The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

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Why We Love It

  • This family-run Victorian hotel is 15 minutes' walk from Lake Windermere
  • Beatrix Potter's house Hill Top is a 30-minute drive away
  • The hotel's restaurant is recommended by The Guardian's Jay Rayner

Enjoyed This
(96 Member Ratings)
"Friendliness and efficiency of the staff and the quality of the food."
Apr 28, 2017
Cheshire, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

There is free parking on site, and Windermere railway station is less than five minutes' walk from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The Lamplighter Dining Rooms is a family-run hotel in the heart of Windermere town. The property dates back to 1865, and is built from Lakeland stone. 

The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Lake Windermere -- "the queen of Lake District lakes" (Lonely Planet). Rough Guides recommends hiking up to Orrest Head (10 minutes' walk) for the panoramic views. National Trust-run Hill Top, the house Beatrix Potter bought with the royalties from her books, is 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. Dove Cottage, where poet William Wordsworth lived, is a 20-minute drive away. You can take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and visit The Wordsworth Museum, which displays his original letters, journals and poems.

The restaurant serves traditional British dishes, and was a Taste Cumbria Dining Experience of the Year finalist in the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards.The Guardian'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 over 15 varieties of gin. There is a roaring fire in the winter.

In keeping with the 19th-century building, bedrooms have a Victorian look, with striped wallpaper and polished-wood beds. All have renovated bathrooms.

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  • 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


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guests charges apply as follows: £5 per night for a child aged 2 and under, when staying in a cot/crib. This does not include breakfast. Cot/crib available on request. Please use the Special Requests field to request a cot. There is no extra bed available for older children or adults. 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. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the child.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and are 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(96 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
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendliness and efficiency of the staff and the quality of the food.
Linda Apr 28, 2017 Cheshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience
Other Comments
Lovely room in an ideal location.Excellent meal and friendly staff.
denise and john Apr 14, 2017 lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The excellent food
Other Comments
The room was spacious and comfortable, but décor rather old fashioned and furniture tired. Excellent bathroom.
Christina Apr 14, 2017 Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Eamon Apr 09, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly atmosphere, great food, location and dog welcoming from the excellent team in house.
Other Comments
Must go again
Graham Apr 11, 2017 Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The comfortable bed
Other Comments
The VERY specific rules on what we could and couldn't have with regards food and drink unless we paid. You were only giving a certain amount to spend on your cocktail and food so ended up with a rather large bill !! We were sat down on entering and given all the regulations to military precision
Elaine Apr 08, 2017 Langholm, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Michael Apr 02, 2017 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent.
Other Comments
The noise from the traffic is appalling and I found it exceedingly difficult to get to sleep. Food excellent, but was let down at (the very good) breakfast by plastic cartons of jam & marmalade (including golden Shred!). Concerned about the Travelzoo off error which included a 3 course dinner. Mm, it was actually £23 worth. Impossible to get 3 decent courses for that. Should have been specified in the offer
Angela Mar 25, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Evening meal
Other Comments
Travelzoo should have made the offer clear that there was an an allowance toward the offered 3 course evening meal, this would save any misunderstanding or embarrassment on arrival. I would however say we had 2 excellent courses which we thoroughly enjoyed but cost slightly more than the allowance.
Donald Apr 04, 2017 Burnley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the food was good, nand the service in the restaurant was great.
Other Comments
the room was at the front of thr property and was very very noisy, both with traffic, but worse of all roudy pub goers from the pub across the road. There was shouting, raised voices, swearing, people knocking things over in the street etc until 2.30-3.00am. Whilst this is not the lamplighters direct responsibility, and they did apologise - we only stayed 1 night out of the two, as didn't want to experience the same lack of sleep 2 nights on the trot. No attempt was made for us to reconsider, or change rooms - even though they were advertising vacancies. \shame as it took the shine off what was a fabulous couple of days in the Lakes.
sarah Mar 30, 2017 york, United Kingdom

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