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The Trout Hotel Lakes District – The Perfect Staycation

The Trout Hotel Cockermouth is a beautiful 4-star hotel ideally located within the popular Lakes District. Positioned on the River Derwent, this hotel combines both charm and luxury. With riverside views and an  award-winning restaurant, The Trout hotel is the perfect English staycation.

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The Trout Hotel from the road

The Trout Hotel Cockermouth

Guests staying at The Trout Hotel Cockermouth Lakes District can choose from 49 tastefully designed bedrooms for a luxury stay. Here you will enjoy the friendly and attentive staff. For those wanting to indulge in some TLC, the hotel can arrange for you to have a spa at the Armathwaite Hall Hotel. Either for a half-day or full-day spa experience which will not disappoint.

The hotel is a part of the picturesque Western Lake District and is situated close to several award-winning attractions like The Lakes Distillery. The area is also known for stunning natural hiking routes and lakes to explore. 

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The Trout Room Description

There are nine types of rooms available at The Trout Hotel Lakes District. Each room had luxe interiors, restful ambiance, pleasant decor and sophisticated fittings. As well as an ultra-comfortable king-sized bed with high-quality Egyptian Cotton Linen. 

The fully-tiled bathrooms are fitted with ‘his’ and ‘her’ sinks, demist mirrors, under floor heating, separate shower with Hansgrohe fittings and luxurious toiletries by The White Company.

Some of the thoughtful amenities in the rooms include complimentary Wi-fi, soft bathrobes and slippers, complimentary Willow water, beverage tray, in-room safe, DVD player and Flat Screen TV.

The Trout Hotel Cockermouth double bed
Bedroom at The Trout Hotel Cockermouth, Lakes District

The Executive suite with river views

I stayed in an executive room with views of the Derwent River, I would open my window at night to hear the stream to relax. The room was really spacious and had an additional sitting area with comfy chairs and a small table. It was a nice spot to sit and do some reading in the afternoons.  

Eating at The Trout Hotel Restaurant 

You are spoilt for choice in regards to where to eat and drink at The Trout Hotel Lakes District. There are two main restaurants The Hotel Bistro and the Derwent Restaurant. As well as another 3 areas where you can enjoy your meal and a drink like along the Riverbank or garden. There is the lounge bar where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail, the Terrace bar where you can relax unwind after your day out.

Then there is the Al Fresco Dining which has continental dining in both inside and outside of the hotel along the river Derwent, where you can sit back and enjoy the flowing water.

Breakfast of eggs royale and mushrooms
Eggs and mushrooms for breakfast

Derwent Restaurant

Guests at The Trout Hotel can enjoy a culinary treat at the hotel’s Derwent Restaurant, with its inspirational creative food. This award-winning restaurant offers a delectable spread for each season that includes the finest produce and fresh catch from the region.

In addition to its food menu, the restaurant also offers a splendid wine list, promising an unforgettable dining experience.

The restaurant looks beautiful with its Murano glass chandelier and ornate marble fireplace. It is known for its cheery and pleasant atmosphere as well as elegant decor.

Read our experience at The Lakes Distillery, located only a 10 minutes drive from the hotel – Enjoying a Whiskey Tour at the Distillery 

Afternoon Tea at The Trout Hotel

If you are not up to dinner but still want to sit back, relax and indulge during the day, The Trout Hotel also offers afternoon tea from 2 pm – 5 pm in the Derwent Restaurant. You can choose from either just Afternoon Tea or afternoon tea with a glass of Laurent Perrie Brut.

You will be severed a selection of mouth watering sandwiches, a delicious selection of sweets and tea and coffee.

Couple enjoying afternoon tea at the hotel
Afternoon Tea: Photo Provided by The Trout Hotel

The Lakes District

The Lakes District is a popular holiday destination in the English countryside. Located entirely within the county of Cumbria and within the National Park. It is known for its picturesque lakes, lush green forests, hiking trails, and its mountain ranges. 

Some of the tourist spots in the vicinity include the famous Great Gable and Scafell Pike mountains, lakes such as Wasdale and Buttermere as well as a number of quaint coastal towns and villages. Here is a list of other activities in the Lakes District that you can book online in advance.

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Lakes District activities while at the Trout Hotel

For guests looking for things to do while in the Lakes District, the Trout Hotel can organise your activities. They have a wide selection of tours and outdoor activities such as guided walks and a trip to The Lakes Distillery (Which I did), etc.

Guests with kids can choose a number of family activities such as Muncaster Castle Experience, The Lake District Coast Aquarium, Indoor Karting experience, and Lake District Wildlife Park experience.

How about booking these tours in Lakes District while staying at the Trout Hotel

Activities from the Trout Hotel Lakes District - Hiking Scafell Pike Cumbria England

Additional Information about The Trout Hotel Lakes District

  • Price Range:   Medium
  • Wifi:  Yes and it is strong in all areas of the hotel, especially in the rooms
  • Breakfast:  Yes, a hot and cold buffet breakfast.
  • Book your stay here for The Trout Hotel Cockermouth
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Please make sure to have your Face Mask and Hand Sanitiser where required before travelling. #Travelsafe 

Tips for staying at Trout Hotel Lakes District

  • Sit next to the river for a drink and enjoy the atmosphere
  • The car park gets full pretty quickly during the day
  • A great spot for a weekend break
  • We used the Rough Guide Travel book for our stay in The Lakes District England. 
  • Have a fun afternoon spirit tasting at The Lakes Distillery.
  • Great base for hiking Scafell pike 
The Trout Hotel Cockermouth Lakes District
The entrance of The Trout Hotel

How to get Trout Hotel Lakes District

The Trout Hotel is located in Cockermouth, Lakes District Cumbria northwest corner of England. The best way to get there is via car, train, or bus from any major city in the United Kingdom.

Driving to Cockermouth

Driving from central London to Cockermouth should take around 5-6hrs via the via M40 and M6. If you are coming from other major cities up North like Manchester or Newcastle it should take about 2 hrs.

Address; 3 Crown St, Cockermouth CA13 0EJ


Hire a car to get to the Lakes District

Alternatively, hire a car to drive to Cockermouth Lakes District especially if you’re in a group or a family. All major cities in the United Kingdom offer great deals on numerous cars. If you like to get a FREE, easy, and fast comparison of hiring a car, then try out Skyscanner’s car comparison site.

Getting to the Trout Hotel by Rail

Wanting to come via Rail then the closest train stations are either Penrith and Carlisle, then you catch a bus. Coming from central London, you will get the train from Euston to Penrith.

Hot to get to the Lakes District Cumbria England UK

Would I stay at the Trout Hotel Lakes District again?

We would definitely stay at the Trout Hotel Cockermouth again and use it as our base while in the Lakes District. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and fresh and our room was spacious.

We loved nothing more than sitting outside, relaxing with a drink while listening to the river flow after a long day exploring and whiskey tasting in the outdoor Lakes District area.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Please make sure to have your Face Mask and Hand Sanitiser where required before travelling. #Travelsafe 

 Looking to discover other parts of England, please feel free to head to my United Kingdom Page

Things to do in the Lakes District Cumbria England UK

Discover other parts of England

Looking to discover other parts of the UK? Please feel free to read the below suggestions or head to my UK Page.

How about booking some activities in advance during your stay in the Lakes District. There is plenty to do and see in the area.

Thank you for reading this article about my stay at The Trout Hotel Cockermouth Lakes District Stay. This riverside hotel is truly a beautiful place and great for a weekend break.

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Remember that you need to get some good Hiking Boots before your next adventure.

Have you stayed at The Trout Hotel Cockermouth Lakes District before? I would love to hear your experiences in the comments below.

Disclaimer: Even though I was a guest of The Trout Hotel Lakes District. All views are my own and based on my own experience.

Staying at the Trout Hotel Lakes District England

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43 thoughts on “The Trout Hotel Lakes District – The Perfect Staycation

  1. Abigail Sinsona says:

    This sounds like the perfect hotel for an English weekend getaway. First of all, the view of the river is spectacular. I could just put up a tent and still love waking up to that. The idea of staying in a semi-luxurious hotel is therefore a welcome surprise. You have completely sold it to me, especially with the level of detail in the room interior fittings and the great food as well! I am surprised with the service and amenities as the hotel looks so humble from the outside!

    • melbtravel says:

      This was a lovely place, it was so nice going back there after hiking for the day. Once I do those hiking boots off I didn’t want to move, I loved not having to move from there.

  2. Lydia Smith says:

    I’ve not been here before but it’s a place I would love to visit. The idea of viewing a beautiful lake from your room is so lovely. Imagine waking up each morning to see such view, your day will just be perfect. Also, I like the interior decor of the hotel and the restaurant. Not many hotels would offer touring activities to its guests, but for a fair price, the hktyel does. It’s amazing. Guess that’s why The Trout Hotel is different and worth visiting in a lifetime

  3. Lisa says:

    The name alone of this hotel intices me to visit, but why is there no trout on the menu! Thank you for the tip on the hiring a car to get there; I always thought you could visit the Lake District by train. Your breakfast looks delicious, and I love afternoon tea! The place looks stunning, I would stay here.

    • melbtravel says:

      You can definitely catch a train here but I always like to drive especially if you love road trips. This was a pretty place and I loved sitting next to the window and watch the water flow by.

  4. Kerry-Anne Wells says:

    What a lovely looking area and hotel. I love the detials of the room. Definitely sounds like a perfect weekend break away. I love Gin so I would definitely take a visit there.

  5. Mel says:

    Ok, now I want to go to the Trout Hotel. The rooms are lovely, the food looks delicious, and the surroundings are a knock out. This is going on my list when I visit the Lakes District. Such a charming spot!

    • melbtravel says:

      I love going to the Lakes District there is so much to do and see there. The problem is deciding on what to do and see. The hotel was really charming and nice to go back to at the end of the day exploring.

  6. Eric Jones says:

    I am always looking for places to take my wife to stay while I am out hiking. I think I found it. Thanks for the suggestion, I will check it out next time I’m up that way. Tks

  7. Bee says:

    Gorgeous getaway spot and the hotel is beautiful. The afternoon tea and interior decor all look amazing and really adds a sense of sophistication to the whole experience. Those trails looks relaxing and fun to do. Great post and thanks for sharing.

    • melbtravel says:

      It was a really nice hotel and reasonably priced for what you got. I really enjoyed coming back here in the afternoon and just relaxing with a glass of wine.

  8. Suzanne says:

    When I stayed in the Lake District, my accommodation was a tent pitched on a soggy field. I would have loved the opulence of staying the Trout hotel after spending days hiking with my uni’s Duke of Edinburgh’s society. The Egyptian cotton and shower facilities would have been a pleasure to return to after getting muddy and sweaty on the hiking trails!

    • melbtravel says:

      I have also camped in the Lakes District, so I definitely understand what you are saying. I have to admit, I really enjoyed coming back to the hotel after hiking.

  9. Abdullah Al-Mamun says:

    i really honor MelBteavel team those focus World best travel logistics dedicated to promoting World Tourism and inspiring travelers for traveling at least one time in lifetime !
    In Bangladesh only host lake shore resort at Rangamati beyond breathtaking tranquil location.

  10. James says:

    I have been tempted to visit the Lake District since it was upgraded to a UNESCO site. The Trout Hotel looks like the perfect place to stay on this visit! The eating and drinking options at the hotel look perfect especially the Derwent Resturant. You can’t beat the location, the lake district is beautiful!

  11. Rachelle says:

    Wow, this looks like THE place to stay in the Lakes! Admittedly, I only know about The Lakes District from Pride and Prejudice. Your pictures are stunning and I think it would be absolutely wonderful to visit and stay in such affordable luxury!

  12. yukti says:

    This is really a perfect place for weekend break with peaceful surroundings. I can sit besides the lovely lakes and rivers in Lake District for hours. Hiking along the Scafell Pike must be a beautiful experience. Hotel Trout also looks like a comfortable stay in between the nature.

  13. Susan R says:

    Sounds like the perfect place to stay in the Lake District. It’s a while since I’ve been there but I remember how picturesque the area is!

  14. Sonja says:

    This looks beautiful!!! I’m going to the Lake District in a couple of weeks and this made me so excited. I’ve got accommodation for this trip but I’ll definitely have to keep this in mind for the next time. It’s not so far to go from Scotland :).

  15. Joanna says:

    The hotel looks so elegant, I love the modern decor of the bedroom in the classic one of the restaurant. Th garden looks lovely as well, perfect to enjoy an afternoon tea with a view. I am planning on going to the Lake District sometime soon, I will definitely take in consideration staying at the Trout Hotel.

  16. Arnav says:

    That’s a lovely honest review of the Trout Hotel. The rooms look luxurious,and having a his and her sink, makes it even better.
    The food spread looks promising, but the best part is the picturesque location.

  17. Suzannah says:

    With views that gorgeous, a room that luxurious and afternoon tea… Who would pass down an opportunity to stay here? I’ve never been to The Lake District but as soon as I get the chance, I will! I might even stay here!

  18. Manjulika Pramod says:

    Delicious meal wins brownie points for any hotel and your picture proves that this one served some great food. The river view would have been refreshing. And of all the things I would like to go to the Lake District for it is a UNESCO site.

  19. Jurga says:

    Looks like this place has it all: great location, lots of things to do, and great food. Add the whiskey distillery nearby, and I know that I won’t have any difficulties to convince my husband to stay here! Lakes District has been on my radar for a long time, thanks for sharing this beautiful place, Melissa.

  20. Punita Malhotra says:

    I think I may have just zeroed in on the perfect place to stay in the Lakes District Cumbria. That breakfast of eggs on toast has made me fall in love with eggs! What a wonderful location… I would come back so refreshed.

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