Located on the outskirts of Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge Hotel offers en-suite accommodation with free on-site private parking facilities. The property features a garden with a terrace, as well as an à la carte restaurant, a bar and a games room for guests to enjoy. Each room at Skelwith Bridge Hotel has a work desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with either a bathtub or a shower and free toiletries. A wholesome breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant or in the guest rooms. A variety of menu options are available for lunch and dinner, and a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks is served in the bar throughout the day. An array of activities including sailing, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, golfing and shopping can be enjoyed in the surroundings of the accommodation. The hotel is 3 km from Rydal Water and Manchester Airport is 152 km away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Skelwith Bridge Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 5 Mar 2015.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 single bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Croft
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The bed, the room, the river, the food were all lovely. The staff were pleasant enough, but ...
  • Delia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Although the hotel is a bit older, my room was quiet, clean and comfortable with newly renovated bathroom. Both dinner in the adjoining pub and breakfast in the dining room were excellent. Parking available and staff very friendly and welcoming....
  • Robin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    To sum it up, I keep coming back here. An excellent location in a picture perfect setting. Peaceful with beautiful walks from your door step. One is only 10 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Ambleside, should you want it, or similarly to...
  • Michael
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was excellent and beautifully presented. Very comfortable room.
  • Ian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fantastic value for money room and allowed to park the car earlier so that I could go for a walk from the hotel. The room was small, even though I was upgraded to a double, but the full size bath was just what I needed after a long walk. Evening...
  • Jane
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location was fabulous. Just yards from an amazing river walk that was easy for this elderly lady. The staff were lovely and the food too!! Would definitely recommend and return. It was also super dog friendly
  • Julie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was great with a good cooked breakfast to order which was nice. Room was large and comfortable. Dinner was lovely and fresh. Staff were especially good with dogs.
  • Eileen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very clean, bathroom was excellent, excellent breakfast was included in the price, including a cooked breakfast I think. Bar food to a high standard. Nice seating area outside at the front.
  • Paul
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location and scenery and all the staff and amenities.
  • Gillian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Went above and beyond to help. As i was having to get up early and leave by 5.30, I was going to miss breakast. They were able to provide me with food to take with instead.

Property questions and answers
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  • Doog friendly

    Yes we are a dog friendly hotel. dogs are allowed anywhere in the hotel and bar area except for the main restaurant. We can cater for breakfast and di..
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • What is your pet policy we have 2 dogs,are they allowed where we are allowed to order food

    We allow dogs in the Talbot Bar but not the main restaurant. You can dine in the Talbot Bar and breakfast can be arranged in the snug area where you c..
    Answered on 30 November 2019
  • We have three dogs can you accommodate them

    Good evening unfortunately we only allow a maximum of 2 dogs to occupy one room at one time. Sorry we can not accommodate them all and would like t..
    Answered on 1 January 2020
  • Are there downstairs room or a lift

    Thank you for your question. unfortunately we do not have a lift due to the age of our building. we do have one ground floor room, room Grasmere which..
    Answered on 17 November 2019
  • is this property situated to any nice walks not at all intouch with the lakes but wanting a 3 day visit where one day out is for scenic views an walk

    Good Morning, We are pretty central to a lot of walks. Walks include Louphrigg Fell in to Ambleside, Grasmere and up to the Langdales. Many Thanks Reception
    Answered on 30 April 2021
  • I note that you advertise as pet friendly. I have two small parrots (roughly budgie size) that I would like to bring with me in their own travel cage ..

    Hello, Thank you for your question, we do not see an issue with you bringing your parrots along with you, please note that they would be under the sa..
    Answered on 21 October 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Facilities of Skelwith Bridge Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Hiking
  • Darts
  • Games room
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian

Sustainable initiatives

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

House rules

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From 15:30 to 22:30


From 08:00 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


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash Skelwith Bridge Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Skelwith Bridge Hotel

  • Skelwith Bridge Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Games room
    • Darts

  • Guests staying at Skelwith Bridge Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Skelwith Bridge Hotel is 2.1 miles from the centre of Ambleside. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Skelwith Bridge Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin

  • Skelwith Bridge Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

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

  • Check-in at Skelwith Bridge Hotel is from 15:30, and check-out is until 11:00.