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The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa

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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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Creative country-house cooking in the heart of the Lakes

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Set in two acres of riverside gardens with breathtaking Grasmere views, this was once the hunting lodge for the Earl of Cadogan. These days, this plush hotel offers cutting-edge cooking in the Signature Restaurant. With atmospheric lighting and an airy conservatory, the dining room makes for an elegant setting for modern interpretations of classic flavour combinations. Start with pan-fried scallops, apple, pancetta and cauliflower, before moving on to Herdwick lamb rump, crispy belly, cabbage, carrots, creamed haggis and barbecue gel. End with 'tea and coffee' an inventive dessert of coffee cheesecake, Earl Grey bonbons and Amaretto jellies.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Jaid Smallman

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 40
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 18
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 18

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Off A591 centre of village adjacent to St Oswald's Church

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