The Castle Inn Hotel has received a "Plus" status by Best Western for it's high standards. Only 10 BW hotels within the UK has achieved such an accolade
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn in Bassenthwaite near Keswick is set beneath some of England's highest fells, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and is the ideal location to explore the northern region of the Lake District. From the mysterious trails through Dodd Wood or the glorious views of the surrounding countryside to the magic of the nesting site of the beautiful Osprey or the majestic Skiddaw Mountain Range, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel in Bassenthwaite has a wide selection of bedrooms, including standard double and twin rooms, open-plan family rooms with a double bed and two twin beds with a separate lounge area, suites with connecting rooms and four-poster rooms for that extra bit of indulgence.
Ritson's Restaurant at this Cumbria hotel offers a high quality and comprehensive menu, personally designed and crafted using locally sourced ingredients by internationally experienced Head Chef, Neil Blackler. Whether visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner an enjoyable meal awaits you at this popular hotel in the Lake District.
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel in Bassenthwaite offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
* Kindly refer to the noticeboard for important information before proceeding with your booking *
Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £30.00
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This Cumbria hotel is a thoroughly modern hotel and boasts 46 newly refurbished bedrooms with Sealy Beds.
The Castle Inn Hotel has a dedicated disabled bedroom for people with physical disabilities, and low ramp access through to the restaurant. However, due to the nature and layout of the hotel, access to other areas of the hotel including the bar, reception and leisure facilities require external access.
Leisure at the Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite offers a great range of facilities available to guests staying at the hotel. Open 7 days a week, 7.30am to 9.30pm the facilities include:
• Indoor Swimming Pool
• Sauna & Steam Room
• Newly refurbished gym with Life Fitness equipment for both cardiovascular & resistance workouts
• Games room encompassing a table tennis table and pool table
• 9 hole putting green surrounded by gardens
• Lawn tennis court also surrounded by gardens
The range of facilities on offer provides something for everyone, whether it is a way to relax after a long day’s hiking, shopping or even working. It is also a great place for families to spend their afternoons, especially when the Lake District weather is not at its best.
The Ritson's Restaurant at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel offers a range of dishes, made from locally sourced, international and seasonal ingredients. If you have any special dietary requests the team of chefs will endeavour to provide an appropriate meal for you.
The Lakers Bar serves more traditional bar meals and on Sundays it offers a traditional selection of roast meats.
Dinner is served from: 6:30pm - 9pm
Breakfast is served from: 7am - 9am
Thai Chicken soup - shredded chicken breast, lemon grass, mushrooms, ginger, chilli and lime £4.95
Cumbrian ham hock terrine - homemade piccalilli and toasted rustic bread £4.95
Sautéed Chicken livers and pancetta - on toast with a mushroom and marsala sauce £5.95
Bruschetta - chargrilled ciabatta rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil top with oven-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic £4.95
Mushrooms Fritta - crispy mushrooms with garlic mayo £3.95
Roasted Vegetables with lemon and mint £4.75
Flookburgh potted shrimps - with homemade bread £5.50
Crispy squid - with garlic and chilli £5.50
Smoked Haddock Fish Cake - with rocket leaves and tomato relish £5.25
Pasta (Either choose Small or Large portion)
Prawn Linguine - pan fried garlic prawns with tomato chilli rocket and fennel £7.25 / £12.50
Penne Pasta with Salmon - peas and BaBy spinach in a cream sauce £6.50 / £9.95
Spaghetti Bolognese - classic ragu of beef, pork, herbs, red wine and Parmesan £6.65 / £10.25
Bucatin Carbonara - tubular spaghetti with fried smoked pancetta and ribbons of leeks tossed in egg and Parmesan £6.55 / £10.25
Fusili Ariabatta - sweet spiced tomato sauce, roasted red peppers with bread crumbs and parmesan sprinkled with fresh chilli (good source of carbs with an extra kick-this is what I lived on whilst training for London Marathon!! Peter Jnr)£6.25 / £10.25
Wild truffle Tagliatelle - finely shaved wild black truffles tossed in butter, Parmesan and nutmeg £7.15 / £9.45
Buffalo ricotta ravioli creamed ricotta with lemon, mint and Parmesan £7.25 / £10.55
Cumbrian tattie pot - served with pickled red cabbage £10.50
Cumberland sausage and Mash potato - with peas and onion gravy £10.50
8oz rib eye steak - grilled tomato, mushrooms, onion rings and homemade chips £15.95
Sizzling Chicken FaJitas - on a skillet, salsa, sour cream and guacamole £10.50
Chicken Balti - basmati rice and poppadum £10.50
Steak and ale pie - peas and hand cut chunky chips £10.50
Italian Burger - beef pattie, melted cheese, salami, lettuce, tomato, pickles, chilli and crispy fried onion served with chips £10.50
Beer Battered Fish and Chips - with mushy peas £10.95
Homemade italian pizza - tomato, mozzarella, spinach, roasted red pepper, garlic and chilli £9.95
Wild Mushroom risotto - finished with truffle oil and Parmesan shavings £5.50 / £8.95
Mixed Bean Chilli - served with tacos, rice, guacamole and sour cream £8.95
Vegetable pad thai - authentic noodle stir fry £8.95
Classic Caesar salad - baby gem, crostini, Parmesan shavings, boiled eggs anchovies, Caesar dressing £5.95 with Chicken £9.95
Ploughman’s - cheddar and stilton cheese, rustic bread, pickles, apple and celery £10.50
Hand Cut Chips £3.25
New potatoes with mint butter £3.25
Green salad with mint, lemon and Parmesan £3.25
Flash Cooked greens £3.25
Crunchy salad Root vegetables with chilli, lemon and mint olive oil £2.50
Peppercorn sauce £1.95
Garlic Butter £1.25
Selection of Breads (pesto, sun dried tomato and olive) olive oil, balsamic and butter £3.95
Tossed rocket, spinach, Mint, toasted almonds, grapes, pine nut salad £3.95
Caprese salad cold slow roasted tomatoes; buffalo mozzarella, basil pesto and olive oil £3.95
Sticky toffee with hot caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream £5.25
Fresh Fruit salad mango, melon, raspberries, strawberries, grapes and pear £4.50
Local Cumbrian Rum Nicky £4.95
Raspberry Panacotta £4.95
Chocolate and amaretto Brownie £5.25
A selection of Cumbrian Cheeses with plump grapes and celery £5.95
Baked apple Crumble and Custard £4.95
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel in Bassenthwaite is within easy motorway access also making this hotel the ideal accommodation for anyone wishing to tour the Lake District and surrounding areas.
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Directions to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite
From the M6 motorway, take the turning onto the A66 at Penrith and take the signs for Keswick and West Cumbria. After approximately 14 miles you will pass the town of Keswick and will approach a roundabout. Follow the A66 sign-posted Cockermouth and turn right at Dubwath(alongside Bassenthwaite Lake) , sign posted The BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Inn Hotel.
Note: 06/06/12: Please be aware that the Jacuzzi is currently out of use until further notice.
Dinner inclusive rates gives you the option of dining from the Plat De Jour Menu, or an allowance of £22.50 per adult on food off the A la Carte menu. Along with the flexibility to dine in either the Ritsons restaurant or Lakers bar.
*As a rule the hotel require a minimum 2 night stay when a Saturday is included. If you book a Saturday for 1 night then the booking will automatically be cancelled and you will be notified of this by Classic Britain. However some Saturdays may be available for 1 night stay if the hotel is quiet. Please contact Classic Britain to check prior to booking.
*** 6th July 1 night stays available***
All bedrooms are non smoking. Please call Classic for standard twin rooms, as only 1 in the hotel. Remaining twin rooms are executive and carry a supplement
Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check in. Please note that a superior room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade.