About Bridge House Hotel
- high speed internet in room
- free internet
- bar lounge
- free parking
- public wifi
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- non smoking rooms
- non smoking hotel
- flatscreen tv
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- shared lounge tv area
- free breakfast
- breakfast available
- kids meals
- reduced mobility rooms
- special diet menus
7 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Keep going back
"We have been at least 4 times now to the Bridge House, and have always enjoyed staying there. Room 10 is to die for, but usually booked well in advance, however we really like the room right at the top of the building ( ? rm 18 ). Food is very good, although last visit we noticed a distinct difference in the menu and wrongley thought there was a new chef. This has somewhat put my husband off returning again, the earlier menu was definately better, eg, the newer menu seems to be using cheaper cuts of meat and roasts seem to attract a monetary supplement. All in all though its good value, staff are very helpful and friendly and I particularily liked the toileteries which are from the Pure Lakes company and are natural products. Another good point about this hotel is that a very small amount (with the customers permission ) is added to the bill to be used for the upkeep and maintenance of walks in the area, an excellent idea."
- Travel date: Fri 17th of October 2008
Excellent Value and Service
"Located on the edge of the village it is a great spot for walking.
Stayed for a week in Room 16 - all the rooms can be seen on their web site. Room was clean and well furnished - TV with a few sat channels seemed rather large - lots of storage space - bath and a shower with basic toiletries provided.
Staff were very friendly and helpful at all times.
Normal rate is dinner bed and breakfast. Breakfast had a good choice and staff tried to meet special requests.
The dinner is excellent value, four courses plus coffee, a wide varied choice, well cooked and presented. There were always two vegetarian choices for the main course and at least one for the other courses.
Dinner orders had to be made at least 30 minutes before you dined, but on two occasions they had run out one of the items so best to order the day before or in the morning.
The table are a little close together but not all will be occupied since people eat at different times. Service is fast, at times a little too fast, but the staff get to know your preferences.
Although on the main road through the village the hotel is very quiet, there is little traffic at night and the village seems to go to bed early and get up late. It is an oldish building that seems to have been converted so it does have some squeaky floorboards.
Several buses stop outside the hotel giving easy access to other towns and lakes.
Overall excellent value for money, near"
- Travel date: Fri 8th of August 2008
Small Friendly Hotel
"Lovely friendly small hotel in centre of Grasmere. Room was beautifully furnished with a great view up the hills. Meals were very nice, but not quite as interesting as the menu lead us to believe. Great picnic lunch! Staff were all very welcoming, we would like to return in the future."
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of July 2008
the proprietors listen to trip advisor.......
"they must have read the reviews...
We've just returned from our second visit to Bridge House and the dinner is no longer served at quite the same frenetic speed
The food is great, plenty of choices.
The savoury sauces are to die for!
Only quibble: It's only a weekly menu , so if you're a fussy eater staying for a fortnight you might encounter a problem. We had no problems tho since we're pretty much omniverous.
But a 2 week menu is certainly something they should bear in mind"
- Travel date: Tue 8th of July 2008
"Just returned from a 3 night break at Bridge House Hotel. I was reluctant to write about The Bridge House as I fear too many people will hear of this hotel and it will be harder to book a room in the future! That aside all I can say is that we found the whole experience extremely enjoyable, so much so that we have already booked a future trip. Xmas & New Year are already full and 2008 currently has a waiting list accumulating mostly with repeat bookings. The staff are helpful and pleasant and make you feel really welcome. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, our room I think had been recently re-painted with tasteful new curtains and matching soft furnishings. The food is served quite rapidly but is beautifully presented and tastes superb. The location is in the heart of Grasmere where you can leave your car in their car-park and amble around all day without worrying where to park. The views are spectacular and although we were not very lucky with the weather (what do you expect it is the Lake District) it didn't detract from an enjoyable few days away from it all. Highly recommend this hotel if you're looking for a tranquil setting, centrally located and warm, welcoming staff."
- Travel date: Sun 19th of August 2007
Great Relaxing Hotel.
"As an Ex-pat, coming back to to The Lakes after thirty-five years, have to say it was great.Grasmere is chocko during the day, which is why folks go wandering in the perfect countryside all around.After five-thirty, Grasmere becomes a ghost town, which I love.
This is a place for romantic getaways, hikers and people who want to get away from it all.Ambleside and Windermere are cities compared to Grasmere.
The hotel room we have stayed in has been perfect, four poster bed, great views and really clean.The staff are very helpfull as well.
As the previous review mentioned, in the dining room, the tables are situated too close to each other, but no big deal.
My only complaint, is that you have to order your food during the day, and at night, the first three courses are served like fast food places, your plates are taken away the second you are finished, and the next course arrives within twenty seconds.You are allowed five minutes before the superb desserts arrive.
That is my only complaint, and it's not a big issue, but could be dealt with.
We will be going back for a third time soon."
- Travel date: Wed 18th of April 2007
"Lovely location right in the centre of Grasmere and by the church. Comfortable rooms were quite spacious, some overlooking the garden and some at the back overlooking (and nearly in) the river. Nice food but quite a squashy experience with tables in a row and almost touching each other - no cosy twosome chats! Nice, friendly hotel but a bit spoiled by the lack of dining space."
- Travel date: Tue 31st of October 2006