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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted to visit Sharrow Bay for afternoon tea but upon calling to book our reservation and asking if there was a dress code, we got told 'no jeans' As my husband and I had come on a laid back holiday, we hadn't packed for a fancy afternoon tea so had to cancel our reservation. We still wanted to go...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Little B, I apologise for the information you were given, which led to your disappointment. I hope we can welcome you back to Sharrow Bay in the future. Kind regards, Oliver.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I last visited this hotel over 12 years ago, and what a different experience. The warmth and open welcome that was once the trademark of this grand dame of hotels has sadly gone. No sherry in the room, many of the beautiful antiques are no longer there, the wow of the tasting menu was not to be found. The staff...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Squiffy1973, we are sorry to hear you feel disappointed upon your return visit - things have indeed changed in 12 years following several changes in management. The collections you comment upon were inherited by a previous manager and it was his choice to dispose of or keep as he wished. We still have many lovely original pieces which we...

Baildon
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visit Sharrow Bay for our significant wedding anniversaries and we were there on Sunday 23rd October for afternoon tea. This is the only meal over the years we have not eaten there. It did not disappoint. We had a private area of the dining room overlooking the lake. The food was delicious and the staff very attentive. We enjoyed...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susie M, we're happy to hear we helped you celebrate another special event, congratulations from all at Sharrow Bay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Oliver.

carlisle
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Having been a regular diner at Sharrow Bay for almost 30 years, my friend and myself have not only enjoyed the fabulous food but the whole Sharrow Bay experience of exquisite service which was always attentive and the ability of the staff to make you feel totally 'looked after'. However, on this occasion we were made to feel like an...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jane c, we wholeheartedly apologise for the oversight regarding your dietary requirements, we are extremely disappointed this happened and have spoken to all the staff involved to ascertain the missing link and therefore take appropriate action. However, as you say you are a regular guest, and that the staff who did their best to remedy an unfortunate situation that...

Douglas, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is still great. Been coming for over 20 years and still find it a wonderful place to stay. Food excellent and the bedrooms. The view from the lounge over the lake is to die for for. Long may this place prosper!

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul D, thank you for your kind comments, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back to Sharrow Bay soon, Kind regards, Oliver.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Three day break. This is a bit of luxury and was a treat for us. The room - the Aphrodite - was spacious and very comfortable with a fabulous bathroom and a view of the lake. The food was excellent. Whilst the menu doesn't change there is plenty to choose from. My husband had the damson soufflé 3x. Breakfasts were...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 100dawn100, Thank you for your very kind words, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope we can welcome you back to Sharrow Bay soon. Kind regards, Oliver.

Reviewed 21 October 2016

A shame we only stayed for one night in the keepers lodge annexe, i should have done more research in order to afford to stay longer, and arrange a better room view of Lake Ullswater; none judgemental staff for us poorer types, a birthday treat for my wife. Food excellent, breakfast superb, can see why the establishment is patronised by...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexander A, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope we can welcome you back soon in order that you can enjoy our closer views of the lake - which are beautiful once discovered. Kind regards, Oliver.

Chester United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife and I visited the Sharrow Bay for our anniversary and having been recommended to try this lovely hotel over thirty years ago we thought it about time we gave it a try and it certainly did not disappoint. This lovely country house hotel is situated right on the shores of the lake with the most beautiful views. It...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ianoona, thank you for your very positive review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope we do not have to wait so long to welcome you back to Sharrow Bay. Kind regards, Oliver.

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel positions itself as a Country Hotel and it's exactly that. It's secluded location on the south bank of Ullswater is gorgeous and the building is everything an exclusive country hotel should be. The lounges are extremely comfortable and very tastefully decorated and the smell of woodsmoke from the log fires completes the cosy atmosphere. The staff are friendly...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Casablancan, we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and our beautiful location. We do have planning permission ready to implement to resolve the possible weather issues you mention, you'll be glad to know, as the views from the garden rooms are stunning. We take on board your comments about certain dishes and will share that...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife & I have just returned from another two day visit to Sharrow Bay. On the first night we attended the South American Wine Dinner; and what a lovely evening it was. The eight course menu (finely tuned to accommodate each diner's dietary preferences) was truly magnificent. As the title suggests, the wines chosen by sommelier Robert were varied...

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Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PaulPhotoman, thank you for your very positive review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We have passed your kind comments on to all involved. We hope to welcome you back to Sharrow Bay soon. Kind regards, Oliver.

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sharrow Bay is unique; the epitome of English country living in an unrivalled location surrounded by snow-topped mountains and fells, right on the shores of Lake Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in the country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel

Address: Howtown Road | Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith > Pooley Bridge
Price Range: $278 - $526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Has to be a room with a view over Ullswater whether in the main body of the hotel or in the Garden annexe.”
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“Insist on a Lake View.”
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“Ask for a table overlooking the lake. We can recommend Pinky and Maria for rooms to stay overnight in.”
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