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Best Western Glenridding Hotel.

Perfectly placed near Penrith.

The Best Western Glenridding Hotel, near Penrith, lies on the shores of Ullswater, providing the perfect base to explore The Lake District from. Breathtaking scenery awaits, and you'll be near the homes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter!

The Hotel is surrounded by a number of walks, with beautiful views from almost all the rooms in our charming 19th Century building.For guests who want to see the fells and lakes around the hotel up close and most of them do, well offer all the help and advice they need, as well as maps and flasks to help them on their way! From novices to seasoned hikers, the area has something for everyone.

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For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6041*


2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £26.50 per person à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Please note we do not accept dogs
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Garden Room

This modern, bright and contemporary restaurant overlooks the surrounding fells, with a relaxed fine dining ambience.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Ratchers Restaurant

This Restaurant has three levels with views of the surrounding fells and the Hotel garden. Ratchers is renowned for its informal atmosphere and service, while our a la carte menus and Specials boards are equally famous!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Garden Room

Sit back, relax and enjoy a good measure of hospitality in our cosy lounge area! With our open log fire, real ale and wide range of malt whiskey's and vintage cognac's, youll be in excellent company!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Ratchers Tavern bar

A rustic bar with low beamed ceilings, large open log fire and relaxing family environment for everyone to enjoy.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Snooker table

  • Pool table

  • Lounge

  • Swimming pool and sauna

  • Table tennis

Swimming Pool Leisure Facilites

The Best Western Glenridding Hotel's indoor swimming pool (heated, of course!) features a splash pool for the kids, an invigorating bubble seat and jet stream within the pool itself.



Situated in the picturesque valley of Ullswater with spectacular mountain and lake views, the Best Western Glenridding Hotel has everything you could possibly want in a wedding venue from the red carpet welcome to the last dance!


Wedding service and reception venue

We're proud to offer three beautifully appointed rooms, all approved to hold civil ceremonies. As for entertainment, you're free to invite your own!


We cater for buffets, full wedding breakfasts, and everything in between! Just let us know what you fancy and we'll take care of the rest!


Registry office:
Eden District
Friargate Penrith Cumbria CA11 7XR
01768 242120

Get in touch with Elizabeth Ali on

For any enquiries please call Elizabeth Ali on 01768 482289

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M6, J40, 14.00 miles
Nearest train station: Penrith, 14.00 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 88.00 miles
Free parking on site (30 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

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What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Aira Force- waterfalls (3 miles)

  • Hellvelyn (3 miles)

  • Beatrix Potter House (14 miles)

  • Wordsworth House - Dove Cottage (13 miles)

  • Ullswater Steamers (0 miles)


  • Penrith (14 miles)

  • Ambleside (10 miles)

  • Windermere/ Bowness (14 miles)

  • Kendal (19 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


With lakes and fells all around the hotel, it will come as no surprise that were extremely popular with photography groups. The hotel is just as accommodating for team building weekends with plenty of room for indoor meetings and briefings!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Bridge House Suite 30 30 24 24 0
Campbell Library 0 0 0 14 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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The best hotel & bar in the Lake District

14/05/2016 Paul M,

I've stayed at the Glenridding Hotel many times as it's the perfect base for exploring the mountains or Ullswater Way "The Up's" Reasons to stay:- a. The customer service is exceptional. b. The lo... more


Excellent place to stay with good food

12/03/2016 487suzanne, Huddersfield

Excellent hotel, fantastic position beautiful rooms, staff really welcoming and friendly, bonus of a swimming pool. areas for sitting. Lounges, Games Room, Library,... more


Excellent welcoming hotel great value

28/02/2016 oopsadaisie, wirral

Warm friendly hotel with comfortable rooms and lovely breakfast Swimming pool available if needed This hotel is five minutes away from the lake which is abundant with activities lots to do. Some of t... more


Beautiful setting and brilliant food

16/02/2016 jetboot, harrogate

Stopped 2 nights DBB had paid for an executive room with a view of the lake and that's exactly what I got although the room was slightly on the small side. Room was modern and clean .Food in the resta... more


So sad.....

14/01/2016 Michael T, Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

We were on a weekend in the Lakes and were really saddened to see all the devastation by all the recent flooding.....we wanted to see the Hotel , have a drink and enjoy the views but everything in the... more