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Bridge Hotel

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#2 of 2 hotels in Buttermere
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Set between two lakes and surrounded by Fells in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Bridge Hotel is situated on a site which has been occupied for over a 1000 years. Licensed as a Coaching Inn in1735 it has evolved into a luxury traditional Lakeland hotel offering a warm welcome, comfort and attentive service. Innovative chefs provide excellent, freshly prepared, locally sourced, quality food both in the dining room and bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
Hungarian, Polish
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Liz G wrote a review Mar 2024
liz12 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an absolutely wonderful week at the Bridge Hotel. The service we received from check in to departure was outstanding. All members of staff were super friendly and really couldn’t do enough for you. We stayed in the self catering apartments which are well equipped, spacious, clean and very comfortable. We chose self catering as we took our dog with us and wanted the extra space. We decided to dine at the Walkers bar on arrival and had the most delicious roast dinner along with a doggie meal for our pooch. As the food and service was so good we ate our evening meal there most evenings. We selected something different each evening and each and every meal was delicious. The firm favourite was the Steak and Ale Pie which is the best my husband has ever tasted and will be back for more! There’s a great selection of wines and beers and the lakes gin is certainly worth a try. Thanks to the entire team for a fabulous week, we will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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898darren wrote a review Mar 2024
Warrington, United Kingdom42 contributions33 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with great rooms that are Spotlessly clean and have everything you need. We had Room 4 overlooking the bridge and the Herdies on the hills, what more do you want ? 😁. The biggest asset at the bridge is undoubtably the staff, always welcoming and always have time for chat and advice. Food was excellent and the bridge blonde was fantastic 🍺 👏.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Olivia M wrote a review Mar 2024
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Visited for food on Tuesday night. Service was great. The dining room was lovely and the staff were friendly. The food was good sized portions and extremely tasty 😃 i had the lasagna and my husband had fish and chips. We would both definitely come back and eat here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JFS wrote a review Feb 2024
Lancashire, United Kingdom47 contributions35 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 3 night, relaxing stay at the Bridge Hotel. We were made very welcome upon arrival, by Ray; and the overall service from all, from start to finish, was second to none. Dinner in the restaurant, offered a wide choice of food and it was such a comforting place to retire to, after a long day walking. Absolutely no complaints at all, and we would highly recommend the Bridge Hotel to stay when in Buttermere. We will most definitely be returning one day. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Janester wrote a review Feb 2024
Cardiff, United Kingdom90 contributions34 helpful votes
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Just spent 3 nights away here in this little gem of a hotel. Arrived at 2pm & our room was ready to check in..bonus!! We had room 14 which had a seating area & a balcony with more seating. A beautiful room which had a walk in shower & a perfect size bath. Tea/coffee/hot chocolate with biscuits replenished every day which was much needed after a days hiking. A perfect walk on arrival day was around Buttermere lake which is a steady stroll that takes about 1 hour 15. Breakfast is plentiful & well cooked. Even the full Cumbrian breakfast seemed healthy. Starters was a choice of cereals or Greek yoghurt with berry compote. Main breakfast was either full Cumbrian, smoked salmon or mackerel with eggs or eggs Benedict. Plenty of toast & juice too. I recommend eating g in the Walkers pub which has a log roaring fire a fantastic menu and great choice of wines & beers. Wainwrights ales are a plentiful. The hotel & Walkers bar staff are so friendly & chatty and really give you a Cumbrian welcome. The location is perfect from a gentle stroll around the lake, a gentle hike up Whiteless Pike or you can do a full day up Red Tarn, High Stiles, High Crag & Hay Stacks. Or you can take in a short 5/10 minutes drive up to Honister slate mines with via ferrata mine tours and much more. Close by is the beautiful town of Keswick which has an abundance of shops for all types of travellers. We can’t wait to visit this fantastic hotel again. Well done to all the staff at The Bridge Hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris B wrote a review Feb 2024
Durham, United Kingdom29 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel has been beautifully refurbished. A fantastic location at the end of the walk round the lake. Food quality is really good, we had 4 different meals and they were all very good. Service is excellent, very engaging staff, efficient and courteous. By Lake District standards also very good value.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Sally R wrote a review Dec 2023
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Always a treat to visit this gem. Lovely staff, fantastic walks, no phone signal is a bonus! Bar food or restaurant meals are available. Rooms are comfy and a decent size. We will return. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Gsb20 wrote a review Dec 2023
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom29 contributions27 helpful votes
Lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Have stayed many times before and keep returning. It’s purely a personal thing, but I go in the winter months when it’s quite. A luxury well maintained hotel, with a really good breakfast. ( the restaurant is closed in the evening during my stay.). The attached bar is open for bar meals during the evening. Room and bathroom are modern and well maintained. Staff all good and very helpful. Right in the mountains, so you can walk from the front door. No TV or phone signal and the Wi-Fi is rural speed, which I like, but other may not. Fantastic if you enjoy the outdoors, walking or photography. Will return again
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Viking-Ray wrote a review Oct 2023
Gosforth, United Kingdom31 contributions18 helpful votes
Oozing old world charm and an outstanding welcome the Bridge Hotel is probably the most relaxing place to stay in the Lake District. The babbling stream immediately outside the hotel is beguiling and quaint. The hotel is surrounded by dramatic, jaw dropping mountain scenery. The menu is varied and the food is delicious. This is a very restful place to stay with a traditional Lakeland atmosphere. Parking is gated, which gives a sense of security. Their breakfast offering was truly excellent and set me up for a great walking experience in the surrounding mountains, including Red Pike and the famous 'Haystacks'. However, the drive there can be a bit of a white knuckle ride, especially via Honnister Pass in bad weather with narrow, winding roads and fearless (reckless) local drivers speeding around blind corners.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Anita L wrote a review Sept 2023
Essex, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a lovely local lager and ale. The meal was really nice and hot. My husband ordered chios and got fries. But otherwise the pie and burger was really nice. The only downside was the pub was really dark. Couldn't read the menu with out the torch on my phone.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Nice food after a long walk and local beers.
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£152 - £276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bridge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bridge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Catbells Lakeland Walk (4.8 miles), Ennerdale Water (4.8 miles), and Crummock Water (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bridge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bridge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bridge Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bridge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include High Stile Kitchen, Syke Farm Tearoom, and Kirkstile Inn.
Is Bridge Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the centre of Buttermere.
Are pets allowed at Bridge Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bridge Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Polish and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Bridge Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (8.3 miles), Wordsworth House and Garden (9.2 miles), and Mirehouse & Gardens (7.9 miles).
Does Bridge Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Bridge Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.