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The Old Ginn House Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Workington
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Overnight business trip, always found Workington a dessert, this place is an oasis. Great food, comfy room, just what you need after a tough days work. In a small village with a couple of pubs, which were shut on Monday??? Great staff, will be back..

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Steve T
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OGH o, Manager at The Old Ginn House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you chose the Old Ginn House Inn for your business trip, and found your room to be comfy and the food to be great.
Even if the other village pubs are not open on a Monday we offer a good selection of soft drinks, wines, spirits and beers, including Cumbrian gin and real ales!
We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Great location. Fabulous traditional inn with lovely menu and great quality food with good portions. Spacious room with comfy beds, tastefully decorated and lovely large powerful shower. Perfect. Peaceful and excellent value for money.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
Thank shirley_gaskell
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OGH o, Manager at The Old Ginn House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

We would like to thank you for your great comments.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking and hope to see you here again in the future.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We found this place while hunting for a hotel for a one night stay. The staff are very friendly and the price is good value for money. We also used the restaurant for dinner and out breakfast. Both meals were very nice with amazing portion size. Our room was very clean and very contemporary in style. My only slight issue was the bed was not that comfortable but we have a memory foam at home so it's more than likely the reason why we had a problem.
I would be very happy to stay here again...

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Johnyeo68
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OGH o, Manager at The Old Ginn House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit.
We are delighted that you found the Old Ginn House Inn, and are pleased that you found us to be friendly, good value and that you enjoyed your meals.
We are sorry that you found the bed not that comfortable, as the beds (or mattress) were replaced when we recently refurbished our rooms (it is difficult to know whether our guests would prefer a softer or a firmer mattress).
Once again thank you for your review and we hope that you will stay with us again.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Booked on my behalf by a colleague when we were on a business trip to Workington. Did not really know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The rooms appear to have been recently refurbished (Premier Inn style which is no bad thing) and it was clean comfortable with an excellent bed and shower.
The staff were very welcoming and I can't fault anyone as they all made us feel welcome but were not too formal.
We ate in the restaurant and there was a good selection of traditional meals and the portion sizes were very generous.
All in all The Old Ginn House does what it sets out to do - be a comfortable relaxed place to stay with a good bar and restaurant serving good food and drink,
I would stay here again when next in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Andy R
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OGH o, Manager at The Old Ginn House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

We are pleased that your colleague chose the Old Ginn House Inn for your business trip.
We try to ensure that our guests have a most relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I've stayed at the Old Gin House several times now and found that the level of service and quality of rooms offered by the OGH to be both excellent and consistent. The full Cumbrian breakfast definitely sets you up for the day and the rooms are spacious. As you would expect they have lakeland ales in the bar which are good and the staff are very helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank P002m
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OGH o, Manager at The Old Ginn House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Thank you for your review - we have passed on your comments to our staff who are grateful for your kind words; is always good to hear that our efforts are appreciated.

We are delighted that you like our rooms and our Cumbrian Grill breakfast.

Local ales are exactly what most of our guests expect when staying in a traditional Inn.

Look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had a suite for one night which was fine but the ventilation was very poor and as it was hot it was stuffy because there was only one small window to open in the bedroom. The shower was good and the bed was comfortable. We ate in the restaurant which I am afraid is basically a pub type affair. It was quite busy and although the starter came quickly the main took ages and my wife's steak was nearly cold . It was served on a cold plate but when we we complained we were told what do you expect if you order medium rare steak! The wine list was very poor and to be honest the wine was mediocre at best. Breakfast the following morning was no better. A poor selection of colds no bread rolls or croissants and the cooked bacon was tough and the whole plate swimming in oil. The staff disappeared halfway through for fifteen minutes so could not order more coffee. Not really good enough when you pay over £100 a night!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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OGH o, Manager at The Old Ginn House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we take guest comments seriously and where necessary try to improve our services for future guests.

We are pleased that you found the shower to be good and the bed to be comfortable.
Regarding the ventilation in the Suite – the weather was very warm the night you stayed (Saturday 21 June) and had you told us of your discomfort we would have been more than happy to provide a fan to help cool the room. For the benefit of others reading this, our Suite has 4 windows (not just 1) 3 of which open; 1 in the bedroom, 1 in the bathroom and 1 in the study/sitting room. As our Suite is on the ground floor, for security reasons, only the top section of each window opens.

With reference to "a pub type affair" that is exactly what the Old Ginn House INN is – a pub with rooms – and we aim to provide top end pub food using fresh local produce from local suppliers.

We have made enquiries with the staff regarding your meal complaint and understand that you ate your meals and then complained, so we were unable to rectify any problem. You told a member of staff that it wasn’t her fault, but she didn’t know what she was talking about – she offered to bring the owner/chef but you declined. You were offered free drinks or desserts.

The wine list has been set for a number of years to match the demand we have. Our market place has never been top end wine.

We apologise that the breakfast was not to your liking; we usually receive good comments about the breakfast and the substantial choice. As the weather was very warm, a limited amount of cold produce was left out. Our Breakfast Menu states -"please help yourself" to Fruit, Juice, Cereal, Yoghurt; Main Breakfast Choices (including Continental) states "to order".
We apologise if you had to wait for your second pot of coffee; there is sometimes a fine line between hovering over guests and leaving them to enjoy their breakfast without being disturbed.

We are sorry that your stay was not quite as you expected, but please note that The Old Ginn House Inn is a VisitEngland assessed 4 Star INN not a 4 Star HOTEL.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My recent business trip to the Old Ginn House was absolutely magnificent. The luxurious and yet comfortable rooms were of the highest standards around, clean, warm, and inviting to those staying. The food was first-rate and would eclipse even the most distinguished chefs around the world. even when waiting for my meal the service was striking, the waiting on staff were constantly smiling and were always very helpful with any problems I had (especially the male waiter). All in all the combination of the food, the rooms, and staff made my week long stay there an absolute joy.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Old Ginn House Inn

Address: Old Ginn House Moor Road | Great Clifton, Workington CA14 1TS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Workington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Workington
#3 Business Hotel in Workington
#5 Romantic Hotel in Workington
Price Range: £64 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ginn House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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