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The Red Lion Inn
Ranked #2 of 23 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2006

I have regularly visited this hotel with family for about 10 years. It is a major benefit that it is a privately owned hotel. It shows in the prices and bar prices particularly it is excellent value for money compared to most of the hotels I stay at when work are paying. The hotel's public areas and bed rooms are all spotless. The owner Jeff Atkinson continually invests in the fabric of the hotel the recent higlight being the new indoor pool and jacuzzi. The standard of decoration is also very high.

The spot in the centre of Grasmere is lovely especially in the evening when the crowds have gone home. The carpark is small but that is because of the position and age of the hotel.

The only down side is that the evening meal is a little old fashioned. If you stick to the meat and game you cannot go far wrong.

The the staff are pleasant and remember from visit to visit.

  • Stayed October 2005, traveled with family
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Property: The Red Lion Inn
Address: Main Street | Hawkshead, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Hawkshead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion Inn is a Traditional 15th century Lakeland Inn (the oldest pub in Hawkshead), situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Hawkshead in the heart of the English Lake District.Paul, Lynn and Jake Larkin will endevour to provide you with a warm & friendly welcome to The Red Lion, where you will find comfortable & clean accommodation, traditional home cooked food, a wide range of wines & spirits and superbly kept cask ales from around the area.Each of our eight en~suite guest rooms have their own distinct character & charm. All retain many of the original features with sloping ceilings, uneven floors & oak beams. Why not while away the hours in a cheerful, relaxed & informal atmosphere with friends old & new. Be warned, a sense of humour is a must! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Red Lion Ambleside
Hawkshead Red Lion
The Red Lion Inn Hawkshead, Lake District

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