The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

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Why We Love It

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

Enjoyed This
(77 Member Ratings)
"The staff were excellent. Very welcoming. During our meals, they never over did the chat but were always there when we needed another drink. Heard them giving advice on particular wines for different meals to other diners. They should be proud of their staff."
Dec 09, 2018
Barnsley, 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 town of Windermere. The property dates back to 1865, and is built from Lakeland stone. 

Windermere, "the queen of Lake Districe lakes" (Lonely Planet), is a 15-minute walk away -- Rough Guides recommends hiking up Orrest head for panoramic views of the lake. 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 hotel's 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.



  • 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(77 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
4.8 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff were excellent. Very welcoming. During our meals, they never over did the chat but were always there when we needed another drink. Heard them giving advice on particular wines for different meals to other diners. They should be proud of their staff.
Other Comments
My issue was with the room. It was slightly dated. The noise coming through the sash windows was very loud from the cars driving past. We were in room 3 and the shower was tiny. I am fairly large set and could only just get through the doors into the shower. Couldn't use it properly. A shame it wasn't the next size up. Another chair would have been ideal as there was only 1 chair so one of us had to sit on the bed.
Mark Dec 09, 2018 Barnsley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, lovely spacious room with views from being on the top floor, food was lovely and good size portions.
Sarah Dec 02, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food.
Other Comments
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The parking facility was very good considering the central location.
Peter Nov 30, 2018 Sedbergh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The welcome and the food
Other Comments
The room was a bit too hot and parking difficult.
Margaret Nov 28, 2018 Knutsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and the quality of food.
Other Comments
The rooms were very hot even though the radiator was not on. I slept on top of the bedclothes . (The external temperature was approximately 6 degrees.)
Judith Nov 26, 2018 Halifax, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good quality food, friendly staff, nice room & good location.
Darren Nov 25, 2018 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The evening meal was excellent. The food and service was among the best we have experienced. Good choice, generous portions and cooked to perfection . Ten out of ten for the chef. Class food but an informal ambience.
Other Comments
Nice Art Deco styling in the lounge /dining room. And an authentic pice of furniture in reception which will be of great interest to Beatrix Potter fans.
Denis Nov 24, 2018 Kendal, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was lovely, both dinners and breakfasts were of a high quality.
Lillian Nov 21, 2018 Darlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Jessica a particularly pleasant member of staff.
Chris Nov 17, 2018 Washington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food
Other Comments
Bed and pillows were very hard
Heather Nov 16, 2018 Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

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