We have not stayed at Oak Bank before but really enjoyed the experience. Depositing offspring at Uni, as hardened walkers we continued to The Lakes to make the most of the intermittent sunshine and head into the high fells. Having arrived mid morning we were able to reserve our dinner time and leave the car out front. Returning scruffy and tired the bath was welcome and hot and the fab toiletries both necessary and luxurious. Starving and ready for alcoholic refreshment we were able to enjoy a glass of well chosen red wine , perusing the menu before being shown to our table and reunited with the bottle. The food was truly delicious, vegetarian for one and carnivorous for t'other. Course after course to satisfy even the hungriest of walkers appetites. The best nights sleep had in a hotel for a long time and then breakfast. Wow, kept us going for most of the walk, finally had a bite to eat on our descent mid afternoon and that is amazing.
The owners were non obtrusive and with a good sense of humour. The rain softly drumming the conservatory roof gave us a chance to discuss the merits of hotel fine dining over camping . No debate.
Both walks were from the door and we didn't need to shift the car, a real bonus. There is walking for all abilities and tastes from Grasmere which makes the position outstanding.
We loved our stay , thank you and hope to return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oak Bank Grasmere
- Oak Bank Hotel Grasmere, Lake District