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The Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood

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Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
+44 17687 78409
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Shute, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited The Cottage In The Wood as a special anniversary treat during a short break to Keswick. From the communication with Kath before our visit, the front of house staff on the night, the chef Rich Collingwood to the star of the show, the food, it was an excellent night. After some lovely soda bread rolls... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gorgeous experience, great welcome and beautiful food. An absolute must! We had the tasting menu which was quirky but beautiful. My shellfish allergy was accommodated without a fuss.

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Thank biscotte43
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely cup of tea and cake in spectacular surrounds staff very friendly and we would definitely go again

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Thank Joanne H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous,amazing, fantastic, want to shout about how good it is, but also want to keep it a secret just for us.

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1 Thank Pauline C
Richmond, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

A lovely, relaxing experience, right through from our initial enquiry, discussions on food preferences, a lovely eating experience.....all the way to closing the door when we left...my Partner had been given a red rose....and was delighted, also. This was our first visit, but we have it labelled as a special place to return. For us, the food was spectacular and... More 

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Chester-le-Street
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you are ok with very little or no choice on the menu this place is worth a trip out. The food was sublime with nice amuse bouche and service excellent

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Although I had read the earlier review I still was surprised when the only alternative to the goats cheese first course for my daughter who dislikes goats cheese was the same dish without the cheese. She eats other cheeses quite happily and these were served later when we selected the £10 additional cheese course. We liked the surroundings and the... More 

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Thank XKSue
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and presentation perfect. However there was only one choice on the menu, I did call in advance to inform them that I don't eat fish and mushrooms but unfortunately the only alternative to fish was mushrooms I therefore had minimal food. I would recommend eating here but if we visit again will ensure there is more... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Cottage in the Wood. We selected this restaurant based on its reputation, feedback and setting. All of my engagement with the restaurant has been first class. My emails were responded to promptly, two conversations over the phone could not have been more helpful or accommodating and even a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I went to this restaurant on a Saturday night with family members. On Saturday there is only a set tasting menu, but there was no problem about changing this for one person who doesn't eat meat (we did tell them in advance, though!). The food was very good, not huge portions but enough that we weren't left feeling hungry, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 75
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Magic Hill | Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Braithwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 78409
Description
Award winning restaurant with rooms featuring the best of Cumbrian produce

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?