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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

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Rating: 5 327
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Welcoming

21/08/2016 Colin S, Oldham, United Kingdom

Stayed 3 nights whilst attending a family wedding.Room clean and comfortable,breakfast good and bar food excellent.Staff very friendly and efficient.The only down side to our visit was the weather. H... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Colin S, Thank you for your lovely review and your kind comments about the staff I will ensure this is passed along to them. We wish we could control the weather but unfortunately the lakes does have some wet days. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and hopefully next time the sun is shining on your return. Kind Regards Sophie
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2 night break

21/08/2016 Paul T, Carlisle, United Kingdom

A lovely hotel near the beautiful Bassenthwaite lake. Short travelling times to Keswick and Cockermouth within easy reach of main roads including the A66. Plenty of areas to sit amongst friends and e... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Paul T, Thank you for your lovely review of the Castle Inn Hotel. We are in a superb location and we have great access to major roads. I am glad you enjoyed the surrounding scenery there is some lovely spots around the hotel were you can get a lovely view of Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Sophie
Rating

Warm welcome as always!

21/08/2016 Renewableemmag,

Although having stayed here numerous times in the past the weather was great for camping so was nearby but fancied pudding and needed some Internet to do some admin. I stopped off at the Lakes Bar to ... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Renewableemmag, Thank you for your kind review of the Castle Inn Hotel. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stop at the Lakers Bar and I will pass your kind comments on to the bar manager. We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Sophie
Rating

Room not clean, cold breakfast

20/08/2016 Pat b, Seaham, United Kingdom

My daughter and I visited with my two grandsons a couple of weeks ago. I was in a superior twin room with my grandson and there was a stain on the carpet, white fluff on the carpet and a long hair on ... more

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Richard

18/08/2016 Richard T, Benfleet, England, United Kingdom

Stayed here with my wife while visiting the Lake District. The staff on reception were very polite and greeted us in a very friendly manner. The room was clean and overlooked the gardens. Spacious bat... more

Owner Response
PLEEWELS, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Richard T, Thank you so much for your lovely review and comments about the staff especially about the reception staff. I will ensure that all your comments are passed onto the team and we very much look forward to seeing you again in the hotel very soon. Thank you once again. Sophie