. The flavours intense and the colours delightful. Dining here is a must and following the house rule of dinner is included in the accommodation rate is no hardship at all. Non-resident diners are also welcome.
The bar was well stocked with especially well balanced collections of gin and whisky.
Dogs are allowed in some rooms and the lounge.
We are looking forward to our return in December.
Thank you to Glynnis, Simon and the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in Grasmere Village in the heart of the English Lake District, Oak Bank Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding lakes, fells and tarns. Oak Bank has two lounges both with plenty of comfy sofas and armchairs to relax in. The front lounge has a converted range and the bar lounge has a real log/coal fire. Breakfast and dinner are served in our Two AA Rosette awarded beautiful dining room and conservatory. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oak Bank Grasmere
- Oak Bank Hotel Grasmere