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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Contemporary cooking overlooking Windermere

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Acquired in 1888 by the fifth Earl of Lonsdale, indefatigable sportsman and eventual first president of the Automobile Association, Holbeck Ghyll began life as a Victorian hunting lodge, when its eminent position overlooking Lake Windermere must have suggested itself as a suitable bolthole for country pursuits. Passing through successive stages of private ownership, it embarked on its career as a hotel in the 1970s, gradually acquiring the accretions of contemporary style in luxury suites, hot tub and steam room, and staging the kinds of weddings at which you will surely want to roll up in a vintage car. Dining goes on in an austerely panelled room, where the window seats are literally that, rather than freestanding chairs, for those with their backs to the view. Having your back to the view is not the luckiest option, as the sweeping panorama over the lake, with Coniston Old Man brooding in the background, is one of the magnetic attractions of Holbeck. Then again, for those who are single-mindedly focused on the food and its production, a chef's table for up to 10 diners is a trendy option.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): William Dimartino

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 60
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from: £52
  • Tasting menu from: £72
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

3 miles north of Windermere on A591, right into Holbeck Lane (signed Troutbeck), hotel 0.5 miles on left.

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