Best Western Shap Wells Hotel

Shap, nr. , Penrith, CA10 3QU, United Kingdom
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  • Families73
  • Couples73
  • Solo52
  • Business64

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Luxurious Shap Wells

by TygerLyn about Shap Wells, Hotel

A continuous programme of expansion and refurbishment has transformed Shap Wells into a unique hotel. First time guests will not fail to notice the unique friendliness, informal atmosphere and exceptional hospitality.

Shap Wells was opened in 1833 to serve the growing numbers of visitors coming to take the waters of the Shap Spa, located in the hotel's grounds. Under the ownership of the Earl of Lonsdale the hotel became a fashionable resort visited by many members of the aristocracy, the best known of these being HRH Princess Mary, Aunt of HM the Queen, who came with the Lonsdale Shooting Parties to the hotel in the 1920's and early 30's. During the second world war Shap Wells was requisitioned as a prisoner of war camp for senior Luftwaffe and German Naval Officers.

After a period of decline, the hotel was purchased in 1962 by the Metcalfe family who have built Shap Wells' reputation as an outstanding holiday and business centre; a bustling hotel, popular with both individuals and groups, amidst the calm of the Shap Fells.

Lovely rooms, some in the old Mill House, 3 of which are suitable for disabled. Wonderful views. This hotel is not cheap but nor should it be. If you are expecting TRavel Lodge prices, then forget it. But it is reasonably priced for what there is and the scenery and peacefulness is outstanding.

Food is reasonably priced. 2006 prices for example.

BAr Lounge Lunches

Steak and Mushroom Pie £5.00
Flattened Pork Loin Chop £5.50
Chicken Jambalaya £8.00
Cumberland Sausages £5.00
Grilled Skewers of Marinated Monkfish £6.50
Trout in a Parcel £6.50
The specials are all served with a salad bowl and chips

Baked Gammon Slice £6.50 with a salad bowl and chips
Bread crumbed Emperor Scampi £6.50 deepfried and served with tartare sauce, salad bowl and chips
Homemade salmon Fishcakes £5.50 salmon and creamed potatoes flovoured with parsley coated in breadcrumbs with tartare sauce, salad bowl and chips

Lasagna al Forno £5.50 minced steak in rich tomato sauce between layers of pasta and
creamy cheese sauce with a salad bowl

Baked Filo Purses £6.00
Vegetable Kiev £6.00
Spinach and Ricotta Canneloni £5.50

Sliced cold meats with a bowl of salad £5/00
Ploughmans Lunch £5.00
selection of cheeses with pickle and salad

selection of sandwiches in white or brown bread with crisps and salad garnish
Cold Meats £2.20
Cheese £2.00
Open Prawn Sandwich £3.50
Greenland prawns served on brown bread with a salad garnish

daily homemade selection £3.00

Table d'Hôte Dinner
Four Course £18.00

Melon Cocktail(v)
Turkey & Chestnut Terrine
Crispy Bacon Salad
Savoury Cheese Bake(v)

* * *
Cream of Vegetable Soup(v)
Fruit Sorbet
* * *
Roast Beef
with Yorkshire pudding & horseradish sauce
Cumberland Sausage Casserole
Seafood Pie
Mixed Bean Tortilla(v)
Cold Roast Turkey with Seasonal Salad

* * *
Traditional English Trifle
Strawberry Meringue Crunch
Orange Delice
Choice of Dairy Ices - vanilla, strawberry or chocolate
Cheese & Biscuits
* * *
Fresh Ground Coffee
served with Kendal Mint Cake

And a great A la Carte menu


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Address: Shap, nr. , Penrith, CA10 3QU, United Kingdom