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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4NH, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the kind of place that you don't want to tell everybody about as it's that good. Wonderful location just off the M6 in a beautiful village with a stream running outside the front of the pub. The staff were all first class and appeared to enjoy working there. I stayed in room one, which was beautiful. The food... More

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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stopped in for a drink one day, then decided to have lunch the following day because the menu looked interesting. The food was excellent, imaginative and well presented. The beer was reasonably good, and the staff were very pleasant.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally delightful , imaginative menu , cooked to perfection with fair prices, served by smartly dressed attentive smiling staff . Location just 7 miles east of Junction 38 at Tebay . Booking often essential to ensure a table esp . Towards weekend . Closed after flooding it has been renovated with attention to recreating the character of this ancient coaching... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect little pub in a sleepy village! We received a warm welcome when we arrived early afternoon. Our room spotlessly clean with lovely white fluffy towels. Food is amazing - good choice and beautifully cooked - you certainly won't go hungry. Breakfast too is delicous with locally sourced produce - the bacon and sausage are yummy!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think it was George Orwell who imagined the perfect pub - he called it the Moon Under Water. The King's Head Ravenstonedale is pretty much my Moon Under Water. We had two very relaxing nights there for my birthday and would have found it hard to improve on the experience we had. A warm welcome (in fact all the... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The penultimate night of our Reeth to Sedbergh long distance walk and the King's Head in Ravenstonedale offered a superb night's rest in a luxurious and beautifully decorated hotel. The first evening admittedly that I felt slightly out of place with my grubby walking boots, yet I had no reason to worry as the King's offered a nice welcome and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We have visited Ravonstonedale many times for family tree research and have been in The Kings Head a few times since it was refurbished but this time we decided on an overnight stay. The pub is very nice and although it has just been recently renovated a couple of years ago it still has a nice old fashioned feel The... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

3 of us arrived here at 10.50 am wanting a business chat and a cuppa?? ended up chatting till 3, and had a lovely lunch. Good food, friendly staff, fab location, what more do you want, highly recommend it.

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Tarbert, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night mid week. The outside of the hotel does not do this establishment justice. The inside of the hotel has been refurbished to a very high standard and is a joy to see. Rooms were well decorated, very comfortable and clean. Lovely bathroom. The food! if you are a foodie then it is worth coming... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great overnight stop, pleasant and efficient staff, lovely peaceful location and less than 10 minutes from Tebay junction. Food was very good, could be improved with more generous portion of lettuce with starter and new potatoes with main. A nod to the season and locality would be good, pureed sweet potatoes don't do it for me. Good to explore the... More

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Address: Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4NH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Stephen > Ravenstonedale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — King's Head 3*
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The King's Head, Ravenstonedale, is everything a good pub should be: warm, friendly and welcoming both to the local community and to visitors alike. The King's Head is a place to relax and unwind over a drink or to enjoy a meal, freshly prepared from locally sourced produce. There is much to enjoy nearby including the upper Eden Valley, the Howgill Fells and beautiful rolling Cumbrian countryside. Our 6 en–suite bedrooms offer an ideal base for an overnight stay or an extended break. All our rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV and free WiFi. Our aim is to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with excellent food and drink, comfortable accommodation and friendly hospitality. The King's Head is situated between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is therefore an ideal base from which to visit both. We are just 8 miles from the M6 (J38) and 4 miles from the town of Kirkby Stephen. A great place to stay. ... more   less 
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