The Lamplighter features a top rated traditional restaurant, lounge bar and terraces, serving real ales and Lakeland specialities. In the heart of beautiful Windermere, the elegant rooms are large and airy. Each of the spacious rooms has a private en suite bathroom. All rooms have a TV and tea and coffee facilities. The popular Lamplighter Dining Room serves a creative British menu, using local and seasonal produce. Fresh fish is delivered daily, and the bar offers a range of guest ales. The Lamplighter also hosts folk, jazz and blues nights on a Wednesday. Built from Lakeland Stone, the hotel features a relaxing guest lounge with ample seating. There is also a large car park, providing free private parking for guests. The building has maintained its original features, including grand fireplaces and large sash windows. The Lamplighter is just 2 minutes’ walk from Windermere Railway Station and coach stop. Situated just off the A591, which runs right through the Lake District, Orrest Head is 10 minutes’ walk away. The famous lake can be reached in just 20 minutes.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Roger
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent location, high standard rooms and very clean. Excellent breakfast Highly recommended
  • M
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location nice and friendly staff great breakfast would definitely recommend
  • Obrien
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly helpful staff. Food is delicious, beautifully served by attentive staff.

Hosted by James Tasker

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James Tasker
We have run The Lamplighter since I was 5 with my dad being a classically trained chef. We love food & drink & are always looking for new things & to evolve those that are old. We are in the enviable position that our work is our hobby.
I was born into the hospitality industry and have a true passion for every aspect of it with customer service being an absolute focus and to share both mine and my teams passion for food and beverage with our valued guests.
The whole of The Lake District is one giant play ground or so my children tell me. Water sports, extreme sports, a long walk on a beautiful autumn day. The relaxed pace, the stunning scenery, the amazing food and beverage available. Take your pick!
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,Polish

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms
    • Cuisine
      British • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Live music/performance
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Pet bowls
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Luggage storage
    • Packed lunches
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Electric blankets
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Polish

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 22:30


    From 10:30 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Early/late check-ins are to be confirmed with the hotel, prior to arrival.

    Please ensure you add a valid address when making your booking and ensure to add your post code.

    Kindly note the accommodation is accessible via stairs only. Therefore it may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairment.

    FAQs about The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms

    • The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms is 350 yards from the centre of Windermere. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms include:

      • Double

    • The prices at The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Live music/performance

    • The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms has 1 restaurant:

      • The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms

    • Check-in at The Lamplighter Dining ~ Rooms is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.