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The Eltermere Inn

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Kegworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We fell upon this place after a long walk in the fell above Elterwater. We had lunch there on a Sunday. They were able to accommodate us in a very welcoming way. Try the Club Sandwiches, there were to die for.

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Lincolnshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to The Eltermere Inn after a few years away and found it to be just as good as we remembered. The setting is wonderful with rooms on the front enjoying the best of the views over the lake and the river. The welcome is warm, the atmosphere friendly but not obtrusive and the food is quite simply excellent....

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband treated me to lunch here for my birthday, we passed The Britannia Inn on the way, it was so busy we carried on five minutes more with our original plan, so glad we did. Ruth & Mark gave a warm welcome on arrival, ordered lunch from the specials board and sat in the delightful gardens basking in the...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we have had in the Lakes and for me, anywhere. We've had a lot in 30years of visiting including L'Enclume. The Bouilibase starter was generous in the extreme in both flavour and quantity. The pork belly taught me that what is usually an unvarying dish can be done so much better. And the regular waitresses were both charming...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We came here seven nights in a row this time last year and thought it was fantastic (clearly). We booked last night for seven to take some friends. It took us ages to be served and when we did the two waitresses and waiter were unbelievably rude and unaccommodating. We had to keep going to the bar to order drinks...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a beautiful Inn in a quiet location in Elterwater. A huge open fire , subdued lighting, deep carpets and a lovely setting to relax in after a hard day's walking in the Lake District. We have eaten here before and were not disappointed on our return visit this week. My husband enjoyed the wild mushroom, spinach and kale...

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Singapore
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went for a dinner at The Eltermere Inn after a long day of driving - our hotel outside Ambleside didn't have a restaurant and the Eltermere Inn's restaurant was one in a list of suggestions for nearby places to eat. We called ahead to make a last minute reservation as it's a relatively popular restaurant. The setting is beautiful,...

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in after a long walk for lunch. A friendly welcome, great food and a beautiful old building with tonnes of character. We had the brie and bacon sandwiches with chunky chips, which were delicious. Will certainly call in again when we are in the area.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you want the Best Afternoon Tea, with the nicest interior, log burning fires, comfy seating, good service, especially for the weary walker a place to visit. This is a hidden secret with its relaxed atmosphere, good range of ales, friendly service and enough seating for all. Only regret we didn't call in for bacon butties on our walk earlier.

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Food delicious and service good. Can recommend the blackberry prosecco Lovely table in front of the open fire. Particularly enjoyed cheese and port . Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and everything was just right.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Eltermere Inn

Address: Elterwater LA22 9 HY, England (Formerly Eltermere Country House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Elterwater
Price Range: RM687 - RM1,374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Eltermere Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Goring-on Thames, United Kingdom
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“The house is old and walls are thick, so expect patchy wifi in sections.”
 of 5 bubbles explrdvr37, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Robin Gryll room excellent”
 of 5 bubbles debrac00per, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check out their website as there is good information and pictures, all the rooms individually styled and very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles MoresbyHall, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have more rain noise as no attic space above them. Views of Elterwater are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles lofer, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have deep lovely baths others have a shower if this matters then check in advance”
 of 5 bubbles Onthehouseplease, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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