Welcome to Howtown
The Hotel is now open and although the public bar itself is closed we are serving drinks on the lawns.
So if you are looking for a cold glass of local beer, a good glass of wine or a G&T ring the bell to the left of the hotel door, and someone will be out to serve you.
The Hotel is also now serving both lunch and dinner to non residents but advance booking is required. Ring the office on 017684 86514 to make your reservation.
Our season ends on the 1st November and we will reopen in March of 2021.
Howtown Hotel is a creeper-clad stone and slate-roofed house which stands close the shore of Ullswater in the hamlet of Howtown, amidst magnificent and unspoilt Lake District mountains, with stunning views across the Lake.
The hotel, owned by the Baldry family has foundations which have been built upon relationships and families over the past 122 years. As previous visitors to the Hotel will appreciate, we are not driven by technology but by traditional hospitality and values combined with a passion for our surroundings.
A letter to confirm booking is still a pre-requisite, which is followed up by hand written confirmation from Mrs Baldry. This traditional way of booking by letter may seem odd in this age of technology but here at Howtown we offer no apologies, this is the way we do things; our responses are always considered, putting the visitor’s needs first and appreciating that every request is different.
We do, of course move with the times and wifi is available in the cottages and tearoom, but on the whole we prefer to keep old fashioned values and a ‘face to face’ service believing that this, in combination with the level of comfort, hospitality and fabulous location we offer, is what makes many of our guests return time after time.
Dining at Howtown
Howtown Hotel is renowned for the quality of food served in the beautiful duck-egg blue dining room gleaming with silver cutlery and polished wooden tables, where Chef Colin Akrigg serves ‘pitch perfect flavours using locally sourced, top quality ingredients'.
The dining room is open to non-residents as well as hotel guests.
A 3 course lunch is served in the Hotel Dining Room Tuesday to Sunday with a traditional Roast offered on Sunday.
Dinner is served in the Hotel Dining Room 7.30pm (4 course)
Supper is served on a Sunday (cold table)
To see sample lunch and dinner menus click here
For further information and to make a booking, please telephone 01768 486514.
“This is the warmest, kindest, dearest hotel in the world.”
- The Sunday Telegraph
Colin Akrigg - A Lakes Legend - Sharrow Bay to Howtown - Cumbria Life
“You will find a capacious wardrobe and pink blankets on the beds: tucked underneath you will feel like children again” – Telegraph Travel
Howtown Hotel: Best little Hotel in the World – The Oldie; One of the best Hotels in the Lake District for Walkers, - Hotel Guru / Sunday Telegraph; One of the best Hotels in the UK – Telegraph Travel and featured in the Great Weekends Guide – Times Travel.
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