Skiddaw Hotel shortlisted for Large Hotel of the Year award!

We are incredibly pleased to announce that the 4-star Skiddaw Hotel situated in the centre of Keswick has been shortlisted for the Large Hotel of the Year award in the esteemed 2022 Cumbria Tourism Awards.

The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate only the very best of Cumbria’s vibrant tourism economy, highlighting businesses who provide the industry with exceptional facilities and outstanding service which truly put Cumbria on the map.

From hundreds of entries, the regional tourism board whittled them down to announce a shortlist of well-deserved finalists, with the historic Skiddaw Hotel firmly cementing its place in one of the Award Ceremonies most distinguished judging categories.


The iconic town-centre hotel which has dominated Keswick’s Market Square for over 150 years has grown to be a popular tourist hot-spot for both locals and visitors alike, most notably for its unbeatable hospitality and memorable team members.

Having been a part of our family-owned hotel group for 27 years, the Skiddaw Hotel has recently benefited from considerable financial investment, namely in the form of a full ground-floor refurbishment that transformed that traditional hotel into a modern paradise resulting in a 4th AA Star being awarded for excellence.

In addition to revealing a contemporary new look, the hotel unveiled a brand-new restaurant under the appointment of new head chef, Bobby Fillingham, who successfully modernised the hotels’ seasonal menus resulting in us being awarded our first ever AA Rosette.  The rebranded restaurant is now known as Brasserie 31.

 “It’s wonderful to know that our fabulous Keswick town-centre hotel is getting the recognition it deserves! We invested so much of our time and resources into completely revamping the hotel and it is uplifting to know that the months of hard work and planning paid off.” – Director of Lake District Hotels, Dani Hope

Cumbria Tourism have praised all shortlisted finalists for offering fantastic quality, service and care to visitors against a backdrop of one of the most challenging periods in the industry’s history.


All finalists now face another round of judging, with the winners of each category being officially announced at a black-tie celebration ceremony being held on Wednesday 6th July at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.

The Cumbria Tourism Awards ceremony will be the first of its kind since 2018 as it makes a comeback after a three-year absence. The evening will be hosted by Dave Guest who has spent almost 40 years with the BBC documenting the region’s most memorable moments.

Wish us luck!


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If you would like to come and experience a little taste of what the award-nominee Skiddaw Hotel has to offer, click here to view all our latest accommodation offers.

The town-centre hotel is dog-friendly and ideally located within close proximity to all of Keswick’s most famous views, walks and tourist attractions.

Alternatively, we have a couple of self-catering cottages that are managed by the hotel which sleep up to 4 people. To learn more information about our cottages please click here.