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Submitted on Tuesday, 24th December 2013
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Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick

Pub added by Will Larter
B5289
Borrowdale
Postal town: Keswick
CA12 5UX
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Will Larter left this review about Lodore Falls Hotel

The sign near the entrance saying "ramblers welcome" gave me the courage to enter the portals of this very smart hotel. Its location near the dramatic but rather difficult to access falls (made famous by Robert Southey's poem, which is more accessible) justifies its existence, though there's also a reasonably good view of Derwentwater. A very imposing edifice in the local grand hotel style, it's rather off-putting to a humble fell walker and pub crawler such as me, and my pre-Christmas visit was my first in almost five decades of visiting the area. The equally grand hotel bar is to the left on entering the main entrance, and to be fair no one appeared to be at all fazed by my rucksack, shorts and walking boots. All the customers were very casually dressed, it was only the staff who were in formal attire. Several family groups were tucking into bar lunches and having a very good time by the look of it. I was only after a beer, so the presence of two hand pumps was a welcome sight. They were serving Jennings Cumberland Ale and a seasonal special. The bus up or down the valley stops quite near the corner of the hotel, or in summer a trip around the lake by boat can be boarded from the jetty just across the road.

(Date of visit 21st December 2013)

On 31st January 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Aspatria, 19.68 miles, 6 hr 19 min walk (show)
Penrith North Lakes, 20.22 miles, 6 hr 30 min walk (show)
Windermere, 21.49 miles, 7 hr 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Lodore Falls Hotel, Borrowdale
31st Jan 2014, 23:33
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
31st Jan 2014, 23:30
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by hondo .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 January 2014 by hondo .
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