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The Trout Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Cockermouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on a Sunday for two night break.
Staff very welcoming and large room overlooking the river was extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean.
Dinner each evening was first class with pre dinner drinks and canapés in bar.
Location ideal for northern and western lakes and a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing break.

Room Tip: River view recommended
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent setting in beautiful Cockermouth. Easy self parking at no extra charge. Dog friendly, although expect to pay for the dog being with you and expect to read through a page full of rules and regs.

Took the wife for her birthday treat, and the promise of some excellent food.

Staff at reception were helpful and friendly and the place is beautifully appointed.
Our room (Superior) was clean and spacious, with a very nice bathroom complete with the usual toiletries.

We expected more of the restaurant. The setting was lovely, but the food was below the standard we'd have expected. Wife had a souffle to start, which was delicious. I had the scallops which themselves were nicely cooked, but the dish lacked any 'oomph'. It was prepared with hazelnuts, which didn't go particularly well with the scallops, and overall was quite an oily dish. Luckily, there was some delicious bread to mop up some of the oil.

As a main, my wife had the slow-cooked pork with black pudding mash and cabbage. The pork was, indeed, slow cooked, but a bit dry. Again, nothing to make the dish outstanding. I had the Cumbrian sirloin steak - rare, with tomato and fries. The steak was done perfectly, but was a bit tough - though edible. Fires were done nicely and the tomato was delicious. Once again, though, it was a bit oily overall and lacked any style.

Dessert for the wife was a lemon posset with blackberries and shortbread. Nicely done, but a bit too sweet generally. I had the whisky, honey and orange jelly with a custardy sauce (creme anglaise?). Wow! The jelly wasn't at all what I was expecting. It had a LOT of whisky in it - so much that I was unable to detect the honey. It had a bitterness to it that made it almost unpleasant. There were orange segments embedded in the jelly which could have done with being poached a little. Even with the sweetness of the sauce, I was unable to get over the bitterness of the jelly. What a shame!

Overall, it's a nice establishment if you'd like a quite weekend away - but don't expect a lot of the kitchen. There are lots of other nice (looking) restaurants in Cockermouth, but as we were only there for one night, we didn't get a chance to try them.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank grumpyhaggis
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best places in the Cockermouth area. As a family we all agree that it is probably the friendliest place in the whole Lake District area. The staff are always friendly, polite and welcoming. Excellent

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
Thank grannyoftwelve
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went back to the trout after a while away visiting other local eateries. Had the Cod and chips a throughly enjoyed it. Was disappointed on a previous visit but if this was anything to go by it looks like they have gotten back to normal

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank John D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us stayed for three nights for a family funeral, staying in 4 rooms, on the 1st 2nd and 3rd of November 2017. Although we were there for a sad occasion, the joy for us, was the stay at The Trout. Every single member of staff went out of their way to help, the service is absolutely excellent. The rooms are very comfortable with beautiful white crisp linen, and wonderful bathrooms. We booked for dinner bed and breakfast, having only ever had B&B before ( and I have to say a most excellent breakfast) , but please, I have to urge anyone staying to try the restaurant. The food is absolutely superb! for starters I had a cheese soufflé , (which I still dream about)- incredible, followed by a sharing chateaubriand steak which was meltingly delicious, served with undeniably THE best fat chips I have ever eaten, crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside. Perfect vegetables and a wonderful apple merengue pudding made it the most memorable and wonderful meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant! The whole experience, the food , the staff, the beds all made this a most perfect retreat for anyone seeking a comfortable and relaxing stay. Bliss!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Thank hazel E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early and went into the bar to have drinks, which were really nice and came with canapés. The menu was very nice and we had Chateau Bria rare it was absolutely delicious and a large portion. The staff were pleasant and professional. We will definitely be going back.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank David G
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I am reviewing the restaurant but it no longer seems possible to do that since the floods and there is only the hotel site available. First time I had been here since the 2015 floods and I have had mixed comments from local people. We were here in a large group for lunch. Despite the size of the group the service was welcoming, friendly and efficient. We had a limited choice for food but it was well cooked and tasty. Based on this experience we may be prepared to give it a go as a couple for dinner and review again

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Alfred S
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Additional Information about The Trout Hotel

Address: Crown Street, Cockermouth CA13 0EJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Cockermouth
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cockermouth
#1 Family Hotel in Cockermouth
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cockermouth
Price Range: $200 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Trout Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the moment you arrive at the Trout Hotel you will receive a warm, friendly welcome. We are an independent hotel, run by a close-knit team of caring, enthusiastic people who go out of their way to make you feel at home, comfortable and relaxed.Our idyllic, picture postcard setting on the bank of The River Derwent in Cockermouth and the calm, relaxing atmosphere, will help you instantly feel at ease. The luxurious, soft furnishings will help you unwind. Our thoughtful, attentive team will see to your every need. We understand that doing the little things well is what makes your stay with us so special. It’s also the reason why we welcome back so many of our friends year after year. ... more   less 
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