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Forest Side Bar

Forest Side Bar


Woodland foraging is part of mainstream cooking – it’s also part and parcel of modern cocktail creation.

Whilst it may not be easy to see the benefits of foraging within mixology it certainly becomes obvious when you start to think about an ingredient’s unrivaled freshness and the difference it can make in terms of taste and texture…

The ability of a barman to bring a bar’s surroundings to life within the ingredients list is a rare skill. To craft a menu that creates a distinct sense of place whilst containing a certain authenticity and attention to detail brings about an association between the drink and the guest.

It could be said foraged ingredients add more than a little intrigue to an evening…

With that in mind our Head Barman has created a range of tempting cocktails with hits such as the ‘Cumbrian Express’ made with meadow sweet infused vodka, coffee liqueur and local coffee from Carvetii or there’s the aptly named ‘Forager’ made with pineapple weed infused vodka, homemade ginger beer and lime.

Equally tempting are our non-alcoholic, or ‘mocktail’ drinks, designed to be fun and packed with fresh flavours – perfect thirst quenchers. Our refreshing numbers, including ‘The Grass-mere’, made with cucumber, pineapple sage, lemon and apple – ideal for cooling down after a day in Grasmere’s great outdoors.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 26 Sep Garden Tours 2018


Forest Side,
LA22 9RN


Plan route to The Forest Side Hotel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 342080  Lat: 54.46375 Long: -3.01574

From the north, M6 jct 40, take A66 towards Keswick. At Threlkeld take B5322, marked Windermere/St John in the Vale, this leads onto A591 where we are situated.
From south, M6 jct 36, follow A591 towards Windermere, Ambleside and Rydal. As approach Grasmere go straight across roundabout, we are 0.75 mile on right.

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