Sharrow Bay Hotel


Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria
CA10 2LZ
017684 86301
A luxury country house hotel in the most beautiful and secluded location. Offering a variety of dining choices to both residents and non-residents, including our famous Afternoon Teas. Immediate access to excellent walking/cycling routes, plus other outdoor activities on request.

Luxury Lakeside Hotel and Restaurant

Sharrow Bay is unique; the epitome of English country living in an unrivalled location surrounded by snow-topped mountains and fells, right on the shores of Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in the country.As the Lake District’s jewel in the crown, Sharrow Bay was the first ever ‘country house hotel’. When the hotel first opened its doors in 1949, the then-owners, Francis Coulson and Brian Sack, brought to life their vision of a hotel whose guests feel utterly at home…and so it has continued.

A visit to Sharrow Bay will transport you to a bygone era of old-fashioned luxury and complete tranquillity, where your comfort and enjoyment is paramount. Guests simply cannot fail to be enthralled by the captivating charm of Sharrow Bay; it’s one of those hotels that must be visited at least once in a lifetime, and once you’ve experienced the ‘Gentle Art of Sharrow’, once is never enough.

Sharrow Bay is open daily to non-residents for morning coffee, lunch and light snacks, traditional afternoon tea and dinner.

Award-Winning Lakeside Restaurant

Sharrow Bay holds the culinary crown when it comes to serving award-winning cuisine in the most magnificent settings, with views to die for. The award winning fine dining restaurant, open every day to non-residents and hotel guests, is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the Lake District, attracting diners from far and wide for special occasions, family celebrations and gourmet dining experiences. It also offers an unbeatable value ‘Sharrow Through the Ages’ 3 course lunch, which takes a nostalgic visit to past classic dishes, reworked for contemporary tastes.

To complement the award-winning cuisine, the hotel’s cellars are famed for their selection of over 700 fine wines, vintages and extensive range of New World and table wines.

Head Chef Mark Teasdale is passionate about developing menus that use the finest, freshest, locally-sourced ingredients; the dishes served in the restaurant are the epitome of years of cultivated talent, passion and the best local produce.
We are open every day to non-residents for morning coffee, lunch and light snacks, traditional afternoon tea and dinner:

Services & Facilities

  • Lakeviews
  • Luxury Accomodation
  • Award winning restaurant
  • Weddings
  • Fine Wines
  • Parking
  • Gardens
  • Spa and relaxation treatments
  • The birth place of Stickey Toffee Pudding
  • Afternoon Tea
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