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Kirkstone Pass Inn

Ambleside LA22 9LQ, England
Kirkstone Pass Inn
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The scenery is fantastic and this is a quaint little pub with a view to die for. If it had been warmer, I would have sat outside and enjoyed the beer and the rugged mountains still covered in snow. Inside was small and cosy with a fireplace and a stuffed owl that looked rather mean.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always have to stop her when passing, either for a quick drink or meal if time allows. It just feels so cosy and friendly. And definitely not a "CHAIN PUB". Definitely recommend a stop if your passing. Also there is a nice walk to it from Ambleside

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful pub with all original features. The staff are really friendly. The Kirkstone Black ale is delicious. We had baguettes with bacon and brie and grapes and brie. If you are a bit wobbly on your pins, beware, the toilets are up 5 steep stairs. So lovely to sit beside a roaring fire and enjoy your food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didnt think these type of places still existed. Open fire, origional slate floors. Sat in the bar felt like how it must have been back in the day. The managers and chris the bar man was extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for us and the food was lovely too. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Absolutely beautiful.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by whilst driving over the Kirkstone Pass for a quick drink. Pretty disappointing to be honest, very overpriced (£10.70 for a wine, beer and 2 packets of crisps in the Lake District! Seriously?) I guess you would forgive the price is the service was welcoming and friendly, disinterested staff just sat chatting amongst themselves and both drinks served in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stopped by here for lunch just after New Year. There's no doubting the amazing location and views from this place, and I imagine if you can sit outside in the summer and take those in, your experience would be hard to beat. But mid winter drew us inside. We arrived just after it opened. The open fire had not been... More 

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Geel, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were cycling last year. The night was arriving and we had no place to stay, no time to decent with the bikes in nighttime. We arrived at Kirkstone Pass Inn, but it was closed. We saw there was some light in a kitchen. There were to people. They were housekeepers. They ran off to check with the owner if... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Whilst enjoying the Christmas holiday my wife and I decided to take a drive along Ullswater Lake up to the Kirkstone Pass Inn on what was a spectacular winter's day. The lake was simply stunning! We arrived at the pub just as the sun was dipping below the horizon. It has clearly been a busy day for the pub -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Booked for two nights for a party of four for 29th and 30th December. Arrived at the Bunkhouse which is very basic but very reasonable for £10 per night. The bunkhouse has hot showers but no kettle however the landlord was happy to fill our flasks up with hot water. Had evening meal in the pub one night and was... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hello world, I know that over a thousand people have read my last review on the Kirkstone pass Inn in Cumbria,thanks. Ok so my wife and myself returned on the 07,09,14, the wheather this time was pleasent and definately not as cold as the November visit of 2013, this made a considerable difference, location location location, maybe important but in... More 

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