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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat to Howtown expecting to spend an hour or two here and get the boat back. But it's not that kind of place. There's a "tea shop" and the hotel. We wanted a cream tea so headed for the tea room. My impression of a tea room is that it should be oldy worldy, China tea cups...

1Thank MrMcGoohan
Howtown, Owner at Howtown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr McGoohan, Thank you for the positive comments about the hotel, which, as you observed, represents the traditional charm of this beautiful Lakeland village. Generations of visitors have stopped by to enjoy a cream tea – or a pint - and a rest in our lovely garden before continuing their journey suitably refreshed. In recent years the popularity of...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered in to Howtown after a walk from Patterdale looking for somewhere to get a cuppa and a cake before getting the Steamer back to Glenridding, and spotted a sign saying 'Tea Room'. Very new and clean, with helpful staff and fast service. The pot of tea was just the ticket, and the Tiffin was rich, delicious (and I assume...

Thank EatScouse
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A simply wonderful slice of good old fashioned Lake District hospitality. We stayed for four nights, including one night for a family wedding, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The decor is pure quaint charm and plenty to keep you interested whilst you take tea or coffee by the roaring fire in the lounge or a G&T in the bar (which...

Thank Nicole N
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped off here after completing around 13 miles of the 22 mile trek we planned which took in all of the Ullswater Way and a little more besides. Was a very pleasant relief to find such a surprisingly fantastic tea room where we quickly demolished a number of sandwiches and cakes before burning off this calories on the remains 9...

Thank tangerineman2015
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The coffee shop at the rear of the hotel only opened this summer. The hotel always has a good reputation for afternoon teas but the Coffee Shop must excel. The venue is spotless. fresh and inviting, the staff and welcoming and friendly and the food is delicious. Freshly made sandwiches to order, and fantastic home made cakes and scones. Made...

1Thank Val & Stuart c
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Tea and an amazing homemade scone (thankyou tearoom staff!) in the garden today it was just what I needed ! Well worth the drive.... This is a beautiful gem of a hotel, big shoutout to the barman (from Sunderland) for his great 5 star attitude and service. I'll be returning soon !

1Thank ChillyLady
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I had the tea room recommended to me before we'd even set off for our Lake District holiday at nearby Pooley Bridge. On the afternoon we visited there were a few other people in the place but it wasn't so crowded that you were searching for a place to sit. My Mrs had the mushroom soup and warm bread rolls...

1Thank J P S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We came to dinner - or rather for the dinner. When the Sharrow Bay chef defects here you know you are in for a treat. This place is a Cumbrian institution, its a quaint old timer providing an experience of yesteryear that cannot be replicated. It may be perturbing to the casual visitor that the menus have no prices for...

2Thank Selkie_12
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This hotel is amazing. It's gorgeous, the drawing rooms, the grounds, and the guest rooms. I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real as it is so luxurious. The staff are very accommodating as well. Our room was beautiful with a large bathroom with a bath tub. All of the drawing rooms are impeccably decorated in a...

3Thank Joele H
Surrey, England
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We first visited 30 years ago, and the quaintness is just as much in tact. No wifi, no internet, no TV's in the room, just good food (really excellent dinner) and drinks in an amazing setting. Dinner is served when the gong goes, and not before.Dinner will be from a choice of three dishes, which included Venison, ox cheek or...

5Thank skibuff1

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Address: Ullswater | nr Penrith, Howtown CA10 2ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Howtown
Number of rooms: 24
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“Room one with en suite is great.- No TV in the room”
skibuff1, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 is just over the front door, bath across the hall. Splendid view, but slightly more noise as dinner guests were leaving.”
866richa, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“only there for tea”
TripMember03312015, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Have a sense of humour!”
SimonJA64, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Opt for a room in the main hotel”
977lesleyv, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
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