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“October Oscar”
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Oak Bank Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Yes that is what we would like to award following yet another great stay at Oak Bank at half-term. The welcome was as warm as ever with such fantastic attention to detail, the addition of home-made biscuits which the W.I. would judge as perfect! The highlight of this trip was dessert on our second evening - coffee 11 different ways, totally innovative. The genuine spontaneous thrilled reaction when we said we were considering a break between Christmas and New Year was heart warming and is an indicator of how Glynis, Simon and their staff value their guests. The Acorn Suite is our favourite with the Jacuzzi bath, perfectly relaxing after a day's walking. On this visit we were accompanied by an aunt who has heard us raving about Oak Bank - she was not disappointed!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have never wanted to done a review before but after visiting The Oak Bank Hotel I felt that I should write about this small Gem of a hotel for others to sample.If I ever had a Hotel it would have to be on the same power!! Glynis &Simon the owners have thought through all the little fine details one needs whilst away from home, elegant rooms & decor to make your stay a home from home!! With caring staff, nothing is too much trouble for anyone of them.The setting is exquisite & the food second to non!! I have travelled far and wide in my 66 years & have never said I would like to keep going back for some more of the same!,I cannot wait to return .

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hillar54
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

this is our first review,but i just wanted to let people know what a gem this hotel is, from the moment you enter until the moment you leave you are made to feel so welcome it feels like home from home,the log fire in the lounge is perfect to relax beside with or without a drink after a day out,the location is perfect in the lovely village of grasmere, this is our tenth visit to the hotel and it just gets better.the staff and owners are brilliant hosts, the rooms are very well presented.clean and have tea and coffee facilities with fresh milk and homemade biscuits that are freshly baked everyday mmmmm
now for the food.well what can i say but "ITS FANTASTIC" the menu has a good choice,and the presentation,quality and flavour of meals are outstanding,the service at breakfast and during our evening meal was faultless yet again,
if you are looking for a relaxing break,good hosts and fantastic food,put this hotel at the top of your list, you wont be dissappointed

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We've just returned from another break at the Oak Bank Hotel and as in previous stays can only say it was yet again superb. Aside from the excellent service and hospitality the food remains absolutely brilliant. We wondered if the new(ish) kitchen team would be able to keep up the previous standards, but we needn't have worried - yet again they delivered. Unlike so many places, arranging 'special, off menu' items for my wife who's vegetarian was no problem at all. This is her favourite restaurant - ever. Next time we come, we'll try and arrange it for some dry weather - the boiler room did a good job of drying us out again. Many thanks for a great break.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank collingwoodontour
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

everything we have come to expect - superb food, friendly welcome, very comfortable beds, and the same old rainy weather (which unfortunately they can't control). We are looking forward to returning - What more can we say!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kenmar111
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Lovely break in one of the best places in the Lakes. The staff were attentive and helpful and the room was really nice too. The food was of the highest quality and every dish was not only delicious but a visual treat too. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank Ross B
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Absolutely fabulous Lakeland hotel, the food is out of this world, you have to try the scallops and black-pudding starter. The service is discreet, unpretentious, first class country house style. This is a little gem for foodie walkers in the heart of the Grasmere.

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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: $86 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Bank Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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 and Michelin Plate awarded beautiful Dining Room and Conservatory. ... more   less 
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