The Trout Hotel, the perfect English weekend break
Cockermouth, Lakes District Cumbria
I love nothing more than putting my feet up relaxing in a beautiful hotel with a delicious meal after a long day of exploring. This is exactly what I got when I stayed at The Trout Hotel It 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, Lakes District.
Guests staying at The Trout Hotel 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.
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, I would go 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.
- 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 the mountains
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.
Thank you for reading this article, I hope it helped you to decide where to stay when you are in the Lakes District England. The Trout hotel is truly a beautiful place. If you are interested in discovering more of UK you can read my post about Pembroke Castle and Hampton Court Palace
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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 . All views are my own and based on my own experience.