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The Trout Hotel the perfect English weekend break

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.


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The Trout Hotel from the road

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.

Wastwater and mountains in Lakes District England
Wastwater Lake on our way to Scafell Pike

Room Description

There are nine categories of rooms available at The Trout Hotel and I stayed in the executive with a 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 Trout Hotel Cockermouth double bed
Bedroom at The Trout Hotel Cockermouth, Lakes District

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.

Restaurant Description

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.

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 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.

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 

Afternoon Tea

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.

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 England countryside and is known for its picturesque lakes, lush green forests and its mountain ranges. It is located entirely within the county of Cumbria and lies within the National Park. 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.

For guests seeking fun and adventure in the Lakes District, the Trout Hotel can organise 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 and Indoor Karting experience, and Lake District Wildlife Park experience.

⇒  Looking for ideas, how about 3 days in the Lake District – the complete weekend itinerary

Three Canoes on the shore
Derwentwater, Lakes District

Additional Information 

  • 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.

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 
The Trout Hotel Cockermouth Lakes District
The entrance of The Trout Hotel

How to get there & Location

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, as most car hire places do Sav Nav hire too.

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Overlooking Derwentwater, Lakes District

Other places in the UK

 If you are interested in discovering more of  UK, feel free to check out the below articles:  

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 ‘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.

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


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

Disclaimer: Even though I was a guest of  The Trout Hotel Cockermouth, all views are my own and based on my own experience.

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43 thoughts on “The Trout Hotel the perfect English weekend break

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    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!

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      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.

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    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

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    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.

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      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.

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    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.

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    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!

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      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.

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    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

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    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.

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      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.

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    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!

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      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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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 :).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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