Other Side
of The Lakes

There are many sides to visiting the Lake District, all spectacular. How about you take a trip to The Other Side? Head as far west as you can and experience a side where rooms are super comfy and the food is as good as its people. Meet us on The Other Side.

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Discover The Washington Central


Central Bistro

The Other Side of Cumbrian dining


No visit to the Western Lakes would be complete without sampling the foodie delights of this fabulous region. While you’re here why not indulge in some gorgeous home cooked Lakes-inspired dining. The perfect stop after a day out in the hills or after a day at work.


Bistro Lunch Offer

Lite Lunch – Monday to Thursday – 2 courses £12.95 – 3 course £17.95 – See menu for choices – Booking essential – More info

Staying at The Washington Central Hotel

Workington is a fabulous base for your Lake District adventures, whether away on business or with the family as a staycation. With comfy rooms, a bistro, coffee shop, pool and health club, you’ll be glad you decided to stay on The Other Side.  Book direct for guaranteed best rates.

Staying at The Sleepwell Inn

The perfect budget base for staycation or business stay over, The Sleepwell Inn is a functional and cosy stay over for those who need the convenience of a town centre location, close to your meeting or workplace. With free Wi-Fi and, of course the use of The Washington Central Hotel facilities, make the Sleepwell Inn your go-to base for work and play.  Book direct for guaranteed best rates.

Things to do The Lake District

Perfect for exploring Cumbria and The Lake District


The sights, sounds and tastes of this spectacular region are yours for the taking when staying at Washington Central or The Sleepwell Inn. The breathtaking scenery with truly amazing walks and inspiring bike rides. The gorgeous towns and villages, the picturesque coastal vistas all come together to make this region a must-visit, and the perfect staycation.

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Pool & Gym

Relax, work out or both, we have it all at the Central Pool and Gym. Our facilities are exclusively available for members and hotel guests and are available 7 days a week. We have professional trained instructors who can support novices or experienced gym members alike. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed environment for all ages.

Weddings, celebrations & events

On The Other Side of The Lakes


There aren’t many venues in the Western Lakes afforded with so much space for your big day or celebration. Whether its a baby shower in the Bistro, or product launch in the main function room, we have a selection of flexible spaces for you to make your wedding, event or celebration go just swimmingly. Just ask for a show round today.

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