About Forest Side

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The Forest Side is a former gentleman’s residence built in 1853, set in 43 acres of grounds in the heart of the Lake District, with unsurpassed views from every aspect over Wordsworth’s Vale of Grasmere.

Refurbished over 18 months, Forest Side has been lovingly transformed into a hotel centred around its restaurant and the food created by Head Chef Kevin Tickle. It is Kevin’s unwavering drive to extract flavour from the Cumbrian Landscape that makes his food so special, resulting in menus that deliver unique taste combinations and a truly fantastic dining experience.

Kevin’s food is clean, modern and precise. To cook in this way requires the very freshest of ingredients. That’s why, for the last year or so we’ve been re-building the kitchen garden at Forest Side in order to provide the very best quality for as much of the year as possible.

The light and airy restaurant is itself specifically designed to further connect the diner with their surroundings. The space overlooks a terrace framed with Lakeland slate towards verdant lawns and a magnificent specimen Lebanese Cedar. Through a dappled woodland canopy guests can enjoy tantalising glimpses of the Lakeland Fells, including Loughrigg, Silver Howe and Dow Bank.

There are 20 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, combining contemporary style with original features, stunning views, separate sitting areas, luxurious bathrooms with double ended baths and brilliant showers.