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Ritson's Restaurant

The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
+44 17687 76401
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
14 Jul 2016
“Perfect Nouvelle Cuisine”
21 Apr 2017
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Average food, acceptable service but good breakfast, don't expect 5 star but issues with bill and charges just not acceptable in 2017

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday Lunch for Mothering Sunday. Nice relaxed restaurant, attentive service and beautiful surroundings.

Thank D S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Had a lovely meal restaurant was quiet but everyone seemed to be enjoying their meal staff friendly and helpfull

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is the place to go if you like nouvelle cuisine in a comfortable and tastefully furnished restaurant with attentive service. Our dinners were nicely cooked, although they could have been hotter, and presented on the plate with artistry, care, and imagination. They looked, and...More

Thank j471m
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Food was superb. Service excellent. Three course meal in nice surroundings. Check out the menus online, it is really good value for what can only be described as excellent

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I have eaten at Ritson's many time, and have always experienced the food to be of an high standard.The staff are always friendly and helpful and the menu quite varied. We have tried most of the meat and fish dishes, with no...More

Thank dbentley2016
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had starters and mains in the restaurant. We were given a bowl of olives and some delicious homemade bread when we arrived. The starters were lovely. Main course was very good, only fault being undercooked potatoes. The wine was very nice (Italian red) and...More

Thank tracey m
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Small select menu which l like. Excellent tasty food, well presented. Venison cooked a treat. Very nice situation in the heart of the hotel. Staff were lovely, nothing too much trouble. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Had evening meal here which was ok but only because I could not be bothered to find somewhere else at the time. Should have eaten at the Plough

Thank SueBurnley
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Pricey with variable standards. Sent starter back but replacement was fine. Better to eat in the bar.

Thank Rachswissfamily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite CA12 4RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76401
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