Just returned home after a fabulous but to short 2 days here, our first visit to this great hotel, but I hope it wont be the last. In fact it won’t because we are already planning a return visit in early 2013, our room No 6 was beautifully refurbished lately and the en-suite although small, has been superbly fitted out. The food was faultless unless you think big portions are a problem the breakfast menu took me back to another era, you are simply spoilt for chose.The dinner menus may not offer the wide selection you get from some larger establishments, but I could not find fault with my selections on the evenings we ate there, the service and quality of everything was of the highest standard. All the staff from Fran, Steve, Kathy and Andrew all make you so welcome and can not do enough for you. Add to this the Mid week deal my wife got for my birthday and it adds up to one most memorable visit, cant wait for the next one.
We walked from coniston and decided to have dinner. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The desserts of sticky toffee pudding and hot chocolate fudge able were the best we have ever had. The atmosphere was warm and friends, children and dogs were made to feel welcome. There was a roaring log fire which was a pleasure to sit near. A love place.
Spent 2 nights at The Wilsons for my husbands birthday. Fantastic time, nicely refurbished room, very good food, yummy breakfasts and the staff are absolutely wonderful, so helpful and friendly, so big thank you to Kathy, Fran and Andrew. They are also very dog-friendly here too, so ideal for couples like us travelling with their dog. A great two days and we will be back in the New Year!!
If you are walking in the Lake District there are four things you want from a pub: a friendly welcome; a fire; good food; and a range of decent ales. Wilson Arms offers all four.
The Arms has an a la carte menu – including some retro touches like prawn cocktail and gammon with pineapple – and a range of daily specials. And it’s refreshing to see that, wherever possible, the food is sourced locally – the menu includes a gallery of local suppliers with their food miles scores.
The food is well prepared and the portions are generous. My choice of whitebait, the Cumbrian classic Lamb Henry and individual Pavlovas was a great success. My companions were equally happy with lamb chops, burgers and fish pie with various desserts.
For entertainment as well as food, look out for Wilson’s quizzes and race nights.
If you are looking for a nice break at an atmospheric location don’t look any further. Wilson Arms has it all. Good restaurant with honest local food and a cosy pub/bar area with log fire.
Great to come back to after a long walk in the beautiful area
We stayed in No. 3 Wilson Cottages in October as part of our Honeymoon. We picked the keys up at the pub and were shown round the cottage. It was wonderful, a bottle of prosecco and a bouquet of lilies, along with fresh bread and a bowl of fresh fruit greeted us at the dining table and a lovely congratulations message in the blackboard.
Every last detail in the cottage was wonderful, the hot tub made it even more perfect. With only 20 steps (yes, we counted!) from our door to the door of the pub it was rude not to call in. We were given such a warm welcome from the staff, it was as if we had known them for some time. The food was wonderful each time we visited there. I would highly recommend the garlic mushrooms as a starter. Unfortunately we could never manage a desert as the starter and main had us full.
The cottage had every mod con available, dishwasher, hot tub, 57” TV and x box. The only disappointment was that it was advertised as having an iPod dock with speakers in every room. We looked everywhere and couldn’t find it. A few manuals for the gadgets would have been helpful but this certainly did not spoil our stay.
The privacy of the cottage with the warmth and friendliness of the pub next door was perfect. The food spoke for itself! We will certainly stay again!
Just popped in for coffee – mainly due to the illy coffee sign. The welcome was warm, the coffee, accompanied by a delicious square of fruit cake, was excellent. The cost was most reasonable and the ambiance very comfortable. We were extremely impressed and will definitely darken their door again before we return to North Wales.
It was quite by chance we fell on The Wilsons as Choice Hotels had sent us info for somewhere in the area but we couldn’t get in. In choosing The Wilsons we found the web site informative and straight forward no hidden agendas or costs. It was our first itme away with our dogs and thought we would be in for a rough ride, but at The Wilsons we were all welcome and made to feel right at home.
I even sampled one of the bitters my husband took a shine to and I have to say for the first time since the 80’s I was drinking pints. The decor of room 4 was beautiful the dogs settled in right away. The food was just what we would expect for being ‘up north. Tasty wholesome and plenty of it. (I would suggest that you don’t make it any more fancy.) The breakfast was to die for.
The facilities available were lovely you can see that a lot of thought has gone into planning and positioning.
Andrew in the bar was funny and friendly and by the way Andrew if you look on ‘tinternet’ and put the name [–] watch Buddy lee’s video and you will see what we were on about. Hope this helps you.
All the staff were helpful and polite and nothing was too much trouble.
Yes its a popular place but I think that says a lots if the locals prefer to spend their time and hard earned money there.
We hope to be back this time next year.
Oh and next time sort the weather out for the whole stay…..lol.
Thank you all at the Wilsons.
We have recently visited The Wilson Arms on Wednesday 31st October and Friday 2nd November 2012. The staff were friendly and the food was superb, would definately consider staying there either in the cottage or B&B.