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Welcome to The Lancrigg

Address: Easedale, Grasmere, LA22 9QN

Telephone: 015394 35317 015394 35317

Hotel Description

A traditional Lakeland country house noted for its friendly relaxed ambiance and unobtrusive service, with 12 individual and comfortable bed rooms. A romantic destination for honeymoons and special occasions. The perfect place to unwind and restore body and soul. Situated in the very heart of the Lake District mountains there is wonderful walking from the door. Grasmere is situated between Keswick and Kendal, really making it the perfect place to explore each side of the Lake District from.

Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Family Rooms
  • Inroom Breakfast
  • Ironing Service
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Massage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat

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Hotel Reviews - The Lancrigg

Lovely Setting, Great Service With A Smile
The hotel is in an idyllic peaceful spot away from the \"bustle\" of Grasmere, though the village is only a 10 minute walk down the hill. Service was very friendly, both at front desk and in the bar, and the food was excellent in the evening and at breakfast. Rooms were comfortable. A nice little gem, tucked away, will definitely return.

Michael Taylor - 10th Aug, 2017
Verified Review

Very Accomodating
The hotel is lovely, the room was comfortable and when booking for a room suitable for 2 cots and 2 dogs they were most helpful. The bathroom could do with modernising but the spa bath was a treat. The breakfast was delicious but the menu and environment were a little too serious at dinner for our young family.

Mrs Bishop - 8th Aug, 2017
Verified Review

One Night Stay
Very nice hotel with friendly and helpful staff.

The breakfast was nice, but it was vegetarian which was a refreshing change.

Paul Vaughan - 24th Jul, 2017
Verified Review

Franklin Room
The grounds were beautiful The breakfast was delicious. Our room was very comfortable. We enjoyed sitting in the bar and having a drink at the end of the day. We enjoyed the recorded music that they had.

What we enjoyed most was the staff. They were so friendly and energetic. The problem that we had was our room was not properly cleaned when we returned from our walk at the end of our day. There were not enough clean towels, the trash cans were full and bathroom and the floor had not been cleaned up. However once we found the staff they quicklly remedied the problem.

Mary Jeffries - 19th Jul, 2017
Verified Review

Happy Customer :)
Great food. Warm, welcoming service.

Will stay again.

Mohammed Usman - 16th Jul, 2017
Verified Review

A Lovely Peaceful Stay In A Beautiful Setting
The staff at lancrigg were very helpful and friendly. I didn\'t dine there myself but overheard some raving reviews from other people. I will be recommending them to family and friends. The area was beautiful with lovely woodland walks. First time I\'ve ever slept away from home the bed was very comfortable. The only downfall was our shower had no power. Would definitely stay again

Carol Gilmour - 14th Jul, 2017
Verified Review

Great Food & Service
We stayed for one night\'s B&B and evening meal. The vegetarian food was fantastic and the staff very friendly and attentive. I would nit hesitate to recommended to family or friends and would certainly return for another stay.

Rob Chalk - 13th Jul, 2017
Verified Review

Fine Dining Indeed
We usually struggle to eat 2 courses at most restaurants, so it was with some trepidation that we ordered a 5 course dinner. We need not have worried - portion sizes allowed us to enjoy the entire meal (and that is definitely not a criticism.)

And what a meal it was.

Canapes served with our pre-dinner drinks were tasty as well as unusual (salt and vinegar popcorn, pesto topped arrancini, cucumber topped with cream cheese).

The generously sized amuse-bouche was a delightfully light concoction of pea flavoured Panna cottage, sprinkled with goats cheese.

My husband and I each selected different starters, mains and desserts so we sampled half of the entire vegetarian menu. Each of the dishes was a work of art, both to look at and to consume. The variety of flavours, colours and textures was a constant source of delight.

We will definitely return, and that will give us a dilemma - order the same wonderful dishes again, or try some of the others?

I should definitely mention the young, enthusiastic staff who added greatly to our enjoyment of the meal.

heaney undefined - 10th Jul, 2017
Verified Review

Highly Recommended
We had an fantastic weekend at Lancrigg. The refurbishments are a big improvement to the rooms, the 8 course vegan tasting meal was amazing and all the staff were friendly, relaxed and professional.

Alison McKay - 30th Jun, 2017
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Pleasant Country Getaway With Our Dog
My daughter and myself decided to take a last minute break to the Lakes and booked the hotel the American day. It worked out very well and we really enjoyed the stay . Having looked around the area I would certainly return to the Lancrigg for future stays as it offered exactly the right combination of comfort in a quiet, relaxing location.we took our did too and we\'re equally delighted to find she was made very welcome and not just tolerated as is often the case. The breakfasts were excellent and the bar meal we had was equally good too. For a taste of the lakes , great views and good service I would certainly recommend this Hotel.we would love to see it in the sunshine next visit ! Just one thing- on the booking website I was led to believe there was a pool. This was misleading as we did want an hotel with a pool. Didn\'t spoil our stay though.

denise putser - 29th Jun, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Hi Denise,

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit.

Which website did you see that it suggested we have a pool?



We had a lovely stay at lancrigg the setting is breathtaking and the staff were Very warm and friendly to us and they welcomed Charlie our Labrador with open arms. The service was excellent. Our room was very comfortable with all you needed for a comfy stay.

Francis Peck - 27th May, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Charlie,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

Gem Of A Find
We booked our stay just a couple of days in advance & what a find. The hotel is set in scenic surroundings, our room was lovely. The staff really friendly & nothing was too much trouble. The food was tasty but at breakfast why 2 poached eggs but only 1 fried egg?? We will definitely stay again .

Mary Dissanayaka - 21st May, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Mary,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

Our stay was Excellent. Staff were so friendly and helpful. The initial check-in time is initially 15:00-22:00. However our travel was delayed and we wasn\'t able to check in on time. Chris went out of his way and kindly stayed behind to check us in! The bed was extra comfortable. The room was beautiful! Has a vintage touch with modern bathroom. The view was Absolutely stunning! Couldn\'t be happier with our stay. Thank you Chris.

Esmee Elouahabi - 21st May, 2017
Verified Review

Our stay was Excellent. Staff were so friendly and helpful. The initial check-in time is initially 15:00-22:00. However our travel was delayed and we wasn\'t able to check in on time. Chris went out of his way and kindly stayed behind to check us in! The bed was extra comfortable. The room was beautiful! Has a vintage touch with modern bathroom. The view was Absolutely stunning! Couldn\'t be happier with our stay. Thank you Chris.

Esmee Elouahabi - 21st May, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Esmee,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

what an amazing hotel fantastic service

the food is amazing

will be back next year

Mrs. A Gardner - 30th Apr, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Mrs Gardner,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

Just The Two Of Us
We were blown away by the beautiful setting.the grounds were superb.we are not vegetarians but we really enjoyed the breakfast.the hotel its self is quite quirky and a little dated.the service is maybe a little too unobtrusive,it would have been nice to have been asked how we were and if we had enjoyed our stay.we found the hotel very relaxing and would not rule out going back.

Patricia Crawford - 23rd Apr, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Patricia,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

Lovely people, amazing location, stunning food.

Adonica Evans - 11th Apr, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Adonica,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

A Great Stay!
Excellent stay with friendly service, we opted for the five course evening meal which was outstanding. Breakfast continued with the same high standards of service and quality food.

Mr. Chris dickinson - 6th Apr, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Chris,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

Lovely Vegan Food
Great relaxing stay in a lovely country house in a beautiful setting. The main reason we chose Lancrigg was the top quality vegan food and it didn\'t disappoint. Bonus Red Squirrel and Roe Deer on the lawn too.

Mr. Paul Tillsley - 4th Apr, 2017
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Good Afternoon Chris,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. I was hoping you might be kind enough to repost your review on tripadvisor for other potential customers to read about your pleasant stay.

Kindest of Regards,

Graeme at Reception

Everything Was Wonderful
This wasn\'t first visit to Lancrigg and I will definitely be back. The staff were incredibly helpful and very friendly. The food was excellent and the service from the staff couldn\'t have been better. The room was very comfortable and the view from my room was stunning. Many thanks.

Ms. Anna Beddow - 18th Mar, 2017
Verified Review

Excellent Food And Friendly Service
We stayed for two nights over a weekend in January, with breakfast and dinner on both days. The dinner is incredible, especially if you are vegan: it isn\'t often you get a meal with such delicate presentation and flavour. If you have a sweet tooth I recommend the sweet chestnut dish for desert. The ingredients seemed largely seasonal as well, which is especially comforting in the winter. The breakfast was great: try the TLT if you like tofu! We stayed in the azalea suite which was spacious and very comfortable. Good deep hot bath after a day on the fells! It was quiet and peaceful and in fact the only things that woke me were a blackbird and an owl right outside the window. This is a good spot for red squirrels too. The staff were lovely and very friendly. This was our fourth visit but the first since the hotel changed management, and we will definitely be back.

Ms. Holly Rumble - 23rd Jan, 2017
Verified Review

Overnight Stay
A beautiful house with lots of history. It is under new ownership and I fear it may not stay vegetarian. But, for now, the food was fantastic (very accommodating to vegans). The communal areas were comfortable and the staff very helpful and friendly. My room was awaiting refurbishment and had a funny smell, which I reported. But it was warm and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Beautiful views and walks. Highly recommended and here\'s hoping it stays vegetarian.

Mrs. Caroline Kitching - 23rd Jan, 2017
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Peace And Tranquillity From The Madness
As always the stay was perfect in every way, the attentive staff the glorious food, the scenery and the ambience top notch we will be returning again in the future.

Superb new menu as well it ,must be said

Gary Thirwell - 19th Jan, 2017
Verified Review

Vegetarian Heaven!
On arrival, a very warm welcome put us at ease after our long drive. Despite on-going building work, which in no way affected us, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room, which we understand is next for refurbishment, was comfortable and had a wonderful Lakeland view. The quality, originality and presentation of the meals was exceptional. The chef must be particularly innovative and creative. A log fire in the lounge provided a relaxing atmosphere at the end of a day\'s walking. All the staff gave us a personalised service. We recommend Lancrigg House to all discerning vegetarians.

Mrs R - 10th Jan, 2017
Verified Review

We had a wonderful stay at Lancrigg. The hotel itself is beautifully restored retaining its country house character and in the most idyllic setting on the paths to Helm Crag and Easedale Tarn with its breathtaking views and stunning waterfalls.

The staff are all absolutely lovely. It is really more like being a guest in a very welcoming home. The food was incredible - the best dinner I have had in a hotel. It was wonderful to have fresh soya milk brought up to our rooms too for making our own tea. We came back to the hotek for breakfast, lunch and dinner because really there is nowhere else locally of their standard.

What else can I say? I would recommend this hotel to anyone - vegan, vegetarian or not.

Mrs. Lorna Morris - 9th Jan, 2017
Verified Review

A Very Special Place.
A big thank you to Simon and his team for making our all too brief stay at Lancrigg so special. The welcoming but informal atmosphere made us feel relaxed immediately. The food was excellent and staff were very helpful and friendly. The location is exceptional. We would have loved to stay longer. We plan to return.

Howard Griffith - 8th Jan, 2017
Verified Review

Idyllic New Year Break
My husband and I, with our beloved dog, stayed at Lancrigg for 2 nights from New Years Eve. We love this hotel, the location, the history and have always loved the vegetarian food. It is now even better.The food was exquisite!The staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much bother for them, and so efficient. Thank you, Lancrigg, for a wonderful start to 2017.

Mr and Mrs Foster - 4th Jan, 2017
Verified Review

Glad To Be Back!
We used to be regulars at Lancrigg, and were really happy to see that the spirit of the place was still there after it had changed ownership. Really, this place is a gem, tucked away amid the hills of Grasmere, and we have always loved its individuality. We stayed three nights just before Christmas, and although the weather could have been kinder, the staff were friendly and attentive, making us feel immediately welcome and relaxed. The meals were imaginative, tasty, and beautifully presented. The rooms were warm, clean, and comfortable, and still kept that individuality that we cherish. We look forward to our next visit, which hopefully will be soon.

Mr. James Dunlop - 3rd Jan, 2017
Verified Review

We have been staying here for 22 years, the new owners are making great strides in both the food and the decor of the hotel.

Food at dinner is now very beautifully presented and tastes delicious! Interesting menu with favorate Sam Smiths Ale still available.

Great location for walking or just chilling out, very friendly staff who can help enough.

We will be going back again!

Mr. Tim Middleton - 3rd Jan, 2017
Verified Review

Superb Vegetarian Meals In An Amazing Location
We had a marvellous 3 nights. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel is on the outskirts of Grasmere very quiet with magnificent views. It\'s an easy 20 minute walk from the town centre. We are not vegetarians but we enjoy vegetarian food and the food here was absolutely wonderful.

Ian Every - 2nd Jan, 2017
Verified Review

Still A Wonderful Vegetarian Haven
We stayed at Lancrigg just before Christmas, our second visit since the hotel changed hands. As loyal vegetarian customers of almost 30 years standing we have been very impressed by the new vegan and vegetarian menus on offer. We also appreciated the various improvements to the general comfort and décor. The staff team are all friendly and helpful. We hope to come again soon.

Ms. Margaret Wood - 29th Dec, 2016
Verified Review

First Class In Every Way
It\'s a few weeks since we stayed now and I did try to upload a review at the time but it didn\'t work and we were basking in the euphoria of a simply stunning meal so it didn\'t really seem to matter! We\'d stayed a couple of years previously and it was good; this time it was even better. New owners, a different style of cooking but all improved. Rob the chef is brilliant and a special mention for Kara {or Cara!)who looked after us. In all, a memorable experience. Oh - and it snowed!

D & A M.

Mrs. Annie Manley - 28th Dec, 2016
Verified Review

The Best Of The Best.
If you like peace and a total absence of traffic, you will find it at Lancrigg.

If you relish a view out into a secluded lakeland valley from your bedroom window, you can see it from Lancrigg.

If you enjoy walking up a 1200 foot cragg, mere yards from your doorstep, you can experience it at Lancrigg.

If you like comfort, sink into it at Lancrigg.

And if you adore the very best of the UK\'s cuisine, especially for vegetarians and vegans, you will eat it at Lancrigg.

Julia Gould - 28th Dec, 2016
Verified Review

My Favourite Hotel, Ever!
This hotel does everything right. Its position nestled amongst the spectacular scenery is unrivalled, the building itself is steeped in creative and artistic history, the rooms are very comfortable and the independent heating means you can achieve and maintain the temperature that suits you best, the staff are charming and attentive yet never intrusive and the vegetarian fine-dining is quite simply the best I\'ve ever had. To top it all, dogs are welcome - truly welcome. The Lancrigg is a very special breath of fresh air. I\'d recommend it to anyone and I\'ll be returning, for sure.

Kate Webb - 28th Dec, 2016
Verified Review

Lancrigg Hotel, Grasmere
We have been coming to this beautiful, peaceful and historical hotel for 6 years and it has become a special place for us. A recent change of ownership has led to sympathetic enhancements throughout, from sensitive, thoughtful landscaping, to guest room refurbishments, and to a new level of excellence in the traditionally vegetarian and vegan menus.

A delight to stay with you last week and we look forward to returning soon.

Dr and Mrs Gould - 13th Dec, 2016
Verified Review

One Night Stay With Dogs
A beautiful building in a stunning location. The food was delicious, I would really recommend it. The main downside was the hotel generally and the dining room were cold and the shower in our room had very low pressure making it difficult to shower properly. The customer service was good.

Mr. kate piest - 7th Dec, 2016
Verified Review

Fantastic Place To Stay.
Just spent a couple of days at the peaceful Lancrigg hotel, it was perfect. Views great from our hotel room and reception rooms, service was fantastic and food was delicious. Thank you to all staff making it special.

Mr. Jeff LIlle - 4th Dec, 2016
Verified Review

Fabulous Food
We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful, imaginative food, and the excellent service from your friendly staff.

A few little problems which I\'m sure will be ironed out in time - nowhere in our bathroom (Darwin) to hang wet towels for instance, but what a lovely place.

Thank you.

Vereker undefined - 28th Nov, 2016
Verified Review

Response from Hotel
Hello ,

Thanks for taking the time to respond , it means a lot to us. Regarding the bathroom. We are due to refurbish that bathroom in the coming weeks and we will certainly address the issue you have raised as part of the refurbishments.

Once again thanks for your response .

Best regards


Lancrigg Hotel And Kitchen
Small friendly hotel with very attentive staff. Excellent vegetarian meal with good menu choice.

Derek Young - 21st Nov, 2016
Verified Review

Relaxing Stay
Very relaxing beautiful surroundings

Anthony Clark - 16th Nov, 2016
Verified Review

Lovely clean hotel, fantastic view from my room, very peaceful and the food was lovely. Very friendly staff.

Cindy Hughes - 14th Nov, 2016
Verified Review

The Lancrigg Hotel And Kitchen
Have stayed at the Lancrigg many times in the past and this was our first visit under the new ownership. Some things have changed. The new owners are steadily upgrading the rooms and the grounds. Lancrigg still retains the feeling of peace and tranquility we have always visited for. The staff are friendly and the hotel clean. The evening meal we had was amazing and the breakfasts just what you need for a day walking in the beautiful countryside.

Sharon Halstead - 5th Nov, 2016
Verified Review

Always Want To Come Back
Since discovering Lancrigg about 8 years or so ago me and my mum have tried to come back yearly, we are never disapointed. There has been some changes and especially to the menu but the food is still excellant just different and the staff are still hard working and friendly. On this occasion we brought my dog Lucy who is a rescue dog and gets anxious but the staff were very understanding and helpful, if they can help you in any way they will do, will be returning next year again 😊

Louise Gregory - 31st Oct, 2016
Verified Review

Bed Breakfast And Dinner
Had a great time. Would have loved a bit more personal service as in.. this are meal times etc and just a front of house person. Please please keep this fab house as a veggie/vegan house but advertise more!! I know HUNDREDS of vegans who struggle to find a dog friendly/vegan place. Food was awesome. staff were great too. Thank you

Donna Evans - 27th Oct, 2016
Verified Review

Great Food, Cold Bathroom.
The food was excellent - we are not vegetarians but were very impressed with the variety and flavours. Strangely, the menu that was on the website and in the file in the bedroom bore no resemblance to what was on offer when we got into the restaurant. The four poster bed was beautifully comfortable and it was nice to have the small lounge. The setting is lovely. One problem was that the rooms were cold:there was no heating on and the window was open when we arrived so it took a long while to warm up. The bathroom never got warm and we spent as little time in there as possible . Service in the restaurant was a little slow, a mistake was made with our breakfast order and they forgot the toast. When we asked about two of the walks listed as accessible from the hotel, no one could tell us the route! It would be nice to have small map handouts for guests to take with them. All in all it was a mixed experience and, considering the price, I feel work needs to be done to iron out the issues raised.

Vivien Halksworth - 26th Oct, 2016
Verified Review

Well Arriving from over the mountains was the outside experience. Inside the logs on the fire, the personal approach and the surprising Veggie Table completed the event.

Thanks for having us. W\"ll return in small family gatherings.

Willem Muller - 25th Oct, 2016
Verified Review

Just The Two Of Us
We were blown away by the beautiful setting.the grounds were superb.we are not vegetarians but we really enjoyed the breakfast.the hotel its self is quite quirky and a little dated.the service is maybe a little too unobtrusive,it would have been nice to have been asked how we were and if we had enjoyed our stay.we found the hotel very relaxing and would not rule out going back.

Patricia Crawford - 12th Oct, 2016
Verified Review

Vegetarian Bliss
Lancigg has a unique character and charm. Beautifully situated and perfect for walks and scenery. We were very pleased with our room, clean and comfortable, loved the bath in the middle of the room! The food was incredible, delicious, imaginative and some of the best vegetarian meals we have ever tasted. Thank you for a perfect relaxing stay, we were very impressed, vegetarian bliss in the lakes 😊

Mr. Shareen and Philip Shapland - 2nd Oct, 2016
Verified Review

Return To Lancrigg
Rather a nervous return after many years of delightful holidays under previous owners, however I had an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Excellent food. Friendly and attentive staff. Changes in decor of course but still a welcoming ambience. Looking forward to another visit before too long.

Janet Bower - 27th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

I\'ve Found A Little Haven To Escape To
Traveling with an elderly mother who has many health problems and rapidly failing eyesight we had 4 days to see some mountains and get away from doctors. I called the hotel and was put through to Robert the manager. He had a room available that was on the ground floor and promised i wouldn\'t be disappointed. When i arrived i popped in to make sure there were no steps and that the room was okay, well i could have cried as it was just beautiful. there were no steps all the way on the ground floor, the room had a four poster bed, a large bath and a bay window over looking a stream, mountains and comfortable chairs to sit and watch the world go by. Perfect. The bed was so comfortable, with crisp linen sheets and fresh white towels. Everything smelt of furniture wax and was charming, clean and welcoming.

I didn\'t realise the food was all vegetarian which at the start worried me as i thought it all nut loaf etc. well no need to worry as the standard of cooking, quality of wine and service of food was second to none.

I plan to return in the winter as Robert has promised me open fires and hot chocolate after walking in the breath taking area that surrounds the hotel.

I loved it that the hotel is down a little country road and at the end of a dead end, so no passing traffic and no noise. As you arrive at the hotel you are met with a wonderful sense of calm and tranquility that money can\'t buy, for all my hippy friends out there it is a place to meditate, take time out and just be. I have suggested that they should run courses from the hotel, like cookery classes or alternative relaxation classes. But what ever they decide to do with the little conversion of the barn, i am sure it will be with taste and will fit into the main ethos of the hotel. I can\'t wait to return with my husband for some R&C in the new year. Lets hope we get snowed in so we have to stay longer.

Emma Hill - 23rd Sep, 2016
Verified Review

A September Weekend At Lancrigg
We stayed at Lancrigg originally in April 2014 and decided it was hightime for a second visit. The owners back then had been looking to sell.

And so in April this year Robert and Katrina took over. Under these circumstances one wondered what the results of the changeover might be like.

Well, the whole experience of having stayed for a couple of days does not disappoint in any way. It is like staying in an 18th century country house (which indeed it is) rather than a hotel - and one with an interesting history at that. It is sympathetic to its origins while having modern facilities and comforts. Staying is a delight, where some of the bedrooms, the guests\' lounge, the dining room and the gardens in front of the house have superb views across Easedale. The rooms are clean, light and airy with a homely feel.

But it is also open all day so that walkers (one of the footpaths to Helm Crag and Easedale Tarn passes by the front door) can stop for rest and refreshments - a nice touch is the glass urn just inside the front door from which you can help yourself to a refreshing glass of ice-cool water flavoured with chunks of fresh lemon, cucumber and strawberries. Food is also served during the day for guests, walkers and passers-by.

The restaurant is open to residents and non-residents and the tables can be re-arranged to cater for different sized parties.

One of the main attractions for us was, and is, that the menu is exclusively vegetarian. At our last stay some in the party who were not vegetarian nevertheless commented enthusiastically on the interesting range and superb quality and flavour of the dishes on offer.

And on this occasion too the food had the sort of good quality that was also interesting, flavoursome and well presented. I like to eat well presented food, rather than an art work, and this is what you get at Lancrigg.

We enjoyed our second stay so much we have already booked our next visit for the end of April next year. I think that says it all.

Mr Ian Harris - 19th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

Attractive Comfortable Hotel
Very comfortable with very friendly staff.

Lovely surroundings.

Food good although not vegetarian myself but well pesented.

Mrs Parker - 19th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

A Wonderful Break
Beautiful setting, clean and comfortable hotel with lovely staff and amazing food! We loved every moment of our stay!

Miss. Sara-Louise Walker - 16th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

Lovely Veggie Food
We really enjoyed our brief stay. The food was excellent, as we had hoped from previous visits. The staff were friendly and helpful, although there appeared to be a shortage of staff at breakfast on our morning of departure. The fixtures & fittings in the room we stayed in could do with a bit of attention and I believe that a programe of refurbishment is planned. We certainly plan to come back again.

Clive Weston - 15th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

Tranquillity In A Busy World
This was our fifth stay over a period of 22 years. Lancrigg is idyllic - peaceful, a great location for walks, the food is fantastic and the staff very helpful and friendly.

The new owners have spent money - the hotel and the room we had was really lovely.

Sitting outside in the gardens and sunshine with a beer after a walk in the hills enjoying the wonderful views was heaven.

We love it and look forward to staying again.

Mr. Malcolm Osborne-Crone - 13th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

Still Enchanting
It was strange to return to a place that I had known so well under its former tenants; being so familiar with both its joys and anomalies, I was concerned that changes might spoil its magic. I need not have worried: the enchantment of Lancrigg remains. In many ways the house feels more awake, the fresh paint and stripped wood showing the grain of the place more clearly, though this was startling at first! Fresh decor, new art, freshly planted beds; there is so much energy in all this change, my thoughts were bouncing off in every direction. It has taken a return home and some time to digest it all! Lancrigg is now a much smarter hotel, but I was revealed that it still feels gentle, and I didn’t feel out of place in my tatty walking gear (and on the walking front, I appreciated the appearance of weather information at the front desk).

My room, Whittington, was comfortable, as always, and with smart new cushions. I was pleased to see locally sourced bath products. Since the hat stand that once stood in the room has disappeared, it would be helpful to have some hooks on the back of the door for coats.

The food was fantastic! It was wonderful to find a menu with exciting vegetarian food, which was beautifully flavoured. The food has always been nice at Lancrigg, but this was some of the most delicious vegetarian food I have tasted. I am delighted to read that Lancrigg is committed to remaining 100% vegetarian!

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Anne Hadley DBB - 12th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

A Unique Hotel
We stayed just one night, but will return. The hotel has a unique setting and history. It is peaceful and classy, with superb views.

Stuart Myers - 12th Sep, 2016
Verified Review

A Haven, Newly Found
What a gem to find! A warm and friendly welcome set in stunning surrounds with a calm, restful atmosphere and a vegan\'s (and veggie\'s) dream menu! Fine dining at it\'s best (even for a meat eater!!), exciting food choices (this has given a lazy vegan some great ideas) - superb wines and one of the cleanest bathrooms that we have seen in a hotel for a while! We will be back! - Stay meat free please!

Mrs. Hilary Hughes - 5th Sep, 2016
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Lovely But...
The setting of the hotel is idyllic, perfect for walking straight from the front door, the breakfast was delicious, the staff are courteous and helpful, and the dining room and guest room are lovely.The suite we were in, however, although quirky and authentic, was very damp and quite chilly and both the walls and the windows were very wet, which left me quite wheezy during the night. Whilst Lancrigg differentiates itself very nicely from chain hotels, £198 a night felt very expensive to be in a cold,damp room and we were both very glad to get out into the sunshine in the morning. Would definitely go back to eat but not to stay. Would give 3.5 stars if that were possible.

Emmi Wainwright - 5th Sep, 2016
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Great Visit!
Our room was very cosy. Very comfortable bed and lovely en suite with whirlpool bath! It was my first gourmet vegetarian dining experience and I enjoyed it. Splendid location with lovely walks on the doorstep.

Mr. Martin Pearson - 3rd Sep, 2016
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Amazing staff and hotel.

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Rest And Laughter
A wunderfaul overnight stay, the room was excellent the atmosphere and service of the Lancrigg staff superb. What can we say about the food absolutely top class. A hideaway from all the stresses of modern life we will be back

Mr. garry thirlwell - 30th Aug, 2016
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Quirky, Funky And Fabulous
We stayed here 16 years ago and it was just as much fun. The staff was fabulous, the view was spectacular, the food was 5 star. The bathroom was quite tiny and the room, while very large, was oddly arranged. I had to be very careful not to hit my head while walking around. The hotel was recently sold and has a new chef as well. There are rumors that it may not be strictly vegetarian in the future, which would be a shame for us, as it would prevent our stating there again.

Robert Jaye - 30th Aug, 2016
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Mixed Feelings
setting glorious... food excellent... staff lovely. Wainwright room...very disappointing.Written feedback left at desk.I hope for a partial refund. My requests before booking were largely ignored.Stars reflect this.Minus the room issue it would have been 5

Anne Marshall - 25th Aug, 2016
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Special Hideaway
The location is wonderful and really relaxing. The hotel has an authentic charm, yet it is clean and imaginatively furnished. The service is excellent. Even though we are not vegetarian, we really like the food, which is interesting and flavoursome. Normally we prefer to explore different places, but we feel that Lancrigg merits return visits.

Bill Russell - 23rd Aug, 2016
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Fabulous Place....
Highly recommended! And some of the best Vegan/Vegetarian cuisine we\'ve ever tried - they\'ve got one serious chef! I\'ll say it again...Highly Recommended

Mr. Troy Donockley - 21st Aug, 2016
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Will Return
This was our second visit to this lovely hotel. We like the location, close enough to Grasmere centre yet far away from the noise. The tranquility of Lancrigg makes it special. The rooms are quaint and need updating, but that doesn\'t seem to matter. You can forget your woes here and bask in the glorious views. Easy walking from the front door to Easedale Tarn, or stroll up Helm Cragg. The food is vegetarian or vegan and we decided to dine here 4 nights and try food we would never usually eat. We were not disappointed. The quality is really good. We shall return sometime next year.

Mr S Adcott LRMS - 21st Aug, 2016
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Vegetarian Heaven
As a vegetarian I\'ve always wanted to stay here where as a novelty I can eat anything on the menu without worrying. I wasn\'t disappointed during our recent 2 night stay. My non-veggie husband came too and was pleasantly surprised how much he enjoyed the food and also our 2 dogs (who sadly didn\'t get to taste the food because we ate it all!). The hotel is in a wonderful position with great views, the staff are helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable and nicely kept - although I understand they are soon to be refurbished so will be even better. All in all a thoroughly good stay and the best bit is that its a haven away from all the busy tourists in the popular towns. However should you wish Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness are all very easily accessible from here.

Elizabeth Cox - 21st Aug, 2016
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A Wonderful Getaway
The Lancrigg was a wonderful getaway in the Lake District. It\'s only 20 minutes from Windermere but is a world apart from the very touristy Windermere. The rooms were recently renovated and are modern and comfortable. The food was wonderful - all vegetarian and delicious food throughout the day. It was a welcome change from the food we found elsewhere in the region. Great walking starts right outside the door and tubs back at the room can warm you up after. Wonderful service all around.

James Fredrick - 20th Aug, 2016
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A Vegetarian\'s Dream!
Lancrigg had been on our radar for some time and we decided to give it a go even though it was apparent that it has recently changed hands and is being updated.

Our room was a suite and although it was pleasant enough, we had expected more for the cost of £200 per night B&B.

But once we had eaten our evening meal we were hooked! The food was varied, interesting and delicious. I could perhaps suggest that the morning toast could be a little more artisan but that\'s a minor point.

Also every single member of staff were attentive, went out of their way to help and were so friendly.

We will certainly return - even if we choose a cheaper room next time!

Thanks to everyone at Lancrigg!

Mrs. Linda Hadfield - 19th Aug, 2016
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Idyllic Location And Great Food
This is a very good hotel, set with great views and with excellent food and a very friendly and efficient staff. Would recommend some investment into improvement to the shower (lack of hot water and slow) in the room but overall a very enjoyable experience and highly recommended

Mr. Steven Attree - 18th Aug, 2016
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Still a first choice for vegan Lakeland lovers. A sympathetic makeover by Rob and Simon is taking this peaceful and comfortable haven gently forwards. Standards for vegetarians and vegans are maintained at their, already high, levels; yet a little change is occuring that has built on the respected hard work of Robert and Janet over three decades.

Julia Gould - 15th Aug, 2016
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Poor Communication
On arrival at the hotel we were given no information to time of breakfast or anything. We went out that night to arrive home at 1230 to a locked front door and had to knock loudly to wake up staff to let us in. The girl told us the door locks at 11 however we were never given that information . Poor communication . Breakfast not the best and not what I consider full English with no bacon or sausage. The rooms were clean but need updating

Dawn Atkinson - 15th Aug, 2016
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Rather Disappointed
An excellent opportunity for an Hotel in a perfect setting. There is a difference between character and tired and I\'m afraid there is a lot of work before this hotel meets the grade. We were told it was all due to happen and the Management know what has to be done. The problem is, at the date of writing, there is much to do. Lots of lost opportunities as to the vegan and vegetarian menu and I think many will be as disappointed as we were. The compensation was the excellent view and peaceful location. We stayed in Silver Howe but the decor and furniture did not match our expectations. The Management were very accomodating and I am sure matters will improve. We would go back again but with a different expectation.

Mr. SIMON MANN - 15th Aug, 2016
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Wonderful Day
We arrived early at Lancrigg but our room was ready and we decided to have lunch there too. A good decision. Smoked tofu and salad on a soft granary bap - so tasty and just the job! After a walk all round Grasmere, we were then ready for our excellent dinner. The service was friendly and the food fabulous, all in beautiful surroundings. We had to have another walk in the morning to prepare ourselves for the lovely breakfast. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Sally Romilly - 14th Aug, 2016
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Good Place For Matured Couples
We enjoyed our quiet holidays there.

Stsffs were friendly and the meals were nice.

Yoshiyuki Ichida - 11th Aug, 2016
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Great Stay
Stayed for one night. Staff friendly and helpful. Food great! Fantastic locational with wonderful views. Room very clean and tidy. Will hopefully revisit for longer period with dogs.

Sydney Rheade - 5th Aug, 2016
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Outstanding Food
We really loved our stay at lancrigg. It is in such a beautiful setting and, as always we received such a warm welcome.

The food was exceptionally good! We have never had such amazing vegetarian food- inventive, stunningly presented and utterly delicious!

All the staff we met were warm, friendly and very welcoming.

The setting is ideal, so beautiful, full of history and a perfect starting place for many walks.

We loved our room- it was really really big and full of character. It was clean and the bed was comfortable but it did have a slightly outdated and shabby feel to it but the rest of the stay more than made up for that.

Dr. Megan Baker - 3rd Aug, 2016
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My first time staying at Lancrigg. What a beautiful place and the staff are lovely. breakfast was so disappointing, one scrambled egg tasted predominantly of pepper and the poached egg was undercooked. Whilst I would recommend, I do feel that comparatively it is a third more expensive than the other places we stayed in, whose ambience and facilities were of the same standard.

Valerie Bird - 2nd Aug, 2016
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Lancrigg Hotel
Excellent stay. Lovely location and homely hotel that is not \'corporatised\'. Good helpful and friendly staff. Superb food- and I am not a vegetarian.

Mr. Roger Bardsley - 26th Jul, 2016
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Another Excellent Stay
A most beautiful setting within delightful gardens and surrounded by woodland. The delicious food is imaginatively cooked and presented. Staff are friendly and helpful. If I was to nit pick I would say that some furniture is a little on the shabby side, however this was not a problem for us at all, and our room was very comfortable.

We will definitely be visiting again next year.

Mr & Mrs M Duckworth - 24th Jul, 2016
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So Relaxing
Great meal and overnight stay; so peaceful and relaxing in wonderful setting. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Food so interesting we came back for lunch twice more in the following week!

Louise Hislop - 23rd Jul, 2016
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Body And Soul
Every detail of our weekend here was designed to heal and nourish.From beautiful gardens and quirky decorated rooms. The staff with their personal service with a smile were outstanding and the food? nourishment for our bodies and minds. We left calmer and ready to reface the real world.

Garry Thirlwell - 18th Jul, 2016
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Relaxing Stay With Great Food!
Our 2nd visit to Lancrigg and we were very happy with the accommodation and the food.

We stayed in \'Dickens\' this time which was roomy enough to have a small table and chairs by the window to relax with a great view and had an uncluttered bathroom with a whirlpool bath. (Last time we stayed in \'Wordsworth\' which was equally pleasant.)

Plenty of choice for us vegans on the (all veggie) menu with some really original and tasty food. I wouldn\'t have believed a humble cauliflower could be transformed into such a scrumptious dish until I ate it!

We had heard that Lancrigg had just changed hands this year after decades with the same owner and were a little worried that the veggie ethos or quality of food or service might have suffered but were proved very wrong. Looking forward to our next visit!

Jane Nick Coutanche Windle - 11th Jul, 2016
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Hi had a lovely weekend away staff very helpful . The place is beautiful ideal for walking lovely food staff def made the weekend very welcoming x

Astle - 11th Jul, 2016
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Honeymoon Getaway
If you\'re looking for a quiet, beautiful, picturesque place to stay in the Lake District and you want fantastic vegetarian food, Lancrigg is the place to stay.

A base for stunning walks in Central Lakeland or a Romantic Getaway, Lancrigg is a fabulous hotel which will leave you with longing for your next visit.

Jamie Challoner Provisional DBB - 10th Jul, 2016
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Great Stay At The Lancrigg
Very friendly and clean hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

Sally Stevenson - 27th Jun, 2016
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Lancrigg Is A Legend
When you turn off the road at Grasmere and up the drive towards one of the world\'s greatest paradises you arrive at the secluded entrance to the Lancrigg with that feeling that this is going to be special. It is in every sense of the word, from the delight of the bedrooms (be sure to ask for one with a view) to the gorgeous cuisine - we\'re not vegetarians but everything about this place is 10 out of 10. We\'ve been three times now and I promise you come home thinking about the peace and tranquility of the meadows for months and yeas to follow. A golden experience for nice people.

Mr Montgomery - 23rd Jun, 2016
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Lovely Location. Hotel Needs Work
The hotel is located in a beautiful setting. The staff on arrival were friendly. Our room was tired, smelt a bit musty? The furniture was old, there was no dressing table, I found the plug sockets were difficult to get to. The curtains were of poor quality, Didn\'t fit well. The bed was comfortable. Bathroom was small, but clean. We understand that the hotel has changed hands recently, so hope that the new owners are going to try and make positive changes.

Lynda Gaskell - 20th Jun, 2016
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Lake District Sanctuary
We had a golden evening at Lancrigg, croquet on the newly cut lawn with views of the fells which got better and better as the shadows lengthened. This was the

Lakes without the crowds - a place of total quiet with no traffic noise, only birdsong. Food was great (the sort of veggie menu that\'s almost impossible to find elsewhere), the service friendly, our only regret was that we had just a single night before moving on. The house is a bit dilapidated, but extremely comfortable, our room was inviting with a view that meant I didn\'t want to draw the curtains. We even had decent reading lights, and a super comfy bed. Lancrigg is definitely on our list for a return visit.

BARDSLEY - 18th Jun, 2016
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Lovely Location And Good Service
The hotel is in a beautiful spot with good walks right from the door and lovely gardens for the less energetic. The beds are comfortable but the rooms could do with redecoration. New management has very recently taken over and steps have already started to improve the decor. Staff are very helpful and food is good with a choice of about 6 main meals but 2 of these are pizza which could be reduced to one with a new item added for wider choice. On arrival there was no shower curtain in the room and no shower gel or soap for the bath. A curtain was brought as soon as mentioned but it seems they only provide hand wash and hand cream. I have been provided with shower gel in places which cost far less so I feel this ought to be rectified. My stay was very pleasant and it is a lovely peaceful and beautiful place so I would certainly consider another visit in the future

Mr. Thomas Bingham - 18th Jun, 2016
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Wonderful Stay At The Lancrigg
My son and I really enjoyed our stay and we would definitely recommend The Lancrigg to others. Be sure to ask Honsel and the others to share their walking/hiking suggestions with you. Great location in a beautiful setting.

Peter Appleby - 17th Jun, 2016
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Great Food - Keep The Faith!
The food, which for us is the main reason for revisiting this hotel, was as good as ever, although we did notice the portions were somewhat smaller than we remembered from our last visit a few years ago. The staff were polite and helpful but without the warmth we had experienced before. The room (Wordsworth) was pleasant without being exceptional. The en-suite toilet was not very efficient and usually needed more than one flush to dispose of all waste.

The view, of course, is stunning.

Jenny and Malcolm Inglis DBB - 12th Jun, 2016
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New Favourite Discovery In The Lakes
We found Lancrigg very last minute and we\'re lucky enough to get a room. The hotel had changed hands and was going through some transitions, most definitely for the better. We completely loved our stay and the staff were very generous and attentive. The food is exquisite and a definite highlight. We can\'t wait to return!

Sam Ashby - 11th Jun, 2016
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Great Room, Perfect Locale, Wonderful Food!
Lancrigg is the gold standard for vegetarian and vegan food. In addition, their rooms are comfortable, beautiful and cosy. The Easedale Room even features a large jacuzzi tub in the en-suite bathroom. An easy walk into Grasmere Village plus beautiful forest walks right outside one\'s door make this an ideal spot for traveling vegetarians and vegans.

Linda Colley - 10th Jun, 2016
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John Richardson Suite Review
Amazing setting ideal base for walking fells etc. very peaceful. Food and drink good nice spacious room but was very disapointed with standard of room, it had a damp smell when we arrived decor and finishing touches very poor, lights above outside door, light above bath and above basin all were not working. No bath oils etc, general finishing touches very poor as it was a treat for my wives birthday and i chose what was considered deluxe room.

Anthony Edwards - 7th Jun, 2016
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Delightful place, lovely and peaceful with challenging walks around and an excellent kitchen and accommodation to come back to.

Mr. Mary Stubbs - 7th Jun, 2016
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Amazing Vegetarian Food
Maybe the best veggie food we have eaten in a hotel with a beautiful view of Lakeland fells.

Sarah Gregory - 6th Jun, 2016
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A Lovely Weekend
Chose lancrigg as a veggie hotel and location.

Recent takeover appears to have unsettled some staff and I would suggest some updating / investment required but this could be that previous owners slacked before the end.

That aside, the staff were lovely, very accommodating.

Food delicious. Cannot fault any dish. Absolutely great combinations.

Hotel is clean and as it is an old building has plenty of character.

We stayed in silver Howe, a room at the front and the views are gorgeous.

Great walks right from the hotel also.

Highly recommended and when the opportunity arrives we would not hesitate to stay again.

Steffan Barnes- Fullalove DBB - 31st May, 2016
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Lancrigg - Return Visit After Many Years.
A most enjoyable week as returning guests after 20 plus years. Not much had changed and we felt completely at home. The staff are a dedicated team and nothing was too much trouble. We hope that it will always stay the same.

Hart DBB - 26th May, 2016
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Something Special
There is something special about Lancrigg; the vegetarian food, the location, the Wordsworth spirit and the service made our stay memorable. The staff were warm and very responsive to our needs. We had a most delightful anniversary dinner looking out the absolute greenness of the valley exploring some interesting wine. Thanks to Robert and Jessica.

Mr. Peter Hickson - 23rd May, 2016
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Food Just Gets Better And Better...
I have been coming to Lancrigg for over 20 years now. It is so wonderful that a vegetarian hotel has such a wonderful location and history and I feel very lucky to have been able to visit so many times now. The hotel has recently changed hands and I have to say that on our recent visit we had the best food we have ever eaten there! As vegan food bloggers, my daughter and I know our stuff, and we were in vegan nirvana with the 4 course dinner and 3 course breakfast, which were delicious, imaginative, layered in texture and flavour, perfectly proportioned and beautiful. The lovely comfortable rooms and friendly staff are the same as ever! Highly recommended.

Lisa Fabry DBB TWIN - 12th May, 2016
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Short Stay
Lovely tranquil location, friendly staff, food excellent! ( and I\'m not a vegetarian ). In our bedroom, Darwin, the bed was large, comfy, and clean, but the rest of the room needs redecorating, and the carpet needs a good clean. We understand the hotel has just got new owners,coho are looking to refurbish the hotel, hopefully this will include the Darwin bedroom. We would happily come again.

Margaret Whaley DBB - 9th May, 2016
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Relaxing Weekend Away
What a glorious location for a hotel with the most stunning views from the front of the hotel and beautiful walks around the grounds. The food was so tasty that the non-vegetarians in the party are also looking forward to our next visit and the staff are all friendly and couldn\'t do enough to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. We\'re already planning our next visit.

Mr Liam P Bray Dbb - 9th May, 2016
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Lovely Traditional Country Hotel
Comfortable, cosy, traditional country hotel in a superb location overlooking Easedale valley. Very friendly. I\'m not a vegetarian but am very happy to eat the lovely home cooked vegetarian meals.

Mr. Ian McKelvey - 25th Apr, 2016
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We had a fantastic stay (again). Brilliant vegan food, lovely hikes and peace. We feel recharged and happy, and we really needed a break after a very had couple of months. It\'s lovely to be in a veggie place, surrounded by lambs and the stunning nature. Thank you for existing Lancrigg - and see you soon!

Ms. Camilla Røstvik - 18th Apr, 2016
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An Excellent Stay
Nik and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Lancrigg. A very comfortable room with views over the fells. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Beautiful grounds and lots of great countryside to walk in ... And the food was excellent! We look forward to staying there again in the future.

Jane Coutanche - 17th Apr, 2016
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
Lovely surroundings, tired room decor, partly cooked food. Not Great. We were disappointed in the hotel and the food, sadly. I\'ve given it 3 stars which this site interprets as was below average..though not poor.

Coughlan LRMS - 17th Apr, 2016
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Lovely Bit Of Escapism
Friendly and relaxed, great for a short break. Bit dated now but nice in a slightly old fashioned way

Ms. Sally Wileman DBB ONE NIGHT - 12th Apr, 2016
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Two Night Stay
Thanks for a welcome break.

We enjoyed the lovely vegan food and the staff were very welcoming and helpful with directions for local walks.

Great views from our room.

Looking forward to a return visit!

Would have been five stars if 100% vegan.

Dan Graham - 10th Apr, 2016
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Lovely Place To Stay
We enjoyed a short break here this year and also last. The location is beautiful - walks from the door - and peaceful. The food is great - we are a vegan family so it\'s a pleasure to be catered for so comprehensively. The accommodation is comfortable and homely, and the staff helpful and friendly.

Rachel Williamson - 4th Apr, 2016
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A wonderful house in a glorious spot,and the food was memorably good. Some aspects of service were erratic,willing and helpful mostly, but also a waitress who seemed baffled by her position and an unfortunate delay in drinks before dinner which irritated an otherwise lovely experience.

Mr. Neil Mantle - 3rd Apr, 2016
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One Of My Two Favourite Hotels In The Uk
Llancrigg is a very special hotel because of the location, the history- which is palpable in the present; because of it \'s superb management, delicious vegetarian food; kind and welcoming staff; and it\'s unpretentious but attractive ambiance. I could nt recommend it more highly .i only hope it does not change in a significant way.

Hilary Wainwright (SINGLE) - 1st Apr, 2016
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Mr J Salter LRMS - 1st Apr, 2016
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Wonderful Stay
Very peaceful and relaxing , wonderful views and the most incredible food. This is the place to stay, in the Lake District.

Robert Ohara DBB - 31st Mar, 2016
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Excellent Easter
Great atmosphere, clean and very warm. Ideal location for walking and the food was fabulous. Friendly and attentive staff. Can\'t wait to visit again, 2 days not long enough!!

Mr Smith BCOM - 28th Mar, 2016
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March 25th 2016
Friendly and helpful staff, lovely room with a view. Only negatives where the shower wasn\'t powerful and there was a button missing from yhe Tv remote. Cant say I was too bothered though as everything else in the hotel was wonderful. Ive fallen in love with Lancrigg x

Mrs Samantha Turner Lrms - 27th Mar, 2016
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Lovely setting, people and food. A real break from the hurly burly of everyday life. Fully recommend .

Mills - 24th Mar, 2016
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Wonderful Weekend
Had a wonderful weekend at Lancrigg Hotel. It was a special birthday gift from my husband and I think one of my best presents ever. The hotel is very great and the food very special, we all loved the food vegetarian, vegan and meat eaters alike.Staff and owner very friendly and helpful. Great views from the windows of mountains, all so peaceful.

Mr. jeff lille - 21st Mar, 2016
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Individualistic Hotel Set In Private Woodland
Lovely location, great staff, first-class food.

Every hotel room is characterful and unique.

Fantastic views.

Direct access to fells, trails, tarns, mountains.

Quiet and secluded.

A little expensive but worth it for the superior experience.

Jonathan Berber - 10th Mar, 2016
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Long Weekend March 2016
Wonderfully quiet and peaceful location.

Hotel was very comfortable and relaxing.

Lovely cooked vegetarian food at both breakfast and Dinner.

All the staff were very nice, friendly, helfpul and accommodating.

Excellent location for a variety of low level walks and hill walks.

Derek Sakol - 8th Mar, 2016
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Superb Visit
We stayed for one night from the 6-7th March. We have previously stayed on two occasions for longer a number of years ago.

Both my partner and I felt that during our recent visit, the hotel, the room, the bathroom, the staff, the standard of the food at breakfast and at dinner where superb. This is one of the best hotels, not just a vegetarian hotel, in the Lake District.

The bedroom and bathroom were very clean and our room had a fantastic whirlpool bath. The bed was very comfortable and the room was warm and well appointed.

The two waiting staff during our stay where friendly, professional, helpful and polite. We have stayed at a number of hotels in the Lake District and beyond and the staff at the Lancrigg have been the best by far.

The food at Diner and Breakfast for a vegan cannot be bettered.

This is a fantastic hotel without comparison.

Matthew Mahoney - 8th Mar, 2016
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Very Good Would Definitely Go Again
The staff were friendly and very helpful nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic so much to choose from. We took our dog and walked out of the front door and onto the fells wonderful and came back tired to a roaring log fire and drinks. We had pack lunches which were very good and tasty. The moment we walked through the door we felt relaxed. Thank you everyone for a wonderful weekend you all did well. Looking forward to coming back.

Susan Annan - 1st Mar, 2016
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Friendly, Comfortable, Delicious!
We stayed in the \'wordsworth\' room for one night. The room was warm & cosy with a lovely view over the garden and valley. The room was spotless and very comfortable. We enjoyed a 3 course meal that was absolutely delicious - imaginative & nutritious. The staff were super friendly and the location is incredible.

Jessica Benson - 27th Feb, 2016
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Unforgettable Stay
Very very relaxing- just what we needed! The food is out of this world. Can\'t wait to stay again. (also, the history of Lancrigg is fascinating)

Miss. Jennifer Caffrey - 22nd Feb, 2016
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Warm Welcome On A Snowy Weekend
We enjoyed another great weekend at Lancrigg, a wonderful location in the snow. On the coldest weekend of the winter the heating was challenged but kept us warm, as did the friendliness of the staff. Food was, I think, even better on this stay than last time, really good. Lancrigg is truly characterful place in a great location with a occasional little wrinkles (eg slightly dodgy curtains and some flakey sound on the TV in our room).

Mark Brockbank Dbb - 19th Jan, 2016
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John Richardson Suite - Fantastic!
A wonderful, relaxing classy hotel in beautiful surroundings. I fully recommend this hotel, absolutely beautiful. We didn\'t eat at the restaurant as we were out both nights, but the veggie breakfast was good. My only suggestion to the hotel is that the TV in the John Richardson suite is due replacement - but that\'s just a minor gripe. We will return.

Alan Cash - 11th Jan, 2016
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New Year 2016
Foodie heaven for vegetarians! And equally attractive is the situation right in the middle of Easedale. And the literary connections. Feeling that Wordsworth or Dickens may have sat in the same sitting room looking at the same beautiful view. The staff and the other guests added to a lovely New Year house party atmosphere.

Mrs. Daphne Hamond - 6th Jan, 2016
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New Year At Lancrigg
New Year is lovely here, a great quiz, a new years buffet & a 5 course evening meal. Lovely views & lots of walks straight from the hotel. This was our 2nd new year visit & I\'m sure we will come again. It is like a home from home, everyone is so friendly. The food is great & so many vegan options.

Natasha Cornick DBB - 5th Jan, 2016
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Nearly 9 Years Later, Yet Another Wonderful Stay
We first stayed at Lancrigg in June 2007, and have always planned to returned. We are so glad we did, everything was how we remember it. Great service and the most wonderful food in a really homely environment. Thank you to everyone at Lancrigg. We won\'t leave it so long next time.

Mrs. Susan Spain - 1st Jan, 2016
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Happy Times
We really enjoyed it (my daughter and I). Food was excellent, atmosphere excellent, staff lovely. Liked room but a warm towel rail would have been a bonus, in fact rail not large enough for 2 lots of them. Do you have a drying room for wet boots, anoraks, trousers, etc? We intend to come next year..... Best wishes for 2016.

Rose Dudeney xmas deal - 28th Dec, 2015
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A Home From Home
Lancrigg has been run by the same family for 30 years, and it shows. Walking in, you are greeted warmly, like a long-lost friend. It is the \'end of the line\' up a long drive, and \'far from the madding crowd\'. A place to relax and retreat: comfortable surroundings, easy-on-the-eye decor and views to die for. The food is another matter, and this is a non-vegetarian speaking, having been introduced to the establishment by a dear, but late, friend, I continue to patronise the hotel because the food is original, innovative, colourful, filling, and tasty!

Dinner is preceded by a leisurely sojourn in front of the log fire, plied with drinks - mulled wine at this time of year - and tasty tidbits. Three hours grazing over a sumptuous 6-course Christmas feast with interesting table companions, passes in no time. At other times of the year, the meals vary regularly always with plenty of choice, and no special request is too much trouble. They aim to please! You should try it out; if you do, like me, you will find yourself coming back for more, time and time again.

You won\'t be disappointed.

Mary Danby Special Christmas Weekend Offer - 21st Dec, 2015
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Third Time, Just As Lucky
We\'ve just enjoyed our third visit to Lancrigg, and our second pre-Christmas. We love the location, the food and the very friendly service. And did I mention the food? Wow. As a vegan family, having such a broad choice of delicious vegan options for every meal is a real joy. We ate very (maybe too!) well, slept like logs and had some wonderful walks. Could not have asked for any more. We love Lancrigg!

Shelley Harding-Ban DBB (see Note) - 21st Dec, 2015
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Our Stay At Lancrigg
Peaceful, freed of traffic blight and sheltered within mature woodland, this gem of a place was defined long ago by Dickens, Coleridge, Wordsworth and others. As a photographer I am surrounded by the Nation\'s most sublime landscape opportunities. As a cyclist and runner the terrain is challenging, within beautiful, accessible and remote wilderness. As a walker the opportunities are near endless, remaining engaging and diverse within frequently changing topography. As a vegan, Lancrigg\'s chef rises keenly to the challenge, matching expectations of even omnivores with tasty, plant based wholefoods. Practically unique, this place has been expertly crafted over many years, now is my chosen haven, prizing solace above the turbulence of modern life.

Mr Gould - 20th Dec, 2015
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This Hotel Get\'s Better Every Time We Go!
We were worried about the Floods;but we got through from Doncaster easy.

As always this Hotel is always coming Tops with us. Friendly service, every effort is made to make our stay very comfortable;from the log fire;vegetarian (we are Gluten Free)food, so tasty;rooms are pretty and comfy, wonderful views of the mountains..even when it rains!! changing all the time.. I love the dining room. We always imagine that we are back in the day of Wordsworth/Darwin/Dickens; what an interesting time they would have had here.sat sharing their poems and thoughts.. Three word\'s for Lancrigg ..PEACEFUL. MAGICAL,ROMANTIC.. Try Not to miss it!

Robert Downing gluten free - 18th Dec, 2015
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Fabulous As Ever
Just back from a great weekend ... lovely food, lovely views, friendly staff ... looking forward to our next visit

Mrs. Tonie Lambie - 30th Nov, 2015
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Another Wonderful Week At Lancrigg
We\'ve stayed at Lancrigg many times over the last 15 years and have never been disappointed. It really has everything we could wish for: cosy and well appointed (each room has its own character - none of the antiseptic uniformity of the big chain hotels), friendly staff, outstanding vegetarian/ vegan food and ideally situated for the fells. And it\'s dog friendly; just perfect!

Mrs Cohen BB - 24th Nov, 2015
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Birthday Special
Fabulous food, fabulous service, lovely people and a special birthday made very special.

Thanks to Rob and all staff

Mr. Martyn Tuckwell - 4th Nov, 2015
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Relaxing And Special!
Me and my mum had a lovely time as usual, when we come to Lancrigg its just the two of us and its a special place, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is relaxing, it feels like time stops for a while. We will be back again, we love staying!

Louise Gregory DBB - 30th Oct, 2015
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Lovely Vegetarian/vegan Country Retreat
Beautiful setting, very relaxing, lovely atmosphere, comfortable bedroom, great views and excellent food.

The hotel decor is looking a little tired in places but we didn\'t mind this as it adds to its charm. Everything was very clean. Staff were very helpful and very friendly.

The hotel caters very well for a vegan diet, which is rare.

Would have given 5 stars and would definitely stay more frequently but for the cost, which for me, was a bit high.

Would recommend.

Mrs. Gina Pierre-Louis - 29th Oct, 2015
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October Stay 1 Night
Lancrigg has such a relaxing atmosphere. The history of the place is tangible. Beautiful room with four poster bed and a deep bath and views of the fells. So quiet and peaceful. Food is amazing and staff very welcoming. Its not your super posh pristine hotel but thats just what I liked about it.

Mrs Samantha Turner Lrms - 25th Oct, 2015
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Veggie Heaven
Our whole family love staying at Lancrigg. We have stayed several times over the years and it is always delightful. The setting is stunning -very quiet and with beautiful views of the surrounding fells. The rooms are always sparkling clean and each has its own character. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The food is awesome -veggie heaven! If you want a relaxing stay in an historic and beautiful hotel this is for you.

Mrs. Marilyn Kendall - 16th Sep, 2015
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Verry Good
Room plus : great duplex accomodation with plainty of space

Room minus : feels a bit humide and dusty

Restaurant : excellent breakfast and diner

Michel Hubo Lrms - 13th Sep, 2015
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Great Vacation At Your Hotel!
Hi, I wanted to share that all the staff were very nice to us, and the hotel is located at a great and very relaxing spot! We all had a great time and a great vacation :)

Iddan Dinai DBB - 2nd Sep, 2015
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Wonderful Stay At A Wonderful Hotel!
This is the third time that we stayed at Lancrigg. And it was wonderful again! The food is great, also for vegans there is lots to choose from and all is delicious. And a great place for walking since it is in the middle of several walking trails. We will definitely go back again!

Mrs Monique Zoon DBB - 1st Sep, 2015
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We had a perfect honeymoon in a perfect setting. We have visited the Lancrigg many times before, the rooms are characterful and comfortable, the food is excellent: the breakfasts are the best we have ever had. The views from the rooms are amazing, we always come away feeling refreshed and at peace!

Mr&Mrs Halstead DBB - 23rd Aug, 2015
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A Very Special Vocation
We had a wanderfull time in the Lancrigg hotel

The place is quiet and the sights are butifull. The room

Was clean nice space and quiet. The service was excelent. The food was very good with a very nice view

From the guest and dining room to the beutifull valley.

Children liked the place and hiking in the area to the waterfalls. Lot of places to see nearby. We took also a boat in the lake which was nice. We hope to come again to Lacrigg hotel.

Shlomo BB - 21st Aug, 2015
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Beautiful Hotel.
A delightful olde-worlde hotel with a unique charm in an idyllic location.

Staff were extremely friendly, although rooms may have been a little overpriced.

Pam McAteer DBB - 21st Aug, 2015
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Wonderful Vegetarian Boutique Hotel
For us, Lancrigg has it all: lovely, comfy accommodations, terrific vegetarian abd vegan meals, incomparable location, and free parking! Add to this the warm, efficient staff, and you have the recipe for a perfect get-away.

Linda Colley - 17th Aug, 2015
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Recharge My Battery, A Lovely Relaxing Hotel
Lancrigg was the perfect location to spend a week of the summer. My vegan meals hit the spot, delicious flavours and inspiration to take home. A fantastic location for walking the fells, I totalled 30 miles in just a few days without moving the car. Grasmere just down the lane offers food, drink and shops.

Thanks to all the staff. I will be spreading the news for fellow walkers, vege/vegans, Gf holiday makers to stay/dine here.

Miss Wilshaw - 17th Aug, 2015
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Perfect Weekend
Excellent, service, food, staff, room, location, thoroughly recommended

Mr Peter Hunt DBB - 3rd Aug, 2015
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First timer at this hotel, would stay again and the food was a delightful experience. Fully recommended if looking for a quiet location with lots of walking options on the doorstep.

Mrs Jennifer Campbell Lrms - 3rd Aug, 2015
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Wonderful Stay
We had a wonderful 1 night stay at the lovely Lancrigg Hotel. The staff were very warm and friendly and the food was amazing! We would definitely recommend it. Thank you Rob and staff x

Jacqui Wallace DBB - 1st Jul, 2015
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
There is something magical about Lancgrigg - maybe it\'s the history - Wordsworth and Dickens stayed there - maybe it\'s the lovely gardens and woods and being able to walk for miles from the door. Maybe it\'s the incredible food and comfortable rooms. The staff were delightful. A perfect place for vegetarians with dogs but anyone would enjoy the food and the ambience. We stayed in Silver Howe with wonderful views across the gardens to the hills.

John Trevail - 28th Jun, 2015
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
There is something magical about Lancgrigg - maybe it\'s the history - Wordsworth and Dickens stayed there - maybe it\'s the lovely gardens and woods and being able to walk for miles from the door. Maybe it\'s the incredible food and comfortable rooms. The staff were delightful. A perfect place for vegetarians with dogs but anyone would enjoy the food and the ambience. We stayed in Silver Howe with wonderful views across the gardens to the hills.

John Trevail - 28th Jun, 2015
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Great Time, Again, At Lancrigg.
I spent two days at Lancrigg this time, with my daughter\'s well-behaved dog.

I so enjoyed my stay. I was in Franklin, I have not stayed in that particular room before, but all the rooms in Lancrigg are lovely, and all different.

The staff were excellent, and I had a great choice of food, even though I would describe myself as a fussy vegan. Lancrigg is as near to perfect as a hotel could be!

Ms. Sheila Urquhart - 27th Jun, 2015
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Peaceful And Relaxing
Lancrigg is a beautiful country house at the end of a narrow road about a mile out of Grasmere. The rooms are very tasteful and traditional with everything you could require and the breakfasts are superb. For a change from the hurly-burly of life this is haven of relaxation!

Mr. Frank Mitchell - 23rd Jun, 2015
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Excellent Accommodation In A Beautiful Area
I stayed here for a week mid-June and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel has a charm all its own and is run by a wonderful team. The food is fantastic (watch out, each and every pudding is delicious). The accommodation is spacious, very comfortable, plenty of hot water to refresh after days out on the hills and fells. Located a little out of the village, it is very peaceful. I can\'t recommend this hotel enough and look forward to a repeat visit very soon.

Stephanie Hamilton DBB - 23rd Jun, 2015
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The Perfect Choice
Lancrigg offers the most relaxing stay in this beautiful part of the world. With meadows, woods, hills and quiet gardens all around this is a Heavenly place and the hotel is delightfully situated in its own secluded wooded hill with breathtaking views. Listen for the song birds at dawn and enjoy the feeling of being in what feels like a private house - Lady Grantham of Downton would have loved it!

The vegetarian cuisine is first class - for non-vegetarians we love it!

Our second visit was just as nice as the first and Lancrigg is simply perfect in every way.

Stuart Montgomery B&B - 22nd Jun, 2015
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Lancrigg Peace And Tranquility !
So this being the Lake District , we were very fortunate with weather . warm sun and blue skies. This made the grounds of the hotel and the valley they lie in look particularly gorgeous. it is the most peaceful and tranquil location we have ever stayed in , only really birdsong to keep you company. The hotel is delightful and the staff very friendly and helpful. The vegetarian food was delicious varied and very filling. if you want a trouser press a mini bar , Marriot points and need to check your emails very 2 minutes then this is not for you ! if however you want to escape and enjoy the peaceful surroundings ,relaxed atmosphere and some quiet time then it is a gem. Parts of the hotel are very old ,but that brings character. It has an eclectic almost bohemian feel with the room contents and decoration but that all adds to the charm. if you like wildlife then you are in luck. they also appreciate the peace and calm . We saw deer in the meadow next to the garden and a grass snake on one of the garden paths. I can honestly say that the photos on the hotel website do not do justice to the beauty of the views and surroundings. Finally don\'t be worried about Tofu chewing carrot snacking vegetarian warriors ! It is a place for nice friendly people . I ate a delicious pork pie I bought in Grasmere in our bedroom and no alarms went off !!

Alastair Harnby BB - 17th Jun, 2015
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Hidden Gem
I read the reviews for Lancrigg on Trip Advisor. Most are excellent but the odd one complains about staff, decor and service. If like me, this makes you procrastinate, I will explain. Sure, the staff take their time over dinner (the kind of place it is, it would be upsetting if they didn\'t), but I found them 100% friendly and helpful. Sure the bedroom furnishings are a bit \'old school\' (it\'s very much a minor, personal taste matter- I\'m happy it wasn\'t IKEA), but the place made us feel really comfortable and relaxed and I doubt anyone would be scathing about the communal areas. In fact I was in complete awe. The setting is beyond beautiful and provides easy access to the best of the Lakes walks- Helm Cragg and Easdale Tarn (google image them). The veggie food is good and the history of the house and ajoining forest is magical. We had dinner with a cat and a red squirrel. I loved it. The bad reviwers must be lunatics.

Dr Louise Knox LRMS - 14th Jun, 2015
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
Enjoyed staying in a relaxing and beautiful setting. Wonderful vegetarian food. Friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely stay again.

Mr John Hodgson Lrms - 14th Jun, 2015
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Helvellyn Weekend
Lovely food, lovely setting, lovely staff. What more could we ask for?

Mr. Martyn Tuckwell - 10th Jun, 2015
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Great Location
As always the food is simply fantastic veggie and the location perfect for quiet and views - great gardens / trees. staff very helpful too

Chris Gale LRMS - 9th Jun, 2015
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First Class
What a fantastic Hotel, beautiful location with great views,the owners and staff are very welcoming and made for a very relaxing stay, will be back again soon

Mr. Arthur Hodgen LRMS - 3rd Jun, 2015
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Best Birthday Ever!
We were quite simply blown away by the beauty of the location this amazing hotel is tucked away in...

Stunning views and superb vegetarian food to match!

The friendly and helpful staff are clearly proud (and rightly so) of their hotel and were most eager to ensure our stay was fun, relaxing and stress free.

We can\'t wait to come back and have already recommended this wonderful hotel to all our friends.

Thank you again for a most wonderful birthday weekend!

Miss. Julia Huang - 31st May, 2015
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A Very Relaxing Stay
Lovely room in great setting. Friendly greeting with access to a cold/hot drink. Fabulous grounds to walk through and Relax.

Ruppenthal Lrms - 27th May, 2015
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Friendly welcome, great service and great food. Thoroughly enjoyed the say, would definitely visit again.

Queenan Lrms - 23rd May, 2015
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Peaceful Overnight Stay
Lancrigg hotel is a truly beautiful place to stay. The grounds are breath taking and seeing the Roe deer play was a treat. The food is incredible, excellent quality with fresh flavours. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We intend to return with our son and dog ! Well worth a stay.

Natalia Wealleans Turner lrms - 17th May, 2015
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Best Food On Our Trip
Our room was comfortable. The meals were fantastic. I want some recipes.

Ms Jeanna Berry LRMS - 16th May, 2015
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We Loved It!
We have just returned from a 5 night stay in this welcoming, friendly and quiet hotel.

The Silver Howe room had the most marvellous views and a lovely comfortable bed.

We ate in the restaurant every night (even though my husband is a meat-eater) and really enjoyed it. The food is superb: breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.

The proprietors and staff were so friendly and the service, excellent.

A very special place.

Mr. Geoffrey Beare - 16th May, 2015
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Another Great Visit.
A wonderful trip once again.

Thank you for great service and food.

We hope to visit again soon.

MR Hindley DBB - 15th May, 2015
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
Comfy bed. Good food. Pleasant staff. Great location

Joanna Thomson DBB - 13th May, 2015
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Great Hotel
A nice hotel in a lovely setting, just outside Grasmere, near Ambleside. The food was perfect and service was 10/10 too. The decor was not to my taste, floral, but then again maybe it fits with the area and ambience they want. The road in is a bit rough, so maybe not suited to all vehicles. But this was the only negative point I can think of.

Michael Cassie Lrms - 12th May, 2015
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Been to The Lancrigg about 10 times, food and service excellent as always, staff very friendly and helpful.The location of the hotel is fantastic.

Mr. Paul Halstead - 12th May, 2015
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Lancrigg Hotel
My wife and I stayed at this delightful spot about 5 years ago and revisited the restaurant about 3 years ago. As usual we were blown away by the beautiful setting but noticed a change in the building which is looking a bit unloved. The rooms were comfortable but there were several glitches - with plumbing/heating and electricals which were not present in the past. Staff as usual very friendly and food excellent.

Mr West B&B - 4th May, 2015
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Always A Joy To Stay Here!
We have been staying here for over 25 years, and the peaceful ambience, location and best of all the food and staff make it the nicest hotel we know. Highly recommended, it has the best Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant in the UK.

John Pattison - 3rd May, 2015
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Vegetarian Hotel
Excellent. Location and food stunning.Definitely recommended.

Kevin Buckle Lrms - 2nd May, 2015
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Birthday Surprise
Fantastic room, service and food. Had a great time, everything I asked for was provided. Mark.

Mr. mark fletcher - 1st May, 2015
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One Night Stay
Tried the hotel as it is vegetarian, looked good in the photos,takes dogs, and I wanted to spoil my friend.

The photos and information given seriously omit the beautiful location of the hotel with magnificent, tranquil mountain views, and woods, rivers and walks all around.

Our Wordsworth room was tastefully fitted out, quirky bathroom taps and views of Wordsworth\'s daffodils and mountains beyond. The windows were drafty but you wouldn\'t want them double glazed.

I would say that the usual price per night is expensive, but I guess you are paying for the location as much as for the hotel amenities. We did get a small last minute reduction.

The staff were very friendly, balance of locals and overseas students. Food very nicely done. There is no bar but a cosy sitting room.

We would certainly return but may have to save for a while!

Chris Hutchings DBB - 29th Apr, 2015
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Great Place
Looking for a place, where me, myself and I would find a peaceful moment, \'Lancrigg\' turned out to be exactly the right choice. The very kind and friendly welcome, the spacious room and bathroom, the care for details such as the organic products available, the fantastic and Michelin star worthy vegetarian cuisine (I\'m not vegetarian but did not miss anything. Au contraire...), all this together made my stay unforgettable. Yes, a return is more then likely.... Last but not least the green valley and plenty of options for hiking have been a great experience.

Mr. Johannes Boesigner - 26th Apr, 2015
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Short Break Plus Evening Meals
Relaxing and comfortable. Superb food,lovely staff,amazing views, perfect weather.

Fleuty B&B - 20th Apr, 2015
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Perfect Lakeland Getaway And Its Vegetarian
Lancrigg is unique and we love it. Returning every year sometimes twice a year we are always happy to sample the inventive food and chat to the friendly staff. The hotel is very relaxed and the setting is magic. If this place had holistic therapy treatments and flat screen TV I would cry once my visit was over. However as a family we are always a little sad to leave.

Alex Holmes BB - 17th Apr, 2015
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Third Stay In Eight Months
This is a little haven of peace for us to chill out from our busy lives. The staf as always do everything they can to look after your needs and the food is second to none. It certainly won\'t be our last visit and having had a full week there we are greatly refreshed.

Graham Coles BB - 16th Apr, 2015
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
Found this beautiful accomodation by chance and will definatly return . Staff very friendly and the situation of the accomodation was spectacular . A hidden

Gem . The food was excellent . Thankyou

Mrs Mccann Lrms - 10th Apr, 2015
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Great Hotel In Every Way
This is a unique hotel in a lovely location. The rooms are individual, the service excellent and the vegetarian food exceptional at all times. On top of this the location is perfect - close to Grasmere yet well away from the crowds and with great walking on the doorstep. Highly recommended and can\'t wait to return.

Mr Kenneth Walsh Lrms - 9th Apr, 2015
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Nice Place To Stay And Great Food With Lots Of Vegan Options.
We really enjoyed our stay and the food was amazing and catered exceptionally well for vegans.

Mr. Anthony Scott - 7th Apr, 2015
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Warm And Inviting In First Class Location
My first trip to the The Lake District and I found out about Lancrigg by chance via the internet. The weekend was also a special birthday treat for my youngest teenage daughter who is also a vegetarian. The staff at Lancrigg are very friendly and accommodating and the food was a delight. I\'m not a vegetarian so it made a nice change in not having to pick meat or fish on the menu. We stayed in the Silver Howe room with a put-me-up bed for one of my daughters and there was still plenty of room for a two night stay. The location is stunning and the amount of local walking trails on the doorstep made it very easy for a first time visitor like myself to confidently explore with no knowledge of the area. Grasmere is a delightful village and I have to admit my daughters and I came away feeling like we\'d been away for a lot longer than 2 nights which says a lot about Lancrigg, their staff and the idyllic location.

Sarah Watts BB - 7th Apr, 2015
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Great Stay
Wonderful location, a fantastic menu & brilliant friendly service

John Hartley LRMS - 4th Apr, 2015
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Great Vegetarian Food
Stayed in the \"Nightingale\" suite for 3 nights. It was comfortable although the toilet flush was a bit hit and miss. Would highly recommend the food at this hotel. It was freshly prepared, imaginative menu and every dish we had was thoroughly delicious. The breakfasts were also imaginative and tasty. All meals served good portions but we didn\'t feel \"overfaced\". Service was good and very attentive waitresses. Lovely views from the dining room window and a variety of pleasant background music playing. It was great being able to eat everything on the menu and we did (more or less)! Good wine selection on the menu as well as beers but not all wines were available. Would highly recommend to any vegetarian and will definitely go again.

Mrs. Roberta Child - 24th Mar, 2015
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Wonderful Staff, Amazing Food & Gorgeous Room!!
My husband and I recently returned to Lancrigg and as always we had an incredible time! The room is exquisite, the food was glorious and we left feeling refreshed and revitalized. Robert, Janet and the staff were amazing and made our stay very relaxing. The Dinner in the restaurant were fabulous- with very generous portion sizes. We highly recommend this hotel and its restaurant to all vegan and vegetarians along with meat eaters alike. Cant wait till our next visit!

Iain & Lydia DBB - 21st Mar, 2015
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Great Weekend
Very pleasant stay in a fascinating and historically interesting old country house. We are not vegetarians but both enjoyed the food. Try the vegetarian fish and chips with your eyes closed and you would be hard pushed to say it wasn\'t fish. The setting is ideal, Helm Crag is on your doorstep and we walked over to Langdale and back to Easdale Tarn without using the car all weekend.

Downsides are that the Wi Fi hardly worked, the TV reception was so bad it was unwatchable and there was a problem with the hot water.

However it is a mark of how good our stay was that this barely dampened our stay and we would both thoroughly recommend Lancrigg to anyone interested in either the Lakes or walking or both.

Gorden Wemyss DBB - 18th Mar, 2015
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Delicious Food, Friendly Staff And Unique Atmosphere
We had a wonderful 3 day holiday at the Lancrigg. Our view over the valley was beautiful and our room was very comfortable with unique furnishings and antiques. The dining room is one of the nicest we\'ve ever been in and the vegetarian menu is incredible at breakfast, lunch and dinner. We felt very much at home relaxing in the lounge in front of a roaring fire and the staff make you feel like you are visiting old friends. This hotel is one of those rare places that is in it\'s own little magic bubble. Certainly be stating again!

David Benko Lrms - 16th Mar, 2015
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An Excellent Place To Get Away From It All
A very friendly and welcoming hotel. We had called in on several occasions while walking in the area previously and enjoyed tea and cake. Not being vegetarians we were somewhat apprehensive about an exclusively meat free menu, but we needn\'t have worried! The food was very good and we particularly enjoyed the variety on offer at breakfast.

Room was very comfortable and clean. The dining room and lounge are characterful and comfortale. A very peacful rural retreat. We will visit again.

Neil Taylor DBB - 1st Mar, 2015
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Excellent stay, wonderful food, location, service, peace.

Derek Allan Gould Prof BB - 28th Feb, 2015
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Very Nice Veggie Hotel
Amazing hotel for vegetarians and vegans. A very Nuce selection of foods for all meals dyring the day. The staff were very accomodaccomofdating and hospitable. The surrounding areas were easy to venture to. A memomemorable trip.

Suekirun Patel B.Com - 24th Feb, 2015
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As Good As Ever !!!!!!!
If you want total peace and tranquility in an unrivalled position then you can\'t beat Lancrigg.

I have been coming here for 15 years with my husband and children (when they were younger)and the food is what vegetarian food should taste like. Never had a disappointing meal and Robert and his staff always make you feel welcome. Even if you\'re not vegetarian the food is so delicious and healthy. The whole experience is just one of calm and chilled.

Can\'t wait to return soon.....

Heidi Bollen B&B - 21st Feb, 2015
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Vegan Delight!
Really imaginative and excellent meals for vegans (as well as for vegetarians). Friendly and helpful staff; and lovely views from the Silver Howe bedroom. Wonderful place to stay and relax in.

Allan Todd DBB - 15th Feb, 2015
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A Wonderful Weekend At Lancrigg
We had the most wonderful weekend at Lancrigg. The atmosphere was relaxing, the food delicious and the hosts very friendly and accommodating. I\'d recommend it to anyone!

Annie Garthwaite DBB - 10th Feb, 2015
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Top Veggie Hotel
I have stayed several times over the years. This stay was no different. Friendly and welcoming the hotel\'s location is stunning. Food is wonderful and the staff are always helpful if you want something slightly different from the menu. Top marks( again).

Sue Morrison DBB - 30th Jan, 2015
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Lovely Hotel
Beautiful hotel with wonderful rooms. (Loved the whirlpool bath). Even though we are not vegetarian we still enjoyed the food! Very tasty! The staff were great and the views were lovely.

Thomas Massey Lrms - 11th Jan, 2015
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The Perfect New Year
We stayed 4 nights including New Year. We have been visiting Lancrigg for many years. It is a beautiful and comfortable hotel in a stunning location just below Helm Crag with views across towards Easedale Tarn and Silver Howe. This time we were in the cosy Whittington room and we could look from the bed right across the valley. The meals, as always, were excellent and the special buffet and 6 course dinner on New Year\'s Day were the most delicious vegan feasts imaginable. The proprietors\' family entertained us with a challenging quiz on New Year\'s Eve, culminating with champagne and Auld Lang Syne. Margaret & Stephen

Margaret Wood DBB - 6th Jan, 2015
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New Year In The Lakes
This was our first visit & I\'m sure we will visit again. The location is ideal for some scenic walks. We are vegan & the food selection was great. New year\'s eve was a crazy quiz followed by snacks & a champagne. New years day we had a huge buffet & then a 6 course meal. I will need to diet or walk further. We stayed in Nightingale which was described as cosy, but I thought it was a decent size & it had a bath. A lovely few days relaxing. A great hotel.

Natasha Cornick DBB - 5th Jan, 2015
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Wonderful New Year Break
Just returned from a two night stay in The Franklin room at Lancrigg. What a wonderful building, situation, group of staff and of course menu. We felt settled immediately. Were made to feel very welcome by all staff. Our room was lovely. Wonderful walks from the door. Delightful food. A well thought out new year program. We would definitely revisit.

Josephine Jones - 3rd Jan, 2015
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Extended Christmas At Lancrigg
The recent week\'s stay at Lancrigg for Christmas exceeded all expectations! Food to die for! Do not come here if trying to lose weight! Example - Christmas Buffet deserts were scaled at 8 portions per person. Location is exquisite for those wanting to expend a slight amount of energy in wonderful surroundings. Staff are all friendly & helpful.

Peter Johnson DBB - 2nd Jan, 2015
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The John Richardson Room At Lancrigg
my partner and I had a wonderful stay in this most relaxing room,from the comfortable four poster bed,the curtained roll top bath,but mostly for the view from the circular bay window from where we enjoyed our lovely breakfast. The evening meals and wine were delicious too. will be back. Jeremy and tessa ,Edinburgh

J Jackson - 1st Jan, 2015
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Love This Place!
Have just spent 2 nights at Lancrigg and had such a lovely time. The hotel is so cosy and comfortable and the staff are really welcoming, helpful and gay-friendly. We had stayed here before and returned for a post-Christmas treat. We love the location as it\'s perfect for walking and the scenery is stunning. We had dinner both nights and the food was delicious - I am gluten and dairy-free as well as vegetarian and eating out is normally difficult but not at Lancrigg, where I had loads of choice. Breakfasts were also really tasty with gluten-free bread available as well as all the naturally gluten-free options. A really nice touch is the complimentary tea and coffee when you arrive (on top of the tea and coffee-making facilities in the room) and the quality, cruelty free and natural-ingredients toiletries. We stayed in the Wainwright suite, which is over 2 floors - this was perfect for us as our dogs slept in the downstairs area and we had the cosy bedroom with the four-poster bed to ourselves! This place is very special and we are already saving up for our next visit.

Ms Catherine Smith L.Room - 30th Dec, 2014
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Perfect Christmas
Another amazing Christmas break. Perfect setting, staff wonderful as always, food amazing and great company. Cannot imagine any other way to spend Christmas.

Lesley Bairden (see note) - 30th Dec, 2014
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Possibly the most idyllic setting in the Lakes.

Anna Kelly - 30th Dec, 2014
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Wonderful Christmas!
We\'ve just returned from spending a wonderful Christmas at Lancrigg.

We stayed in the Silver Howe room which had beautiful views over the mountains and was very comfortable.

The atmosphere was very relaxed, friendly and homely and the staff were very welcoming.

The location cannot be bettered - one direction straight to the mountains and a beautiful valley and the other a ten min walk into the centre of Grasmere.

The food was amazing. We are vegans and , of course, this is where Lancrigg excels as it specifically caters for vegetarians, vegans and those with special dietary needs such as gluten free. Usually we end up rowing with hotel managers as they invariably say they can cater but haven\'t a clue ( ie recently we were fed shredded carrot and cabbage with various additions such as walnuts, pomegranate and various sauces Eight weeks in a row at a business networking event!! We also start to resemble a fruit salad for pud too! ) Here though, even normally meat eating partners of other guests were impressed with the enormous imaginative buffets, vast breakfasts and seven course Christmas lunch. We think we put on about a stone!

Will definitely return next Christmas and during the year too

Jo & Jane Harling (see note) - 28th Dec, 2014
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
Perfect location; very welcoming ambiance thanks to the \'hands-on\' proprietors who have lead a caring and knowledgeable staff.

Vegetarian and vegan catering beyond reproach. VERY highly recommended.

DJ Doubleday - 27th Dec, 2014
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Quiet Pre-christmas Jaunt
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Azalea Suite for a good price at this time of year. Lovely warm room, luxurious bedding and lovely bathroom including whirlpool bath and organic products. The vegetarian food was excellent - large portions and a nice dining room to eat it all in! And what a view .... Lovely.

Penny Kay dbb - 12th Dec, 2014
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Excellent Vegetarian Food In Peaceful, Relaxed Setting.
Very relaxing weekend. Excellent food and warm but laid back service from staff. Stripy December weather - mixture of sunshine and sudden heavy hail showers, but the atmosphere was warm at Lancrigg, fuelled on Sat pm by an excellent meal, sizzling logfires and genial chat with other guests. Our room was Silver Howe - comfortable bed and great views over Easedale - we didn\'t mind the \'colourful\' bath. Lovely toiletries too, from \'Pure Lakes. Will definitely return.

Hadley DBB - 7th Dec, 2014
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Another Fabulous Weekend
Having stayed here a number of times before was re-assuring to find that nothing had changed ... except perhaps the food was even better than we remembered. This weekend was a special one \"celebrating Christmas in November\" with sparkling wine offered with Breakfast on Saturday, and a magnificent festive five-course vegan-friendly banquet on Saturday evening. Wonderful ... hope to return in the Spring

Tonie Lambie - 1st Dec, 2014
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Good Base For Walking
Clean tydy surroundings......Ideal location...short walk to village

Mrs Julie Philp - 23rd Nov, 2014
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Fantastic Stay
Lovely relaxed hotel, both ourselves and our dog made very welcome. The lounge is cosy and comfortable perfect place to relax with a drink, delicious home cooked food served in an eclectic but elegantly decorated dining room. Our room (nightingale) was adequate nicely decorated with a small tv, lovely organic locally made toiletries provided in a clean, functional bathroom. Not a modern characterless hotel but a home away from home with amazing views and grounds to explore and admire.

Mrs Deri Warriner - 23rd Nov, 2014
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Tranquility In A Beautiful Setting
The description of the hotel is accurate. The location, atmosphere and staff service are all superb. The food is excellent and the guest lounge and dining room are lovely. Everything is very clean and well presented. The only minor issues (based on the room we had) are the in the need for some attention to decor, to bring the standard up to what one might expect for this type of hotel (small paint and wallpaper areas for example).

Why not visit Lancrigg for afternoon tea or evening meal as a taster of the place and of the excellent vegetarian food.

Lee Crampton DBB/BB - 12th Nov, 2014
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A Special Place To Stay
We first visited Lancrigg in the 1980s, not long after it was opened as a Vegetarian Country House Hotel. It is still under the same stewardship as it was then (much to our approval). For us, Lancrigg is special. The location offers fabulous views; the place is far enough outside the centre of Grasmere to be peaceful, yet it\'s only a 15-20 minute walk into the village centre. Inspiring walks onto the fells can be done from Lancrigg itself, without the need to travel elsewhere. The food is truly superb and also imaginatively prepared. For vegetarian or vegans, it\'s a rare jewel. Admittedly, this place might not suit everyone - there no hint of the bland corporatism that is so common nowadays. The wi-fi is not great and the television in our room had a few reliability problems. But maybe that\'s not a bad thing. After all, those things should not be a high priority when visiting such a magnificent part of the world. It\'s certainly a highly individual, characterful place, managed by delightful and very helpful people. Possibly some may find it slightly quirky compared to other places, but for a relaxing few days in unrivalled surroundings, with excellent food and at a very reasonable price, it\'s at the top of our list.

Mr. Martin Miller - 11th Nov, 2014
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Loved It
Great place with a wonderful sense of calm and serenity. Good food abounds and great walks to be had with either a modest ramble to the beautiful Easedale Tarn or a more vertically challenging day out up to Fairfield.

Mr Keisner B&B - 9th Nov, 2014
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Perfect Wedding Anniversary Break
We choose to stay at Lancrigg because of the stunning location, vegetarian menu and the look of the rooms. Absolutely happy with all of the above and the hotel really helped make the weekend extra special

Mr. Thomas Chapman - 14th Oct, 2014
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Perfect Weekend Break
We loved staying at lancrigg! It is in such an idyllic setting that driving up we were both so excited. The staff were friendly and really helpful, the room had the most amazing views and a comfortable bed and the food was amazing! My boyfriend states that it was the best breakfast he ever had!

There were so many walks right from the door of the hotel and after a wet and wonderful walk we had a lovely relaxed afternoon in the hotel lounge playing games and feeling utterly relaxed and at home.

We will definitely be back!

Dr Megan Baker LRMS - 13th Oct, 2014
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Lovely Stay!
We booked to stay here quite late in the day as we had a change of plan. The staff were extremely friendly and we were delighted to be offered complimentary tea on arrival served in our room. It was much appreciated after a long journey! The decor is a little dated, but it\'s very in-keeping with a beautiful old building and the whole hotel is incredibly welcoming. Breakfast was delicious! My meat-eating boyfriend also enjoyed it! :) Thank you very much!

Miss Jen Byram - 7th Oct, 2014
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Our Stay At Lancrigg
The setting beautiful, loved the accomadation. The staff very helpful. The food was fantastic. Would recommend to friends and family. Will be visiting again hopefully soon. Our dog Martha loved it as well.

Tracey Palmer DBB - 6th Oct, 2014
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Thank you Tracey, we\'re glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

A Happy Return
It was a joy to return after an absence of ten years. The house has lost none of its charm and the food was excellent. What really made it special was the warmth of the staff. The only improvement could be better wifi. Perhaps though it is my mistake to try and bring the internet to a rural retreat. We will be back.

Raymond Gill DBB - 5th Oct, 2014
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Lovely Hotel
Stayed here for two nights in September. Had evening meal one night which was great. Good choice if dishes. All rooms very comfortable. Meals served in quiet dining room overlooking lovely view. Bedroom great with whirlpool bath much needed after long walks. Would definitely return

Mrs Lisa Kennedy Lrms - 3rd Oct, 2014
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Stunning Unique Place
Lancrigg is so special, a haven of creativity, comfort and style. Wordsworth and Dorothy would be proud!

Esyllt George Bb - 29th Sep, 2014
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Pure Relaxation
From the moment you arrive you feel like you are being welcomed into someone\'s home and as you sip your coffee on the terrace in the sunshine you\'re glad you returned.

Having left the four kids at home with the grandparents it\'s great to just completely unwind and there\'s no better place to do it. Some people may not like the fact that you might have to go and ring the bell to get someone\'s attention in the middle of the day, but I much prefer that to attentive staff hovering!

After a busy day walking you enter the comfortable lounge, where some dress for dinner and others (me) go in their socks. It takes a couple of days to realise that it\'s not really possible to consume all the courses without feeling a bit full, although it could be the amount of organic beer or wine you had with it that may have been the problem.

Then to bed for a quiet night\'s sleep in readiness for more food to be consumed at breakfast.

Have stayed here occasionally over the last 16 years, with and without children and, although we have other holidays, these are the best for recharging the batteries.

Matthew Moore DBB - 26th Sep, 2014
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Fantastic Place
Great location and scenery. Comfortable rooms and fabulous and inventive vegetarian food.

Dr S Moreea DBB - 16th Sep, 2014
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One Night Stay
Very easy booking on phone,helpful staff.Lovely hotel with outstanding views.Excellent food well presented and priced, Vegan options provided with no delays and waitress was delightful.Local walks and views were wonderful.A lovely stay in beautiful surroundings.

Anthony Wells Bb - 10th Sep, 2014
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Amazing Will Be Back
I have just been to stay for a weekend with my vegan girlfriend. This is an ideal location to go if you are vegan or vegetarian. Staff were so helpful, friendly and accommodating. Food was both delicious and healthy, plus the food is all homemade fairtrade and organic. The hotel is cosy, warm and in a great location for walks/cycles trips to the lakes. We found it hard to leave and can't wait to go back next year.

Mr. John Hulme - 1st Sep, 2014
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30th Wedding Anniversary
My husband and I have been vegetarian for 32 years and we decided to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary by staying at this wonderful hotel for the weekend. It was a pleasure to to be able to experience a full menu and very hard to choose from the exceptional food on offer. We had in fact visited 26 years ago and can only say that we will not wait so long to return. Beautiful setting and very attentive staff. I would thoroughly recommend both the hotel and restaurant to any.

Esther Bywaters DBB - 29th Aug, 2014
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What A Special Place
I booked three nights to recuperate, write, read and walk. And since I was alone, a little apprehensive about what this would be like. I felt completely nurtured by your kind attentive staff who helped me with my bags, brought food to my room a few times and even gave me some elastoplasts for my blistered feet! Such a charming room, or rather,suite, (Wainwright)- amazing mattress on the cosy bed and great bath. The food as ever nutritious and delicious. Topped off with an excellent reiki from Liz. I feel truly rejuvenated. You have such a special place. Thank you so much. My only criticism is that the shower was not that great and how about just getting rid of the old tv? But these are just suggestions on how to make it perfect instead of just superb!!!

Alison Smith - 28th Aug, 2014
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A Veggie Delight!
We had a wonderful weekend. The food was excellent, the menu was so varied and everything we had was so tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was comfortable and the spa bath was luxurious. The setting is beautiful and very relaxing and even the weather was kind to us! We definitely will not wait another 7 years to come again, I'm only sorry that it is such a long way from London. Thank you for a very enjoyable and restful weekend.

Sandy Potashnick - 24th Aug, 2014
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3 days wonderful walking holiday -staying at comfortable vegetarian hotel. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent choice of food, catering for all dietary requirements. Hotel is furnished more like a favourite Aunt's house - individual and cosy - rather than upto date bland furniture of other more modern hotels!

Mrs.Hepworth DBB - 21st Aug, 2014
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Wonderful Time, Helpful Staff
This hotel was just what I needed as a night's stop-off point between Inverness and Portsmouth; comfortable room, extremely helpful staff and excellent food. I particularly appreciated the tea on arrival, and the evening meal was superb. I think Thorney Howe hostel would appreciate a signpost to take sat-nav past their private road, though... :)

Jane Wickenden DBB - 11th Aug, 2014
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Definitely Recommend
Lovely staff and gorgeous vegan food. Very quaint hotel in beautiful grounds, the view from the room was spectacular. Would definitely stay again.

Carly Mcevoy - 8th Aug, 2014
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Restful Getaway
A very enjoyable stay. The food was first class, the staff polite and extremely helpful. A lovely peaceful location with comfortable accommodation. The bathroom facilities could do with a little updating, but overall highly recommended place to get a real Lake District experience

Julian Gordon-Walker - 7th Aug, 2014
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Great Place
one of the most pleasant relaxing places with great views and great views, the room may not be 5 star but it is well worth a visit , We will be going back to try other rooms too :-)

JM & JF Feb2014

John Miller dbb - 4th Aug, 2014
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Pleasant Stay
We booked this at the last minute and there was some mix up with the rooms which meant we stayed in a separate house five minutes walk away. Not too much of a problem although it wouldn't have been much fun walking over for dinner if the weather was bad. The room was nice, the food good (and lots of it) and the service pleasant. It isn't the most modern of places and some might say it needs a significant makeover but it seems popular and I suppose the owners feel "if it isn't broken, dont' fix it!" The one thing you can't beat is the location, perfect for enjoying all that the area has to offer which is lots.

Howard Joseph - 4th Aug, 2014
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There is a great atmosphere at Lancrigg in part due to its history and in great measure because of the fabulous staff who are culturally diverse and seem to care so much about the environment and the guests. Really wonderful setting great for walking Helm crag was our favourite.

Ms. Angela Pullen - 3rd Aug, 2014
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Highly Recommended
Staff were very helpful and easy to get on with. Food was excellent even for a meat eater. The hotel was presented to its best and its positioning is beautiful. Will be returning.

Mr. Timothy Wadsworth - 31st Jul, 2014
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Beautiful location. Attentive staff. Good food. Really enjoyed it we were all (including the dogs) made to feel welcome.

Paul Nixon Laterooms - 30th Jul, 2014
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Great To Be Back
First stayed at Lancrigg about 15 years ago - so pleased that it has retained its high standards. Enjoyed again its blissful setting, comfortable accommodation and excellent food - but this time had the added bonus of glorious weather. Friendly and helpful staff - will certainly return again, but not leave it so long this time.

Graham Brady - 23rd Jul, 2014
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Immediate Relaxation
From the moment you arrive you know you are somewhere special. We stayed at kitty crag where the room was beautiful with a superb view. The walk to breakfast through the wood made the experience of breakfast even better. Evening meals are also not to be missed. We hope to be able to return again soon.

Mr. Andrew Gower - 23rd Jul, 2014
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Lancrigg Review
It was 20 years ago that we last stayed at LANCRIGG and nothing had changed as we had hoped.

The meals as always were of excellent quality

with the serving staff providing friendly and helpful advice.

Little details in the rooms not quite correct

were rectified speedily.

It will be our pleasure to return in the future to enjoy the afternoon teas complete with homemade scones in the beautiful garden of the house.

Mr Plotnikov DBB - 21st Jul, 2014
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Very pleasant stay at a hotel with a real ethos,friendly and courteous staff and excellent food. We will definitely berecommending to our friends !

Thanks for a wonderful visit.

Mr Osman Sarioglu - 18th Jul, 2014
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Really great hotel wih an ethos,relaxed and relaxing,ideally located for access to hill walks and lakes district travel.

Very good food,friendly,helpful and courteous staff,wonderful gardens.

Mr Osman Sarioglu - 17th Jul, 2014
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Relaxing environment, wonderful food, amazing and friendly staff!! Quite simply one of the most beautiful places in the world! Highly recommended :)

Lydya Edwards - 17th Jul, 2014
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
We are a family of five, a mature couple, with three young people aged 21,19 and 16. The hotel had a nice homely atmosphere. Amazing vegetarian food. Lovely woodland walks in the beautiful gardens. Rooms very comfortable and thoughtfully decorated. Friendly staff. Beautiful place. Perfect location for a relaxing (or active) holiday in the Lake District.

J.Brophy - 13th Jul, 2014
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Tranquil Escape
We enjoyed a wonderful 4 days escape from the stresses of modern life. The hotel has a proud history and it is easy to imagine Wordsworth being inspired by the spectacular landscape. The view from our room was exquisite, the bed comfortable and spa bath invigorating. The food was delicious and we especially enjoyed the creative use of tofu and the very berry ice cream sundae. The hotel has a magical romanticism that sets it apart from other luxury hotels and justifies the high prices. We recommend it to anyone looking for a genuine country house experience but especially to vegetarians who will most appreciate the fine dining.

Mr. Ross Woodley - 6th Jul, 2014
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June 2014
I had a lovely peaceful stay. The food was good and the staff exceptionally friendly and amenable. Thank you.

Ellen Bell - 27th Jun, 2014
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Great Veg B&b
We have stayed at Lancrigg three summers in a row now and each experience is delightful. The food is fantastic, accommodations are first-rate and the setting is magical. It draws us all the way from California. I only wish the multi-talented Robert would finally write the cookbook that all of his fans are waiting for, so we might have a chance to re-create some of the Lancrigg specialties in our own kitchens!

LINDA COLLEY - 17th Jun, 2014
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Hidden Gem In Grasmere
We stayed at the Lancrigg foe only one night en route to Dumfries and Galloway. The hotel is just outside Grasmere, in a wonderful location with fantastic views.

The building has retained its Victorian character and style but still offers bright and comfortable rooms.

We aren't veggies but decided that we could exist for one day without meat. We ate dinner in the small, intimate restaurant and were very impressed with the choice of menu and the quality of the food. Breakfast was equally good. Only negative comment would be about the choice of 'background' music. Personally would rather not have had any at all. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

We had a lovely short stay and would recommend anyone should pay a visit when they're next in the Lakes and want something different.

Kevin Richardson - 13th Jun, 2014
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A Special Place
Once again a wonderful stay food was outstanding and as usual nothing is too much trouble for all the staff working there. We look forward to returning to our special yearly treat.

Vivienne Reay - 8th Jun, 2014
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Feel The Silence
With apologies to Van Morrison you can feel the silence all around you. Listen to Summertime in England. I would suggest getting rid of TV in lounge and abandoning wireless altogether.......stayed in Juniper in Kitty Crag

Mr. Lance Boanas TWIN - 1st Jun, 2014
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Simply The Best
Have been going to this oasis of calm for 30 years, the young staff, usually student travellers, always great and well trained by the quirky owner. As meat eaters we found the vegetarian/vegan menu to be truly exceptional and they will always accommodate unusual requests. If you are walking the fells their packed lunch is tasty and nutritional.

Mr. Stuart Williamson - 25th May, 2014
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Cumbria Jewel
Lancrigg is a hotel with a rcih history set in an idyllic valley. Gourmet vegetarian meals served in a leisurely manner with a picture perfect view of the Easedale Valley.Serenaded by a symphony of birds cares melt away. Hiking trails begin on the grounds of the hotel. A five star experience.

Dr. Michael Taxier - 19th May, 2014
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Lancrigg Stay
Thank you to Robert and staff for very pleasant and relaxing stay.

Everyone very friendly and helpful.

Accomodation clean and comfortable.

Beautiful grounds and location.

Excellent dinner and breakfast.

Thank you.

A.Chapman - 13th May, 2014
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Vegetarian Haven
We have been coming to Lancrigg for over 20 years. It never fails to delight us. Our room, the Wordsworth, has lovely views across the beautiful gardens to the Easedale Valley. Breakfast and dinner, where we chose vegan options, were both imaginative and delicious. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Ms. Margaret Wood - 9th May, 2014
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Heaven In The Lake District
I have just returned from another glorious holiday in Lancrigg. It is one of my favourite places on earth and I could not recommend it more highly. The grounds are an enchanted fairy land and I would have been quite content to have spent my whole holiday there. The staff were all unfailingly friendly, kind and helpful and genuinely so. The food was even better than I'd remembered - utterly delicious and dangerous for my waistline! Bravo Lancrigg - I can't wait for my next visit! :)

Eva Spevack single bb - 9th May, 2014
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Oh Happy Days!
Absolutely wonderful thank you. Great food, great staff, and the most wonderful gracious country house hotel - we could not have wished for a nicer place.Everyone was so kind and helpful. Will be back when we can. Love from Jean, Laurance and Wendy (the dog).

Laurance Bird DBB - 4th May, 2014
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Enjoyable And Relaxing
Fantastic food, comfortable room with breathtaking views, friendly and welcoming staff, relaxing atmosphere, wonderful scenic walks straight from the front door - what more do you need? We had an extremely enjoyable time at Lancrigg.

Mr. Sean O\'donnell - 30th Apr, 2014
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Wonderful Break
We had a wonderful, relaxing night at Lancrigg for our anniversary. It was very quiet and right in the country away from busy roads. We enjoyed the gardens and local woods and fields. The dinner was delicious and vegan-friendly, served by lovely staff. The veggie burger for breakfast is a must! The room was so beautiful, like traveling back in time, we will definitely be visiting again :)

Dr. Carys Bennett - 27th Apr, 2014
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Great Place For A Break
We have stayed at Lancrigg a few times now and we'd recommend it to anyone. It is an oasis of calm and quiet in a beautiful location. The history of the place makes it extra special. The food is top quality. If you are a vegetarian used to second rate food whenever you eat out then come to Lancrigg and treat yourself!

Chris DBB - 25th Apr, 2014
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Easter Sunshine
As ever a lovely few days of tranquility at the Lancrigg. Wonderful walks from the door and delicious dinners on our return.

We enjoyed meeting recent staff recruits who are long distance cyclists.

Ms. Caroline Powell - 22nd Apr, 2014
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A Peaceful Retreat
The room was charming and the view magnificent. The staff friendly and efficient.A very peaceful place to stay.

Ms. Lesley Hicks - 17th Apr, 2014
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Very Relaxing
As always, excellent, relaxed welcoming atmosphere, home from home - but better food!

It is such a pleasure to be able to have such a wonderful choice at mealtimes. Not a highly polished boutique hotel - but we wouldn't want it any other way. We love staying at Lancrigg - the perfect place to de-stress.

Mrs. Melanie Brownlow - 14th Apr, 2014
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Great Food, Lovely Views
We stayed in Kitty Crag - a home from home just a short walk through the woods to the hotel. Lovely log fire and superb valley views : a really peaceful spot. Good selection of dishes for dinner although I can never have enough fresh seasonal vegetables. Very friendly staff.

Katherine Meyrck DBB - 13th Apr, 2014
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Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel
We had a lovely time. The staff were amazingly helpful and friendly. The accommodations were cozy and it felt like a secret hideaway from the world. We'll be back.

Tony Calderley - 13th Apr, 2014
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Lancrigg In April 2014
Just returned home from a wonderful few days. Lancrigg is in the most beautiful location, allowing us to leave the car parked up and to walk from the front door each day. The room was warm and comfy and well fitted out with a spacious bathroom too. The breakfasts were amazing: 3 courses! and we had dinner at the hotel too, a real luxury having such a wide choice of tasty veggie food. The staff were friendly and helpful too - we look forward to a return visit!

Mrs Hopley - 11th Apr, 2014
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Such A Great Place To Stay
This was my umpteenth stay at Lancrigg

I stayed in KittyCragg which is always great value for money as you have access to a the hotel facilities

As usual, it was really comfortable (the beds are sumptuous), friendly & totally relaxing.

I am vegan so the food is fantastic but a meat eating friend who came for a few days reckoned the food was unusual & satisfying.

My husband joined me for the last few days & also loved returning

If you are thinking of trying trying hotel, DO IT NOW as it may change hands :-)

Williams - 10th Apr, 2014
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Just The Ticket
Constantly searching for hotels and restaurants that fit in with our organic principles without much sucess, we were delighted to find this gem of a retreat in such a beautiful area. We loved everything about it; the tranquil setting; the quirky touches; the toxin free products and not forgetting the fabulous food. We will, without a doubt, be regular visitors to Lancrigg.

Mrs. Andrea Holbrook - 6th Apr, 2014
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Lovely Hotel In A Peaceful Setting
I enjoyed my stay at Lancrigg.The staff were very pleasant. Although not a fully paid -up of the veggie club I enjoyed all my meals.

My room had a wonderful view of the fells. The location of the hotel is great for walks.

Susan Midgley DBB - 5th Apr, 2014
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Weekend Visit
Had a great 2 night stay, excellent food and friendly hosts (as always) and great weather!!

Will continue to recommend Lancrigg and visit when possible

Paul Richaeds - 2nd Apr, 2014
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Loved It!
The only downside of our break to the Lancrigg was that we could only stop one night. The food is very good. As a longtime vegetarian I was delighted to discover the hotel. It really exceeded my expectations, great food, beautiful area, friendly staff. we will definitely revisit.

Richard Jowers DBB - 1st Apr, 2014
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Lancrigg Experience
A beautiful house in an exceptional location. A cosy comfortable room with a lovely view. A good selection of vegetarian food of high quality. The staff were particularly friendly and helpful. I wasn't interested in the whirlpool bath, as I haven't had a bath in years. I would have preferred a better shower, but this is a minor point. Lancrigg exceeded my expectations and I would love to return.

Mr D Lewis dbb - 30th Mar, 2014
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We had a wonderful weekend at Lancrigg. Excellent room, food, atmosphere ...

Mrs. Alison Mckay - 30th Mar, 2014
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An Awesome Place To Stay
Have just spent 3 nights at Lancrigg and have to say it has been one of the most enjoyable and relaxing breaks I have ever had. The setting is stunning. The staff were so welcoming and thoughtful. The food was fabulous both at breakfast and the evening meal. A wonderful and magical place to stay.

Lawrence Spring Offer - 29th Mar, 2014
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Idiosyncratic Comfort
Lancrigg offers all the idiosyncratic and faintly odd pleasures of a Victorian retreat in the Lake District -- bow windows, lace curtains, chandeliers, pot-plants, fires, miscellaneous framed watercolours and embroideries -- combined with all that is needful for the modern weary -- bookcases, sofas, games, massage, tea, good food and wine, and above all, profound peace and quiet. The views are spectacular, the walking is excellent, and the grounds are romantic, extensive, and packed with literary association. The staff will give you a flask of tea and a packed lunch for your day out, discuss maps, walks, and your nutritional needs. Other guests are typically blessedly quiet and discreet. The only thing I wanted extra was a hotwater bottle to fill up myself -- and only because I was exhausted with travelling. Take a swimsuit if you want to take advantage of their arrangement with the local spa.

Nicola J Watson BAR2014 - 24th Mar, 2014
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Mid Week Break
We had two nights bb and dinner. The room was fine although felt there should have been a few extra touches ie bath robes and a better equiped hospitality tray. The breakfast and dinner were excellent . No need to use the car as we could walk into Grasmere. Would love to come again.

Jill Belte DBB - 21st Mar, 2014
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Relax And Replenish
Lancrigg is just the place to spend a relaxing few days in the Lake District. Food is fantastic and the trouble taken to ensure special diets are catered for takes all the worry away about finding somewhere suitable to eat when you suffer from allergies.

Mrs. Paula Davies - 21st Mar, 2014
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Had a great weekend. Hotel staff very helpful in suggesting places to walk / go during our long weekend. Food lovely. Location very nice too - close enough to Grasmere to quickly buy supplies in the morning but far enough away to feel secluded.

Mr. James Lloyd - 17th Mar, 2014
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One Night Not Enough
A lovely quiet location set in fantastic countryside of Grasmere. On arrival we were offered the choice of the other luxury room, which was a nice touch. All the staff were very helpful and provided an excellent service with a smile.

The food was of a very high standard and we both thoroughly enjoyed our evening meals, even the house wine was splendid. Again the staff were very attentive enquiring if our needs were being met.

I would absolutely recommend a stay but as the title reads, one night is definitely not enough to soak up the ambience of the Lancrigg

Mr. Mark Ashworth - 16th Mar, 2014
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Spingtime In Grassmere
delighted to have spent yet another short break in the warm atmosphere of the Lancrigg. Wonderful food and service. we look forward to returning soon

Simon Nelson - 12th Mar, 2014
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Ace Hotel
Lovely hotel in a fantastic location. My wife and I stayed for evening meal plus bed and breakfast and had wonderful meals throughout our stay.

All the staff were fantastic, very friendly and helpful, couldn't ask for better.

This is a great old house and must take a considerable amount of funds to maintain and this is reflected in the fact that it is not fitted out with the most up to date furnishings and equipment. Showers are a little under powered, TV with only a few channels, but wowser with a view like we had outside our bedroom window who cares.

It has a very cosy atmosphere totally in fitting with the history of the building and location but if you are staying please take into account that this is not Claridges and that the owners are are managing to keep a fine building going under what I suspect are difficult economic times so give it and them some allowances when staying and you will be well rewarded.

MrDickson - 5th Mar, 2014
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Jenny And Gary
WE both had a wonderful restfultime at Lancrigg House. The room was warm, clean and well decorated. It offered us a quiet tastfully decorated room with glorious views. The breakfasts were delightful (although I felt a little uncomfortable as I was right next to the door being aware everytime the door opened!) The evening meal was tasty and well presented. Great to have so much choice of edible delights as lifelong vegetarian.

Thanks you

Jenny,Grary King - 4th Mar, 2014
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Return To Lancrigg
Following a meeting in the Lake District we decided to extend our visit and return again to Lancrigg for an overnight. As ever the food was excellent, the room warm and welcoming and the staff helpful and attentive. We will return.

Graham & Susan Honeywood DBB - 2nd Mar, 2014
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Peaceful Heven
Lovely setting, great vegetarian food and had a lovely nights sleep

Laura Whitefield - 2nd Mar, 2014
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Excellent Weekend
We had a lovely weekend at Lancrigg. The food was amazing and as a vegan it was a delight to be able to choose from several items on the menu instead of having to request something. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room lovely. The hotel was very warm, lovely to come into after the rain outside. A beautiful setting. We will be back!

Lauri Bower Dinner, bed and breakfast - 1st Mar, 2014
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Lancrigg Feedback
Fantastic place, lovely relaxed ambience, unpretentious. Great helpful staff, attentive without being overbearing and really good veggie food - 250 quid for 2 nights b and b with a few beers and a meal is great value.

Maybe strengthen the wifi! and a few more tv channels (BBC 4?) would be nice but these are small points.

We'll be back.

Matt Lee - 24th Feb, 2014
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Comfort And Relaxation
A comfortable and relaxing place to stay with great food and friendly staff. we'll be back!

Sue Lewis Late Rooms - 23rd Feb, 2014
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Lancrigg - Gourmet Relaxation!
My oldest friend and I stayed at Lancrigg and ate breakfast and dinner on each of the 3 days we stayed (in Feb 2014). We are both 47 year old seasoned travellers and were in need of a relaxing break and that is exactly what we had. The food was superb and excellent value for gourmet vegetarian. Vegan and other dietary needs well catered for and a good wine list. Accommodation very good, lovely views and excellent walks from the door. Not that we did much walking apart from to Grasmere to the fabulous bookshops, tea rooms and pubs. Highly recommended for adults and also for families.

Ms. Colette Burgess - 22nd Feb, 2014
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Wonderful Stay
Beautiful setting, extremely friendly and helpful staff and amazing food. It's a great place to stay - this is our second visit and we'll definitely be back. Our dog enjoyed her stay too!

Mrs Creedy Laterooms Bb - 21st Feb, 2014
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Veggy Heaven
This was our second stay at Lancrigg and we wish we had discovered this gem of a place years ago with superb vegetarian food, beautiful grounds and comfortable rooms. Highly recommended.

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Fabulous Birthday Celebrations
Idyllic setting, cosy accommodation, food to die for and friendly staff who can't do enough to help. Loved every minute of my special birthday celebration.

Kath Haydock - 4th Feb, 2014
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A Complete Joy.
We had the Wainwright suite which suited our desire for occasional solitude and found the guest lounge to be perfect for light chat and seemingly endless cups of tea - on which note it was a delight not to have to resort to our own stock, as at most hotels.

The food alone was worth the cost of our stay - being fussy (about the quality and blending of ingredients) and not desiring the auto-condimendation of dishes means that most eateries fall far below what we would be prepared to eat at home but Lancrigg served not a dull morsel over the four days of our stay.

The setting is ideal, the staff intelligently intervene only when desirable and the building is a grand example of a quirky and characterful older property.

We will certainly return.

Prof Buck - 8th Jan, 2014
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Excellent food, beautiful views and room, very clean and tidy, very accomodating for allergies and food preferences. Can't wait to come back !

Bethany Dearden - 6th Jan, 2014
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Visit To Lancrigg
Excellent cuisine including vegan cream tea (!), beautiful surroundings and extremely friendly staff. Not our first visit and certainly not our last. Always a memorable visit.

Michaela Altman - 5th Jan, 2014
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Wonderful New Year
Have just spent a splendid good New Year at Lancrigg, the hotel as ever was welcoming, friendly and a veggie/vegan delight.

The staff were excellent, the food was a delight especially the Buffet and dinner on New years day.

Robert was the perfect host and Janet was a wonderful quiz master for the evening entertainment.

Once again thanks to all the hard working incredibly helpful staff.

We look forward to returning to the relaxing haven of Lancrigg

Paul Newton - 3rd Jan, 2014
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Perfect Christmas
Perfect setting, great company and the most amazing vegan menu. Another wonderful Christmas at Lancrigg.

Bairden - 29th Dec, 2013
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Stay At The Lancrigg
WeI absolutely enjoyed our stay. The food which included breakfast, dinner was very good. Lots of choices. The portion were generous too. The service was good & friendly. We would certainly come back!!

Mr. Balwant Rehal - 23rd Nov, 2013
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Another Wonderful Stay
Have been to Lancrigg so many times and we always enjoy our stay.

Room very warm & cosy. Clean & lovely toiletries. Food wonderful as always. Location best in the Lakes!

Harling - 12th Nov, 2013
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If I Could Live Here - I Would!

Because the views are breath taking.

Because we were looked after by caring staff.

Because I can't stop thinking about the breakfast(s) eaten!.

Because the walk through the woods is magical.

Because the price is right!

That's why I'd go back again and again.

Ms. Nicola Woods - 12th Nov, 2013
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A Real Treat Of A Retreat!
We treated ourselves to a 3-night stay for my 40th birthday and it was the most fantastic, relaxing holiday I've had in years - delicious vegan food, cosy bedroom and lounge with open fire, friendly helpful staff and all within easy reach of some of the most beautiful walking country in the Lakes. Will be saving up for a return visit!

Stevens Claire - 11th Nov, 2013
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Winter Break
Another lovely break at Lancrigg. Food as ever is lovely,interesting and lots of it. If i could live at Lancrigg I would! Staff friendly and helpful,room comfortable and cosy. The location is outstandingly beautiful and peaceful.

Sue Morrison - 9th Nov, 2013
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November Stay
We've just returned from a relaxing three nights stay at Lancrigg. Our room was vey comfortable and the food was excellent. The hotel is situated in a wonderful quiet setting with pleasant views and there are numerous walks from the door. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive. It was a lovely place to relax and unwind and we highly recommend it.

Marion Scullion Dbb - 8th Nov, 2013
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3 Night Stay
Excellent, can't wait to go back next year.

Food is excellent and staff are lovely.

Thank you to you all for a great weekend break.

Had a slight mishap with egg allergy as ice cream in one of desserts had egg in it even though it was made clear that we did not eat egg due to allergy. Luckily I noticed quickly. But everyone was very concerned and apologetic. Thank you

Mr Chagar Dbb - 5th Nov, 2013
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Lovely 3 night stay at this elegant hotel, been many times before, never disappoints. The food and service from the friendly staff were excellent.

Mrs. Sharon Ford - 31st Oct, 2013
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Great Stay
Stayed at the Lancrigg whilst hiking with my son. The food was great and the staff friendly. We were upgraded to separate rooms despite originally booking a twin room, which was greatly appreciated. Highly recommended!

Mr. Jonathan Halse - 28th Oct, 2013
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Fabulous Stay At Fabulous Location
I planned a meal and overnight stop as a surprise for my wife's birthday.

I'm so glad I did. The hotel has a lovely, quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

The dinner was delicious, the wine (house white) was glorious, the room was so comfortable, breakfast was equally delicious and the staff were very welcoming.

Waking up the next morning and throwing open the window we were greeted by the mist just lifting from the hills. What could be better?!

Jhon Cameron DDb - 20th Oct, 2013
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A Few Days Break
This is a special hotel, slightly different to the average - it is the beautiful setting with views over the valley, traffic free and very quiet. The historic building is very interesting and it feels like staying in a very comfortable country home with Wellies at the door, big fires and very welcoming people. The food was lovely and we felt so healthy eating veggie food for a few days. Thee are walks straight up into the hills from the house so you don't need to use your car at all and it is a nice walk into the village where there are shops and restaurants. We would recommend to our friends for anyone wanting quiet restful relaxation and healthy food and walks, or anyone wanting to write or reflect or just have a nice break

Rodger - 20th Oct, 2013
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Birthday Treat
We found the hotel to be quiet, comfortable and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff to attend to. Thankyou to you all for making what was a surprise birthday treat for my wife an enjoyable break. We hope to see you all again soon.

Thankyou Graham & Janet Dawson.

Mr. Graham Dawson - 19th Oct, 2013
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Kitty Crag
Loved staying at Kitty Crag. Thought the staff were all v.helpful and welcoming. Thank you for a lovely visit in spectacular scenery.

Katherine Ireland Bb - 14th Oct, 2013
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A Very Pleasant Stay
Although an historic building, it has been tastefully modernised with all the conveniences one would expect (though in our room (“Easedale”), one needed a certain agility to use the bath/shower!)

The location is superb, in the quiet side valley of Easedale. For hillwalkers, it has the attraction that one can enjoy many excellent excursions without the chore of driving and then finding somewhere to park; Helm Crag, Steel Fell, the Langdale Pikes and even Helvellyn are all within reach on foot.

I must, of course, mention the food. Although my wife and I are not vegetarians, we do often eat such meals at home, so it was very interesting and satisfying to try the menu here. We sampled a fair range during our three day stay and found it all delicious, varied and beautifully presented. We never noticed the absence of meat!

The pleasure of our stay was greatly enhanced by the enthusiastic and very helpful staff – nothing was too much trouble for them.

One slight drawback, for a fellwalker, is the lack of a drying room (even the humble youth hostel down the road possesses such a facility). On one occasion, a helpful young lady took some wet trousers of mine to the tumble drier, but this would not really be practicable if a large number of guests had got thoroughly soaked on the fells, especially for their rucksacks and boots.

Overall, though, we feel it would be well worth staying there again.

Mr. Michael Wansborough - 10th Oct, 2013
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Just One Night
Even though we were late arriving we were met with an offer of refreshments. We were shown to our rooms - not just given instructions on how to get there - and made to feel welcome.

Rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. Desoite there being several guests in residence it was very quiet.

Scenery was great and the hotel was conveniently located for several nice walks.

Breakfast was from a range of cereals followed by a selection of hot items and also toast and coffee or tea.

Those serving were very pleasant and efficient.

Jones Roger Bb - 8th Oct, 2013
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Autumn Break
Stay was are as ever extremely pleasant made all the better by the very attentive staff who were excellent, the room was nice and although the hotel was full they get the best to accommodate us and juggled around to find us a room.

Great food, beautiful location:- I don't really want to share this great secret for fear that I may not be able to get a room in the future.

MarkMckillopDBB1NIGHT - 7th Oct, 2013
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Wonderful Weekend
Wonderful weekend in a stunning location. We enjoyed top quality vegetarian food and were made to feel so welcome. The hotel is a real gem and full of character. The staff are very attentive and friendly. It is in a perfect location for walkers. This was our third visit this year.

Nick Knight SP.OFFER - 30th Sep, 2013
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Excellent food, lovely setting, great room and friendly staff. Only down side for us was an unpeasant couple with their noisy kids at breakfast (we have stayed many times and this has never happened before). This was rectified by breakfast in our room on the second day. We will return!

Richard Grout Dbb - 30th Sep, 2013
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Superb Vegetarian Hotel
We stopped for two nights DBB in the Whittington room which had a lovely attic feel with superb views. The meals were superb we could not fault the stay and to be spoilt for choice as vegetarians makes a great change. We were joined for dinner by two relations who are not veggy but both enjoyed the food and highly rated it.

Haoldstock Dbb - 30th Sep, 2013
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Happy Days
Fab venue and grounds, I think a sign in the village may help though or define better which green....easy when you know.

Food - veggie was a first for me, must say though, delicious!

Staff excellent.

overall - great stay.

Mr. Bruce Hutchinson - 30th Sep, 2013
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Peaceful Location
We spent 4 nights at the Lancrigg hotel at the end of september. The food was very tasty the staff were very friendly and they were there to assist in making our few days as enjoyable as possible. Our room was comfortable and our whirlpool bath was very welcoming at the end of a busy day. We would recommend this hotel to anyone who enjoys peace and quiiet.

Ann Pinning Dbb - 24th Sep, 2013
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Wonderful setting and friendly staff. Great food with plenty of choice for vegans as well as vegetarians.

Nigel Johns Dbb - 23rd Sep, 2013
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A Real Find.
Very enjoyable stay. Excellent food, great service and fantastic location. Very nice room with huge comfortable bed(Juniper in Kitty Crag). Beautiful walk to hotel through woodland where we saw red squirrels and a family of deer. Would definitely go again.

Neil Russell Bb - 8th Sep, 2013
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Just As Expected
Loved this place. Delicious food, super clean, very friendly staff and located just outside the town in lush green. Could not have asked for more, look forward to have an extended stay next time we visit the area.

Bansal - 2nd Sep, 2013
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Dream Come True
My wife and I have visited you annually for 6 years. The first time we were shown the room of our dreams but could not stay at that time, we haven't managed it since until now. It's been a dream come true the place oozes history you occupy the same space once occupied by literary greats whilst treated to a room with a view to die for!

Don't get me started on the food I'm not vegetarian ! But if all of the so called vegetarian options available when dining out we're a patch on the food in your restaurant I would convert tomorrow! The flavours textures the cleanliness of the palate, i only wish i were a good enough cook to replicate it, no reliance on heavily seasoned sauces here!

In short we loved it the staff were welcoming and friendly I can't fault it thank you so much

Worsey DBB - 1st Sep, 2013
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Wonderful As Always
We have returned to the Lancrigg year after year. It provides a cosy, clean and relaxing environment. The truly lovely owners and staff always have a smile for you and nothing is ever too much trouble. The food is innovative and delicious and being a vegan, there is always lots of choice. We have been to the Lancrigg in all seasons, each offering a different experience, but all equally amazing with memorable views in a tranquil location hidden away in a quieter part of the Lake District. Only a 10 minute walk takes you into what in my opinion is the prettiest village in the Lakes, Grasmere and somewhat less busy with unique shops and cafes filled with charm and local characters...

When life is hectic, we pause, think a while and always come to the same conclusion.. we need look no further than a few days at the Lancrigg. As you enter the drive leading up to the charming property, deer can often be seen only a couple of meters away, the large old trees, and rolling river enchant you and before you know it, the stress of modern day life has vanished.

Lucy Bevan DBB - 29th Aug, 2013
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Great Food, Comfy Rooms, And Amazing Setting
We stayed at Lancrigg at the first leg of a road trip up to the Hebrides and back to London. It was some of the best food we had the whole trip, including the veggie food in London, and Lancrigg's gluten free bread was some of the best I've ever had. The rooms were cozy with beautiful pastoral views and very comfortable beds (only downside being the weak water pressure in the showers that made showering difficult, but the unique charm of the place certainly outweighs this minor inconvenience). The views are gorgeous from inside and out, and you can eat outside at tables overlooking the emerald lawn and hilly pastures beyond. The hotel grounds of ferny woods, ancient moss covered rock walls, and quiet ponds along with the adjacent National Trust land made for an excellent evening walk full of discovery and a vigorous morning run up the amazing dry-laid stone staircase to the crag that overlooks the valley. We would definitely stay here again. It would make a great place to relax over a few days, hike about, and enjoy being well fed.

Mr. Edmund Pirali - 29th Aug, 2013
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August 2013 Lancrigg
Im very glad we booked at Lancrigg Vegetarian Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and we will definitely be back next summer. The food was out of this world! We have never tasted such good English food before and we have stayed at a fair few hotels within the UK, so well done guys. The only thing I would improve is getting a bigger microwave as it was apparently to small to fit our babies bottle steriliser in which meant we had to sterilise the bottles using Milton tables which isn't our preferred way however this is just a suggestion, nothing persnonal.

Ravi Kaul Dbb - 26th Aug, 2013
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Just Beautiful
We will be returning to this lovely and idyllic country hotel set in the most peaceful and amazing countryside. The hotel was very comfortable with a strong sense of it's historic past. The staff are just lovely and couldn't do enough to look after us , be it my partner was recovering from cancer treatment.

Miss. Rachel GrasbyBB - 24th Aug, 2013
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Quick Stop
Second year running we stopped at the hotel on the way south. As last year everything was first class

Cunningham - 24th Aug, 2013
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August 2013
Fantastic food as usual a beautiful setting and a fabulous room

Ms. Jane Geis - 23rd Aug, 2013
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A Weekend At Lancrigg
what Lancrigg doesn't have in the way of mod cons is more than made up for by the setting and relaxed vibe you just can't help slowing down!

Les Camsell B&B - 22nd Aug, 2013
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I have stayed at Lancrigg regularly since childhood. On the last occasion I had 2 days of R&R; with genuinely delicious food and a lovely room. Robert and his family and team are kind and helpful people. Lancrigg is such a special, tranquil spot. The woods and the tarn are ancient, unspoilt and wondrous. A great place for some peace and perspective.

Ms. Morag Mcinnes - 16th Aug, 2013
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I can't fault Lancrigg. Lovely food, perfect location, great service, and my room in the separate Kitty Crag house was exactly what I needed for a quiet, relaxing walking/cycling break. I can't wait to come back, both on my own, and with my family.

Mr. John Stimpson - 12th Aug, 2013
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Great B&b
For vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, Lancrigg is an outstanding place to stay when visiting the Lake District. We've visited twice, all the way from California, and plan to return as soon as we can. The rooms are very comfortable with modern conveniences, the main house has a wonderful lounge filled with interesting books and cozy furnishings, and the food really is exceptional. A non-vegetarian friend accompanied us on our visit there last month and enjoyed the cuisine and accommodations as much as we did.

LINDA COLLEY - 2nd Aug, 2013
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Blissful Rejuvenation
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at Lancrigg, from the spectacular setting and beauty of the property to the friendly, attentive, unpretentious service and excellent vegetarian meals. The overriding sense of peace and tranquility, following invigorating walks, afforded a cleansing of the spirit

and serene sleeping. Wonderful young staff and gracious host (Robert) exuded an easy, understated charm, making our stay particularly pleasurable.

James Decorsey - Late Rooms - 27th Jul, 2013
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A Splendid Stay
We were offered a lovely room, with lots of space including a reading area in the window and a door straight our into the garden. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the vegetarian food is delicious with vegans very well catered for. We arrived after a long days walk on the coast to coast and were treated to chocolate ice cream in the lovely gardens. Highly recommended.

Dr. Anita Banerji - 26th Jul, 2013
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Keep It To Yourself
this hotel is a haven of peace and quiet. although i'm not a vegetarian, the food is some of the best i've had. the whole atmostpehere and the staff mentality is for the guest to relax and enjoy, the staff are freindly and can't do enough for you. the hotel and staff have standards for a bygone age when the customer was number one and nothing is too much to ask for.

you really have to try this hotel to appreciate its unique history and qualities.

Mr Neil Wainman Late Rooms - 25th Jul, 2013
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I have pasted in below the review I have just submitted to Tripadvisor:

Although we are relatively frequent travelers, this is the first time I have felt that I really wanted to submit a review to Tripadvisor. But this hotel deserves it.

Do not expect a glitzy modern hotel. Instead, a stay here feels more like a visit to a friend's country house with all the quirks and individuality that implies. As such the service is informal, but the staff try really hard to please and they succeed.

As a vegetarian hotel, the food is, of course, an essential part of what the establishment has to offer. In my opinion the food is outstanding, the attention to detail is obvious and the choice is large.

Finally, the setting is magnificent.

Peter Gerner Dbb - 16th Jul, 2013
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Good Food In Wonderful Surroundings
Having previously stayed in Lancrigg, we thought we would try Kitty Crag. Our room (Maple)had lovely views over the garden and to the fells beyond. The en suite had a spa bath which was most welcome after a day's walking.

The food in the Green Valley Restaurant was delicious, and dietary modifications were made to accommodate our needs.

Another great holiday!

Mrs. Mary Duckworth - 7th Jul, 2013
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You Must Visit Here!
My husband and I had such a lovely, relaxing stay here and left feeling so refreshed! It's such a nice building in such a tranquil location. Staff were very friendly and helpful, our room was fab, especially the four-poster bed and whirlpool bath! It was the fact that this is a vegetarian hotel why we booked and we weren't disappointed with the food. Plenty to choose from and very tasty! We were both really impressed and definitely plan on a return visit :-)

Amanda Ormerod - 3rd Jul, 2013
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A Good Veritarian Escape
We hav a very pleasent one night stay at Lancrigg. We were unaware of the history of the house Finding this out was fun.

The evening meal was good and with the wine

reasonably priced.

Wolsey - 23rd Jun, 2013
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Our Favorite Place To Stay In The Lakes
We are a family of four (with 2 young children)and frequent visitors to the Lake District. We have stayed at Lancrigg on 5 occasions and experienced the hotel as a wedding venue and as a weekend getaway.

The location of the hotel is perfect for us, with stunning scenery from all views and walks straight from the door for all members of our extended family who will often join us during our stays.

The food is excellent as is the service provided, the only frustration is not having the time to try everything on the menu.

The rooms are full of character and have a real 'country house' feel. If you are looking for a soulless Travelodge type room, then Lancrigg may not be for you. And don't be put off by it's formal looking outward appearance, you will be made to feel extremely welcome by its owners and at ease wondering around the beautiful grounds and relaxing having a drink in the lounge.

We look forward to our next visit.

Mark Sidwell - 21st Jun, 2013
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Short Break
Lovely hotel and perfect location. Good view from our room (Silver Howe). Very good food and a wide choice. Staff and owner very friendly and attentive. Would definitely stay again.

Hall - 20th Jun, 2013
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Relaxing Break
Very relaxing , one of, our favourite places.good food and service Thankyou

Mr & Mrs Simpson - 16th Jun, 2013
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Blissful Hotel
What a delightful place to stay and eat! As a vegetarian I was spoilt for choice and the food was excellent, well presented and delicious! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and I was upgraded, at no extra charge, to a room that contained a whirlpool bath - utter bliss!

Ms. Jude Davies - 11th Jun, 2013
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Just One Night
We stayed on a Friday for just one night. It was not enough. Beautiful setting, lovely staff and management, lovely room and lovely food. We are definitely going back!

Mr. Barry Coleman - 10th Jun, 2013
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A Glorious Stay!
As well as enjoying the wonderful scenery in which Lancrigg is set, - dull would they be of soul who didn't, - we appreciated its friendliness and comfort a great deal. We were lucky in the weather, but so were we in staying at such a welcoming and attentive hotel. We look forward to our next visit.

Philip Skelker DBB - 9th Jun, 2013
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Beautiful Views
A very relaxing stay, comfy beds, lovely food with an excellent choice.

Nice gardens, especially the blooming rhododendrons

Good walks direct from the door

Good weather always helps too

Tony Ryland dbb - 2nd Jun, 2013
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Lovely Place!
Loved our stay here - we came up for our 1 year wedding anniversary and couldn't have asked for a more lovely hotel and location. The view from our room (Whittington) was lush - mountains huge fields of grass. The bed was amazingly comfortable (my hubby is VERY picky and slept like a baby for the 3 nights we were there.

The food was lovely - it's a big bonus to actually have choice as vegetarians! I had the veggie fish and chips twice it was so good.

The staff were friendly and really made you feel at home.

All in all, loved it and would happily stay there again!

Mrs. Neema Mohan Cox - 31st May, 2013
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Location is stunning, food lovely, and staff great. What more could you ask? I had a wonderful week.

David Felton Dbb Single - 30th May, 2013
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Relaxing Break
We stayed 4 nights at Lancrigg. The location and food is excellent. The room as comfortable but could do with a facelift.The atmosphere is very relaxed and we were made to feel welcome and special. We will come back soon.

Mr. Andrew Gower - 28th May, 2013
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Short Stay
We stayed one night and have stayed before. As wellas great weather food was excellent with great choice for dinner. Staff all helpful and friendly. We stayed in Kitty Crag. Room with great views and well appointed.

A very relaxing place to stay.

Barry Dawson DBB - 27th May, 2013
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Helm Crag
Thank you Robert,Michael and all staff for a wonderful stay earlier this week. Silverhowe is worth every extra penny its a lovely room.The food was as good as ever and we were lucky with perfect walking weather. Helm Crag was a great climb with splendid views to all points of the compass.

Paul Norris - 24th May, 2013
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Happy Retreat
Thank you for a beautiful and most enjoyable stay.Enjoyed the veggie/vegan food from such a varied menu.Staff were so friendly and lovely.A treasured stay. from Amanda

Paul Norris Offer - 24th May, 2013
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Cannot Wait To Return!
Warm, relaxed atmosphere in great location, lovely meals, friendly staff - we'll be back, hopefully! However, two little suggestions, if we may:

(a) more choice of fruit juice (eg grapefruit/apple) would be welcome at breakfast-time as well as the usual orange juice. Perhaps porridge could also be added to menu for cold 'summer' mornings?!

(b) Bedroom was very comfortable, but bathroom would benefit from better ventilation.

Mr.Noel Broome late rooms - 23rd May, 2013
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Excellent And Restful
Deliciously different relaxing hotel in a stunning location. No frills nor fancies, just comfort, excellent vegetarian food (which will even please non vegetarians).

We'll definitely be back.

Highly recommended

Roger Bancroft Late Rooms - 30th Apr, 2013
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Lancrigg - The Right Place At The Right Time
Many thanks for a wonderful stay - the latest of many relaxing and rejuvenating holidays at Lancrigg. After many years of holidaying there the magic never fails to work and this time it was especially appreciated. Thank you so much for your care.

Janet Bower Spring Offer SINGLE - 22nd Apr, 2013
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April 2013
Lancrigg is our favourite hotel in the world because it offers a friendly, personal service in a fantastic location with first class food. All the rooms are individual and full of character, and there are numerous superb walks from the hotel doorstep. A completely relaxing break is assured when there is never any concern about the quality of the food or its preparation, and there is always a good range of intriguing choices on the menu; there is a great list of wines and beers to work through, and the environment is one of the most beautiful anywhere and feels marvellously detached from the tribulations of the modern world. The staff are friendly and without apparent effort create an over-riding atmosphere of calm and well being that makes staying at Lancrigg such a great pleasure. We always leave with the feeling that we must return, soon.

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Our stay at the Lancrigg Hotel was fantastic. The setting is beautiful and the vegetarian food was brilliant. The room we stayed in could possibly do with a bit of a makeover. The bed in Silver Howe had a spikey spring, difficult to avoid lying on and the bathroom was a bit dated. But apart from that we thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to return in due course.

Mr Paul Saxton - 18th Apr, 2013
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We went for a 2 day trip at Lancrigg and it was lovely. So peaceful. The staff were very welcoming, we were late arriving and the staff held a table for us. The food was extremely nice, it was so good to have a good selection as 2 vegans. The room was clean, cosy and quiet. Lovely toiletries which were cruelty free, another bonus! It's not the normal type of room we'd expect, not too modern but that didn't matter to us. The staff were very welcoming and accomodating. Overall a very nice stay and close by to lovely villages and lakes. Would definitely go again. :)

Mrs. Rebecca Fretwell - 14th Apr, 2013
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Happy Return
It was good to be back at Lancrigg and to find the food as good as remembered - inventive, varied, flavoursome and generous - without too much reliance on dairy products.

Our room was comfortable and warm with a great view across Easedale.

We shall look out for more seasonal 'specials' and return, hopefully, soon.

Pauline and Garry Oram - 13th Apr, 2013
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Last summer we walked past Lancrigg while hoping to walk Helm Cragg but sadly ran out of time. We vowed to go back, do the walk & stay in this lovely hotel.Neither of us are vegetarians but try to avoid processed & red meats and the menu looked so tempting we knew we wouldn't miss meat. The food was wonderful and everything presented beautifully.Staff very attentive especially Mira & Kerttu.Richard the owner was charming.The scenery surrounding was stunning and right on the doorstep.Definitely recommend for a peaceful break.TIP: Guests ordered their evening meal in the comfort of the lounge and moved back into the dining room to eat, we didn't spot this until after we ate. Thank you for a lovely stay Mr & Mrs Wainwright from Essex

Mrs Wainwright - 12th Apr, 2013
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Not Only For Veggies

Elston Dbb - 8th Apr, 2013
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Relax And Unwind
I have stayed at Lancrigg on many occasions over the last 20 years and always return as I can be sure of great food and wine, an open fire with friendly accommodating staff. The setting and character of the place is wonderful. I was anxious when I read that Lancrigg may be sold as I fear the qualities offered may diminish. It is so nice to be able to choose from the total menu as a vegetarian rater than having to settle on the veggie option. Please stay as wonderful as you are Lancrigg.

Lusy Harrison - 6th Apr, 2013
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Another Lovely Stay
Having visited twice in the past, and enjoyed the luxury of being able to eat vegan in such style - we decided to spend a couple of days at Easter at Lancrigg. Again, the food was wonderful, the welcome from all the staff was warm and friendly - and we left wishing we were staying longer. What more can we say? Looking forward to the next visit

Lambie - 1st Apr, 2013
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Excellent Hotel And Amazing Food
A fantastic stay at Lancrigg. The food was amazing, every meal a delight. Staff were helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. Our room was cosy and clean and with lovely old pieces of furniture. The location is quiet, beautiful and stunning. So lovely to be able to walk from the door. We loved it so much we had to stay for an extra night!

Harris - 30th Mar, 2013
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Peace, Beuty Of Landscape And Great Food.
We have been visiting Lancrigg for over 20 years and this time we had another wonderful stay. It is indeed a special place that is good for the heart and soul. The staff were exceptionallly friendly and thoughtful and the food was delicious. We will definitly come again.

Jude Haslam - 25th Mar, 2013
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Wonderful Stay
Our third stay at Lancrigg and I think that the food was even better than ever. The joy of looking at a fairly extensive menu and being able to choose anything on it - not just the few vegetarian choices. As always loved sitting in the comfortable lounge soaking up the lovely atmosphere of the house. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so good.

Irene Mundy - 21st Mar, 2013
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Excellent Weekend Break
We had previously eaten at Lancrigg but not stayed there, so it was fantastic that our expectations were matched - the room was spacious and comfortable, the view from the window excellent and the grounds ideal for a quiet stroll. The only problem, as ever with the Lake District, is the number of excellent restaurants and cake shops to choose from, but the breakfasts were superb and the evening meal delicious, especially the (normally humble) salad.

Mr. Ralph Williams - 18th Mar, 2013
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Vegetarian Heaven
There is so much care taken here - over the food, the decor, the grounds, the welcome. It feels like a high-class establishment but at the same time it's a relaxing, friendly place to stay. The location on a no-through road on a quiet lakeland valley is divine.

Chris Beale - 18th Mar, 2013
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Return To Lancrigg
A winter treat of exquisite landscapes, cold walks, and irresistibly delicious food. Nothing quite beats walking through Lancrigg woods before breakfast and after dinner. Who could ask for more?

Dot Phillips - 11th Mar, 2013
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Relaxez Vouz
This was the second time I had stayed at Lancrigg having been there 5 years ago and , luckily, it hadn't changed.The ambience is exactly as it should be - in keeping with the environment, which is beautiful, and the food was lovely and all the staff friendly and professional.Personally, I wouldn't want to change anything about Lancrigg.I shall certainly be back (in the vain hope that they will find the pink tee shirt I left there 5 year's ago).

Paul Hemstock - 11th Mar, 2013
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Fabulous Stay At Fantastic Hotel
Return visitors (after a long absence) to fondly remembered Lancrigg, and the only changes are good ones. New bathrooms, even more attentive staff, excellent, varied menu and a wine list to make choosing a drink the most difficult decision all stay!

Robert and his team know exactly how to make guests feel welcome and looked after without 'smothering' you, the house has soul and character (we stayed in the Wainwright room, heartily recommend it) and the location is pretty much perfect for exploring Grasmere and the Easdale valley.

Paul Paintin WW OFFER - 11th Mar, 2013
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Great Every Time
Our last visit to Lancrigg was our fourth or fifth over the past ten years. Too cold for us to venture up the mountains this time but food and welcome fantastic as always. As we stayed for two nights I branched out a little more - Tofu 'fish and chips' - and am very glad I did.

Steven Barnfield - 10th Mar, 2013
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Excellent Activity Break!
Staying at Lancrigg is a unique experience, set in a wonderful valley just outside Grasmere. The hotel is warm, comfortable and friendly. Our bedroom ('Dickens') had wonderful views across to Silver Howe. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather, and there are good walks directly from the door. The breakfast menu offers great choice and can be, if you so choose, substantial. The evening menu is very imaginative and everything we tried was delicious. Normally it rains in the Lake District but this time we had 4 superb days walking. It was definitely a good place in which to recover in the evenings.

Margaret Wood - 7th Mar, 2013
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Idyllic Location
Having been told of Lancrigg by friends, then finding further details on the internet, there was very little stopping my vegan partner and I from booking to stay here for our weekend getaway in the Lake District.

The phone reservation was handled swiftly and efficient, but a new computer system led to me having to chase up the booking confirmation a couple of times.

Arriving at Lancrigg was easy (Sat Nav definitely helped in the dark!) and the hotel is beautiful. Although we arrived much later than expected, the welcome was still very warm and friendly. Everything was explained and we were shown to our room (Azalea). The room was spotless, spacious and had everything we were looking for.

The grounds and view from the hotel and our room were magnificent and we were able to grab a bite to eat at a reasonably late hour, which was very much appreciated. The location is spectacular and one of the main reasons we chose here for a 2-night retreat away from it all. A short walk from Grasmere and a short drive to Ambleside and Windermere is an ideal position and base for wandering around the fabulous countryside.

The food was excellent throughout our stay here and the choice of food and wines was very good.

The staff were all very attentive, polite, helpful and respectful. The only slight niggle we had was that being the only couple the presumed-Manager/Owner gentleman ignored in the dining room one evening was rather rude and unnecessary!

However, we would definitely stay here again and would have no hesitation in recommending Lancrigg VCHH to anyone.

A huge 'Thank you' to all other members staff, particularly the Estonian blonde-haired female (whose name I didn't catch) who was very helpful throughout.

It's well worth staying here, moreso if you're vegetarian or vegan.

Nic Wolstenholme - 4th Mar, 2013
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An Anniversary To Remember
My wife and I just returned from Lancrigg for a 3 night getaway to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We're both vegan, both nature lovers, and found Lancrigg by accident online.

We're both very glad we went.

The room was lovely (The Whittington) with small windows but a nice view of the front lawn (where we would find wild rabbits at play each morning) and the beautiful landscape beyond.

The staff were great - friendly and helpful, always on hand when we needed them, but invisible when we didn't (the perfect blend for us).

And the food...The Lancrigg has a very talented chef whose food has to be sampled. Mushroom roulade was a particular favourite of ours. Even in this day and age, as vegans it is rare to eat out and be able to order a multitude of fine foods from the menu. Our taste buds and stomachs were spoiled rotten during our short stay.

Add to that the lovely walks and climbs nearby, it was the perfect weekend. Our thanks extend to everyone at Lancrigg, both visible and behind the scenes, and we shall return.

Matthew Rogerson, Leigh Evens - 26th Feb, 2013
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Beautiful Views, Delicious Food!
We really enjoyed our restful three night stay at Lancrigg and will definitely come again! We arrived in snow, quickly followed by sunny weather which created a really beautiful landscape to walk in - though very soggy underfoot! After a wonderful breakfast, it was great to be able to walk directly from the hotel and quickly feel surrounded by the hills. We also unexpectedly saw a wild roe deer roaming the hotel woods. We particularly loved having these views from the bay window in our room - The John Richardson Room (lower floor room with its own private external door - so useful).

The room was very spacious and therefore needing an extra heater and blankets - which we were happily given - but then it was February with snow! The roll top bath gave plenty of hot water, quickly filling the bath and the connecting shower had good pressure . A lovely addition were the locally handmade, chemical free toiletries that were provided. Also within the room, were tea making facilities with a range of teas and coffee, refreshed daily.

The restaurant food was excellent (delicious and well presented) with a variety of choices with each course.

The lounge, with the log fire, was extremely cosy and a pleasant place to sit and meet other guests.

The staff were all friendly and helpful making us feel very welcome throughout - thank you.

Naomi Smyth - 23rd Feb, 2013
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We have been to Lancrigg quite a few times, so knew what to expect, we were not disappointed. We had arrived early due to weather concerns, but were greeted warmly and soon let into our room. The staff are warm and friendly, and can't do enough to make your stay comfortable, without being at all intrusive. The food was delicious. We left, recharged!

Smith WW OFFER - 22nd Feb, 2013
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Lancrigg - A Great Weekend Break
My girlfriend and I came away for a weekend break and we were both really impressed by the welcome we received at Lancrigg. The room (with an amazing valley view), the evening meal and the local area were all superb. We would definitely go again.

Mr. Tom Harrison - 21st Feb, 2013
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Winter Break
The Lancrigg provided a very comfortable and friendly place for our 3 nights stay in the Lakes. The room was comfortable, and it was a pleasant change to find a hotel specialising in vegetarian and vegan food. The food was of excellent quality and it was very restful to be able to relax round a real log fire after dinner whilst the snow was falling outside. The menu would have benefitted from either a daily 'chef's special' or a bit more variety day to day. That said, all the dishes were extremely good.

Dr. Geoff Roberts - 15th Feb, 2013
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Relaxing Retreat
Our second stay and just as charming as the last. There is something about this hotel that just makes you completely relax and unwind and the food is like nothing else I've had before. It is delicious. Would absolutely recommend this hotel if you need a complete break plus there are some amazing walks right on your doorstep. Beautiful.

Shaw - 12th Feb, 2013
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Stay In February
Excellent food and service as usual

Bruschetta was particularly tasty as were the falafels

No problem with having an early breakfast on the Friday as we had a bread making lesson with Peter Sidwell in Keswick

Will stay again as soon as possible

debbie pendlebury dbb - 10th Feb, 2013
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Azalea Suite
excellent food and service

thank u

Kass - 6th Feb, 2013
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You Wont Find Better!
Amazing hotel. Staff were very friendly, nothing too much trouble. Hotel was very comfortable with beautiful surroundings. The food was astounding, Will definitely be back!

Wendy Tozer - 14th Jan, 2013
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Mini Honeymoon
everything we expected, and more. food was predictably excellent, lovely rooms, welcoming staff and a cosy ambiance, not to mention the stunning views and miles of walking, from the doorstep! a truly wonderful and unique retreat.

Robert Hobson - 7th Jan, 2013
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New Year
Made to feel very welcome. Relaxed atmosphere, good company, great rooms and vege food

A cosy, comfortable stay

Julie Lewis - 2nd Jan, 2013
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Cosy Christmas
We drove through clouds of mist and heavy rain to reach the Lake District, commenting that thank goodness we had been before as we were obviously not going to have any scenery to view, then as if by magic the clouds lifted just after Penrith and the mountains soared into sight. The hotel must give credit to its setting for its life-enhancing qualities, but what it has over other hotels in the area is its atmosphere. You feel like you are a guest in a beautiful Victorian country house that just happens to be vegetarian, thus giving more choice than non-carnivores usually avail of. The real fire in the sitting room added to the atmosphere and I found the other guests friendlier than strangers sometimes are in other hotels. Was this the result of the ambience/Christmas spirit? Our room the Darwin was pleasant enough,we managed to have a sneak look at others before leaving and found you got what you paid for - the dearer rooms were much bigger with better views and some of the cheaper rooms were quite small. Darwin was fine. The staff were friendly, accommodating and eager to please and we felt well looked after.

Hamond - 2nd Jan, 2013
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Veggie Special
An excellent pre Christmas break for 4 of us. Food very good indeed and we were made to feel very welcome. Log fires very much appreciated as the previous year for an OCT. break we did not have them but our opinions were listened to and acted upon and everything is now perfect.

Scott DBB - 31st Dec, 2012
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Excellent Lake District Hotel
A very enjoyable stay. Lancrigg is in idylic setting, it is a lovely country house, the staff are very helpful and friendly and most of all the food is superb. We will visit again soon!

Richard Grout - 31st Dec, 2012
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We were guests at Lancrigg on its first day 28 (?) years ago, and we have been back since ourselves and with friends. We were delighted to have been able to spend this Christmas with you, Robert, Janet, and your wonderful team. The food and drink were delicious, the rooms comfortable, and the service friendly and efficient.Thank you all.[A special good wish to you, Janet, for a swift return to full health.]

John and Margaret LLEWELYN

Llewelyn John - 30th Dec, 2012
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Christmas At Lancrigg
Wonderful setting, amazing food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff and a lovely group of fellow guests. Could not have asked for more.

Lesley Bairden - 28th Dec, 2012
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A Quiet Retreat On The Outskirts Of Grasmere
A wonderful experience, as always! Excellent food, a cosy room, warm hospitality from all the staff, who take a keen and genuine interest in their work. Despite inclement weather, the location and the atmosphere of the place made it a very special place to be over midwinter.

MR James Dunlopdbb - 24th Dec, 2012
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Stayed once again...and as always, friendly, helpful staff. Food delicious,good variety and plentiful. I so enjoy going to lancrigg.

Sue Morrison - 15th Dec, 2012
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Weekend Break
Thank you so much for making our stay at Lancrigg as wonderful as always. We had such a lovely weekend, completely relaxing and with glorious weather. As always the food and service were excellent. Thank you!!

Becky Mundy - 3rd Dec, 2012
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Very Pleasant Stay
Our trip to the Lakes and our stay at Lancrigg were for my girlfriend's birthday weekend. She is mainly vegan so Lancrigg looked ideal.

The location in Easedale was very nice, not hard to get to.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room had pretty much all you'd need and there is free wi-fi.

The menu in the restaurant section had a good choice and the staff & kitchen were very accomodating for any dietary needs.

I would recommend this hotel and may visit again.

Mr. Jude Evbenata - 3rd Dec, 2012
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An Oasis Of Calm And Beauty With Wonderful Vegan Food
This was our second visit to Lancrigg - so obviously we had enjoyed the first! The welcome from Robert and all the members of staff was again as warm as the weather was chilly - and again we were impressed by the superb value. The lovely scenery - happily visible from the public areas and, also on this occasion from our magnificent room - completes the experience. Having first become aware of Lancrigg some years ago, when I sampled some of Robert's cooking at a London exhibition, I can only say to anyone reading this - this is the best vegan food you will find anywhere - a bonus for it to be so delightfully located. Looking forward to the next visit

Mrs Lambie - 2nd Dec, 2012
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Wonderful - As Ever!
We have just enjoyed yet another relaxing and rejuvenating holiday at Lancrigg. Everything was as we'd come to expect : clean, comfortable and cosy room, wonderful, nutritious meals, thoughtful and caring service - and those views!! After 28 years we never fail to get a thrill as the car trundles up the drive to start a new memory of Lancrigg. We can hardly wait to return in the New Year for more of its magic.

Somethings never change - I hope the ethos of Lancrigg never does!

Janet Bower - 23rd Nov, 2012
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A Recent Break!
Arriving at Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel;with 2 of our elderly.(not veggies!) relatives..we were greeted with a wonderful tray of tea from Mike;and a friendly smile... our relatives loved this...

We were shown to our rooms... 1 ground floor.. John Richardson room.. and upstairs Dickens room .(we have had this room 4 times).. not bragging, just to say is our favorite.. wonderful,breathtaking views;

we met later(unpacking first!) and our relatives thought their room was just fine, they were tickled at the bath in the room with lace curtains around it! caused quite a giggle for them.. they said the bed was comfortable/plenty of space/and loved the decor..clean/and they loved the food..well presented,tasty.

We have now been 7 times to Lancrigg, so i think it speaks for itself! We always feel special// NEVER IGNORED AT Lancrigg!

The rest of the house has beautiful rooms , all different, interesting.. and is stooped in history.. I love the diningroom.. and the lounge has a log fire which we sat for our teas and coffee.. putting the world to rights!!! you should go and call in for a coffee.. im very sure Lancrigg will be on your next holiday list!!!

Downing - 22nd Nov, 2012
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Very Happy With Lancrigg Again
As usual, had a great time at Lancrigg. No problem with my dog, nice room, pleasant and helpful staff, lovely food (and I am a fussy vegan!) Whats not to like!

Sheila Urqhart - 14th Nov, 2012
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Relaxing Stay
This was our first visit, and wont be the last. We stayed in the Kitty Crag house close by - and we had the whole house to ourselves for the weekend - a lovely lounge with an open fire, and the Juniper bedroom - which was really comfortable. My wife is a vegetarian and loved the food. I enjoyed the food but breakfast could have been a little more traditional for me. The staff were excellent and the service too, The house has a fantastic feel to it, and the setting is idyllic.

Mr. Mike Watson - 12th Nov, 2012
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We Love This Place
My husband + I had a wonderful stay here as always. Lovely food, beautiful,characterful room, such ambience + excellent staff. Shame about the constant rain on Saturday but we expect that + it adds to the surrounding beauty of the hills.

Foster - 12th Nov, 2012
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Another Wonderfull Break
We have stayed at Lancrigg over many years, in fact I proposed to my wife during a February stay ,yes the 14th, on a walk up to Easdale Tarn many years ago. Needless to its a specvial place for us both.We continue to stay for a "Treat" and this last visit was as a birthday present for me ,and for us it did not disappoint!We were in Whittington Room that is fine for us, low ceilings , but we need floor space for the dog.

We now tend to go for short breaks as the quantity of food for us is too much, but what a chioce. I admit I am not a Vegetarian but really enjoy all the Vegetarian choices at Lancrigg and I love to see my wife, a "Veggie" have so many options.

The Hotel is "Old" and for us has a certain charm,since our last visit the bathroom in our usual room has been upgraded, a differant bed but the charm remains.

If you want a modern "Boutique" rooms go elsewhere but for a cosy break with log fires and comfortable settes in the lounge thid is the place.

Staff friendly and attentive , room cleaned to an excellent standard.

We enjoyed it again, and we ate some wonderful food.I have looked on other review pages and feel some people who have posted,especially one, who says do not stay in the Whittington room are on a differantn plant. Phone the Hotel ask about the rooms and choose one that suits you. While checking out one of the staff went to great lenghths to explain the rooms available.

SO JUST ASK,SAY WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE, and as far as we are concerned you will get it if humanly possible!!!!

Westerman - 8th Nov, 2012
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Good As Ever
As a regular visitor to the Lancrigg, I have never been disappointed with a stay there. This visit was no exception, food was fantastic, staff friendly and helpfull, the room was cosy, with a fantastic view across the fells. Will be back.

Halstead - 4th Nov, 2012
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Perfect Place To Unwind!
My wife and I came here to celebrate our First wedding anniversary. We found the standard of accommodation very much to our liking, it was comfortable, the staff were friendly and the food was of an excellent standard. The setting in a peaceful valley is idyllic and make it aperfect place to come and unwind as well as enjoy walks in the stunning landscape. I highly recomend it to vegetarians and non vegetarians alike!

Andrew Wilkinson - 31st Oct, 2012
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Thank You
thank you for an absolutely wonderful holiday! The room was comfortable and spotless, the girls (and one boy) at front of house and in the dining room were so friendly and helpful. The food was first class! It was a real treat to have such delicious food and not worry about being vegan!

Emma Hertzberg DBB - 30th Oct, 2012
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Lovely Lancrigg
lovely atmosphere, food superb. we remembered how lovely the food was from having eaten there years ago, and had always intended to return. we are glad we did.

Pamela Singleton - 29th Oct, 2012
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This is a gorgeous place. Lovely building, gorgeous grounds, breathtaking views, amazing food. My room (The Nightingale) was small, yet perfectly formed. Perhaps the windows need attending to as it was a bit draughty, but I like fresh air, so no problem for me! Staff were friendly and caring, without being 'in your face', which suits me fine. Thanks.

Ms. Karen Klepper dbb - 28th Oct, 2012
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Great Stay!
Mt son and I recently stayed at Lancrigg and had a wonderful time! It was my first visit for many years and it was as good as I remembered. Our rooms were comfortable with great views and the food was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As vegetarians it was such a treat to be able to choose anything off the menu without having to check ingredients. Will definitely visit again and would recommend.

Pierre-Louis - 25th Oct, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you here again in the future

Relaxing Break
Delighted to be back at the Lancrigg where we are always assured of a warm welcome. Food and service maintained to the usual high standard

Simon Nelson - 21st Oct, 2012
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Relaxing Stay
The food was excellent and the room very comfrotable with stunning views and wonderful walks from the door. A very peaceful location. There was a very large cobweb in the room - otherwise everything was spot on and we hope to return.

Parsons - 20th Oct, 2012
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Great Break And Great Food
We had a really lovely time at Lancrigg. The food was super, my wife is a vegitarian and was so happy to be able to select any item on a very good menu. I am not a vegitarian but truly loved the food and looked forward to each meal with real anticipation.

We will certainly return, I should say how much we enjoyed the walk to the Tarn from the hotel, great stuff....

Sims - 16th Oct, 2012
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Very Nice
great food - rooms quiant but clean - lovley views and location

Mr. Andrew Nelson - 15th Oct, 2012
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A Peaceful Place To Stay
Beautiful views, no traffic noise, delicious food (the puddings especially), friendly staff.

I'll be back some day!

Ms. Donna Swabey - 13th Oct, 2012
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Weekend At Lancrigg
We loved our weekend stay at Lancrigg, we felt very looked after, the food is lovely and the vegan chocolate mousse is to die for!!!

Mr. Alastair Fairfull - 9th Oct, 2012
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Perfect Spot For Vegetarians
Lancrigg Country House is a lovely building in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Enjoying commanding views over Easedale, the hotel sits in the shadow of Helm Crag and the famous Lion and Lamb outcrops. It is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Grasmere with its fabulous coffee shops and world famous Gingerbread shop.

The hotel is full of character and charm and our room, the Franllin, was furnished with an extremely comfortable double bed. The ensuite had a luxurious full-sized bath and the toiletries, supplied by Pure Lakes, were gorgeous. My only minor criticism is that the decor is slightly tired and in need of a refresh.

The real star of the show is the restaurant. Staffing is lean though they were swift and attentive. The menu is fantastic and the food quite superb. Vegans and lactos alike will be spoiled for choice and we definitely had our best meal out for years.

We will definitely be back - soon I hope.

Patric Logan - 7th Oct, 2012
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Warm Welocme
Warm welcome as ever ,in beautiful surroundings. I enjoyed walking straight from the hotel( despite the rain ) followed by a scumptous evening meal.

Hepworth - 6th Oct, 2012
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50th Birthday Long Weekend
We had a great time staying at the Lancrigg Hotel. We loved our room in the Annex, and our cups of tea in the garden. We also really enjoyed the walk through the woods to breakfast each morning - it made our stay just that little bit more special.

Leckie - 20th Sep, 2012
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Lancrigg Review
This was our first visit to Lancrigg and though we are not vegetarians we thoroughly enjoyed the tasty selection of dishes. The staff were excellent and the setting was beautiful.I would certainly recommend it to others.

Viv Greener - 13th Sep, 2012
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Tranquility And Relaxation
My wife and I had a most enjoyable stay at Lancrigg and wish we could have stayed longer this time. We found the experience very relaxing and comfortable. Unlike my wife I am not a vegetarian, but was most impressed with the standard and presentation, quality and taste of the food. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. We will certainly come back soon.

Malcolm Threlfall - 9th Sep, 2012
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