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“11/10 sums this fab plaice up”

Restaurant at The West Vale Country House
Ranked #11 of 16 Restaurants in Hawkshead
Price range: $0 - $82
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Bar scene
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Crewe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“11/10 sums this fab plaice up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic food , fab wine list, fantastic service, if I could afford to eat every day of the week, I so would.

  • Visited May 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“How quiet, how peaceful, how lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2010

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at this lovely hotel. What a beautiful place to stay, with very tasteful accommodation. Spotlessly clean and very comfy! Not only are the owners very welcoming, but they also advised us how best to enjoy our holiday. Not only by giving us ideas for walks (as we had never been and had no idea where to go!), they also supplied us with equipment!! :D

The Breakfast!!! It was to die for! There wasn't anything they didn't have on offer!

This is definatly somewhere we will be returning, and would highly reccommend it!

Thanks Lynn and Dee

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liverpool
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“excellent value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2009

this is our first visit to the lake district if this is the quality and frienliness that people recieve it wont be our last visit the food and accomodation at the west vale country house
was excellent the owners dee@glynn have a lot of pride in what they offer customers my wife and i would recommend this guest house to anyone who wants quality accomation
and excellent food we hope to return in the future

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2008

Have stayed at West Vale several times since it first opened. We first thought it was very good value but more recently think the owners have got a little greedy!

The food is undoubtedly good but not all home cooked as stated by the owners. The dessert was recognised by my husband as being one courtesy of Brake Brothers! Nevertheless very tasty. We think it has become over priced for what is essentially reasonable frozen food.

Also the welcome sherry provided in the room... we noticed was only there for the first night and not replenished for the rest of our stay.

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Hampshire, UK
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Solid choice, if a little optimistic on price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2008

There is no doubting the quality of food at West Vale - I had venison which was tender and correctly cooked with flavourful accompanyments.

However, we did wonder about the price, £36 a head for three courses excluding coffee is approaching London prices. We're not saying it wasn't good quality, but you have to remember that this is a guest house, and that the restaurant can be very quiet at times which dulls the atmosphere. Plus it's location means one of any dining party will have to drive and unlike a restaurant, you have to choose your dinner choice the morning you want to dine.

All these factors considered, I think the owners would do well to perhaps include coffee, or just lowered their expectations on price a little.

However, for those staying at West Vale, I would still recommend a meal there if you'd developed a good appetite walking the fells!

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