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Gosforth Hall Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Gosforth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Perhaps the worst food that I have ever had - anywhere - anytime. Needed a drill to break up the pie pastry.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Gosforth-Hall, Owner at Gosforth Hall Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2012

I have read your review and on this occasion will accept that out of the 14,000+ pies we have sold we have been unable to satisfy the taste of one of our Guests. What I fail to understand is why you didn't bring this to our attention at the time to allow us the opportunity to clarify your judgement and offer a resolve.

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Reviewed November 2, 2011

I've stayed here a few times now, most recently last night and it consitently is good. The roaring fire (and the wonderful smell that comes from it) make it welcoming, as do the friendly owners and staff. The range of beers and ciders is good and the pies are the stuff of legend. The rooms are varied, though all are good, and quite faithful to the historical nature of the building (no nasty plasticness covering up the majority original features). All in all my first choice of places to stay in the area, but be warned, it is very popular and can be hard to get into. The new building that will house additional rooms should ease this, though.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Writing this review sat in a gorgeous 4 poster bed watching Match of the day on the big plasma tv on the wall. Does life get any better lol.
This place is an absolute must to stay. Easily the nicest place we have ever stayed. The staff are lovely. The pint is great. The room (room 11) is amazing and the bathroom is to die for.
Will most certainly return.
Be warned tho. Do not have a nice drink in the afternoon with the owners, then go for a walk, come back and have a bath and then have one of their gorgeous pies. We fell asleep by 9 o'clock lol.
Thank you to Rod and Barbie

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank chris197
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Nothing fancy, but for the money there is good service, reasonable rooms and good food available.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Eddiecat
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Just wanted to say how great the food and dining experience was at the recent meal my family and I had at the Gosforth Hall hotel.

Extremely pleasant owner and staff, great food, well pulled beer, good banter, lovely setting.

What more do you need?

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Thank Nigelandsusan
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

This review is just about the food and inn itself as we have never stayed there. We have eaten before and it was ok apart from the heavy pastry, and the inn was full of character and very pleasant staff

This time, the staff were still pleasant, but the food had declined further to the point of severe disappointment and the general state of the inn itself had deteriorated significantly from characterful to neglected (certainly no excuse for paint peeling off the walls!)

Maybe the neglect is due to the large and impending new accommodation building currently in construction? I don't know, but I hope not.

Regarding the meals, the chips had that unpleasant "taste" of overused oil. The pies again were heavy in pastry, the salad was, well, lettuce and nothing else, and the chicken was obviously processed and sauce extremely watery. Not a lot to commend it unfortunately, especially at an average price of £10-£12 per meal

Extremely disappointed to say the least

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed for seven days in wonderful Gosforth Hall. It is a very special place. The owners are warm and friendly, the staff kind and professional. We arrived late on a Saturday night, and the owner helped us with our bags to our room, which was spacious and cosy (albeit a little dark). Coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits, tea, millk and mineral water are in generous supply. The TV is good quality with a number of free digital channels. Every day the room was cleaned spotlessly with fresh towels. Important to me, was that there is also free Wi-Fi and good mobile phone signal.

Food in Gosforth Hall is second to none. The home-made pies are world famous and we ate hearty meals on numerous occasions. They have good beer on tap, including our favorites : Kronebourg and good quality Guinness. If I had one request, it would be to offer some deep filled bauguettes/sandwiches on the menu as well.

The owners could not have been more engaging and helpful, offering guidance to special places, navigation advice and good conversation. Gosforth Hall had a hotel manager as well, Miss Lucy Kennedy, who could not have been more obliging. She has a gift in looking after guests.

I and my partner arrived at Gosforth Hall, tired and a little worn. We left a week later, happy, revived, and needing to go on a diet, after all the excellent food.

We would recommend this place to anyone interested in the Lakes, and all the beauty around. Gosforth Hall is the gateway to Wasdale and is at the edge of Gosforth village.

Room Tip: A brilliant place to stay. Book in advance.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gosforth Hall Inn

Address: Wasdale Road | Seascale, Gosforth CA20 1AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Gosforth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Gosforth
Price Range: $167 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gosforth Hall Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gosforth Hall is a rare find of a 350 year old Grade II* listed building operating as a warm and inviting Inn - offering 24 en-suite bedrooms, a pub with very well kept real ales and a menu offering a choice of dishes including Rod's homemade and well respected pies. Located in the centre of Gosforth and on the gateway to the Wasdale Valley, the Hall is well positioned for Walkers, Climbers and divers. Workington, Eskdale, St Bees and Seascale golf courses are located on the West Coast of Cumbria and with 13 twin en-suite bedrooms, the Hall offers an ideal base for large golfing groups. ... more   less 
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