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Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel.

The Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel Near Keswick is set overlooking some of England's highest fells and Bassenthwaite Lake. The hotel is in a beautiful location, just 8 miles from Keswick and ideally situated for those wishing to explore Bassenthwaite, Keswick and the Lake District.

So whether you're out and about or relaxing at the hotel, with the Lake District as our back garden you'll be guaranteed peace & quiet.

Should you be using sat nav to reach the hotel, please note if travelling along the A591 from Keswick, please do NOT turn off the A591 into Bassenthwaite Village. We are located on the A591, a further 5 minutes drive along the main road.

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Location

Bassenthwaite
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 4RG
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6254*
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Summary

For detailed driving directions please refer to the 'Explore Hotel' section
Bars, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Tennis, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted Selected rooms only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates

Facilities

Dining and Bars

There is a variety of food options at the Castle Inn, from fine dining in the Ritsons restaurant, to the more casual experience in the Castle Inn Tavern. Our Head Chef brings a wealth of experience with AA rosettes, gained in 4 star hotel restaurants throughout the country.

Chef Neil Blackler

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Ritson Restaurant

Our restaurant has a warm and modern appeal, for either a romantic meal for two, or a family meal. if you are hosting a special occassion, private dining can also be arranged in one our of our function rooms.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary
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Castle Inn Tavern

Our relaxing Castle Inn Tavern is a favourite with all our guests. With an extensive menu, relaxing dining and local beers there is something on the menu for everyone.

Opening hours

11:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Keswick Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Rural
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6225 Yards
No handicap required

Location

11.6 miles away in Keswick

Facilities

Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes £15.00
18 holes £20.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £22.00
Tuition £15.00

Cockermouth Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Felllside
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 69
Distance: 5410 Yards
No handicap required

Location

5.1 miles away in Cockermouth

Prices

9 holes £10.00
18 holes £16.00

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Large indoor heated swimming pool (15m)

  • Games room with Wii Sports and table tennis

  • Steam room and sauna

  • 9 hole putting green

  • Croquet

  • List of local attractions and walks

  • Board games

  • Gym

  • Grass tennis court

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Whether you feel like a dip in our 15 meter pool followed by a sauna and a steam or a workout in our state-of-the-art gym, you'll feel fantastic when you leave our leisure suite!

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Weddings

Located within a stunning setting, with views to Bassenthwaite Lake and some of the Lake District's most famous fells, which provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. The Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel has beautiful landscaped gardens where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the local area.

The hotel has a number of suites licensed to host Civil Ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions; so whether you are planning a small intimate wedding or a large grand affair, the four star Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel is the perfect romantic venue.

Wedding service and reception venue

It is so important that everything is personalised to make your wedding day a truly memorable occasion for everyone, and is exactly how you would like to celebrate this very special event. We can help create a bespoke package to make sure your day is exactly how you have always dreamed of.

Catering

From the canape reception to a sit-down meal and evening buffet, we will cater for your every need. Should you be looking for something slightly different such as an afternoon tea, or hog roast, we can cater for your own requirments. Our head chef whenever possible selects his products from local suppliers to create a selection of delicious menus. We are also proud to boast that we are one of the only hotels within Cumbria which offer your guests a choice of menu on the day!

Honeymoon Suite

The good news is that you'll receive complimentary use of our four poster honeymoon suite on your wedding night*

*subject to minimum numbers

Registrar

Registry office:
Whitehaven
College House, Flatt Walks, Whitehaven CA28 7RW
01946 506190




We pride ourselves on making the day as bespoke to each individual couple as we possibly can.
Any questions then please contact us and we are more than happy to answer them and listen to all the fantastic ideas you may have to make the day as magical as possible.

For any enquiries please call Wedding Co-ordinator on 01768 776401

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CA12 4RG

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Nearest motorway: M6, J40, 24.00 miles
Nearest train station: Carlisle and Penrith, 23.00 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 130.00 miles
Free parking on site (150 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
Bassenthwaite
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 4RG
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Workington Football Club (15 miles)

  • Whitehaven Rugby League (22 miles)

  • Carlisle United Football Club (24 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Osprey's at Bassenthwaite (Dodd Wood) (3 miles)

  • Winlatter Forest & Go Ape (6 miles)

  • Skiddaw Mountain (5 miles)

  • Theatre by the Lake (7 miles)

  • Lakeland Wildlife Centre (0.5 miles)

Shopping

  • Keswick (7 miles)

  • Cockermouth (7 miles)

  • Carlisle (20 miles)

  • Workington (15 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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Overlooking some of the Lake District's highest fells, the Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel can really boast great meeting rooms with great views! Our four dedicated conference rooms can cater for meetings for up to 200 delegates in a theatre style. Each with natural daylight and contemporary decor.

Our vast landscaped gardens are ideal for team building, getting fresh air during refreshments breaks or outdoor catering event.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Budworth 200 108 90 50 150
Skelton 80 36 35 40 70
Senhouse 50 27 24 26 50
Dalton 50 27 24 26 40
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 803 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 341
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Rating

Comfortable and friendly

07/12/2016 ParsnipsEssex, Essex

We booked an executive room which was worth the extra money, sleigh bed, nice seating area, robes, water on arrival, fridge. After a long journey we had a friendly welcome, the bed was comfortable and... more

Rating

Lovely hotel

05/12/2016 Spurssupporter, Rhyl, United Kingdom

Stayed here for one night for work purposes. Lovely hotel, nice location, clean room with huge comfy bed. I didn't use leisure facilities as forgot my stuff 😡 Ate in the bar area and best fish and... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Spurssupporter, Thank you for your very kind review of the hotel. I will ensure these are passed across to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Castle Inn Hotel in the future. Kind Regards Peter
Rating

Snow start to the month

03/12/2016 JRM776, Sunderland, United Kingdom

After deciding on a break somewhere, then narrowing this down to the Lake District it was an easy choice to go to this hotel. An excellent pool area with a sauna and steam room made it very easy. Qu... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear JRM776, Thank you for taking the time to review the Castle Inn Hotel, I greatly appreciate all your kind comments and I glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Castle Inn Hotel in the near future. Kind Regards Peter
Rating

A break from the norm

30/11/2016 Stuart B, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Only couple of things wrong .staff were vague in telling us where breakfast was held and evening meal we stood at the wrong place for 5 till we decide to look down the far end . Breakfast on day 2 w... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Stuart B, Thank you for taking the time to review the Castle Inn Hotel we greatly appreciate any feedback. I sincerely apologize that the information given in regards to where breakfast was served was vague. I will pass this across to the Front Office Manager and this will be rectified. Also I apologize that the breakfast was disappointing on the second day I will follow this up with the Kitchen team. Overall I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Castle Inn Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Peter
Rating

Good hotel

28/11/2016 The_Hulse, Manchester, United Kingdom

In a lovely spot at northend of lake, great local views. Good food, great breakfast. Very good service from staff. Clean and tidy hotel. Spa area ok, nice pool and sauna and steam room. However was to... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear The_Hulse, Thank you for your review and your kind comments. We are in a great location for walks and hikes and also only 10 minutes drive to Keswick. We are in the process of replacing the Jacuzzi in the new year, thank you for your patience. I will ensure all of your comments are passed across to the team. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards Peter