The Trout Hotel Lakes District is a beautiful and luxurious riverside hotel, ideally located on the banks of the River Derwent in the breathtaking, tranquil and pristine market town of Cockermouth England. I loved nothing more than putting my feet up relaxing in this beautiful hotel with a delicious meal after a long day of exploring. This is why The Trout Hotel was the perfect English weekend break away.
The Trout Hotel Cockermouth
Guests staying at The Trout Hotel Cockermouth can choose from 49 tastefully designed bedrooms for a restful and comfortable stay, replete with friendly and attentive staff. And for those who want to indulge in some unadulterated TLC, the hotel can arrange for you to go to Armathwaite Hall Hotel 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 within the region, promising a wealth of enriching experiences to the discerning traveller.
There are nine categories of rooms available at The Trout Hotel and I stayed in the executive with river view. Each room stands out for its luxe interiors, restful ambience, pleasant decor, sophisticated fittings and king-sized ultra-comfortable beds with high-quality Egyptian Cotton Linen. Heart-warming views of the Derwent River are an added delight for a selection of the rooms.
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 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.
You are spoilt for choice in regards to where to eat and drink in The Trout Hotel, there are two main restaurants The Terrace Bistro and the Derwent Restaurant. As well as another 3 areas you can enjoy a drink or a snack in. 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 the inside and outside of the hotel along the river Derwent, where you can sit back and enjoy the flowing water.
Guests at The Trout Hotel can enjoy a culinary treat at the hotel’s Derwent Restaurant, Winner of 2017 AA Rosette for its inspiration, creativity 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.
Known for its cheery and pleasant atmosphere as well as elegant decor, the restaurant looks beautiful with its Murano glass chandelier and ornate marble fireplace.
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 2pm – 5pm 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.
The Trout Hotel is situated in the pretty market town of Cockermouth, Lakes District Cumbria. As this area is surrounded by a National Park, mountains and lakes, there are no international airports close by.
The best way to get there is via car, train or bus from any major city in the United Kingdom. If you are coming from central London via car, as it is a 5-6hr drive. If you don’t have a car, I would suggest hiring one as London has a wide range to choose from.
Hiring a car to get to the Lakes District
If you don’t own a car you can hire a car to drive to Lerderderg state park, especially if there is a group of you or if you have a family. There are numerous companies in and around Melbourne where you can hire a car. If, you are worried about getting lost it should not be a problem, as most car hire places do Sav Nav hire too.
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Tips for staying at The Trout Hotel
- 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
- Visit the Lakes Distillery.
- Great base for hiking in Scafell pike
Additional Information the Trout Hotel
- 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.
Remember that you need to get some good Hiking Boots before your next adventure.
Other places in the UK
If you are interested in discovering more of UK, feel free to check out the below articles:
- Hampton Court Palace – London England
- Jack The Ripper Tour – London England
- Pembroke Castle – Pembroke Wales
- Hiking & camping with Mini Cooper – Snowdon Wales
Thank you for reading this article ‘The Trout Hotel the perfect English weekend break’, I hope it helped you to decide where to stay during your visit to the Lakes District. The Trout Hotel is truly a beautiful place and great for a weekend break.
Have you stayed at The Trout Hotel before or in Cockermouth? I would love to hear your experiences in the comments below.
How about booking some activities in advance during your stay in the Lakes District. There is plenty to do and see in the area.
Disclaimer: Even though I was a guest of The Trout Hotel Cockermouth, all views are my own and based on my own experience.