Third Wildsmith boutique set to open in Jan after £4m refurb


The third boutique hotel from Wildsmith Hotels is set to open its doors in January following a year-long £4m renovation.

Forest Side will launch in late January as a 20-bedroom hotel complete with 50-cover restaurant headed up by Kevin tickle, former chef and head forager at L’Enclume for almost 8 years.

The hotel, set in a 19th century Victorian building, is located minutes from Grasmere and set in 46 acres of grounds, which is home to a Victorian kitchen garden.

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Forest Side will officially join Hipping Hall and The Ryebeck in the Wildsmith Hotel portfolio, when it opens next year.

Dinner, bed and breakfast is being priced from £275, based on two sharing.

Wildsmith Hotels is owned by Andrew Wildsmith, while Tom Lewis, formerly of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons & Gilpin Lodge, is operations director of the small group.