We have stayed at the dog friendly Grasmere Hotel at Christmas for the last 16 years and shortly before this year's visit we were contacted by the new owners to tell us they had taken over on the 9th of December.
We admit to a little apprehension that our Christmas was going to be different from the norm.
It turned out to be the best Christmas ever – we were warmly greeted by the new owners on arrival offered help with baggage and after being shown to our usual room enjoyed a warming cup of tea and cake in the Lounge in front of the two log fires blazing away.
We were delighted that John the Maître D (for the last 7 years) was his usual friendly self and we had a lot of fun with him over the 4 days of our stay. All the staff were excellent as before .
The food was somehow better than ever and the little touches such as Champagne on Christmas morning and mulled wine in the evening made the day.
Nothing was too much trouble and the majority of guests have already re-booked for next year – including us.
As far as we are concerned they have got off to a flying start and you would be well advised to book early as The Grasmere is going to be one of the most popular hotels in the village under their control.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking