We stayed for dinner, bed and breakfast for our 1st wedding anniversary. We wanted a venue that could offer first class food and a littel bit of luxury - HIpping Hall did not let us down. The venue is beautifully appointed and a wonderful building. The minute you walk in there is an air of calm and relaxation. Staff are friendly and the whole place was warm and inviting.
Our room was small but perfectly proportioned and offered a great view of the gardens (room 3). It was spotlessly clean and the bed was sumptuous and very comfortable. Everything you want.
The food was DIVINE - easily worthy of a michelen star. We have eaten at some fantastic restaurants and this was definitely up there in the top three. Standards and service were impecable. Also a very good wine list and some good wines that are reasoably priced. The food was also excellent value we have paid a lot more for food way below this standard.
I do have two suggestions (not critisms): the dinning hall is very formal and a litle stuffy - the only thing lacking during the evening was a bit of atmosphere and I don't think this was helped by the medieval style music being played - way, way too somber and also the staff could losen up a little bit. The waiter we had was good but maybe a little too impersonal. We were keen to retire to the lounge because of the music it was simply too much - maybe lighten the mood a little with some easy listening. The second suggestion was our meal felt rushed - we literally had our plates collected and two seconds later the next course was in front of us. A little more time between courses would have been better.
Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back for a special occasion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hipping Hall is a modern country restaurant with 3 AA Rosette dining and luxuriously appointed bedrooms.Sitting between the beautiful English Lake District and the rugged Yorkshire Dales, Hipping Hall is the perfect venue to explore the very best of what the North-West has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hipping Hall Kirkby Lonsdale