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“A great location with fantastic food and a friendly atmosphere.”
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Oak Bank Hotel
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 25, 2012

This small private hotel near the centre of Gramere is the perfect location for a walking holiday. My wife and I have just returned for an excellent 2 night break at the Oak Bank and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The atmosphere in the hotel is very relaxed and friendly, our bedroom was quite spacious with a good en-suite and as other reiviewers have highlighted the food is excellent. The hotel also benefits from adequate off road parking so it is possible to leave a car there all day and just go off walking in the hills following one of the many paths directly from the village. Just one minor critisism, we would have liked to see an option of fresh fruit salad for breakfast as an alternative to the tinned grapefruit.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Have stayed here several time. Always been happy with accomodation. The food is always excellent. Would always recommend this hotel to visitors to the lakes

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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We loved this little hotel in the centre of Grasmere. We didn't move our car from the front of the hotel during our two night stay in February 2012, until we had to dig it out of about 6 inches of snow to go home! We had a standard room which was nicely decorated and the snifter of sherry in the room a lovely touch. We also slept really well - there was a large group staying the nights we were there but they didn't disturb us at all.

The highlight of our stay, however, was the fantastic food. We opted to eat in the hotel both nights as part of a deal we found on their website, and we're really glad we did. The four course menu was original, tasty and of outstanding quality. My husband declared the chocolate fondant 'the best he'd ever had' and every dish was beautifully presented. The service was also excellent, and we enjoyed relaxing in the bar before and after our meals.

I rarely go back to places, but I would definitely go back to Oak Bank. It was absolutely amazing value and the food so memorable, just writing this makes me want to head straight to their website and book another weekend away!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Vickie30
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

We had an amazing time at this wonderful hotel. The food is outstanding, the head chef and his staff deserve an enormous amount of credit as it was truly delicious. The proprietors were really friendly and the service was excellent. We had a standard room which was perfect for our needs - it was well decorated and comfortable with a great view. The location is great - in Grasmere but on the edge of some breathtaking scenery and walks. This hotel thoroughly deserves an excellent review. Well done, we will be back!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

The food in this hotel is really quite outstanding. As I have a gluten intolerance eating away from home can be difficult. Simon and Glynis made sure that it was possible for me to eat all the dishes created by the chef, who must receive praise for his work. I have eaten in Michelen star restaurants and I have not received as special attention as I have at the Oak Bank Hotel. Simon and Glynis work tirelessly to ensure that their guests stay is as enjoyable as possible. I would have no trouble recommending this hotel to friends and family. There is no doubt why this hotel is #1 in Grasmere according to Tripadvisor reviews.

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Well we stayed there for 1 night only, the room we had standard top floor, great view smallish bath room not the biggest I have been in but fine for needs. Food is simply awesome different and tasty both dinner see photo, also bite of lamb wellington to start, breakfast (minute steak and eggs!!) will be going back if we stay else were in Cumbria will go back just for the Dinner.

Room Tip: Not a lot to do in Grasmere but stay in Ambleside 10mins to here
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Another excellent stay with the quality marked by the hands-on approach of the proprietors. Very comfortable & welcoming with an unrivalled quality of catering.

Room Tip: Some rooms are a little cramped, larger ones are great. All of good quality though.
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Additional Information about Oak Bank Hotel

Address: Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#3 Family Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range: $142 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Bank Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in Grasmere Village in the heart of the English Lake District, Oak Bank Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding lakes, fells and tarns. Oak Bank has two lounges both with plenty of comfy sofas and armchairs to relax in. The front lounge has a converted range and the bar lounge has a real log/coal fire. Breakfast and dinner are served in our Two AA Rosette awarded beautiful dining room and conservatory. ... more   less 
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