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Ambleside LA22 9LQ, England
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Kirkstone Pass Inn
Ranked #69 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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towcester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been touring around Ambleside and Grasmere and heading back to accommodation we came across literally this pub and stopped for a lunch snack. Welcoming, dog friendly and good food. Although we only had a snack - me toasted tea cake with run butter very tasty and my partner brie and bacon baguette with salad - we did see various... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch last week. The service was indifferent, verging on rude, the beer was ok - nothing special, but not awful - but it was the food I had a problem with. I paid £6.95 each for baguettes and had expected something half decent for that. How wrong I was....what we actually got was a still warm... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely pub near the top of Kirkstone Pass, which is a great pass, fun to drive up and not to scary like some of the passes. The pub is quaint, friendly staff, oldie world decor with a brilliant remote location. allow yourself 30 mins to stop here, enjoy the peace in the garden and let the world slow down around... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for coffee & teacakes (served with delicious rum butter and jam). What a fantastic inn with bags of charm and character and a gorgeous open fire. Definitely worth a visit especially before or after trying out one of the walks which are accessible directly from the inn car park. We did Red Scree's which is 3/4 mile... More

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London
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kirkstone pass inn Brilliant location for a pub. A great novelty USP located as it is at the very top of the pass.  A welcoming fire burning inside.  Strange bar area itself, resembled more a village shop counter then a public house bar.  It had a large menu, which isn't always a good thing as it just stresses it is... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stayed here a few times now and it is fast becoming a favourite destination for me and my girlfriend. Location is simply stunning with great customer service to match, and the breakfast in the morning will set you up until tea time. Only criticism I have is that the bar can shut a bit early.

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dundee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I've visited the Kirkstone Pass many times as a child and have fond memories but had not been for a very long time. Whilst we were staying at Centre Parcs, Winfell Forest we decided to go for a drive around the lakes and take in the Kirkstone Pass. We decided to have lunch while there and the Inn is beautiful,... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a location! Stunning position high up and great fells all around. Gaze up at Red Screes from the beer garden across the road from the inn. Sup a great pint of ale and enjoy the historic old building that has greeted cold, hungry, thirsty and tired travellers for centuries. Only downside when we visited was the arrival of a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have visited Kirkstone Pass Inn regularly since I was a child with my parents but my first stay at the Inn was booked by my boyfriend as a birthday treat. The Inn is an amazing place to stay, the views are second to none. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and the breakfast is delicious. I will definitely... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Kirkstone Inn is situated half way up the Kirkstone pass and is an ideal place to take a break as I have done many times on my way to Buttermere another fav place. Stretch your legs and enjoy a coffee tea or beer. I have not eaten here so can't comment of the food. The view down to the... More

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Additional Information about Kirkstone Pass Inn

Address: Ambleside LA22 9LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Kirkstone Pass Hotel Ambleside
Kirkstone Pass Inn Ambleside, Lake District

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