We stayed two nights and couldn't have enjoyed it more. We had a wonderful room and truly loved the peace and tranquillity of the place. Wonderful views and everything was immaculate. The staff were down to earth whilst professional and seemed to do all they could to ensure our stay was perfect. Whilst it rained a lot, the hotel was warm and cosy, and I imagine in the sunshine the conservatory and terrace will be sublime.
Breakfast was fantastic, full English for me and eggs benedict for my good lady. Neither of us could fault either and there was plenty to help yourself to should the need arise, including the most beautiful fresh, warm crusty bread. I will say my full English is perhaps the best quality I've ever had.
The hotel has a great location with stunning views and is only a short drive away from Keswick and Cockermouth. The rest of the lakes is easily accessible too. Although there is nothing else on the doorstep, this turned out to be a real plus for us as we chose to eat in the restaurant.
In terms of quality, I really can't complain about the food. The portions were good, the presentation was great, and I have to say the prices are very honest. I include the wine here. Between us, over the two nights, we enjoyed fish pie, slow roasted pork belly, and turbot and prawn risotto. The prok was some of the tenderest meat I've had. The starters matched, beetroot tarte tatin with goats cheese moose delightful. And the puds were spot on too.
With just nine bedrooms we felt the hotel was small enough to be intimate without feeling lonely. The whole team did a cracking job with making is feel special. We will certainly return and if you're looking from an escape from the rat race with real honest food this ticks all the boxes. Perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ravenstone Lodge is a converted 19th Century stables & lodge with many original features including the stables themselves which are now the bar. Situated at the foot of Ullock Pike close to Skiddaw with views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the Northern Fells we are perfectly positioned to explore the Northern Lake District.Ravenstone Lodge is a privately small hotel with just 9 bedrooms and because of this we can provide a uniquely personal service and when you stay with us you are not just a room number but are our guests in the true meaning of the word. Because of this many return time and time again, maybe requesting their favourite room or that a particular dish be put on the menu. Food is very important to us and our philosophy is very simple, top quality locally sourced ingredients cooked to order by our resident chef with sufficient choice to satisfy all tastes.We look forward to welcoming you to Ravenstone Lodge.Mike Cornish - Proprietor ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ravenstone Lodge Hotel Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District