Castle Green Hotel

Kendal, Cumbria

Castle Green Hotel opened in December 1997 but the building itself dates back to 1847, when Thompson Bindloss, a Kendal Ironmonger bought the site for £3450. He built the house which today forms the Business and Training Centre and the executive bedrooms. He left the house to his nephew, William Bindloss, who was Kendal’s Mayor six times. When William died, he donated the house to the Borough of Kendal in his will in 1895. The house was sold and the proceeds were used to extend the Town Hall and to build the clock tower, which is a feature of Kendal today.

Between 1949 and 1995 the house was owned the by Electricity Board as their area offices and around 300 local people worked in the building. James and Catherine Alexander, previously owners of the Grange Hotel in Grange-over-Sands, bought the property in 1995 and had the vision to convert and extend it into a perfect hotel for Kendal.

Our gardens are very important to us.  We know many of guests love to stroll through the grounds, check out the plants or simply to find the closest bench to sit on!  The Hotel enjoys Gold Status in the Green Tourism Business Scheme so you can be assured of our commitment to keeping everything as green as we can.  Our Inspector on his last visit commented that we “had an outstanding commitment to local suppliers particularly with food and drink. Also strong was good monitoring and training for staff to help improve environmental performance, good recycling practices and active support for local good cause.”

Castle Green Ln, Kendal LA9 6RG
Tel No:  +44 1539 734000

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  1. BEDROOMS

    Catch some zzz…

    We pay attention to the finer details and it’s the little extra touches that make a stay at Castle Green extra special.

    Every good hotel believes they have the special formula for the perfect stay, but our guests tell us that we deliver it. Maybe it’s our location in the charming ‘auld grey town’ of Kendal, the range of complimentary facilities and tempting extras on offer, or our dedication to exceptional customer service.

    Our team aren’t satisfied with good – they think you deserve the best. Whether it’s choosing the best room for you, recommending a delicious meal, or helping you with your bags, time and time again our guests comment on the friendly team who go that extra step to make every customer visit the very best it can be.

    Whatever your requirements, we think we’ve balanced the personality and passion you’d expect from an independent business with the advantages of a larger, established hotel group to ensure your stay is perfectly tailored to you.

    OUR ROOMS

    A great hotel stay starts with the warm greeting the moment you arrive and the delight you feel when you first open your bedroom door.
    Your relaxation starts now. We have a range of different rooms to suit your individual requirements all with large screen television, complimentary toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary wi-fi access and extra bedding if you need it. Our Reception team can talk you through the options to ensure you get the best room for your requirements. All our guests enjoy complimentary use of Pulse, Health & Fitness too, however we would recommend booking spa treatments (charged extra) to avoid disappointment.

     

    HERDWICK SUITES

    Want to stay in the best room in the house . . .?
    Our new Herdwick Suites are modern and stylish with luxurious finishes and an amazing view. With such a ‘wow’ factor you won’t want to leave!

    • Super kingsize bed
    • Panoramic view of our landscaped gardens towards Kendal Castle and Lakeland Fells
    • Large seating area
    • En-suite facilities
    • Feature bath with separate double shower
    • Luxury toiletries and bath robes
    • Luxury welcome tray including a selection of speciality teas, hot chocolate and biscuits
    • Coffee machine & fridge
    • Flat screen swivel TV with Freeview channels
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

     

    EXECUTIVE ROOMS

    If you want traditional elegance with an touch of romance, opt for an Executive Room.
    These rooms are in the original part of the Hotel, boasting high Victorian ceilings and fixtures sympathetic to the room’s character, perfect if you prefer more space. With two out of the four rooms having four posters, they’re a must if you want to impress!

    GARDEN VIEW ROOMS

    Garden view rooms overlook our stunning grounds, with views out to Kendal Castle and the surrounding area. Some have balconies where you can sit outside (blankets provided for those chilly mornings!)
    Highly recommended for a romantic break with little luxuries of bathrobes and slippers or anyone longing to breathe as much of the fresh Cumbrian air as possible from the best view.

    STANDARD BEDROOMS

    Our standard rooms have a contemporary feel, mixing modern design with Lakeland charm.
    Your bed is laden with fluffy pillows and a soft feather-down mattress – light and breathable on a summer night, yet tantalizingly warm during the crisp Cumbrian winters. We’ve thought of all the little details that make all the difference to your comfort, so settle in, relax and enjoy your stay with us.

    Please note not all our standard bedrooms are in the new style, please request one on booking.

    INTER-CONNECTING ROOMS

    Perfect for a friends weekend away or as an alternative to a family room.

     

  2. FOOD & DRINK

    Come dine with us

    Greenhouse Restaurant

    Spectacular views, stunning dishes and a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere.

    We know hotel restaurants aren’t always everyone’s first choice as a dinner destination, but the Greenhouse is different. We are proud to have created a unique dining experience that offers the best of Cumbrian cuisine in a contemporary environment.

    First and foremost our food is delicious. The fact that it’s also creative and beautifully presented, is why Executive Chef Justin and his team can boast two AA Rosettes.

    Our layout is flexible and can accommodate intimate dinners for two or larger groups looking for a sociable space to gather. We have an open kitchen and views over our gardens and on to Kendal Castle, arguably the best views Kendal has to offer.

    Breakfast – 7am – 10am (Sunday 8am – 11am)
    Lunch – (Lounge & Bar Menu) & Afternoon Tea 12pm – 5pm
    Dinner – 6pm – 9.30pm

    Greenhouse Bar & Lounge

    Relax and enjoy. Put your feet up by the fireside, have a gossip by the bar or tuck yourself away in the cosy booth to dine with friends. Eat and drink what you want, wherever you want it.

    Individual, stylish and comfortable, the bar and lounge at Castle Green will set the scene for the rest of your stay with us. Whether you fancy a creative cocktail or a custom-blended coffee, just make yourself at home and we’ll bring it right over.

    Our full lounge menu is available from 11am until 10.30pm daily with several dishes available to order 24 hours.

    You can choose to dine wherever you are most comfortable: in the lounge, bar or move into the Greenhouse Restaurant if you prefer.

    Afternoon Tea

    Whether it’s as a treat to yourself, your loved ones or just an excuse for a get together and a gossip, we think everyone deserves Afternoon Tea.

    Whatever the Cumbrian climate might be serving up outside, one treat guaranteed to bring a smile is Afternoon Tea. Made with the finest local ingredients there is always something to tempt and delight, you can go traditional or add some mulled wine for a little winter warmth!.

    Available 12pm – 5pm

    Alexander’s

    Alexander’s is a ‘regular’ for many locals and a pleasant surprise for guests at the hotel who want to sample the best of Cumbrian breweries and enjoy a hearty meal.

    Once the old stable block, Alexander’s is named after the family who founded and still own the hotel. For those who like a trip down memory lane whilst enjoying the perfect pint, the walls display a selection of images that document the hotel’s history as a private house back to 1935.

    We offer all sorts of local draught beers; seasonal meals and our friendly staff create a relaxed, informal environment for you to enjoy at any time of the day.

    Open daily 12 noon – 11pm

    Food available 12 noon – 9pm

  3. FESTIVE

    Seasons Greetings

    We’ve got so much to offer this Festive Season!

    Whether you’re celebrating with friends, work colleagues or family, want to keep things traditional or fancy something different, we’ve got it covered.

    Scroll down the page to see all our festive events or click on the link to see the full brochure.

    2019 CHRISTMAS PARTY DATES

    Join us for our Famous Party nights in the Function Suite – warm Santa welcome, great food and we’ll get the party started before 10pm so you’ve got plenty of time for dancing!

     

    SUNDAY LUNCH WITH SANTA

    A fantasic treat for young and old as we enjoy a show of magic tricks and music before we welcome Santa with a bag full of presents.

    Arrive from 12 noon for the children’s buffet served from 12.30pm.

    Our entertainer will keep the children amused from 1pm whilst you enjoy a festive two course meal, relax and await Santa’s arrival.

     

    FESTIVE DINING IN THE GREENHOUSE

    Whether you are celebrating with a group of friends or work colleagues we can offer a great festive lunch in the contemporary surrounds of The Greenhouse Restaurant.

     

    FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA

    Whether it’s a treat for finishing your Christmas shopping or an opportunity to catch up with friends before the festivities start our Festive afternoon tea will leave you calm, relaxed and ready for anything!

     

    FESTIVE DINING IN ALEXANDER’S

    Alexander’s is a fantastic venue to celebrate Christmas with family and friends with good food, real ale and a warm welcome from the team.

     

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH IN ALEXANDER’S

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas in the cosy surroundings of Alexander’s.

    Arrive 11.30am for 12.15pm sit down, carriages at 3pm
    Arrive 4pm for 4.30pm sit down, carriages at 7pm

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH IN THE GREENHOUSE

    Table reservations are available 12.30pm, 4pm and 7.30pm

    You can enjoy top class accommodation and award winning food here at Castle Green, but at your own pace. BOOK YOUR ROOM

    NEW YEAR PACKAGE

    Book early for the package that everyone keeps coming back for. A combination of great food, quality surroundings and wonderful New Year festivities makes this the place to see in the New Year. A truly fantastic experience that is guaranteed to hit the spot.

  4. WEDDINGS

    Your Perfect Day

    WEDDING AVAILABILITY CHECKER

  5. MEETINGS & EVENTS

    OUR SETTING

    Location is everything. Castle Green is situated at the gateway to the beautiful Lake District but with all the transport connectivity you need for your event large or small.

    The Hotel is set in 14 acres of beautiful and tranquil, landscaped gardens and woodlands with stunning views over the Lakeland fells and Kendal Castle.

    We are easily accessible from the M6 motorway, with Junctions 36 & 37 being only 10 minutes drive away.

    Our mainline train station, Oxenholme The Lake District, offers direct trains from London Euston to Glasgow and Edinburgh and is a short taxi ride away from the Hotel.

    For those wishing to sample Lake District tranquility, Windermere is just a 20 minutes, 10 mile drive away, perfect if you wish to extend your stay past your event for a little relaxation.

     

    MIA

    Castle Green hotel has secured the much sought-after AIM accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association (mia). Castle Green hotel in Cumbria has achieved silver status from the UK’s nationally recognised standard for service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry, after a panel of independent industry assessors scrutinised the venue against a robust checklist of criteria. The process includes legal compliance, accessibility and quality checks of its facilities as well as its customer service proposition and experience, ethical codes of conduct and best practice standards. Ben Mayou the General Manager, said: “It’s fantastic testament to the highly experienced and dedicated team at Castle Green hotel that we have secured national AIM accreditation as it provides buyers a benchmark of the highest standard. We appreciate that it can sometimes be overwhelming as there are so many things to consider when planning an event from location to catering, photography, speakers, delegates and marketing. However, with our AIM accreditation, buyers can immediately feel confident they are working with dedicated and experienced professionals.”

    Jane Longhurst, chief executive, the mia said: “We’re delighted that Castle Green hotel is the latest venue to secure silver AIM accreditation. The iconic status acts as a guarantee to buyers that they’re choosing a service provider that cares about best practice and actively strives to meet and exceed your expectations. With so many dedicated conference centres and hotels, sporting and academic venues to choose from nationwide, it offers a smart method to quality control your selections that could ultimately save you time, anxiety and reputational risk later down the line.

    CASTLE GREEN EVENTS

    We’re always ready for a get together so we organise many Castle Green events throughout the year as well as hosting family celebrations and events for different organisations.

    From wedding open days to beer festivals, summer to Christmas parties and murder mysteries to casino nights, there is always something happening at Castle Green!

    FREE ROOM HIRE

    We offer free room hire of our suites for functions who reserve food with us. We also provide a Castle Green team to help you set up on the day, add your finishing touches and host your event so you know everything is covered and you can concentrate on welcoming your guests.

    LEAVERS PROMS

    Your Leavers Prom is an exciting time for everyone and we want your celebration to be perfect. We will use our experience and attention to detail to ensure everything is organised just the way you want it.

    We have composed three Prom Packages that all include:

    Red carpet on arrival
    Dedicated host to manage your event
    Personalised ‘welcome’ on our TV screens with your school or college logo
    White table linen
    Tealights for each table
    Private function room with bar
    Local DJ with dancefloor and stage

    Prom Package 1 with Hot and Cold Buffet
    £21 per person

    Prom Package 2 with Two-Course Dinner
    £24 per person

    Prom Package 3 with Three-Course Dinner
    £27 per person

    Packages are based on a minimum of 60 guests, but a bespoke price can be put together should you have less guests attending your celebration.

    Optional Extras

    • Reception drink on arrival – from £2.40 per person
    • Balloons for each table – from £5.50 per set
    • Photobooth or Selfie Mirror – from £300
    • Caricaturist – from £150
    • Table Magician – from £220
    • Live Band – from £750
    • Wine with meal – from £3.90 per person (aged 18 years and over)

    FUNCTION SUITE

    Our largest space can accommodate up to 250 guests, with its own private entrance and large balcony overlooking our landscaped gardens and towards Kendal Castle, it’s a great venue for any occasion.

    Dinner style – Up to 250 (on tables of 10), 200 (on tables of 8) or Buffet style 220 (on tables of 10), with or without space for the dancefloor
    Entrance foyer with personalised welcome on our TV screen
    Fantastically furnished cloakrooms and toilets
    Two private bars with coloured mood lighting to suit any occasion
    Large dancefloor (6m by 8m)
    Natural daylight and full blackout available
    Can be split into two halves with an acoustic divide, accommodating up to 90 dinner style on each side (tables of 10)

    KENDAL SUITE

    Our smaller space accommodating from 25 to 120 guests, featuring a combination of rooms and furnished outdoor terrace, overlooking Kendal and the Lakeland Fells. Ideal for smaller events, family functions and drinks receptions.

     Dinner style – Up to 80 (on tables of 10), 64 (on tables of 8) or Buffet style 120 (on tables of 10 plus foyer seating)
    Private foyer area with relaxed lounge seating and access to bar
    Dancefloor (4m by 4m)
    Vaulted ceiling offering a light and airy room
    Private outdoor terrace with spectacular views

    EVENT TESTIMONIAL – ST JOHN’S HOSPICE

    Service: From my personal perspective, your team never cease to amaze me. There are absolutely no jobsworths, and embrace our volunteers like their own. I get quite humbled to see such camaraderie and strangers working alongside each other like a dream. Again observers known to me, commented too. Please tell Christine whilst we missed her, we didn’t notice!! Congratulations to Gail, Chris and Abi and the entire team who worked with us for yet another seamless event. Thank you.

    Admin: Again to all of you in the office, who put all this in motion with my ever changing whims and fancies, you keep me calm, and I even have a mug to prove it! As an event organiser from this side of the counter, I have peace of mind that attention to details are managed and I have support both before and during the event.

    St John’s Hospice Ball

    CHRISTENINGS

    Our Kendal Suite is the perfect room for an informal Christening celebration, there is plenty of space for all your guests and the views from the private terrace are fantastic.

    The room also has a foyer area, perfect to welcome your guests, but also ideal for a mini bouncy castle, kids games or area for a kids entertainer to keep the children happy! We can of course help you organise all of these from our list of suppliers.

    We offer free room hire (subject to minimum numbers) for all of our Christening Celebrations so you just have to decide what to eat!

    We offer a variety of menus to suit your requirements from afternoon tea to finger buffets or the option of creating your own bespoke menu to suit the occasion.  Prices start from just £8.50 per adult with children up to 12 years offered at half the price of your chosen adult menu.

    All children who have their christening celebrations with us are given membership to our Cassie Club which gives them a complimentary birthday tea with us until they are 12.

    MRS B’S BOYS COMEDY DINNER SHOW

    Friday 5 April 2019, 7.00pm – 11.00pm

    Join Mrs B and her clan as they attempt to enjoy a civilised family meal in the very same restaurant that you’re eating in. What could possibly go wrong?

    Filled with tomfoolery and chock-full of cheekiness. A great night will be had by all.

    7pm Arrival
    7.30pm the cast will join you in the bar
    8pm Dinner
    11pm finish

    £31 per person to include three course dinner and entertainment.

    MAKE AN ENQUIRY

  6. HEALTH CLUB

    Kendals Premier Health Club

    SHAPE UP OR CHILL OUT AS A HOTEL RESIDENT

    We provide complimentary health & fitness club usage to all hotel guests (must be aged 16+ to use the gym facilities), so whether you’re keeping on top of your fitness regime or simply looking to de-stress and relax, Pulse is the place for you. Children’s swimming times apply.
    Pulse is not your average ‘hotel gym’ – it’s also a favorite with local members who come to use the facilities. Within Pulse there are two gyms, free weights and resistance equipment, plus the pool and steam room to ease those aching muscles. We have a team of experienced professionals always on hand to provide support and offer guidance should you need it and we can also arrange personal training sessions if you’re embarking on a new regime or challenge.

    If a leisurely afternoon of relaxation and pampering is more your style, take to the pool and unwind in the steam room. Alternatively a visit to The Green Rooms Spa is an excellent way to make any stay extra special.

     

     

    OPENING TIMES

    Monday – Friday 6.30am -10pm (no treadmills, boxing, slam balls before 7am.) Saturday & Sunday 7am-10pm. We are a members and residents club only.

    CHILDREN’S SWIMMING TIMES (Under 16 years)

    Monday – Friday 10.00am – 12 noon & 2.30pm – 4.30pm                                            Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 12 noon & 2.00pm – 5.00pm

    PULSE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

    If you’re a member or would like to be a member of Pulse Health & Fitness, click here for all the latest information on prices, classes, promotions and of course the infamous Pulse socials!

    JOIN US

    Whatever your fitness goals we endeavour to make your time at Pulse an enjoyable experience.

    ABOUT US

    We have a friendly, local team who are passionate about health and fitness. We have regular forums where we can share our plans for the future and gain important feedback from our members. We also have the now infamous Pulse socials, Christmas parties and Total Warrior team entry.

    We would be delighted to welcome you to the gym for a look around the facilities and see what we have to offer.

    Download our price list and application form below and make sure to contact us about our latest membership and joining fee offers.

    CLASSES

    There is no extra charge for any of our classes, all can be booked up to a week in advance. Our highly qualified instructors will motivate you in a fun and friendly environment, whether you require a low impact class or a high intensity workout, we run classes tailored for you! All ages and abilities welcome!

    CLASSES TIMETABLE

    Monday

    9.15am – 10.00am Aqua Aerobics
    7.00pm – 8.00pm Aerobics/Zumba/Boxercise/Budokick/HIIT

    Tuesday

    9:15 – 10:00am Aqua Aerobics
    7.00pm – 8.00pm Super Circuits

    Wednesday
    12.00pm – 12.40pm Hips, Bums and Tums
    1:15 – 2:00pm Pilates
    6.00pm – 6.50pm HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
    7.00pm – 7.50pm Pilates

    Thursday
    9.30am – 11.00am Yoga
    6.00pm – 6.45pm Body Blast
    7.00pm – 7.45pm Aqua

    Friday
    12.00pm – 12.45pm Aqua

    Saturday
    10.00am – 11.00am Aerobics/Zumba/Budokick/Boxercise/HIIT

    Sunday
    11.00am – 11.40am Total Body Conditioning

    We also run additional Pilates classes which are released monthly, please see a member of staff for more details.

     

    PERSONAL TRAINING

    Personal Training is a fantastic way to get into shape, here at Pulse we have 5 fully qualified PT’s (Amanda, Curtis, Sarah, Alistair and Sam) Whether it’s training for an event or if you just can’t get motivated yourself, we can help you reach your goals. Ask a member of staff for more details. Within the gym memberships you are entitled to a new workout programme every 12 weeks and fitness assessments every 6 months; don’t forget to make use of these motivating tools!
    PROFESSIONAL DIET REVIEW
    Think you have the perfect diet but still can’t shift those last few pounds?

    It maybe a simple change so let Amanda, Curtis or Sarah look over your weekly food and drink intake for just £15.00.

  7. SPA

    GREEN ROOMS SPA

    Take precious time out from the stresses of life to recharge and reflect, and reap the numerous benefits to your wellbeing.

    Melt away fatigue and tension with a personalised pampering session. We’ve an enticing array of treatments on offer at the Green Rooms Spa designed to restore and rejuvenate even the weariest of travellers. The team are qualified to the highest salon standards, so you can relax, confident in the knowledge that you’re in the hands of a true professional.

    All sessions are designed around you and we put aside ample time so that you leave us feeling relaxed and indulged. Take a look at our treatment list and call us to arrange a spa experience you’ll never forget.

    For your safety and well-being, we ask that you consult our medical questionnaire and discuss any health problems with our team at the time of booking as some medical conditions may preclude certain treatments. We regret that if medical conditions disclosed at the time of treatment result in the treatment being cancelled, no pricing adjustments or refunds can be made.

    *Please book all treatments in advance to avoid disappointment*
    **Payment is required at time of booking**

    CLIENT EXPERIENCE AWARD FOR GREEN ROOMS

    Kelly and the team from the Green Rooms Spa have been awarded a Client Experience Award by Phorest (their appointment system supplier) for achieving a 4 out of 5 score in their client reviews over the last year.

    This award is based on the reviews of their clients – almost the trip advisor of the beauty world – and puts the spa in the top 3% of all hair and beauty salons in Ireland and the UK.

  8. ATTRACTIONS

    Attractions in and around Kendal

    THE BREWERY ART CENTRE

    The Brewery Arts Centre offers theatre, dance, exhibitions, cinemas, music, workshops, youth drama and dance. Distance from the hotel 1.4 miles.

     

     

    WINDERMERE LAKE CRUISES

    A large fleet of modern and traditional launches and ‘steamers’, which operate the full length of Windermere, calling at Waterhead, Bowness and Lakeside. Distance from the hotel 10 miles.

     

    THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER

    The home of Peter Rabbit. Europe’s only official Beatrix Potter attraction, where you can meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends and learn more about Beatrix Potter herself. Distance from the hotel 11 miles.

     

     

    LEVENS HALL AND GARDEN

    Open April to October.  Historic house with the finest, oldest and most extensive topiary garden in the world. Distance from the hotel 8.5 miles.

     

     

    SIZERGH CASTLE AND GARDENS

    Flowering cherry tree, and yew pyramids in the Dutch Garden at Sizergh Castle. Gorgeous flowering cherry trees at Sizergh Castle. Distance from the hotel 3.5 miles.

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Castle Green Hotel

Castle Green Ln,
Kendal
LA9 6RG,
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