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The Orangery

Ullswater | Inn on the Lake, Glenridding CA11 0PE, England
+44 17684 82444
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (21 reviews)
“sirloin steak” (2 reviews)
“suet pudding” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ullswater | Inn on the Lake, Glenridding CA11 0PE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place alight with beautiful Christmas lights on a wet and windy night in November. Just me and my dog were made to feel exceptionally welcome by the wonderful staff. We stayed for a superb dinner of local lamb shank eaten in the orangery...More

Thank jokeen19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a lake view table for my daughters birthday dinner (it was dark...all we saw was our reflections 🤷‍♀️😬🙈). From the moment we arrived the staff were fabulous and continued to be so throughout our visit. The Christmas decorations were stunning. The place is maintained...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ladybird2254
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We stopped by for a late lunch and struggled to get a seat outside but found a member of staff who cleared a table for us in the conservatory area. We think they may have had a lunch rush as many tables were left uncleared...More

Thank Cookies07
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The afternoon tea was excellent. We sat in the window of the Orangery and looked out over the lake. The views were stunning, the food was delicious and there was plenty of it, we got a box and brought the cakes home! The staff were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank J K
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We had afternoon tea / late lunch in the Orangery at the side of the hotel before our Sunday night stay over at the hotel. There is a warm comforting atmosphere over looking the lake, with the most perfect view of the mountains. The staff...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jam1412882018
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Came for tea by the fire after a trip in the rain. Staff was so welcoming and immediately sent us to sit by the fire. Cream tea was excelent with good cake and scone but the best thing was the beautiful views of ullswater lake....More

Thank Inbal J
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Looking out over the beautiful gardens over the lake to the fells. Not another building in sight. Food was very good and service excellent. We had a room at the the front of the hotel with a balcony. Well worth a little extra. No matter...More

Thank ChrisMac24
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Orangery is beautifully decorated and cosy.The afternoon tea was excellent and the desserts to die for.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mbcb122017
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for 12 many months in advance as turning 90 is a big occasion. Turned up to the very beautiful surrounds which is the only positive I can really say. Some of us had starters which resulted in 30 minutes of waiting till...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the Inn on The Lake yesterday for afternoon tea and were immediately blown away by the view and surroundings. We were given perfect seats in the orangery, looking out over the lake. The staff were very efficient and helpful, and the food...More

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Questions & Answers
11 July 2018|
Response from mattF5796ZD | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't know as I don't do afternoon teas, but if you check their website or give them a ring it should be easy to find out.
Rebecca W
2 August 2016|
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Response from swood016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes clotted cream
Simon B
24 July 2016|
Response from bich1370 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the hotel has a good wifi network. It is better than the phone network actually. The network covers the bars and public area as well as the rooms I have used. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ullswater | Inn on the Lake, Glenridding CA11 0PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Glenridding
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 82444
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Inn on the Lake
With astounding panoramic views of Ullswater and the surrounding fells, the Orangery at the Inn on the Lake welcomes residents and non-residents to relax and enjoy the scenery whilst enjoying a light snack, lunch, afternoon tea, evening meal or cocktail. Come inside the Orangery where you can enjoy the bright and airy space of this architectural delight, whilst admiring the simple and dramatic statements made by the contemporary yet warmly inviting furnishings; the unique glass and driftwood table, a dazzling Italian Crystal Globe chandelier, and not forgetting the commissioned artwork above the quirky and very original fireplace. Open every day from 10am.
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