Opening Hours

Bar: Noon - Close

Food Served most Lunch & Evenings

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The Badger Bar

The Badger Bar

Guest Comments

Just some of the fabulous feedback and comments we’ve had from our previous guests.

Hot & Sunny

Not often we can say that here, but it is glorious at the moment. The Lake District is stunning! Stroll on the lake shore path then relax in our lovely beer garden with a cold drink or ice cream.

Posted by: Paul, manager, June 2017

Finally found our perfect place

Found our perfect place after 20 years of coming to the Lakes! 10/10 location, 10/10 Staff, 10/10 our room (Otter)

Posted by: The Burtons, Ormskirk, April 2016

Great for the dog

Had a lovely stay here for our anniversary. Great for the dog also! Will be back. Thanks again.

Posted by: Robert and Michelle and Piper, March 2016

Amazing staff

Fantastic Hotel and amazing staff. Food was outstanding. Wouldn’t think twice about booking again. Can’t wait to come back. ps. breakfast is amazing.

Posted by: Jack and Steve, March 2016

Long live the bar with no TV!!

Wonderful place, wonderful staff, wonderful food. Long live the bar with no TV!! Thankyou

Posted by: The Tileys, January 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Fantastic stay. Loved the room and staff. Steak was perfect.

Posted by: Katy and Tom, Cornwall, December 2015

Amazing Breakfast

Fantastic stay. Great Hospitality and amazing breakfast. Thankyou so much.

Posted by: David and Jan, December 2015

Saving the Day

Thankyou so much for saving the day when we were stranded with the floods. Staff here work above and beyond!

Posted by: Anne and Ken Wilkinson, December 2015


Wow! Had a fabulous visit. Very welcoming and relaxing environment. Loved the bathrooms. Fantastic! Would recommend to friends.

Posted by: Kaz + Andy, November 2015

1st Wedding Anniversary

We’ve have an amazing weekend away for our 1st wedding anniversary. Thanks for the flowers in our room.

Posted by: Alisha & Ben Twist, September 2015

What a grand old pub!

Lovely people - staff & guests. Wish we had longer.

Posted by: Jenski & Susan, Adelaide, Australia. , September 2015

Lovely friendly hotel in beautiful location

Another lovely stay at the Glen Rothay, this time with our 7 month old baby. Very happy to report that the baby monitor worked in the bar where there were lovely local ales and fabulous food a’plenty! Spa passes made inclement weather unnoticeable, soft play at Langdale spa too. Lovely location on the edge of Rydal with nice walks to Ambleside and Grasmere. Really can’t fault it. Would definitely recommend a stay here. Thanks for a very enjoyable break!

Posted by: Deb, Leeds, January 2014

Escape for a mini-break

We stopped in the Glen Rothay and had a wonderful time. The food we received was so good that we decided to eat here again on the second night. The food choice was excellent in the hotel dining room which was very relaxing as was our huge room complete with four poster bed. There is ample parking space outside, the staff are very helpful and the hotel is ideally situated to visit many of the nearby attractions of the Lake District and surrounding areas.

All in all if you want to escape for a mini break this could be just the answer and I would definitely go again.

Posted by: Russ & Lynn, Leicester, November 2013

Outstanding, a real oasis

We have never stayed anywhere so relaxing and charming. The room, Kentmere, was huge and had everything, including a large separate bathroom, with both bath and shower separate.

The food was beautiful and the portions plenty. There was a choice of cooked breakfasts each morning as well as cereal and toast.

We have never experienced such helpful, pleasant, happy staff. They did everything to make our stay both enjoyable and relaxed, especially Caroline, any request we made, no matter how big or small was met. We actually stayed an extra night and will definitely be returning. Our three nights left us thoroughly refreshed and rejuvenated.

Posted by: Mr Cross, Wigan, November 2013

Perfect place to break for lunch

We stopped for lunch here at the Badger Bar. Wonderful for walkers. It was quiet when we arrived, but soon filled up with people and dogs. The barmaid was chatty and pleasant. Perfect place to break for lunch.

Posted by: Alison, Bromsgrove, November 2013

Superb Break

We have just had a couple of nights at this unique Hotel… we had the largest room which was huge, full of charm and had everything we needed including a superb bathroom with a gorgeous roll top bath! The food is stunning, breakfast top quality (salmon blini’s are yum) and the evening meal was to die for! The team are very friendly and welcoming…. the rooms are spotlessly clean. We also had spa passes for Langdale Spa which we thoroughly enjoyed. If you want a break that is quirky, cosy, satisfying (esp…the food and ales) and filled with great memories - chose this charming hotel.

Posted by: Sue Shellard, Lancashire, November 2013

Great couple of nights in the Lakes

The location is great - just above Rydal Water and very close to walking tracks through from Rydal to Grasmere and Ambleside.

We had a huge four poster bed room with the largest (and warmest) bathroom you have ever seen!

The food at every meal we had in the restaurant was delicious and the Salmon breakfast is lovely and so nicely presented you want to photograph it rather than eat it!

The badger feeding every night is a new experience and the young barman James (just kidding Jay!!!!) has fantastic knowledge of real ales.

Real family feel to the hotel and bar, excellent food and a great location.

Posted by: Guest, Croyden & Abu Dhabi, October 2013

A really enjoyable 2 night stay

The staff were really friendly, the food was plentiful and of good quality. They also served a good variety of real ales. The location is stunning, the rooms were big and there was a real sense of being in a listed building dating back to the 17th century. Then on top of all this there was the badgers - fed nightly at 8.45p.m. A must see!

Posted by: John, Manchester, October 2013

A warm welcome

On arrival we had a warm welcome and had a table booked for evening meal in the restaurant. We stayed at the best room in the hotel - Kentmere which was palatial in size with massive windows overlooking the road and Rydal Water beyond.

Posted by: SP, Manchester, October 2013

Lovely midweek stay

From the moment we walked through the door the staff couldn’t do enough for us. They were all very friendly. Our room was large and warm with a magnificent bath with plenty of hot water. Our evening meal was excellent - the bruschetta is to die for. We had three courses and could hardly move. All portions were very generous. The breakfast was also excellent fresh and hot. I would most definitely stay here again.

Posted by: Carol, Birmingham, September 2013

The most perfect weekend

We stayed here and absolutely loved it. The room was large and comfortable and the whole building just had character. The 3-course meal we had was superb, and we ate at the hotel again the night after because it was so good. There was an excellent selection of beers.

Posted by: Amanda, Manchester, August 2013

A gem of a hotel. Thoroughly recommended!

Glen Rothay Hotel is a special kind of retreat in the Lake District. Upstairs it has all the charm and interest of an English country house hotel whilst downstairs there is the lure of tasty well cooked food served in a cosy oak- panelled dining room, all without the pretensions and the fancy prices you find in some establishments. Instead you will find a very warm welcome from attentive, charming staff. Our room, number One, was of magnificent proportions with fantastic floor to ceiling windows through which light flooded in throughout the day.

Posted by: Guest, Cardiff, August 2013

We loved every bit of it

We had a wonderful stay: the staff were lovely, the food was lovely and the room was lovely. We had a suite with an enormous French window opening out on to a grassy bank with trees, which you could step out of and sit in chairs provided there. We also enjoyed cool drinks in the pretty beer garden in the sunshine. The location is beautiful, with a gorgeous walk alongside Rydal water directly opposite the hotel. To top it all, we had the privilege of watching the badgers come out to feed in the evenings, a matter of feet away from us. We have already booked to come back!

Posted by: Heather, Manchester, August 2013

Brilliant weekend stay

Just returned from a two night stay at the Glen Rothay and we had a fantastic time - Thank you to all the staff who made our stay enjoyable. We had the Kentmere room and it was lovely, cosy with a lot of character.

It was lovely to relax in the huge bay window with the sun beating through watching the deer in the beer garden.

We will definitely be back.

Posted by: Sharon, Teeside, April 2013

Charming Stay

Hotel was set in stunning scenery between Ambleside & Grasmere with lots of great walks. Friendly & relaxing atmosphere. Our room, Buttermere, was warm & cosy with a huge comfortable bed. The bathroom was spotless.

Posted by: Paul, Leeds, March 2013