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BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel.

Ideally located in the Lake District.

The BEST WESTERN Grasmere Red Lion Hotel lies at the heart of the Lake District, and provides the ideal base for walking in and around stunning countryside. Even if you decide to stay indoors, all our rooms overlook the Lakeland Fells, so you can enjoy breathtaking scenery wherever you are!

A converted coaching inn, the hotel combines comfort and character. In a village setting, you'll get a real feel for rural life and you'll be able to live it to the full thanks to nearby attractions and places of interest!

Close to Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, youll also have your pick of local beauty spots. Wherever you go in the Lake District, youll be treated to wonderful views followed by a wonderful welcome when you return to the hotel!

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Red Lion Square
LA22 9SS


Hotel currently undergoing major refurbishment of all bedrooms, bathrooms and corridors. Hotel closed for refurbishment 3rd Jan 2016 - 12th Feb 2016. Please contact hotel for further details.
Bars, Fishing, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £10.00 per dog per night, specific bedrooms only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


The Courtyard Restaurant

Dine in splendour in our Courtyard Restaurant. Our table d'hote dinner menu is offered every evening, where the menu is depicted by the seasons and the fresh produce available. Our Chef will cater for any dietary requirements and is always happy to cook your favourite dishes (with a little notice of course).

Opening hours

Breakfast: 08:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary

Four Seasons Conservatory/ Easedale Bar

You'll find the Grasmere Red Lion Hotel's bars and lounges offer an excellent place to unwind after a day of walking or sight-seeing. The Easedale Bar, Four Seasons Conservatory and Helvellyn Lounge offer a comfortable spot to watch the world go by, enjoy a scrumptious snack at lunch time or a spot of afternoon tea.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Lamb Inn

Our traditional village pub, the only one in Grasmere village. With the introduction of a new colour scheme and four new Angram Pumps for the Real Ales, the Lamb Inn has some smashing local ales including Cumbrian ales, two Hawkshead regulars and two changing local brewery ales. Enjoy a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in the snug Lamb Inn with a pint of hand-pulled traditional beer and a tasty bar meal to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Windermere Golf Club

The course is maintained in superb condition by our head Greenkeeper David Wilkinson and his loyal team, the new greens are probably the best in Cumbria (if not the North West). The course is not long but a good test of golf - you will definitely not be disappointed.

Course information

Course Type: Professional
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 4881
Distance: 67 Yards
Handicap required


10.00 miles away in Windermere


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £45.00
18 holes £60.00
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £199.00

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Spa Bath

  • Sauna

  • Steam room

  • Swimming pool (20m)

  • Small gym area

Gym and Swimming Pool Facilities

Our small but perfectly designed fitness suite offers cardio-vascular machines, including a treadmill and rowing machine, as well as free weights.You'll also be able to wind down in our sauna, steam room, hairdressers, or good sized swimming pool and spa bath.


Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M6, J36, 25.00 miles
Nearest train station: Windermere, 10.00 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 100.00 miles
Free parking on site (30 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Red Lion Square
LA22 9SS

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Dove Cottage - Discover Wordsworth (0.5 miles)

  • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (0.3 miles)

  • Windermere Lake Cruises (4 miles)

  • Beatrix Potter Museum (7 miles)


  • Keswick Market Town (Saturday) (12 miles)

  • Ambleside Main Street (5 miles)

  • Grasmere Village (0.1 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Our largest meeting room will hold a maximum of 60 people, so for your next conference venue, look no further than the Lake District!

Available room set ups

U shape


The Wordsworth Room is purpose built for meetings and conferences with natural daylight and air-conditioning. The Wordsworth Room accommodates up to 60 delegates.

Silver How

Silver How is ideal for small meetings accommodating up to 16 delegates boardroom style. With natural daylight, air-conditioning and splendid views Silver How offers the perfect private space for meetings.

Helm Crag

Helm Crag is ideal for small meetings accommodating up to 16 delegates boardroom style. With natural daylight, air-conditioning and splendid views Helm Crag offers the perfect private space for meetings.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Wordsworth 60 24 21 28 48
Silver How 20 9 12 16 14
Helm Crag 20 9 12 16 14
Library 18 0 0 14 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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As always, thoroughly enjoyed our stay

08/10/2015 stevevenessa, Howden, United Kingdom

Whilst we appreciate that the hotel is undergoing a refurbishment, the staff and amenities are excellent. We have stayed here for many, many years. The fillet steak is excellent. For us it is just an ... more


Breakfast delicious main meals terrible what a mixture

07/10/2015 Catherine R, Ripon, United Kingdom

I stayed here last weekend part of a large group. Probably the same group as another reviewer The hotel has been refurbished since our visit last year. The staircase transformed. Light and modern... more


Like Fawlty towers, but without Sybil

06/10/2015 anonymous19692008, Scotland, United Kingdom

Stunningly rude staff, appalling service, terrible food and completely inadequate management. Grubby and dated in the (many) non-upgraded rooms. Note that the hotel is under relatively new ownership a... more


Great stay

05/10/2015 southalls, Stalybridge, United Kingdom

Great value stay. Room was so cosy and comfortable. We had 2 great nights sleep. Location is excellent for visiting lakes. Lots of coffee shops, tea rooms nearby. Try Tweedies nearby for dinner. Staff... more


The worst service I have ever experienced

05/10/2015 Charlotte5673, London, United Kingdom

I was staying as part of a large group, I really cannot believe how miserable the staff were! Apart from the lovely lady that checked us out I did not see one member of staff smile throughout the whol... more