An impressive hotel, fantastic setting, convenient for the usual lakeland activities. Rooms and public areas were well appointed and clean. All the staff were helpful and personable. There there were a couple of weddings which meant other guests were excluded from rooms/areas for a time but there was no adjustment in the prices paid (for, in my view, full access to the hotels facilities). Restrictions included closure of the bar and Ramblers Bar/Candlelit Room. We found the menu in the Orangery to be, after 3 nights, a challenge; the menu seemed to us to be 'narrow'. One of our party preferred plain food so we did not go to the main restaurant where the menu was not suitable for that person (but would have been for others in our party) so we were stuck with the Orangery menu. No alternatives seemed to be available and, for the most part, the standard of the food was not high with undercooked chips, overdone steak etc but other meals were very tasty. We ate at a nearby restaurant at lunchtime and the quality of their plain food was superior and half the price. In the hotel, there was very little plain food on offer for our adult in the party. Our stay was not cheap and the food and bar costs are similarly expensive. We have stayed at this hotel on many occassions going back decades and felt, for the first time we did not get value for money, despite acknowledging that this is a premium hotel and we understand there is a price to pay for that luxury.