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Rampsbeck Country House Hotel
Watermillock on Ullswater

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On the shore of Lake Ullswater, Rampsbeck is an elegant, private country house offering peace, pleasure and privacy. Rampsbeck has a restaurant with 3 AA Rosettes. The candlelit dining room has superb lake views and serves modern French and English cuisine. The bedrooms are all individual and come with special features. Most rooms have been newly refurbished.

The 18th-century building has spectacular views of the lake and fells. It stands in 18 acres of parkland and gardens with lake frontage. It is listed as one of the most beautifully situated hotels in Great Britain. Rampsbeck Country House Hotel was named an 'AA Inspectors’ Choice Hotel in Britain & Ireland 2008-2009', a supreme accolade for outstanding hotels.


Ratings/Awards: 3 Red Stars
AA Top 200 Hotel
Number of Rooms: 19
Number Ensuite: 19

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Name: Rampsbeck Country House
Cuisine: English/French
Chef: Andrew McGeorge
Awards: 3 Rosettes

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Sample Menu:


Roasted teal with chickpea purée, pancetta and a natural jus

Baked gateau of spinach, ricotta, sun blushed tomatoes, pine kernels and buffalo mozzarella with a pimento sauce

Roasted loin of hare with sautéed potatoes, a ragout of wild mushrooms and a game jus

Seared Diver scallops with a seafood ravioli and a spicy shallot dressing

Terrine of chicken confit, baby leeks and foie gras
with a Muscat jelly and salad leaves


White bean, bacon and foie gras soup


Steamed fillet of Turbot with a baked feuilleté of fresh crab, grilled langoustines, roasted vine-ripened tomatoes and a crab meat sauce

Pan-fried Calves Liver with a rösti potato, curried creamed Savoy cabbage, glazed baby carrots and a caraway seed flavoured jus,

Roasted suprême of Corn Fed Guinea Fowl with a fondant potato, chicken and wild mushroom boudin, baby leeks and cèpe flavoured jus

Roasted fillet of Beef with shallot confit, roasted veal sweetbreads wrapped in Cumbrian air-dried ham, seared foie gras and a Madeira wine sauce(£2.50 Supplement)

Roasted Loin of Venison with sautéed potatoes, garlic confit, creamed beetroot and a natural jus


Almond macaroons with fresh cherries, pistachio ice cream and a cherry syrup

Baked Apple Tarte Tatin with toffee apple ice cream

Chocolate dessert: - Chocolate and praline ice cream, macaroon, chocolate
tart, sorbet and duo of chocolate mousses

A selection of homemade ice creams

A selection of British and Irish cheeses served with celery, apple, grapes and biscuits

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