Michelin Star Award

At Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel we set out standards very high to ensure that our guests receive the very best levels of service and hospitality. Over the years, these standards have been acknowledged by some of the finest guides within the industry, the most coveted award being our Michelin Star, which we have now retained for 13 consecutive years.

Voted by Trip Advisor’s millions of users as one of the most romantic hotels in the UK, we’re also one of the AA Guide’s carefully-selected Inspector’s Choice hotels.

Our accolades include:-

  • Michelin Star
  • Four AA Red Stars
  • Three AA Rosettes for Food
  • AA Notable Wine List Award - 2011 - 2012
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2012 - Editor's choice for 'Country House Hotel.'
  • Cumbria Tourism - Small Hotel of the Year - 2012
  • Westmorland Gazette - Tourism and Business awards 'Hotel of the Year' 2011
  • Imbibe's Louis Roederer Wine List of the Year' award 2011 - Finalist
  • Which? Good Food Guide: Wine List of the Year 2009
  • Condé Nast Johansens Taittinger Wine List of the Year 2007

The restaurant is suitably sophisticated with stately oak panelling and a French-influenced Michelin-Starred chef, David McLaughlin, at the helm” - Time Out.

An exemplary hotel experience; everything radiated warmth; everyone seemed to be enjoying their stay.” Praise from an inspector for this former hunting lodge of Lord Lonsdale - The Good Hotel Guide 2012

This is a delightful place where the service is professional and attentive” - AA Hotel Guide. (Inspector’s Choice)

Breathtaking views and classy cooking.... this is every inch the serene Lakeland retreat” - AA Restaurant Guide.