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“Repeat Visit and not dissappointed”
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The Derby Arms
Ranked #2 of 2 Witherslack B&B and Inns
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Repeat Visit and not dissappointed”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Repeat visit and called in this afternoon 22 sept, and had a two course meal, i will keep it short, the service and starter and main meal all excellent, quality at its best, pls note this is also dog friendly

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

we had a lovely week there the staff were very helpful and friendly the bed was comfortable the room was great the service was good and the food was lovely and they loved our dog she was like a princess for that week

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cumbria
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We recently stopped here for lunch. We sat in the bar area which looked as though it could do with a good clean. We noticed a couple with two dogs at the other side of the bar and were glad we hadn't sat near them as the dogs were wandering around sniffing at people nearby. We ate our lunch, a sandwich, which was below average, we left the chips. While we ate our lunch more dogs came into the bar,one was quite pungent! None of the dogs were on leads and were wandering about in an area where food was being consumed. (There is another eating area- not sure what the policy is on dogs in that area). We are dog owners ourselves but there is a place for them and it's not in a bar being allowed free run of it. Won't be returning.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

no shower,horrible food,hard uncomfortable bed ,not very clean ,and over priced food and drinks ,dont waste your money ,unless.you like the smell of dogs,dog friendly hotels are fine ,provided there are cleaned accordingly .

  • Stayed August 2013
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We had a lovely and relaxing stay on the weekend of Cartmel races in July. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our rooms were very comfortable and we could have had a party in our bathroom. Beware of the open plan bedroom/bathroom! The food was wonderful and I had the nicest steak pie ever! Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

They let us check in early around 11:30am due to going to a wedding which was helpful & appreciated. Plenty of parking at back & down side of pub. Warm welcome from the girl who greeted us, very helpful. Room only small but ok. Wasn't the cleanest & could do with a deep clean, could see where area's had been missed on regular basis, ledges, edges, cobwebs but on the whole ok. Bed comfy, free view tv. No where to store clothes though. Excellent power shower. Had cooked breakfast in the morning, wasn't the best, only ate half of it & I never leave food! Not the tastiest so a bit disapointed. Wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed at the Derby Arms for one night with two other couples before heading off to Cartmel races the following day. Mark the manager was friendly and made us all very welcome. The rooms were very clean and the bed comfortable. We ate in the pub and the food was excellent. Great choice for breakfast and the staff on duty in the morning couldn't do enough for us. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Derby Arms
Address: Witherslack, Witherslack LA11 6RH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Witherslack
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Witherslack
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within the Lake District National Park, The Derby Arms Hotel serves traditional British cuisine and real ales in the popular on-site restaurant. The elegant rooms have spacious bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The quaint country pub offers charming rooms with crisp white linens, antique furniture and ornamental lamps. All rooms feature a plasma-screen TV, and some rooms have scenic views and luxury roll-top baths. A generous continental breakfast is served each morning, and full evening meals and lunches are also available. The beautiful restaurant features a grand open fireplace and polished wooden tables, and is intimately lit by candlelight. The Derby Arms has a spacious games room, which features a pool table and darts board. There is also an on-site village shop, and free on-site parking is also available. Dogs are welcome throughout the hotel, and packed lunches can also be arranged. Grange-over-Sands is just 10 minutes' away, and Kendal town centre can be reached in 15 minutes' drive. Morecombe Bay is a 10-minute drive, and Grange-over-Sands Railway Station is 7 minutes away, offering trains to Ulverston and Carnforth. ... more   less 
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