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Swinside Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Went for a short 2 night stay with my husband in January.Really lovely stay. It snowed over the weekend which was a real bonus. The room had a fabulous view of Catbells and was wonderful to wake up to on both mornings. Breakfast was excellent as were the evening meals. We ate at the Inn on both nights. It was...

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your 5 star review. The views from the room are gorgeous aren't they! Delighted to hear that you had excellent breakfast and evening meals - we have been putting a lot of effort in to providing good home cooked food, and glad that it's appreciated. Hope we see you again. Lucinda on behalf of Ben...

Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Fell upon this hotel by chance and was so pleased we did. Arrived quite late on Saturday evening and just relaxed and had a lovely dinner - restful and quiet nights sleep in a basic, but comfortable, family room. We were blessed with the weather on Sunday, bright sunshine, so we had a lovely breakfast and then headed out to...

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Gerard. I did try to get you a room for this weekend again, but just couldn't squeeze you in. Shame, cos the weather here is great at the moment. No coat weather in March! Lucinda on behalf of Ben and Sharon

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I stayed over here for two nights. The staff were helpful and friendly and the evening meal I ordered was fantastic. However the Robinson room was a bit dilapidated and there was no TV reception. The Catbells room was nicer but cold even with the radiator and electric heater full on, the TV worked but was very small. Wi-fi was...

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your kind words about the staff and food at about this 17th century inn. I can confirm that the rooms have been checked for TV reception and that they're a comfy temperature and I must admit that those thick old walls do sometimes gives us problems with the WIFI -it's something that we've been working...

Greater Manchester
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed at the Swinside over the weekend and were made very welcome from the outset. We were really impressed at the size of our room (Causey Pike), it was a family room with a separate part with bunks ideal for kids, though we were child free this time it is definitely a place we will bring the kids next...

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your long and detailed review. There's plenty to do with kids, whether it's walking down by the beck and collecting beasties, to nearby GO Ape, to Puzzling World, to canoeing or sailing on Derwentwater, to rock climbing and ghyll scrambling. Actually the list is endless. Hope you get to try it Lucinda, on behalf of Ben...

jarrow
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed here again in January 2016.We had a lovely room called Catbells which has magnificent views onto Cat bells Causey pike,and Barrow.We stayed 4 days so had plenty of time to sample the meals and real ales. All the rooms are a good size and kept to a high standard,Hugo our dog loves the views from the bedroom windows....

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Well, here we have another return visitor - thank you! We really appreciate your review of the pub and the area - it sounds like you did all the things I would do - low level walks, mountain walks, saunter into Keswick, and a taxi back (or maybe I would have the taxi back for different reasons...) Thanks for the...

Nottingham
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed here as a family of disparate adults and a dog who are all well acquainted with The Lakes and its many inns. The Swinside must rate as one of the very best. Brilliant location with easy access to many walks out of the front door, views of Catbells, Causey Pike and Barrow from the rooms named after them,...

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sandra I know that you're part of our many return visitors to this brilliant location, with, as you say, easy access to many walks out of the front door, and stunning views from rooms and bars. Very pleased to hear that you also like the food and the atmosphere. You can come again! Lucinda, on behalf of Ben and...

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

My Husband Clive and I visited The Swinside Inn with an excellent Wowcher deal and we were fortunate to stay in the large room, Causey Pike following a late cancellation. The room was very comfortable, clean, well equipped and tastefully furnished with stunning views. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We ate in the cosy bar / restaurant area...

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Claire. A first trip to the Lake District is never forgotten - next thing you know, you'll have joined the very large band of folk who've visited at least once during every year for 20 years! The mountain views from Causey are amazing, it has a bath - much craved by weary walkers - and will...

Guisborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Lovely 17th century inn nestled in Newlands Valley. Ideal location if wanting to explore Keswick and nearby. Friendly staff. We had both breakfast and evening meal. We would highly recommend the vegetarian breakfast!

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Hi guys Another happy veggie - the chef will be pleased. Thank you for your review. Lucinda, on behalf of Ben and Sharon

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

me and my husband stayed here for 2 nights with our 2 dogs and thoroughly enjoyed it ,good food friendly staff and location amazing, we are definetly returning,lots to see and do in the area and within walking distance of beautiful keswick

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Always happy to hear that someone's going to make a return visit. If you love walking, it's an easy decision isn't it, with so many walks from the doorstep - we often see pooped dogs at the end of a long day. Thanks for your appreciation of the staff (and the food) too. Lucinda, on behalf of Ben...

Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed for two nights and loved every minute of it. The rooms were very nice and the view from the bedroom was spectacular. The food was really good too, didn't expect such great vegetarian food so far out in the sticks! Would highly recommend anyone visiting the derwent water area to stay here.

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Benandsharon H, Owner at Swinside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation Dan. I know that our chef appreciates feedback for her traditional British restaurant food, and reads these reviews, so she'll very pleased to see your comments. Lucinda, on behalf of Ben and Sharon

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traditional, over 300 year old, lakeland pub,with bed and breakfast rooms. We're a short walk from Derwentwater and the iconic Catbells. Traditional bar with open fire places. The location of this hotel is perfect if you want to explore the lake district, with mountain views from some rooms and all bars. We also have a six bedroom holiday let available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swinside Inn

Address: Newlands Valley, Keswick CA12 5UE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Newlands Valley
Price Range: $163 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Views in the front would have a lovely valley view...but we only slept in ours so overlooking the back and trees was not a problem.”
KathrynT, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The 'Causey' has just been fixed up so all new and lovely”
Sheila1951, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“For the view stretch a bit and stay in Catbells, plus get the cheese board!”
Jonno1910, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All have views I think, I don't think there's a bad choice.”
945georgeh, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in Barrow, and were very disappointed. I am sure there were better rooms.”
GillianP968, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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