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“A Warm and Charming B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Larry's Lodge

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Larry's Lodge
Ranked #71 of 176 Keswick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado Springs, CO.
1 review
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“A Warm and Charming B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

Larrys Lodge in Keswick, England was like finding a precious small gold mine. Dave and Sue Forte the owners are what make it so special. They seem to naturally meet your need before you even ask. They are humble walking encyclopedias filled with helpful tips on the whole Cumbria area. The B&B is clean and bright and Sue serves delicious home made breads and free range eggs, & homemade marmalade. It is dog friendly and staying there helped make my trip wonderful & memorable. I highly recommend this B&B! Helen M.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Larry40, Owner at Larry's Lodge, responded to this review, October 8, 2016
Dear Helen M
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. It was lovely to spend a little time with you.
Kind regards
Sue, Dave, Kyle & Theo.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

I've just returned from my first trip to the Lake District - went as a treat for my 40th birthday. Stayed with Sue & Dave and it was perfect, like staying with family. Accommodation was clean & comfortable and breakfast was delicious (included home-made bread & marmalade). Sue & Dave were so friendly and they were full of excellent advice for a first-time visitor. They really couldn't do enough for us. Also, my father became ill on the trip, and Dave was so very supportive in finding a local doctor/hospital. He also offered to be on call 24/7 if we needed it (luckily, we didn't). I've travelled a lot and that level of service is very rare. I plan on going to the Lake District many more times and will always stay at Larry's Lodge. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Larry40, Owner at Larry's Lodge, responded to this review, April 19, 2012
Thanks Michelle for that wonderful glowing report, we do try very hard to please all our guests, and enjoy positive feedback. Take care. Sue and Dave
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hythe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

We have just enjoyed our fourth stay at Larry's Lodge and could not have been looked after better. In addition to providing very comfortable rooms and an excellent full English breakfast the owners were extremely indulgent of our high spirited dog and even suggested a great walk which all our family could do. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Dave and Sue and their attention to detail makes it feel like home from home.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Larry40, Owner at Larry's Lodge, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thanks to you and your delightful family for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed your fourth visit with us, and hopefully we shall see you all next year, with Frank, the dog too! Sue and Dave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Lovely clean B&B which was pet friendly in an excellent location, just a short walk from Keswick town centre. We booked for one night and stayed two as Sue and Dave made you very welcome and could not do enough for you. Great cooked breakfast (including home made bread and marmalade). Will definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it wanting to stay in Keswick and the added bonus is that you can take your dog!

Thank you

Fi and Dave

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Larry40, Owner at Larry's Lodge, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Glad to be of service to you both and thank you for your positive feedback. Hope to see you both again soon. Sue and Dave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

A dog friendly B&B where the welcome is very warm. Very clean, big beds. Home made bread and marmalade every morning. Sue and Dave do their utmost to please in this lovely house. This is the third time I have returned.

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Larry40, Owner at Larry's Lodge, responded to this review, October 8, 2016
Dear BoltonCarmel
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review.
Kind regards
Sue, Dave, Kyle & Theo.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

really nice place to stay very helpful and welcoming to us and our dog.ideally situated for shopping and walking .a place we will re-visit as we go to keswick at least 3x a year .thanks sue and dave

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Larry40, Owner at Larry's Lodge, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Hi Jackie B and the lovely Lucy Thank you for your review. We did enjoy your company and look forward to welcoming you all again in the future.

Sue, Dave, Kyle and Arthur.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

I have used this B + B twice in the last 5 years. I use it because I have a large dog and because Sue and Dave FORTE are a a very pleasant couple. I have given an overall rating of 3 Star based on the overall package rather than an particular fault.

The B + B is situated on Eskin Street and about 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The town of Keswick is lovely and has a plentiful supply of shops, café's, restaurants and pubs.

As a base, Larry's Lodge is very good and the owners also have a lot of knowledge about the surrounding area and can and do give good advise as to routes or suggestions on where to go sight seeing. Although not locals, in the true sense of the road, they have excellent local knowledge.

Trip Advisor asks for a rating. B + B's shouldn't be compared against hotels and 3 star rating is a good rating. This is a good quality B + B. The premises are immaculately clean and don't be put off because they cater for dogs. Dogs can only stay in the rooms overnight and there were no nasty smells ( any smells ) or signs of previous canine occupancy.

The room I stayed in was a double, with a double bed. I had a look at a twin room next door and a single room also. The rooms are averagely sized. I had a shower area en-suite that was fine and there was a small closet for a toilet. Being over 6ft, this was a squeeze.

The bed was very comfy and the room warm. It had a kettle, makings for tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The room also had a hair dryer.

Breakfast was fine, a selection of fruit and cereals, full English breakfast consisted of one slice of bacon, one sausage, mushrooms, a small portion of baked beans and an egg. Dave makes bread with Cranberries and seeds, so the toast was nice.

I would recommend L.L to anyone with a dog who wants a fairly hassle free stay. Dogs can be walked at the main park which is 6 minutes by foot.

I should mention that because there were a group of us staying, I was able to negotiate on the price of my room and for this, I am very grateful.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Larry40, Owner at Larry's Lodge, responded to this review, April 5, 2016
Dear Duffgen62

Thank you for your very thorough review. We like to help our guests with information about this beautiful part of the world as we really enjoy living here.
We do respect your 3 star rating and understand what you have written, unfortunately 3 stars rating with Trip Advisor, is a mid to poor rating and has moved us down quite a few places in the list of B&Bs in Keswick.
Never mind, with good reviews like yours for Larry's Lodge, we are still happy.

We look forward to greeting you once more.

Kind Regards

Sue, Dave, Kyle & Theo.
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Additional Information about Larry's Lodge

Property: Larry's Lodge
Address: 39 Eskin Street, Keswick CA12 4DG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sue and Dave look forward to welcoming you to Larry's Lodge B&B, a slate constructed town house in Keswick. Our pet friendly, 4 star establishment has en-suite twin and double and rooms plus a compact, standard single with private bathroom & shower room. We are ideally situated for Keswick town centre ( 6~8 mins walk ) and the Theatre By The Lake ( 15 mins walk ). Come and try our homemade bread and marmalade with your breakfast. Cyclists and walkers welcome. We can offer plenty of advice on what to do, where to eat plus information about lots of local walks with good places to paint and sketch. Free WiFi for our guests. Maximum 1 dog per room. Please check our DOG RULES before booking dogs. Thank you. ... more   less 
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