The Trout Hotel

3 Crown Street, Cockermouth, CA13 0EJ
The Trout Hotel Outside

Originally built in 1670, the Trout Hotel was formerly a private residence that belonged to the Egremont estate. It became a hotel in 1934, and was later renamed in recognition of the popularity of trout fishing in the river Derwent that is located behind the hotel. A favourite of Bing Crosby, the hotel has twice suffered devastating flooding in recent years, and following the most recent event in 2015, the hotel has undergone a significant refurbishment programme.

The hotel is located in the centre of Cockermouth, a small town on western edge of the Lake District, and is adjacent to Wordsworth House, the birth place of William Wordsworth and now a National Trust property. The hotel is ideally located for exploring the northwestern Lake District. Buttermere is a 30-minute drive, both Lake Bassenthwaite and Whinlatter Forest are a 20-minute drive, whilst the popular start point for ascending Skiddaw is a mere 30-minute drive away.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • In Room Safe
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Weddings
  • Wifi


The Trout Hotel is home to 49 elegant and timelessly styled bedrooms, many overlooking the river Derwent. As standard, all rooms are fitted with en-suite bathroom facilities that include baths and showers, as well as complimentary toiletries from the White Company. In addition, you will find free Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions with Freeview channels and Sky Sports, under-floor heating, a hospitality tray that includes complimentary bottled water, and Egyptian cotton bedding.

In addition to the standard Classic rooms, you will find Executive and Superior Executive rooms that offer additional space for a more comfortable stay, with options to select a room with a river view or a balcony. Junior Suites are open plan with a large seating area, and include additional amenities such as a mini bar, in-room safe, and separate walk-in showers, as well as baths. For a more indulgent stay with additional privacy, book into one of the two cottage suites, housed in a cottage adjacent to the main hotel building. Each suite has a separate master bedroom and a living room. The ground floor suite has access to a private garden, and both suites benefit from luxury amenities such as iPod docking stations.

The Trout Hotel Room Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

The Terrace Bistro is a popular place to eat and drink for both hotel guests and local residents. The chic interiors create a relaxed atmosphere, enhanced by friendly staff and comfortable seating. As the name implies, the Bistro’s bar has a large terrace area with a retractable roof and heaters enabling guests to sit outside all year round. The menu is proudly Cumbrian, with the names of all of the local suppliers used listed, and you will find a mixture of British and European dishes. There is also an extensive children’s menu.

A more formal dining experience is available in the Derwent Restaurant, which has been awarded an AA rosette for excellence. The decadent interiors include a Murano glass chandelier and marble fireplace, and the menu features both British and European dishes using the finest ingredients available locally.

Additional Facilities & Services

Although the Trout Hotel does not have any leisure facilities on site, hotel guests can benefit from complimentary access to Cockermouth Leisure Centre which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel and has a gym and a swimming pool. Guests also receive discounts in a number of the independent shops located in the town. The hotel also has a function suite that is available for both corporate events and weddings, with a civil wedding licence in operation.


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