The beautiful surroundings of this Best Western hotel are likely what they justify the premium prices of these room which are fairly basic and not far above your bog standard Premier Inn. However the hotel has added value by its friendly staff, heated pool and sauna and above average breakfast. I can't comment on the dinner at the restaurant as we were too late eat (last orders are at 9pm which was a little unusual). We were instead told that the pub beneath the hotel took orders until 9:30pm.
This pub does a real disservice to the hotel: it was full of mainly locals who clearly come to watch the sport on the hideous overhead projector which dominates the room and ruins any 'tradtional' pub atmosphere. The food served was fine and enhanced by tasty puddings, although I was told the local ale wasn't very good.
It would benefit the hotel if it could separate entirety from the pub so to avoid any negative association. We would have liked to have tried the main restaurant as judging by the breakfast it would have been of good quality.
Finally in regard to their dog friendly policy, it I'd true that they were very tolerant of our canine companion but the £10 extra charge was the highest of its sort we'd ever experienced. Amenities in the room were as you'd expect and there was plenty of free parking. The proximity to the stunning Ullswater lake really is he selling point I must emphasise.
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