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Skelwith Bridge Hotel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was our second visit to the Skelwith Bridge . We had a great room , 14 , very warm and lovely big bathroom. Very good dinners , lots of choices, and as always one of the best cooked breakfast in the Lakes .All the staff are very pleasant and nothing is too much trouble. We ate in the Bar...

1Thank RoJoApps
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stayed at this hotel for one night only and it was a very pleasant stay.The location is very good! The interior of the hotel is cosy and has got a bar and a restaurant area as well. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The rooms/double bed were quite small but nice. The food was tasty! And they even...

Thank Mariamka
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Skelwith Bridge Hotel continues to be a regular for our walking group. I think we've been visiting here for about ten years now. I suppose that fact in itself is testament to the quality of the hotel. Rooms are comfortable rather than fancy and decor is kept fresh. The restaurant here has always served good food and this year...

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here in febuary for the close proximity for walks, lovely stay. The room was very adequate with plenty of space and a comfy bed and nice shower, the food in the bar was very good and much needed after long walks round langdale. The beer was very good and service was very friendly and efficient, definately worth recommend staying

Thank bobg1990
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on Sunday afternoon for lunch. Our food was lovely and the service professional. All of the staff on duty were so warm and friendly. Lots of parking onsite. This was our first visit but definitely not our last.

2Thank Flossy3094
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed. Talbot bar is now run by very rude eastern Europeans, charging over inflated prices for drinks. £4.90 for an orange and lemonade. When I expressed my concern that this was more than their most expensive beer, they said tough, we don't set the prices. Extremely rude, won't go there again.

1Thank Scubastu97
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had been on a walk, and had just missed the bus by 5mins, the next bus was 3 hrs later, The young lady behind the bar was very helpful and let us use the hotel's phone when we couldn't get a signal on our mobiles, and when we couldn't get a taxi, she gave us a lift in to...

2Thank Susan L R
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant location lot's of walks from the doorstep Ambleside Coniston Elterwater Langdales all close by Next door to Chesters where they sell the most amazing cakes Very dog friendly amazingly helpful and friendly staff Restaurant for "posh" food or the bar ( dog friendly) for lot's of tasty dishes Breakfast spot on, rooms ensuite clean and warm, comfy beds Plenty...

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great traditional hotel in superb location - staff v friendly and the bar and restaurant service were good. Very good value - single room B&B on a Friday night for £55. Evening meal was good although the bread roll was a bit like rubber -as if it had been heated in a microwave. My only plea would be on the...

1Thank Michael_Anderson107
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed here with friends as a base for a hike on the Fairfield horseshoe. Ample parking, Good size & clean rooms. Lovely dinner & breakfast the next morning. Only complaint was that the bedrooms can be noisy. Avoid room 5 if you want an early night and room 18 was also mentioned as a noisy one too. Staff are great...

Thank M4RKP

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located just a short drive from Ambleside, away from the hustle and bustle is Skelwith Bridge. Informal gardens merging seamlessly with the surrounding countryside, real log fires in the winter months and a traditional welcome, Skelwith bridge Hotel really is "your home away from home" The hotel boasts 28 bedrooms, all en-suite and all retaining the character of the original building. We are pleased to offer single, twin, double and king sized rooms available for bed and breakfast or dinner bed and breakfast at fantastically affordable prices all year round. We welcome a whole host of families with children young and old, couples, singles and four legged friends too! The hotel is a fell walkers paradise with many varied easy and more strenuous walks from our doorstep! We even have a drying room available for those wet days ... not that we have too many of those in The Lakes! A host of attractions and other activities are just a short drive or bus ride away including sailing, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, golf, shopping, bars and restaurants, the historic houses of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Ruskin, the market towns of Keswick and Kendal, Grasmere and its world famous gingerbread, Take a cruise on the lakes with the steamers, the lakes aquarium at lakeside, traditional steam railway at Haverthwaite, Manicured gardens at Holker hall, and many more attractions too numerous to list! Our reception staff are always happy to suggest local attractions or walks and we have lots of information in our showcase at reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skelwith Bridge Hotel

Address: Ambleside LA22 9NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $168 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Skelwith Bridge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Skelwith Bridge Ambleside
Hotel Skelwith Bridge
Skelwith Bridge Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#10 Family Hotel in Ambleside
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“My room was in the lodge and was cosy and warm and I loved it.”
medseclady, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“No lift in the hotel so be prepared for stairs to upper rooms.”
N7195DRdavidm, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Number 9 was great, very quiet despite being on the side of the Langdale road.”
djr39, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms 5 & 18 (Noise issues)”
M4RKP, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There should be plenty of parking”
L1am29, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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