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“Perfect, peaceful escape” 5 of 5 stars
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Brook House Inn and Restaurant
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Boot, Eskdale CA191TG, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Eskdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
England
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Perfect, peaceful escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

Stayed / eaten here for 15 years and never been disappointed by the friendliness of the owners and staff, excellent food, well kept beer and now, brilliant new bathrooms.
Don't really know why I am posting this as we would prefer to keep this little gem to ourselves!
Quiet, beautiful surroundings and a perfect peaceful bolt-hole to escape to and re-charge your batteries.
Home-made ginger biscuits in the room, best - possibly - steak and ale pie anywhere!
And this time there was a beer festival on too!

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

This is a well run establishment that offers good food and service and boy it can get busy. I would possibly go as far as to say this is more of an eating establishment but its a good one at that. We stayed for a night and had a comfortable room with everything we needed so I have no complaints but the decor, fixture and fittings are not luxurious so dont expect this. From the time of booking, to checking in - every one was very nice and friendly. We had dinner in the restaurant and I really couldnt fault the food or service. It was very good although I noted that by around 5pm most of the tables were either full with early diners or already reserved so it does get busy and therefore booking for dinner is essential. Its also clear the locals (if there any many) use this place which is always a good sign. Its a well run establishment and they are clearly good at what they do.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

I stayed here for a weekend and the location is lovely, in the centre of the Eskdale valley. It is a perfect location for walking . We did not move the car all weekend. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable with a nice view of the fells as well.
The food in the restaurant was very good, with a nice choice at a reasonable price. The bar stocks a good range of local real ales and they have a whisky list which the staff are happy to advise you on.
On the Saturday night we went to the Boot inn just up the road for dinner which was also very good, but a much simpler pub food menu. The Boot inn was a more down to earth place while the Brook House Inn is a little more refined which was what we wanted as we were celebrating an aniversary.

We also had a pack lunch which was good. they certainly cater for walkers.

i would definity return and would recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

Excellent food, extremely helpful staff (Diane especially), and wonderful location. We had our two year old with us and had no problems at all - they even kept our milk for us and ensued we had a table reserved on our return. However, they must get the skip removed across the road that compromises the stunning views. But will return- especially for the ales and steam railway which were the highlights of our visit!

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Good family atmosphere. Excellent food. Lots of whisky!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcestershire
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

Obviously a very popular eating place as the place got very full with eaters in the mid evening. Food was good so we could see why.
Bedroom (6) was at front of hotel and comfortable enough. It should have had lovely views but the double glazing was full of condensation and condensation deposits so you couldn't see out clearly which rather defeated the object of having a (potential) view! This really should be sorted.
Breakfast was also good. Location is good, on the road to Hard Knot Pass ((very quiet road at night and early) and very close to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Station.
Room was £95 so not cheap, and we have had better for this price, but there is limited choice in that area and the convenience of eating in house was welcome.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gdt10, Owner at Brook House Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review, November 2, 2010
Thank you for the response, we have now replaced the glazing in room 6 windows along with many of the other rooms which were suffering from the same condensation problem.
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Liverpool, UK
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7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

There is an ealier review entitled 'Reviews can be Misleading" - well yes they obviously can judging by that entry. We have visited this valley for 30 years and the Brook House has NEVER failed to impress with the quality of it's beer, food and welcome.

When we stay at the Fisherground campsite we will willingly walk the 3k to The Brook House in the evening, even after a full days hiking.

Even in the height of summer, when the place is packed, the service level and food quality do not drop.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Brook House Inn and Restaurant

Address: Boot, Eskdale CA191TG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eskdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Eskdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Brook House Inn and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brook House Inn offers an ideal base from which to explore the many contrasts of the Lake District. Family owned country Inn and restaurant serving imaginative food, real ales and over 170 malt whiskies. AA 4* Inn Award winning food and beer, West Cumbria Camra pub of the year 2010. ... more   less 
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