Swinside Lodge Hotel Awards & Recognitions

Cumbria Life Food and Drink Award Finalists (2012) – “Voted Top Three Fine Dining Restaurants In The County”.

The Swinside Lodge Hotel, nestled in the beautiful Newlands Valley, is the only establishment in north Cumbria to make it into the top three alongside The Holbeck Ghyll and Rampsbeck in the inaugural Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.

The road to success was a tough one as the Swinside Lodge was first shortlisted as one of the eight best from a long list of 100 establishments, before beating off stiff competition to be one of three finalists.

The accolade means The Swinside Lodge has been recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the county and will appear in a guide heralding its position in the top three.

Included in the Sunday Times “11 Best Valentine’s Day Hotels – 2010”

“…this charming seven-bedroom hotel has a marvellous setting in the Newlands Valley, at the foot of Cat Bells fell, surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Every room gets a lovely view, so lovely that you might have trouble tearing your loved one from the window, but the food and service on offer downstairs are worth the effort.”

Time Out listed Swinside Lodge in “The World’s Most Romantic Locations” January 2010.

“Head to one of the sleepy villages of the Lake District, check into the Swinside Lodge Hotel – a sweet and stylish lakeside resort in the NewlandsValley – and you’ll be staying amid some of England’s richest natural terrain; moody lakes and lush greenery. While they might not be as exotic as the Caribbean or the Seychelles, British sunsets are no less magical, and you’ll find it much easier to secure a private viewing spot. Of course, the weather on our fair isle is tenacious, but nestled away in a picturesque country inn with your loved one, there’ll be no need to go outside. “

Sunday Mirror’s “Travel Top 10 List” included Swinside in January 2010.

We were proud to be ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2007 Northwest Tourism Awards.

We were delighted to have received the ‘Lakeland Hotel of the Year’ 2007 award – The Good Hotel Guide

The award of ‘Small Hotel of the Year 2007’ – Cumbria Tourism was another wonderful accolade!

Recently listed in TripAdvisor as one of the Top 25 UK Hotels and Alistair Sawday’s Top 10 Special UK Hotels for 2011.

AA Notable Wine List (2011-2012)

We were recently awarded the Notable Wine List Award, based on the quality and selection of our wine list.

AA 3 Stars, Inspector’s Choice award.

AA 2 Rosettes for dining have been awarded since 2003!

Michelin Guide – Pleasant Hotel.