Donald Campbell was born in Kingston on Thames, Surrey in 1921. His father was Sir Malcolm Campbell a pioneer in speed records, who himself broke 13 world records during the 1920s and 1930s. Donald continued his fathers record breaking attempts after the war. In 1939 Donald volunteered at the RAF as World War 2 broke. However, […]


Over the past couple of weekends, companies and individuals from the British Association of Landscaping Industries came together to help restore our beer garden following the floods in December which destroyed all lower grounds. Diane Mculloch, Media Sales & Sponsorship Officer at BALI usually contacts the hotel to book their annual Christmas Party however, last […]


On the night of 5th December 2015, Storm Desmond completely destroyed our lovely Ratchers Bar, everything Ratchers was  and stood for no longer existed. It was then, my family and I  sat and discussed the future of Ratchers and what it mean’t going forward. It was agreed, that keeping Ratchers would be staying at that […]


With works still ongoing at the hotel, we take a break from interior design and delve into the history of this wonderful hotel. The ‘old building’ (as we call it) is the main hotel, this consists of reception, Lantys lounge and everything above. The first record I could find was in 1894, unconvinced this was […]


Another business that had been devastated by Storm Desmond in December 2015 was the Glenridding Mini Market, owned by the Brown family. The Brown family have had their business for over 30 years, and this has been the longest they have not been open. We understand just how hard it has been for them, and […]


Feature from the News & Star 23rd June 2016 Last winter the Glenridding Hotel was flooded out four times during the devastating storms which battered Cumbria. Run by the Ali sisters, the hotel soon became an icon of our region, as its determination to keep going was applauded across the country for embodying the spirit […]


Lambert-gill Ltd. have been appointed to reinstate the lower ground bar and kitchen. The appointment was made last week and have started work once their Health and Safety paperwork was complete. They believe completion of works for the reinstatement should take 14 weeks. Established in 1974 Lambert-gill is a local family run building firm with […]


Its been a long few months, but we are finally looking forward to reopening our hotel! To celebrate this, we are offering an amazing 20% off your stay if you stay with us within 12 months of opening. To take advantage of this offer, simply call us on 017684 82228 or book online We hope to see […]


A keen advocate of the Lake District, Paul McLoughlin talks to us about some of his favourite walks when visiting The Glenridding Hotel. To name my three favourite walks in the Lake District is impossible for me, but at least three great walks are possible from this place. For me on this wander the adventure […]


The Ullswater Way is a 20-mile walking route around Ullswater. The route can be walked in either direction and from any starting point. Why not walk the route in shorter sections, using an open top bus or steamer to start your journey!