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“Appleby Manors New 1817 Bistro”

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Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa
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Appleby in Westmoreland
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“Appleby Manors New 1817 Bistro”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

A welcome addition to Appleby Manors dining experience is the new 1817 Bistro. A room created from a previous meeting room. Food was truly excellent the ambience great, service excellent, good views into the gardens an Appleby town below. My wife and I had really excellent dining experience, will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MalcolmPG
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Mike2507, Owner at Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Many thanks for your review of our new bistro. We have designed it to be less formal and more relaxed than our fine dinning restaurant and it seems we have hit the mark with you.
I am so pleased you enjoyed the food and the views from the bistro, we look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards
Mike & Angela Dunbobbin
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took 42 guests for tea, as a family celebration. The room was light and airy and the food plentiful. For the price, it was all a little 'corporate'; we were processed in a slightly impersonal way - perhaps they had overstretched themselves with a wedding also taking place that day...? Drinks were eyewateringly pricey for Appleby!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Mike2507, Owner at Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your review of Appleby Manor.
I am glad you enjoyed the room and the food on offer and you thought that it was plentiful.
I am so sorry you felt the service was too corporate, we do like to be professional but we always believe that the service on offer is friendly and relaxed as attested to by the vast majority of reviews on this site.
It is true, we had a wedding on that day but in no way did it detract from your celebration as your party were seated 15 minutes before your tea was due to commence.
We regularly price check our bar prices with other 4 star hotels in the area and also against a number of inns/pubs in the vicinity and are competitively priced for the market we are in.

Kind Regards

Mike and Angela Dunbobbin
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

There are some good deals to be had on Appleby Manor's own web site. We found a two night package with Garden View accommodation, full breakfast each morning, a 4 course dinner on the first evening, a glass of champagne and a boat ride on Ullswater, at a very reasonable price. It was good value for money even though the boat ride (the hotel calls it a cruise!) was a non-starter because of the restricted sailing times. Missing out on either breakfast or dinner to take a "free" boat trip was not an attractive option for us.

Numerous other reviewers say how good this hotel is, with its splendid location, very comfortable accommodation, excellent restaurant, lovely grounds and wonderful staff and, while I agree with all of this, I would add that it is a rare joy these days to find a British hotel that is staffed mainly by local people, many of whom are young, and all as keen as mustard!

A return visit to this hotel is a distinct possibility for us.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mike2507, Owner at Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Billyboy,
Many thanks for your fantastic review, Where to start? Thank you for highlighting the deals on our website, we do offer our very best deals on the website and guest can be confident that it will be the lowest price anywhere on the web!
Thank you for acknowledging the wonderful staff and the service you received, we feel really proud as a local employer to staff the hotel with people from the area, this gives us stability (our longest serving staff member has just entered the 27th year) and a great knowledge of the surroundings to pass on to guests.
Hopefully we can welcome you back to the Manor in the near future!

Regards
Mike & Angela Dunbobbin
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

In August 2013 we spent a two night break at Appleby Manor. Our room was very pleasant and comfortable, witheverything we needed. The atmosphere throughout the hotel was substantial and peaceful and the garden was a riot of colour from the baskets and tubs. From the garden the view across Appleby and the Eden valley was glorious.Food was plentiful and dinner, served with care and attention to our every need without us realising, was of an excellent quality. We will certainly return.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mike2507, Owner at Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Many thanks for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at Appleby Manor.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, I will of course post your review on our staff notice board so the whole team can take pride in your review. Thank you also for your comments about your Meals, we do try to use as much local good quality produce as possible. I will also pass your comments on to our great house keeping team who are really unsung hero's and contribute a great deal to the appearance of the hotel. Lastly thanks for mentioning the gardens in your review the gardeners do work very hard to maintain the grounds and the results are fantastic.
I would like to thank you for your time and efforts that you have taken to let us know about your pleasant experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back

Mike & Angela Dunbobbin
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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We have recently stayed at this Wonderful friendly Hotel ,the staff were very very welcoming especialy Carol the hotel Receptionist who was very very helpfull. We would almost definately stay here again. And we will reccomend this hotel to all our friends and family. We had a lovely weekend and the Hotel.Thank you for making our stay very enjoyable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Mike2507, Owner at Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
I will pass your fantastic comments on to the front of house team and the chefs in the kitchen, all of which will be delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.
We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
regards
Mike Dunbobbin
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights at the beginning of September. Had a room in the main hotel and the view of the garden was lovely. The room was a good size and very quiet so slept well. We had dinner in the main restaurant the first night and it was excellent. Breakfast was very good and the view over the garden and surrounding hills superb. We had dinner the second night in the bistro which was very good but we had been out all day and eaten too much so had the one pot meals which were fine. Again watching the sunset was sensational. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and being shown around when you arrive made you feel at home straight away. Didn't have time to test the pool but looked good. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank rosie2Manchester
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Mike2507, Owner at Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
I will pass your fabulous comments on to the front of house team and the chefs in the kitchen, all of which will be delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.
Great to hear you would consider coming back to Appleby manor, we do get a lot of repeat visits from our guests and it is always nice to welcome back a familiar face.
We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
regards
Mike & Angela Dunbobbin
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We visited on the second weekend of September. The staff were very helpful and proactive: I had previously arranged to hire the hotel's two electric bikes on the Friday afternoon and they rang the previous day to advise that the weather was not looking good and to ask whether we would like to change our booking. Sadly the weather was not good enough to allow us to take up the suggested change time.

The hotel has many areas in which to relax. The conservatory particularly had comfortable seating and benefited from lovely views to the moorland in the distance. Facilities that we didn't have time to use included a table tennis table, pool table and a small leisure facility comprising a jacuzzi, steam room and an odd shaped plunge pool. This was L shaped, so you won't be doing laps in it!

The gardens were very well maintained, with an abundance of rosebeds and lawns. The hotel has made some effort to offer Wi-fi (our room had its own hub) and they offer many guides for the local area.

There are two restaurants: a bistro for casual dining (not tried, but heard good things from other guests) and the restaurant, which serves high quality food with locally sourced ingredients. We were particularly impressed with the attentive service and the staff referred to us by name, which you don't come across very often.

Our room in the main house was spacious and had a spa bath, complete with small (waterproof) TV!

In conclusion, we had a lovely stay there, helped in no small part by the staff. If only they could control the weather!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank IanT34
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Mike2507, Owner at Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
I will pass your fantastic comments on to the front of house team and the chefs in the kitchen, all of which will be delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.
Unfortunately we cannot control the weather, and it is such a shame you missed out on the electric bikes - there is no better way to see the area, maybe next time?
We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
regards
Mike Dunbobbin
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Property: Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa
Address: Hotel & Garden Spa Roman Road, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6JB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Appleby-in-Westmorland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Appleby-in-Westmorland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa is set in Cumbria within the Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District, it is surrounded by the magnificent mountains and fells of the North Pennines and is close to the Yorkshire Dales.4 National parks within a 20 minute drive. Appleby Manor is a four star luxury Lake District Country House Hotel with everything you need including warm open log fires, excellent hotel bedrooms, a fine selection of wines and whiskies together with an award winning restaurant that offer superb views over Lake District fells. The Luxury Garden Spa at the manor is the newest destination spa in the Lake District, perfect for pamper days and relaxing spa breaks.Indulge in our unique aqua thermal journey and lift your spirits with one of our 80 rejuvenating spa treatments. Why not avoid the congestion of Windermere and other Lake District Hotels, explore the hidden Lake District - the Eden Valley, while staying at Appleby Manor Country House hotel. ... more   less 
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