The Borrowdale Hotel

Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5UY
The Borrowdale Hotel Outside

Head south of Derwent Water and you will find the idyllic and spectacular Borrowdale Valley. Here, you can test your climbing skills on classic crags, such as Little Chamonix, find peace at Watendlath tarn, ascend Scafell Pike via Seathwaite, or take your children on a low level adventure up to Castle Crag. Borrowdale is brimming with opportunities for adventure, and therefore hotels in the area, including this hotel that takes its name from the delightful valley, tend to get booked up well in advance.

The Borrowdale Hotel is particularly special, being packed with period features from the Victorian era and benefiting from a fine dining restaurant that has been awarded an AA rosette. The hotel is a ten-minute drive from Keswick with a regular bus service in operation between the hotel and the town.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Wifi


The Borrowdale Hotel has 40 newly refurbished rooms that have been individually styled using décor and furnishings that have a timeless and elegant style, with rich tones that create an inviting atmosphere. Standard rooms are adequately appointed with all of the essentials. Classic rooms offer slightly more space.

Prestige rooms are large – many with comfortable seating areas and views of the fells. All of the rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities with showers, bathrobes, and Gilchrest & Soames toiletries. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities with biscuits and bottled water, and flat screen televisions.

Borrowdale Hotel Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

The Borrowdale Hotel offers guests a fine dining experience in its AA rosette awarded restaurant that is open in the evenings. The restaurant has a dress code to ensure the experience remains special. There is a set menu that changes daily and there is a strong emphasis on seasonal and local produce. A separate vegetarian menu is available and special dietary requirements can be catered for. The restaurant has its own wine cellar and there are 175 different varieties to choose from.

The hotel has a number of guest lounges and a large conservatory. Food is available in these areas each day between 12noon and 9pm. An extensive menu includes sandwiches, salads, platters, classic main dishes, and sweet treats. Afternoon tea is served between 2.30pm and 5pm and is a truly scrumptious affair with the option to add Prosecco or Champagne for an additional fee.


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