Perched on a hill at the heart of Bowness and set back from the main thoroughfare.
The 13 rooms are set off a rather dark coridor. Inside, they are compact but modern with iPod docks and lots of bright colours. The bathrooms do feel rather small, however.
The Angel bills itself as family friendly but I think the place is better suited to older children.
The front lounge is cosy with an open fire and magzines, although a flat-screen TV of rolling news does rather dominate.
The conseravtory is sunny with French doors but somewhat tagged onto the car park.
The garden is the best feaure. I found more relaxed at dusk when the dyatrippers have all left.
A young staff in black polo shirts. Daytime service is rather frenetic with stressed-looking staff, but calmer in the evening.
Who stays there
Families and first-time visitors looking for a mid-range option. There's a big daytime trade that makes the Angel a bit too busy for some at lunchtime.
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
Pros & Cons
- Beer garden
- Central location
- Small bathrooms
- Steep drive up to parking area
- Free WiFi downstairs only