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The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Stay in the top Windmere rsturant which offer home accommodation that was recently refurbished
  • Convenient location: 15 minutes' walk to Lake Windermere
  • Bowness-on-Windermere is five minutes away by car; Ambleside is a 15-minute drive away
  • The restaurant is recommended by The Observer's Jay Rayner

"Excellent dining experience"
Apr 21, 2019 - Frizington, United Kingdom
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The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is a family-run property in the town of Windermere. It dates back to 1865, and is built from Lakeland stone. 

Windermere, "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet), is a 15-minute walk away. Take a short hike up the Orrest Head for superb views of the lake, the fells, Morecambe Bay and the Pennines. Those travelling by car can visit Bowness-on-Windermere which is five minutes away, while Ambleside is a 15-minute drive away.

National Trust-run Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books, is a 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. Dove Cottage, the hometown of poet William Wordsworth, is a 20-minute drive away in Grasmere. During the trip, guests can opt for a guided tour of the house and gardens, and visit The Wordsworth Museum, which displays his original letters, journals and poems.

The hotel's restaurant serves traditional British dishes, and is a North West finalist in the 2019 Restaurant Awards. The Observer's critic Jay Rayner is a fan of the "glorious" bone-on rib of beef and a "magnificent" cauliflower cheese, which are served at Sunday lunch. The bar stocks local ales, wine and more than 15 varieties of gin. 

Apart from its comfortable accommodation, rooms showcase unique Victorian decor with striped wallpaper and polished-wood bed. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£5 per night for children 2 and under.
Meals are not included in the supplement and will be charged as taken.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per night.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(111 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lamplighter Dining Rooms Ltd (t/a The Lamplighter Dining Rooms) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent dining experience
Karen Apr 21, 2019 Frizington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food very good, good service.
Other Comments
Chairs, at some tables, not suited for dining. More suitable for lounging.
Kevan Apr 20, 2019 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Evening meal was wonderful and location was great.
Karen Apr 19, 2019 Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Evening meal which was included in the deal
Dorothy Apr 19, 2019 Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The evening meal was very good.
Other Comments
Overall decor and furnishings. Large bathroom which was cold and had plain glass window, additional electric heater in bedroom to cover lack of heat from radiator, breakfast was bland. We did arrive early and could get in but there was no one around, wasn’t sure the bell we rang a couple of times was getting through to anyone but eventually attracted a member of staff, just wanted to ask if ok to leave car, which it was.
Julie Apr 18, 2019 Telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food and excellent staff and service
Ian Apr 18, 2019 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good food
Other Comments
The reason I wouldn’t go back is that we would like to explore other parts of the lakes rather than go back to the same place.
David Apr 16, 2019 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
From the moment we arrived we were impressed with the helpful, friendly staff who all worked to a high, professional standard throughout our stay. We had a 3 course meal in the dining room in the evening and were extremely impressed with the choice available, the quality of the food- a special mention to a very good chef, and the friendly, attentive waiters. Our room was spacious and had all the facilities you would need- not boutique standard of being modern but this didn’t bother us. Our visit was great value for money and we would certainly visit again for a short break.
David Apr 13, 2019 Lanark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sighted on a T junction within a one way system it was difficult to spot,even with a Sat Nav, as you can not enter directly from the main road. Otherwise clean and comfortable with a good choice of light eating. Warm room with shower room en-suite. 15 minutes to part of the lake with access to cruises and walking routes. Not having been to the Lakes before, quite surprised at the amount of our four legged friends accompanying their owners.
Other Comments
The price included one set menu for dinner. Although we both had different choice of menu and every item was well cooked,the feeling was that the advertised, fine dining, was missing on our table. Top marks for a full breakfast and your choice of items. We drove around the National Park area and found delightful snippets of past history and superb scenery on sunny days.
Chris Apr 12, 2019 Gravesend, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and friendly staff.
Linda Apr 12, 2019 Northwich, United Kingdom

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