My brother and I stayed at the Inn for one night as we had a family celebration the next day in Ambleside. Like a previous commentator, I was surprised to see major renovation and redecoration going on. I was told upon commenting on it that an email had been sent but I certainly didn't receive it. Having said that, it didn't really spoil or stay and I would be happy to return if for nothing else than the views. The rooms are quite small and could do with updating but it was a very comfortable bed although my room was right above the bar area and there was conversation noise from there. We had dinner here and it was lovely. I had asked the waitress what a particular dressing was as I couldn't identify the taste. A few minutes later the chef came through and had written out the recipe for me which I thought was a nice touch. The staff were all very pleasant, if not a little stressed by the work going on. I think what they are doing should enhance the Inn as they are making a separate lounge area for anyone who may just want to sit and read a book or have a coffee after dinner instead of going into the bar. It did help that the day we arrived was glorious and on our return from our walk up Aira Falls and Gowbarrow fell we sat outside in wonderful sunshine and drank in the view...and a wee glass of wine. Breakfast was plentiful. although we did have to wait a bit. They seemed to be a bit understaffed with only one waitress on duty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the brow of a hill overlooking picturesque Ullswater in the beautiful English Lake District, The Brackenrigg Inn provides excellent accommodation for those wishing to explore this stunning part of the world. With comfortable guest bedrooms, delicious food and drink and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, this 18th-century coaching Inn is the ideal place for walkers, families and couples. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brackenrigg Hotel Watermillock