The Trout Hotel Bistro

4.4
183 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
Due to Covid 19 Restrictions The Trout Hotel Bistro is replacing the multi venue operation from 31st July 2020. Guests are strongly advised to book to enjoy friendly service from an established team. You may be allocated a table in any one of the hotel's comfortable dining areas subject to availability.
Maximum booking size is restricted to 6 people per table. Table allocation is for 2 hours. Hosting system and social distancing is in operation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 183 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MartinH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice upmarket pub food. I had a duck confit - and my wife salmon with samphire - nice sauce and a decent piece of fish. Lovely souffle to bein. Good menu - friendly staff - starters 6 - 8 mails 13 - 18 - deserts 6 - 8 - cozy dining area

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RebeccaF
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The staff are helpful , food is good apart from every time I have roast dinner , the option is medium or well done beef ! I always opt for well done beer, however it always comes pink & I end up leaving it ! That’s the only fault I have customer preference always right I thought .

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was absolutely exceptional in the cosy and comfortable dining area,and the service was very friendly and professional. I will definitely be returning to the Trout Hotel

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HarrietB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good choice on the menu but not a great selection of smaller meals suitable for a light lunch. Children’s meals were great and good portion sizes.

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AllanS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For me the noise level is paramount. Fortunately there were very few people in the restaurant at the early time that we dined. The piped music was in the adjoining area and played quietly.

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AnnC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal good service one of our party would have liked to see more vegetarian options on the menu

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in the mood for something simple but well cooked and presented, and that's exactly what we got: steak done as we asked, the best chips we've eaten for a long time, and vegetables that were neither over or under cooked. The fig tart with mascarpone was lovely, the fruit crumble so-so. Also had an excellent margarita with a properly salted rim, and a couple of nice glasses of wine. The lounge where we sat was cosy and not too crowded, the service swift and friendly. All in all, a really good night out. Will definitely go back.

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Tyler
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, helpful and friendly staff and lovely food. Not cheap but still recommended.

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AngelaM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. Felt very safe. Service a little slow in terms of clearing plates. Otherwise a superb evening.

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susie
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and well cooked meals. Restricted choice on menu (but we know why ) Perhaps as it has to be so restricted at thje moment ther might be fewer fish dishes and more variety. However, I am probably the exception here as I have a fish intolerance and I have to say my meal was delicious (Chicken Pie)
I was a little disappointed that the hotel did not have a T Loop system for hearing aid wearers like myself, but again, as tables were well distanced, I managed OK.

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MichaelD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great service and ambience. Food lovely a d covid safe. Will be back again soon.

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Oldman
Cumbria
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good service and good food. Prefer the restaurant for Sunday lunch but these are different times now.

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KarenR
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

My friends nenu choice was disappointing so she didn't eat it all. We informed them following meal and a price reduction was offered.
I also booked a table in the terrace bistro but was seated in bar area

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Luvthegrub
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good quality food and service from the staff

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RuthB
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were friends meeting up for the first time since lockdown and had asked for socially distanced dining. We were put on a large table where we could sit diagonally opposite each other. Straight away we felt comfortable. The staff were well organised and there was plenty of space between us and other diners. There was a a good choice on the menu with a range of prices. It all added up to an enjoyable experience.

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Anne
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Whilst it's a limited menu there is still a good choice and I like the specials options

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JohnM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were served quickly by a very attentive waiter and the food was very good. My steak was perfect and my wife's lamb's liver was plentiful and succulent.
Our shared dessert was very pleasant. We weren't subjected to loud music and the lounge we were in was comfortable.
The price was about what you'd expect.

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JeanG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favourite places to eat in Cockermouth. Lovely food excellent service

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WilfridC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A quiet dinner enhanced by good food which was well served. Would highly recommend

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MichelleH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal in relaxed surroundings. Excellent children’s end. Covid security taken very seriously

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as usual! Had salmon - cooked perfectly with delicious crayfish sauce.

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Keith
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Reasonable meal at reasonable price. Nothing to write home about though.
Staff pleasant but wait to get taken to table too long

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CarolD
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choices for the food menu - excellent portions
Staff are polite, attentive and responsive
Would certainly recommend

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Dake
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe environment. Welcomed and taken to well spaced table. Cocktails to start and lovely food. Overall a very pleasant lunch out.

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MaryT
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a pleasant visit for a late lunch in a familiar setting. We'll be back!

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Chris
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ttout is a lovely place to meet up with friends Also following covid 19 to the full felt very safe

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LynneB
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a bit wary going away, but within the restaurant all organised. Food lovely.

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RogerT
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasant surroundings, good good and friendly, efficient service. Covid precautions were very good without being obtrusive. Can’t fault it.

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SueH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal well presented
Good service felt very safe

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PEJC
Cumbria
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Had special chicken and ham pie. Would have been good value had it tasted nice. Partner wondered if that's how it should have tasted. It only tasted of pepper. I had to leave most of it and no enquiry made why most was returned. Baked cheesecake stodgy and expensive.

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LouiseG
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

would recommend The Trout for a meal, excellent service and quality.

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Alfie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food clean and roomy
Only niggle was we wanted to choose where we sat and couldn’t on the open table app

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MalcolmM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted on arrival and taken through to table, hand sanitizers available on initial entry. Lovely dining room with nice relaxed atmosphere. Staff were excellent, very friendly and polite, gave advise on menu when asked and had a good knowledge of menu. Food came well presented and tasted as good as it looked. Enjoyed the "sharing" starters which are similar to tapas, gives you a nice variety to try.
Mains were a good, good selection for all tastes.
Good wine selection.
Will be back 100%

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StephenM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The fish and chips was superb, served with tartar sauce and mushy peas. The fish was haddock and the batter was light and crispy. And then mini desert panacotta and coffee to follow.

Very enjoyable.

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JohnC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant lunch venue that we know well. Seemed to have covid19 requirements in place. Good parking and easy access.

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zephyr
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overall the food and dining experience at the Trout was mediocre. We were disappointed. Staying at the hotel we ate in the Bar for lunch, the Bistro for dinner and the hotel for breakfast - a lacklustre experience. We assume they share the same kitchen and chefs. None of the meals taken we considered good. We experienced amongst things, cold plates for hot food, food which seemed to have been under heat lamps as sauces had started to dry out, and competing flavours within one dish.
In the Bistro, I had fish cakes, but these seemed to have very little fish, and mainly consisted of potato, that together with the accompanying potato, drying sauce and odd tasting spinach, which might have been nutmeg, made for a strange meal. I would question the Chef's palate and the overall organisation within the kitchen. It certainly was not up to the standards we were anticipating.

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CazBan
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The meal was good food appeared freshly prepared, the service was excellent. We had booked the Bistro but had to go into the restaurant as bistro closed. Not sure however if bistro or restaurant menu as only one available. Due to covid ambience was limited but we made our own. The Trout followed the covid precaution guidelines, we felt safe and enjoyed our outing.

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JackB
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

-Good food & friendly staff.

-They took the COVID measurements very seriously which I admire, not all places have been.

-Excellent Coffee!

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BrianK
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both enjoyed our main courses: salmon and roast beef. Also the pudding course, poached pear and the cheeseboard. Add an excellent New Zealand white and Jennings beer, altogether a most enjoyable meal. Pleasant and helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased to see the restrictions were in place and being adhered to. Tables were spaced out disposable menus and packets of individual condiments. We felt really at ease. Apart from the customers moving about and not putting their masks on. Food was lovely staff were very attentive and a quick service.

FAQs

The Trout Hotel Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.