The award winning Trout Hotel is based on the banks of the river Derwent in the gem town of Cockermouth and sits adjacent to the childhood home of poet laureate William Wordsworth. It is ideally located for the Western Lakes as well as Cumbria s Energy Coast. Although this four star venue has developed since its opening in the 1930 s it combines contemporary luxury whilst retaining period charm. Rooms at the Trout feature satellite flat-screen TVs with Sky Sports and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms include White Company toiletries, and some rooms have river and garden views. The elegant Derwent Restaurant serves fine English cuisine from an extensive à la carte menu. The modern Terrace Bar & Bistro has a varied menu and an heated outdoor seating area for Alfresco dining. In recent years The Trout Hotel has been the recipient of many regional and national awards including Cumbria Tourism best large hotel of the year 2011, Cumbria Tourism best large hotel of the year finalist 2007/2013 and bronze winner and finalist at the visit England awards for excellence 2012. In 2013 the hotel s managing director received a CNN group judge s award for special achievement. Trip Advisor has awarded the hotel for excellence 2012 & 2013. Important information To avoid disappointment, guests are advised that pre-booking tables in the Derwent restaurant is essential.