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“Expensive and only ok”
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The Fish Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Buttermere
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Expensive and only ok”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Lovely location but thats about all.

Ordered x4 sandwiches and x4 drinks which came to £32!!
Literally was just sandwichez nothing else and wasnt brilliant.

Staff didnt smile, cleared table when not everyone had finished eating!

After eating in pub we asked if we could leave car in carpark while we went for an hrs walk. Was told no u need to go to pay and dsiplay - funny how they was happy to take our money but we couldnt leave car on site!!

Good location about all.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed for one night while walking the Cumberland Way. On arrival we went straight to the bar for a drink before checking in. The service was friendly and efficient, with the drinks being put onto our hotel bill. Tea, scones & cakes are available if you prefer them. We had a warm welcome from the hotel reception and our bags , delivered earlier by Sherpa Van, were already upstairs. The rooms were large, spotlessly clean, with an excellent hospitality tray and huge bathroom, with bath. Everything is perfect, unless you like modern decor - as it is all a little old-fashioned, but all in as-new condition. We had a bar meal in the evening which was very nice indeed and well served. Breakfast was wonderful & the hot food freshly cooked to order. It seemed that the owners have thought of everything that walkers need, even a bench in the porch to sit on when taking off & putting on boots. A very comfortable lounge for residents has plenty of interesting magazines, books & games.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

My husband and I enjoyed yet another fantastic stay at The Fish Hotel. We have stayed each year for about 16 years. We are always greeted with a warm welcome from all the Richardson family who own and run the hotel. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are lovely and most have the most fantastic view along the valley and Buttermere lake. We always eat at night at the hotel and always enjoy the food and choices of beers. The English breakfast sets us up for a good days walking and is excellent. For us the Fish is the perfect holiday and we always look forward to our next visit.

Kathryn and James Burkhill

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Spend over £20 on food and drink and then ask politely to fill your water bottles from the huge jug of iced water on the bar and be told to fill your bottles in the toilet! Try to put some charge in your phone and be told its against the rules.
What a shame! Clearly the owners (Richardsons) don't want cyclists. Thankfully we have choices and will spend our money next door.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Popped in for a pint and meal after a walk round the lake. We went for the "small option" of cumberland sausage and chips for 6 quid each, great value for money, extremely tasty and we will be back next time we are in the lakes. Can highly recomend

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

After the walk round the lake we stopped in the Fish for a sandwich and a pint. The local ale was just the ticket to quench the thirst. We all had soup which was homemade. Food was above average. Was overpriced but expected that. They know you will be hungry after the walk.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We have just returned from a 3 day break at The Fish where we have been coming each year for the last 24years for our wedding anniversary. I guess coming for 24yrs says it all...... A fabulous place run by professional polite people where nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is situated in lovely, peaceful location and has breathtaking views of the fells and Buttermere in the distance. Food in the bar is excellent with plenty of choice and you get a very good portion for your money....ideal if you've had a hard days walking!! Rooms are clean and inviting with tea/coffee/hot chocolate/fruit teas and a decent selection of biscuits! Breakfast is also first class with plenty on offer to set you up for the day! All in all a very enjoyable stay and yes......we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Fish Inn

Property: The Fish Inn
Address: Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Buttermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Buttermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fish Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fish is a small family run inn offering a comfortable and informal base from which to explore The Lake District. Nestled between two lakes Buttermere and Crummock with views towards Haystacks, Fleetwith Pike and Red Pike all are just a short stroll from the inn. Our rooms offer a cosy and comfortable stay and we serve lunch and evening meals in our bar along side real ales. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fish Hotel Cockermouth
The Fish Inn Buttermere, Lake District

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