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“A Great Stay in Grassmere”
Review of Oak Bank Hotel

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Oak Bank Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Grasmere
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virginia
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“A Great Stay in Grassmere”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Grassmere is an expensive town, so prices at the Oak Bank are in line with the area.
We stayed for two nights and had a level of service and food that were superior to anything else we enjoyed in our 20 day Coast to Coast walk. Our host Simon and his wife took great care of our needs during our stay.
The room was adequate for our purposes, with a very good bed, which for me is the most important part of the room!
As for the meals, I can't say enough. Everything was well studied, presented, and prepared. Braised beef, Pork, Roasted Cod, Partridge, and delicious desserts to finish the meal with.

If you don't stay at the Oak Bank, make a point of going to enjoy their fixed price dinner.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We spent two nights at Oak Bank mid-September,and certainly plan to return. Lovely friendly staff,comfortable room and wonderful food. (Had never tasted partridge before - it was absolutely delicious!) Great place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grasmere, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed at the Oak Bank recently for two nights. Our bedroom at the back not only had a lovely quiet garden aspect, but was beautifully furnished and had a state-of-the-art new bathroom. To my astonishment the 6 ft wide divan bed contained two new Vi-Spring mattresses which meant the best night's sleep we ever had in a hotel.

Dining was a pleasure in their attractive conservatory dining room - evening meals proper gourmet food and breakfast delicious. All served quickly and with charming personal attention. The owners are in attendance and we congratulate them.

We shall be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I have just returned from the Oak Bank Hotel after a couple of night's stay with my oldest friend. We met half way - her from Sheffield and me from Glasgow - and couldn't have chosen a better place.
The setting is amazing and the staff in the hotel are so friendly and welcoming. The absolute star of the show, though, is the food at this hotel. Most of the reviews do say the food is excellent but it was even better than I expected and, in my opinion, deserves more the AA 2 Star Rating it currently has. Also, dare I say it, I think it should be charged at a higher rate!!
There are some negative reviews for this hotel to which the owners are, quite rightly, defensive in their response. While people will and should always have their opinion to give, it seems to me that Glynis and Simon are very passionate about their hotel and the vision that they are trying to make reality. I own my own business and know how many hours it takes and how much personal sacrifice there is so, while there are a couple of things around the edges that possibly could be improved, the main boxes are definitely ticked (some twice!) and I have no doubt that there will be many a satisfied customer will stay at and return to this hotel.
Overall, excellent value for money!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

My friend and I had a wonderful time here, we couldn't fault anything. The food was amazing, we looked forward to every meal which was a real treat. The staff went out of their way to please and all the little extra touches made our stay very special. Look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We had stayed in Ambleside the night before and wished we had followed our hearts to Grasmere. Grasmere is so chilled out and the Oak Bank Hotel matches this attitude. Really easy comfortable environment, staff are really down to earth, our room (just the standard) was just right and had a great view, food is awesome. Have been to a few starred restaurants and this one really deserves a star or two. Good selection of wine too. Usually book a cottage in Grasmere, but for a short notice break, without doubt I will be returning to stay and I will be going back for dinner

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Great hospitality in a beautiful setting. Simon and Glyniss couldn not have been more accomodating. The rooms were very comfortable. The food was incredibly good. Great wine selection too.
We had a wonderful time and recommend Oak Bank enthusiastically!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Oak Bank Hotel

Property: Oak Bank Hotel
Address: Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Grasmere
#3 Family Hotel in Grasmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Bank Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in Grasmere Village in the heart of the English Lake District, Oak Bank Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding lakes, fells and tarns. Oak Bank has two lounges both with plenty of comfy sofas and armchairs to relax in. The front lounge has a converted range and the bar lounge has a real log/coal fire. Breakfast and dinner are served in our Two AA Rosette awarded beautiful dining room and conservatory. ... more   less 
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