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The Sportsman's Inn

Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5RG, Dent LA10 5RG, England
The Sportsman's Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Poole, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ron and Sandra are full of tales and make it plain that this is a pub that does food not a restaurant that sells beer. Well they do both very well. Don't expect fancy stuff like a mobile signal. This is remote and right by the river which gurgles away peacefully all night. The bar is cosy, the rooms clean... More 

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fareham
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161 reviews 161 reviews
20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were booked in on our final day on the Dales Way. We arrived at approximately 4:00 and the Landlady showed us in to our rooms .Her son , who is a talented photographer, carried my partners bags to the room which was appreciated. The room was "tired" but a newly refurbished bathroom was quite welcoming. Food was standard pub... More 

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suffolk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was walking in the Dales and wanted somewhere to stay without spending a fortune. I had never been to Cowgill but had stayed in Dent a number of times with mixed experiences. The pub is quite isolated so very peaceful with lovely views from the front. My room was spotlessly clean with good quality bed linen and a comfy... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

When you walk in wet, cold and freezing what better than to be greeted with a warm fire to put your boots by and a landlady who tells you where to put your wet clothes and says 'don't worry, I'll dry them out later'? Hot home made soup and crusty bread, and, when feeling warmer, a decent pint of bitter... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Her indoors and I were out sporadically, managed to get quite thirsty. We happened on this pub outside Dent. Lady was stood on the Doorstep with child in ar,ms. You open I bellowed, yes the response, parked the van in spacious car park. Went inside very traditional old style country pub, fire was on the gents was outside. Pint of... More 

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Huddersfield
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Called in for a couple of drinks with friends whilst exploring the surrounding area. Only one real ale available and landlord was more interested in chatting to the locals sat at the bar than serving us. Pleasant enough pub and probably worth another visit if we can work out when they are open as the opening times appear to change... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stayed here at the weekend. I arrived late at night due to traffic on the M6. Friendly welcome and a pint was on the bar for me when I came down from my room. Food was excellent well cooked and not pretentious in the slightest. My room was warm clean and the bed comfy. If you want TV in your... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We recently had a large family (21 people) weekend gathering in Dent Dale and decided to pre-book the Sportsman's inn for Sunday lunch as it was only a short walk down the lane from our accommodation. We found Ron and his family to be very welcoming and very organised in dealing with our large party. The food was good quality,... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have never met such an unfriendly reception in a pub or B&B before. We arrived wet through at 2.50pm after a long day of driving rain - rather early but it had not been a day for stopping to admire views. I managed to get a pint but a request for a cup of tea for my wife was... More 

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Wirral
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We only ate here but worth the visit. The home made steak pie was excellent, very tasty and the chips were well cooked and plentiful. The building is in keeping with the area - unspoilt and in the winter has a real fire. Quiet spot, friendly staff, walkers and bikers welcome. Car park to rear. We'll be returning.

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