Newby Bridge Hotel

Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge, United Kingdom, LA12 8NA

Terrace garden, Newby Bridge Hotel

By David Atkinson, your Windermere expert

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#9 of 10
expert-rated hotels in Windermere
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
4.4
4.4
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Mature travellers, Travellers with pets, No fuss, Relaxation

Expert review of Newby Bridge Hotel

A central base with easy motorway access.

Part of the local South Lakes Hotels group, The Newby Bridge does feel a but stuck in the Seventies. It's a convenient, mid-range option but is awaiting a refresh to keep up with the other hotels in the group.

Location: 

Close to Lakeside at the southern tip of Laek Windermere, the hotel is set back from the main A590 to Ulverston at the heart of Newby Bridge. It's a 15-minute hop to junction 36 M6.

Bedrooms: 

The 41 rooms feel a bit more contemporary than the public areas, althiough standard rooms have small bathrooms.

The Four Poster rooms with Jacuzzi baths offer more space and a traditional ambience.

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Public areas: 

The decor of the labyrinthine corridors feels a bit tired with worn carpets and dark walls. I like the panoramic photos of Lake views but I'm not so sure about the Italian renaissance art.

Eating and drinking: 

The Garden View Restaurant feels very old school at dinner with oak panels and white tablecloths. It doubles as the breakfast room, where the tinned grapefruit appeals t Seventies kitsch fans.

More homely is the Huntsmans Bar, a traditional pub with local ales, friendly locals, bar food and horse brasses. Siting by the open fire with the dog at your feet is a perfect way to spend an evening.

Leisure facilities: 

A small leisure centre with pool, gym and steam room; the terace gardens are a great place for a stroll.

Service: 

Friendly overall but the yawning waitress at breakfast was either very haungover, or extremely bored.

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Who stays there: 

An older crowd, some coach business and business people attending corporate events in the area.

Price advice: 

Children aged three to 15 are charged £12 b&b; dogs charged at £10 per stay.

Guests receive a voucher for 10 per cent off admission to the nearby Lakeland Motor Museum.

Pros: 
Cosy hotel bar
Great location
Cons: 
Small bathrooms
Erratic shower

More information on Newby Bridge Hotel:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Newby Bridge, Newby Bridge, United Kingdom, LA12 8NA
Free tags / Keywords:
Cosy bar
Amenities:
Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Swimming Pool

Newby Bridge Hotel

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