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Brantwood Country Hotel
near the M6 & the A66 | Stainton, Penrith CA11 0EP, England   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Penrith
Carlisle, U.K.
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Superb meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have been to the restaurant of this hotel for a meal on several occasions and have never been disappointed.
The menu is varied, portions more than adequate and staff very friendly.
We would have no hesitation in recommending to family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here to attend a wedding. When we checked in we told them that we would be returning late. That was no problem and we were also told that check out and breakfast was flexible for people who may have sore heads. We were also offered breakfast in bed! The room was pretty dated but we didn't mind because it was very clean and you sort of expect that in a b&b. There is a nice garden out the back where we had breakfast and bar service was good.
Overall would certainly stay here again if the need arose.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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aberdeen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We were stuck in Cumbria after being let down by previous hotel and found the Brantwood on the internet.We phoned them direct and were answered by a very pleasant gentleman who gave us precise directions from Penrith,I was most surprised when i received a call from the hotel checking we were okay after we were delayed by accident and were overdue.We were greeted with a smile and offered food we opted for sandwiches in the room which were very good, despite previous reviews room 1 is very comfortable and not as noisy as a previous review stated.The breakfast is plentiful and well cooked and when my wife was not well enough to attend breakfast I was offered the chance to take a breakfast up to the room for her,this kind of service certainly makes a holiday.All in all I found this hotel well worth the money paid and I for one will certainly be making the journey from Scotland to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a week at the Brantwood on B&B basis.
The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient, the breakfasts were great and the restaurant served some fab food and great coffee.
Also the chap behind the bar knows how to make a proper Pimms - the best I have had in a long time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hotel is a hidden gem just outside the national park but only 3 miles from Pooley Bridge / Ullswater, and 2 miles from m6. The back of the hotel is lovely on a nice day, miles of countryside around. Had x4 rooms and all were nice but a little dated. Thankfully we stayed at the hotel for our evening meal, it was fabulous. Also a very good breakfast. All the staff were lovely, helpful and friendly. Recommended.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake District
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We met up with some friends and decided to dine again at The Brantwood as it has been over two years since we last ate there. We were not disappointed on this occasion at all. Despite the restaurant being fairly busy, service was excellent and our various culinary requests dealt with professionally. The food was really rather good and we all enjoyed our various meals. It was also good to see that the washrooms had been modernized since our last visit. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The place looked good from the outside and we were taken there by a friend. There was one cask beer pump but no beer available. I tried lager but it was warm. The staff were lukewarm and we we shown to a table and chose from the menu. The food was only so so and no-one came to check. At the end of the meal were were asked how we found the food and we did make some comments which did seem to be shrugged off. We paid, left and will not return. I just felt happy that I was not planning to hold a function there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: near the M6 & the A66 | Stainton, Penrith CA11 0EP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Penrith
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