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Ritson's Restaurant

The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
+44 17687 76401
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
2 weeks ago
“Pleasant hotel and restaurant”
12 Jul 2017
“Some minor letdowns, not cheap but generally very nice food”
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$$ - $$$
The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly hotel and reasonable restaurant. Food was good and well presented. Wine list was rather pricey.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very good staff and a really good menu with attentive service and a dog friendly area too. Good selection of beers and ales and the sort of place which is good to go back to more than once - I think we managed 3 or...More

Thank Clive B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We decided to eat in when we stopped at the hotel and have a more expensive meal than we would usually choose. Negatives first - the Creme Brulee was liquid under the crust - really strange. The place had next to no atmosphere due to...More

Thank AMW1970
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Superb menu, reads like Masterchef and comes up with the goods, beautiful presentation, locally sourced food

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Average food, acceptable service but good breakfast, don't expect 5 star but issues with bill and charges just not acceptable in 2017

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday Lunch for Mothering Sunday. Nice relaxed restaurant, attentive service and beautiful surroundings.

Thank D S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Had a lovely meal restaurant was quiet but everyone seemed to be enjoying their meal staff friendly and helpfull

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is the place to go if you like nouvelle cuisine in a comfortable and tastefully furnished restaurant with attentive service. Our dinners were nicely cooked, although they could have been hotter, and presented on the plate with artistry, care, and imagination. They looked, and...More

Thank j471m
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Food was superb. Service excellent. Three course meal in nice surroundings. Check out the menus online, it is really good value for what can only be described as excellent

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I have eaten at Ritson's many time, and have always experienced the food to be of an high standard.The staff are always friendly and helpful and the menu quite varied. We have tried most of the meat and fish dishes, with no...More

Thank dbentley2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76401
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