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Howtown Hotel

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful converted hunting lodge run by the same family for over a hundred years. It sits on the edge of Ullswater, a few miles from the bustling Pooley Bridge. Inside it is quaint, beautifully run as a family home where meals are at 9.00am for breakfast, heralded by a gong, and supper at 7.00pm. The rooms are...

1Thank laneyrandell
Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoying a bike ride and had planned to stop for a refreshment break at Pooley Bridge, but we still had a bit of energy so decided to continue to Howtown having heard good reports about the new tea room. What a delight. Friendly staff, good service, cakes nice and fresh (and tasty) and plenty of tea in the pot. Couldn't...

1Thank Pudslyn
Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional tearoom adjacent to the hotel. High quality fixtures and fittings. Very good, freshly prepared food (including epic sausage rolls!), friendly and helpful staff. Surrounded by the best the Lake District has to offer. Highly recommended.

1Thank Scrope1
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We took the boat to Howtown expecting to spend an hour or two here and get the boat back. But it's not that kind of place. There's a "tea shop" and the hotel. We wanted a cream tea so headed for the tea room. My impression of a tea room is that it should be oldy worldy, China tea cups...

3Thank MrMcGoohan
Howtown, Owner at Howtown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr McGoohan, Thank you for the positive comments about the hotel, which, as you observed, represents the traditional charm of this beautiful Lakeland village. Generations of visitors have stopped by to enjoy a cream tea – or a pint - and a rest in our lovely garden before continuing their journey suitably refreshed. In recent years the popularity of...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Wandered in to Howtown after a walk from Patterdale looking for somewhere to get a cuppa and a cake before getting the Steamer back to Glenridding, and spotted a sign saying 'Tea Room'. Very new and clean, with helpful staff and fast service. The pot of tea was just the ticket, and the Tiffin was rich, delicious (and I assume...

1Thank EatScouse
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A simply wonderful slice of good old fashioned Lake District hospitality. We stayed for four nights, including one night for a family wedding, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The decor is pure quaint charm and plenty to keep you interested whilst you take tea or coffee by the roaring fire in the lounge or a G&T in the bar (which...

1Thank Nicole N
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped off here after completing around 13 miles of the 22 mile trek we planned which took in all of the Ullswater Way and a little more besides. Was a very pleasant relief to find such a surprisingly fantastic tea room where we quickly demolished a number of sandwiches and cakes before burning off this calories on the remains 9...

Thank tangerineman2015
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The coffee shop at the rear of the hotel only opened this summer. The hotel always has a good reputation for afternoon teas but the Coffee Shop must excel. The venue is spotless. fresh and inviting, the staff and welcoming and friendly and the food is delicious. Freshly made sandwiches to order, and fantastic home made cakes and scones. Made...

1Thank Val & Stuart c
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Tea and an amazing homemade scone (thankyou tearoom staff!) in the garden today it was just what I needed ! Well worth the drive.... This is a beautiful gem of a hotel, big shoutout to the barman (from Sunderland) for his great 5 star attitude and service. I'll be returning soon !

1Thank ChillyLady
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I had the tea room recommended to me before we'd even set off for our Lake District holiday at nearby Pooley Bridge. On the afternoon we visited there were a few other people in the place but it wasn't so crowded that you were searching for a place to sit. My Mrs had the mushroom soup and warm bread rolls...

1Thank J P S

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Address: Ullswater | nr Penrith, Howtown CA10 2ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Howtown
Number of rooms: 24
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“The hosts are there to advise you on what accommodation is best for you.”
laneyrandell, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Room one with en suite is great.- No TV in the room”
skibuff1, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 is just over the front door, bath across the hall. Splendid view, but slightly more noise as dinner guests were leaving.”
866richa, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“only there for tea”
TripMember03312015, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Have a sense of humour!”
SimonJA64, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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