Dining at The Cranleigh Hotel
The Hideaway at Lake District hotel the Cranleigh

The Cranleigh Breakfast

Here at the Cranleigh, we strive to create an exceptional accommodation experience for you and believe we go the extra mile. The same level of perfection is present always, in the services we offer. The Cranleigh breakfast is amongst the finest anywhere in the Lake District and we are proud to be able to say that we source locally, wherever possible.

Our Breakfast Menu

You are most welcome to help yourself to the selection of cereals, freshly cooked Danish pastries, artisan bread, cheese and meat, fruit juices, yoghurts and fruit salad from the extensive selection on our buffet table. In addition, we also serve:

Porridge with cream & organic honey

The Cranleigh Breakfast
Dry cured bacon, Cumberland sausage, Lancashire black pudding, tomato, beans and mushrooms, and free range eggs (fried, scrambled, poached or boiled).

Vegetarian Breakfast
Vegetarian sausage, hash brown, tomato, beans and mushrooms, and free range eggs (fried, scrambled, poached or boiled).

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs

Duck Egg and Asparagas

Eggs Benedict
Toasted muffin with spinach, parma ham and poached eggs, topped with hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Royale
Toasted muffin with smoked salmon and poached eggs, topped with hollandaise sauce.

Our Breakfast Beverages

Farrer's Italian Blend Coffee*
A blend of Arabicab coffee, roasted to a full high roast giving a full bodied result.

Farrer's Decaffeinated Coffee*
Columbian bean with the caffeine extracted by the Swiss water method, then roasted to a continental roast to produce a strong smooth drink.

Farrer's Lakeland Special Blend Tea
Specially blended for the waters of the Lake District.

Twinings Teas



Earl Grey

Camomile, Honey & Vanilla

Raspberry, Strawberry & Loganberry


* Farrer's coffee is roasted and ground locally.

Please order your drinks at reception which can be consumed either in your room, in our guest lounge or outside in the garden.

The Hideaway at Lake District hotel the Cranleigh
Eating out in Bowness-on-Windermere

Eating Out

Please note that we do not have facilities for lunch or evening dining at the Cranleigh. However, we are situated in the centre of the village of Bowness-on-Windermere and have an excellent selection of restaurants on our doorstep. Within walking distance, there is much to offer, but these are some of our particular recommendations:

Pub - The Village Inn (1 minute walk)
A modern pub with a relaxed and lively atmosphere, serving a good selection of traditional favourite’s such as fish and chips.

Pub - The Angel Inn (5 minute walk)
Family owned and serving light bites or a fuller menu throughout the day. There is a choice of areas in which to dine, from the relaxing lounges, conservatory and restaurant to the terraced garden on warmer days.

Fine Dining - Porto Restaurant (1 minute walk)
A more refined dining experience can be enjoyed at the Porto. Enjoy freshly prepared food, using locally-sourced ingredients from the best regional suppliers.

Fine Dining - The Old England (2 minute walk)
Savour speciality dishes and fine wines at The Old England’s award-winning Number 23 Church Street Restaurant. For a less formal dining experience, the Terrace Coffee Lounge & Cocktail Bar also offers views across the gardens to the lake.

Fine Dining - Miller Howe Restaurant (5 minute taxi ride)
Excellent food, professional service and a stunning location. As you dine, you can enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Windermere and the majestic Langdale Pikes.

Fine Dining - Gilpin Lodge (10 minute taxi ride)
Their wonderful restaurant serves traditional British flavours in a light, imaginative way with a menu that celebrates some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood.

Fish- Hooked (25 minute walk/ 5 minute taxi ride)
The area’s only dedicated fish restaurant serving seafood with flavours & influences from the Mediterranean, South East Asia & Australasia. The menu changes daily depending on availability and local fish supplier West Coast Seafood.

Italian - The Villa Positano (1 minute walk)
A friendly, family run restaurant with an excellent menu and featuring daily specials.

Italian - Giottos (25 minute walk/ 5 minute taxi ride)
A lovely restaurant with a lively atmosphere and delicious Italian specialties.

Indian - Mela Spice Fusion (1.5 minute walk)
A varied menu, with the staff delighted to guide you through the menu and choices available.

Chinese - The China Boat (3.5 minute walk)
The first cantonese restaurant to open in the area, and still a popular choice.

Chinese - Jade Delight (7 minute walk)
Chinese food at very reasonable prices. There is a good choice on the menu and some value banquet options.

Thai Cuisine - Jintana (7 minute walk)
A taste of Thailand, with original Thai furnishings and authentic cuisine, prepared by Thai chefs.

If you would like assistance in booking a restaurant prior to your stay, or require further information about restaurants in the area, please do not hesitate to speak with us.

Eating out in Bowness-on-Windermere
Room Service

Room Service

At the Cranleigh, we provide a selection of fine wine, champagne and local ales that can be ordered and enjoyed either in the privacy of your room, in the lounge area of the hotel, or in the hotel’s gardens. We are confident in the variety of our choice. However, should you require something different, or extra special, please do not hesitate to speak with us.


House Champagne - £38.00

Moet & Chandon - £44.50

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label - £54.95

Laurent Perrier Rosé - £64.95

Louis Roederer Cristal - £185.00

Sparkling Wines:

Prosecco Vetriano - £19.50

Cava Duc de Foix Rosé - £18.95

White Wines:

Sauvignon Blanc, Tonada – Chile - £14.95

Pinot Grigio Pure, Venezie - Italy - £15.25

Chardonnay, Le Charme - France - £15.50

Sauvignon Blanc, Rothschild (1/4 bottle) - £3.45

Red Wines:

Merlot Tonada - Chile - £14.95

Shiraz, Le Charme - France - £15.25

Rioja Vega Tempranillo - Spain - £15.50

Merlot, Rothschild (1/4 bottle) - £3.45

Rose Wine:

White Zinfandel, Angels Flight - California - £15.95

White Zinfandel, Waters Edge – California (1/4 bottle) - £3.45

Local Ales:

Hawkshead Gold, 500ml Bottle - £3.50 (4.4% ABV)
A stunning golden ale with an uncompromisingly bitter and complex taste. A blend of English & American hops.

Hawkshead Red, 500ml Bottle - £3.50 (4.2% ABV)
A bitter sweet red ale. First,comes the sweetness of the dark crystal malt which gives it the red colour, and then the long dry finish. A beer for those who like their ale to have colour and a taste of malt.

Beers, Lagers and cider:

Boddingtons, 440ml - £2.99

NastroAzzuro, 275ml - £2.99

Czech Budweiser, 500ml - £3.25

Corona, 330ml - £2.99

Magners, 568ml - £3.95

Spirits and Mixers

Smirnoff Vodka, 5cl - £2.99

Gordons Gin, 5cl - £2.99

Bells Whisky, 5cl - £3.49

Jack Daniels, 5cl - £3.49

Bacardi Rum, 5cl - £2.99

Martell Brandy, 5cl - £3.49

Baileys, 5cl - £2.99

Soft drinks

Coke/Diet Coke, 200ml - £1.75

Lemonade, 150ml - £1.25

Tonic Water, 125ml - £0.99

Slimline Tonic Water, 125ml - £0.99

J20 Orange & Passionfruit - £2.50

Elderflower Sparkling, 275ml - £2.99

Red Bull, 250ml - £2.00

Room Service


At the Cranleigh, we like to think of ourselves as a little bit different from the usual accommodation experience and we want your stay to be as relaxing and as special as possible. As far as our guests are concerned, nothing is too much trouble. If you have an extra special requirement, we see it as our mission to meet it, be it a helicopter ride across the fells, a champagne boat trip on the lake or a five star restaurant booking. If you have something particular in mind with which you need assistance or advice, please do not hesitate to speak with us. As an example, here are some of the requests we have met recently:

  • Bed strewn with rose petals - £9.95
  • Single red rose, beautifully presented - £9.95
  • Strawberries dipped in chocolate - £9.95
  • Handmade Chocolates - £9.95
  • Your own huggie bear - £24.95
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