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The Glen Rothay Hotel & Badger Bar

  • Glen Rothay Hotel
  • Rydal
  • Ambleside
  • Cumbria
  • LA22 9LR


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Countryside Views
  • Family
  • Group Holidays
  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Spacious ensuite rooms and suites  
  •  Historic inn serving food and ales
  • Woodland or fell views
  • Close to wonderful walks

About this Hotel

The Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar is a 17th century inn offering guests exceptional homely comforts and hospitality. Situated beside Rydal Water overlooking Dora's Field, the hotel is located in the heart of the Lakes, and is conveniently placed for visiting all the major attractions. During your stay, why not enjoy a meal and a drink in our now famous Badger Bar, where you can experience freshly prepared cuisine and the exceptional taste of some local real ales, whilst being in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. For those who love to explore their surroundings on foot, there are several famous walks starting from our doorstep.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

 Every room has been styled to enhance the character of this 17th century inn, and each room will provide you with exceptional comfort. The rooms provide you with en-suite bathrooms and views of the beautiful Lakeland countryside. For those special occasions, we have four superior rooms, two of which offer four-poster beds. All rooms come with a TV.


Our hearty Lakeland breakfasts are prepared using the freshest local produce, including Cumberland sausages.

Other Facilities

  • Meeting/function room, which can seat up to 30 guests for a meal or function.
  • Recently awarded the CAMRA Westmorland 'Highly Commended' category for the improvements we have made to our Real Ale as well as being featured in the 2010 and 2011 CAMRA Good Beer Guides.

Badger Bar

Our bar is just as a traditional pub should be with quaint features, open fire, locally brewed ales and tasty bar meals. There's some good old fashioned board games, pets are welcome and we serve tea and coffee for walkers and cyclists.


Family, twin, and double rooms. Last Minute offers. Guaranteed best prices. Contact us direct.

Around and About

Rydal Water is very popular with tourists because of its connections with Wordsworth. There are steps leading up from the western end of the lake to 'Wordsworth Seat', and this was Wordsworth's favourite viewpoint of the lakes. You can also explore Rydal Cave, which is a large cavern in a hill above the lake. The surrounding areas are a haven for walkers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts, and the unforgettable scenery will provide you with many lasting memories. 


 SatNav: Postcode is LA22 9LR. From the North: M6 J40, A66 west towards Keswick, then A591 south towards Windermere. Pass Thirlmere reservoir and Grasmere village - Rydal is then another two miles and the entrance to the Hotel is on your left just before the hotel itself. From the south: M6 J36, A590 north-west towards Windermere. Stay on this road - it becomes the A591 - go through windermere and Ambleside. Rydal is then another mile and the entrance to the Hotel is on your right just after the hotel itself.



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