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“A great time”
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Bridge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Buttermere
Certificate of Excellence
Andover, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great time”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed several nights at the Bridge back in October. Our first night was one of the best we have had in along time. We had our meal in the restaurant and the lights went out, my wife thought it was planned as it was Halloween but the area we found out later had had a power cut. A waitress named Sharon served us in the restaurant and then made a theme out of the power cut by placing tea lights around the room and in the lounge and reception area. She created a fantastic atmosphere and all the guests went into the lounge and sat together and chatted. We both enjoyed the evening so much and a big thank you to the chef. Even though there were no ovens working he provided an excellent warm meal with very little difference from what we both originally ordered. Sharon at our request brought him to meet us and everyone applauded his efforts.
We would highly recommend this hotel to any of our friends - well done

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bridge H, General Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear StartW,
Thank you for a very impressive and kind review of your recent stay at The Bridge Hotel, I am delighted that your time, although without power was an enjoyable one.

I did make sure to draw Sharon s attention to your very kind words, we do strive to ensure there is minimal disruption to our guests stay during adverse times and I am pleased you feel this actually added a little ambiance and that you were able to appreciate her efforts.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back in the near future.

Steven and team
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

My wife and I have just come back from a three night stay taking advantage of their 'Muddy Boots' promotion. What value! A terrific, spacious room (22) great food in the bar, real ale and superb, friendly service. You really get the feeling that those who work at the hotel want to do everything in their power to make your stay enjoyable. Set in a beautiful area with lots of good walking, it really is the ideal place to 'de-stress'. It is 12 years since we last stayed at the Bridge Hotel but it won't be as long before we stay again. Can recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bridge H, General Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear John N

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Bridge Hotel. It really was a pleasure looking after you and I thank you for your very kind words.

We are delighted that you found the promotion to be excellent value and the food served to you of good quality. We tailor the bar food to walkers coming down from the fells so we keep portion size big and as we home cook everything we are sure the quality is always appealing.

It would be good to be able to welcome you back sometime before the promotion ends in April.

Steven and team
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Recently spent three days close to Buttermere but unfortunately were unable to stay at the Bridge Hotel because it was fully booked. so cannot comment on the rooms. However, we had all of our meals at the Bridge, mostly in the pub but stretched to the hotel restaurant for our final night to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Thoroughly enjoyed every meal (particularly the fish pie) and my husband particularly enjoyed your Dark Knight beer. Staff were all very helpful and friendly, and we particularly enjoyed Attila's great sense of humour! We will definitely try and stay in the hotel on our next visit to the Lake District.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AlisonandJohnL
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Bridge H, General Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Dear AlisonandjohnL,

Thank you for the time taken to make such a positive review of your time with us at the Bridge, I am only very sorry that we were unable to accommodate you in the bedrooms - As you say, another time!

Atilla will be delighted that you enjoyed his humor, he is quite something and I love having him around. The team all work very hard so I am happy you made the best of these efforts.

We all look forward to being able to welcome you back in the near future do make use of out Muddy boots offers which are selling like hot cakes, very good value for money with the same great services and food!

Yours Sincerely


Steven, Atilla, Ray and the rest of the Crew.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed two nights as part of the great value "Muddy Boots" deal and were delighted by our stay. Our room [18] was tastefully decorated, spacious, warm and welcoming. Staff were, without exception, helpful and friendly and went out of their way to offer extremely high service at all times. We upgraded our package to include meals in the restaurant, which again were of a very high standard and offered value for money that was significantly higher than we had anticipated. Views over the hills and lake were stunning. This hotel is a real gem and we will most certainly be back again and heartily recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank digmeout
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Bridge H, General Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear digmeout
Thank you for your very kind review, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your Fill and polish your boots experiences!!!
We agree that the package prices are extremely good value for money but believe that our guests deserve a treat and we strive to offer value for money when we can, of course this is easier in the winter months.
We all look welcome to being able to welcome you back and I am just sorry that my being away on holiday resulted in me not being able to personally welcome you.

Steven
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Stayed here for three nights on the Hotels 'fill your boots' package. The room we had was spacious, very comfortable and had a lovely bathroom. We ate in the bar and the food was excellent. The staff were very, very friendly and we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bridge H, General Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Bubaluyve,

Thank you for your very kind review, We are very happy that everyone seems to be enjoying our "Fill your boots" promotion.

I hope we are able to welcome you back sometime in the near future.

Steven
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We spent two amazing nights here on a recommendation. I cannot fault anything... the room was excellent and bed comfy.. the staff were always helpful and polite... The food was amazing and wine selection exquisite, with thanks to the waiting staff who were able to suggest good wine to compliment our choice of food. Breakfast was excellent with a huge choice to suit all appetites. Can't wait to go back

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bridge H, General Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Anniebonbon
Thank you for your very kind words - Out team work hard and so I am pleased to see you enjoy the experience we strive to deliver.

Cant wait to see you back and all the very best until then.

Steven
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

As a young person visiting the UK for the first time I visited the Bridge some 35 years ago just for dinner as I past through Buttermere. I said at the time that one day I would return to stay. Our stay in October 2013 was great. Wonderful room albeit via lots of stairs and corridors to get there. Fantastic view from room.
The staff were extremely helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.

This is an incredible gem of a small hotel in a fantastic location and is now our equal favorite (along with the " Duke of Marlborough" in Russell, New Zealand). If there was ever two hotels who should twin these are they.

Thanks to all the staff for such a fantastic stay, We will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hodjam
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Bridge H, General Manager at Bridge Hotel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear hodjam,
Thank you for taking the time to visit and review your stay. We were delighted to be able to welcome you back and thank you for your kind words.

The Hotel you mention looks wonderful and I am pleased we are of a similar ilk in your opinion.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Steven
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Property: Bridge Hotel
Address: Buttermere CA13 9UZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Buttermere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Buttermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bridge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set between two lakes and surrounded by Fells in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Bridge Hotel is situated on a site which has been occupied for over a 1000 years. Licensed as a Coaching Inn in1735 it has evolved into a luxury traditional Lakeland hotel offering a warm welcome, comfort and attentive service. Innovative chefs provide excellent, freshly prepared, locally sourced, quality food both in the dining room and bars. ... more   less 
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