The Samling

“Sample modern British cuisine whilst taking in great views” - AA Inspector



Official Rating
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Disposable gloves, disposable masks, face shields, eye masks as well as each staff member being provided their own additional cotton facemask and gloves Staff food will be provided but different places to eat so to adhere to social distancing and limiting staff interactions. Staff will now work in shift pods to contain any potential spread of virus as well as those pods also adhering to their living arrangements. Temperatures of all staff will be taken and recorded before each shift. All bedrooms will be out of order after a guest stays for 24 hours minimum.

Our Inspector's view

The Samling’s contemporary dining room of Lakeland slate and floor-to-ceiling glass offers spectacular views of the hotel gardens and Lake Windermere. The colour palette of greys and neutrals is understated, and there’s a hint of formality with tables covered in crisp white linen. Head chef Robby Jenks has created several menus, all featuring modern British cooking, such as the five-course tasting menu that might include turbot and mussels with watercress pesto, sea vegetables and radish, or duck with beetroot, turnip and apple. The impressive wine list is clearly curated by someone in the know, and the very knowledgeable sommelier has excellent recommendations.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
The Samling
Phone : 015394 31922


  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 5
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 300
  • Wines by the glass: 22
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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