This place is one of those lovely old fashioned hotels in the most incredible location right by Lake Windermere. The service in the dining room is a little on the slow side perhaps, but that's the only fault I can find (and to be honest, if you have driven all the way along the winding Lakeland roads to get here, you're not in a hurry). The food is anything but old fashioned though. It is very fine indeed. Ingredients and attention to detail is impeccable but it's unfussy and quite excellent. I was much more impressed than I expected to be. The latest addition to the menu was a wild strawberry "cannelloni" with lime meringues. Remarkable. And for half the price you'd expect given the opulence of the dining room and level of attention you get.