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The Waggoner's Restaurant

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The Swan Hotel Keswick Road | The Swan Hotel, Grasmere, England
+44 844 879 9120
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Omaha, Nebraska
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163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of a large group that enjoyed a dinner here. The food was delicious and served promptly. The meat nearly melted in your mouth. The servers were very positive and helpful.

Thank Nancy366
Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We stayed here and used this restaurant for breakfasts and evening meals. Breakfast choices extensive with hot food choices individually prepared at your request. Dinner menu a bit limited in my opinion but what was offered was excellent. The service was impeccable.

Thank Ann C
Grandborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Despite earlier good reviews, this was a disappointing meal that started poorly and went downhill. When entering the hotel, it is not evident where the restaurant is and it took 10 minutes to get the attention of very busy bar staff to get seated. The waiters appeared quickly enough but poor English and a sullen attitude did not bode well.... More 

1 Thank Robert F
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

You can't go wrong by stopping here for dinner - the food is good and the service is excellent. It's right on the outskirts of Grasmere and good parking. Try the pub while there as well

Thank raberdon
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Not a very extensive menu, but the food served is local and very good - Rump Steak (which can easily be rubbish) was succulent and excellent. Presentation was above average and the staff very attentive and quick.

1 Thank paul a
Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Fantastic food, along with great service. We found it difficult to chose what to eat as everything was so tempting.

1 Thank Jean H
Billingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Called to The Swan on the first night visiting the area, had the most friendliest server (he may of been the manager) . Service was amazing, we were really looked after. Absolutely gorgeous food, all homemade!! Very filling and worth every penny.

1 Thank Emma M
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292 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

sadly, like other reviews on this page, the staff let this particular visit down. I've eaten at this restaurant many times and always been impressed, but sadly communication issues with the staff (and lack of staff) meant the meal wasn't as we expected. We asked 3 times for white wine, even pointing at the bottle we wanted, and ended up... More 

1 Thank daveyh87
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I am so disappointed! We have visited here many times and were up with a couple of our friends on our recommendation we booked for the Friday night. It was extremely quiet only two or three other couples in the Resturant. We asked a couple of requests from the chef which the waitress wouldn't entertain! Dropped most of the cutlery... More 

1 Thank Lizblogger49
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Recently stayed with my 10 year old grand-daughter and we had our first evening meal in the restaurant. On the second evening, it had been our intention to walk into Grasmere for a meal, but my Grand-daughter was very keen to eat in the hotel restaurat again. The food was excellent, well cooked and presented with a very good choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 46
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Swan Hotel Keswick Road | The Swan Hotel, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 844 879 9120
Set within the Macdonald Swan Hotel this AA rosette restaurant offers dinners the chance to relax and unwind with stunning views across the local fells and hotel gardens.

Our head chef and his team only use the finest ingredients and it is there passion that shows in each dish.

We have a wide selection of wines from around the world which a recommendation can be made by one of our passionate team members

Myself and my team look forward to welcoming you to the Swan in the near future

Scott Davies
Restaurant & Bar Manager

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