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Kirkstone Pass Inn

Ambleside LA22 9LQ, England
Kirkstone Pass Inn
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here for lunch when we did the Kirkstone pass drive, views were absolutely breathtaking and the Inn was a welcome stop. Car Parking is free, food and drink excellent and the service was spot on.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate twice during a short break over a Bank Holiday weekend on both occasions food + beer plus wine excellent as was the service would recommend to anyone! Not only are the surrounding mountains magnificent but the Inn takes you back to a bygone age when service with a smile + quality was important.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third highest Inn in england and after going to the highest (tan hill) and seeing the view. Tjought this would interesting too. The drive to it is stunning and from Ambelside up Struggle hill is a challenging drive. The inn itself is so cosy and you can image what it must be like if you get snowed... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on the advice of my wife who had visited as a child....The pub was traditional and served a great range of food and drink. We all had Sunday lunch and was worth every penny of the £8.95. Worth the trip across the pass!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Star Wars day 2015 and a trip to the lake's, a little visit to a inn we have visited in the past, unfortunately the three of us ordered the same meals from special board, stake and ale pie, £9.50. Plenty on the plate food warm not piping hot. It wouldn't take a lot to improve the meal as it just... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a deliberate route to come past here for a drink on our way back from the Lake District so our friend who was driving could experience the ziggy zag gradient road, look at the view, take photographs and have what he described as a very good cup of coffee. have stopped here before and it does always seem... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just spent two glorious nights here and were made to feel most welcome. The food is ALL fantastic (especially the lamb rogan josh) and you can't beat a beer out in the garden overlooking the valley! We had the four poster room which allowed us extra space for our walking gear. The bed was extremely comfy and slept like a... More 

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Brownhills, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A much welcome retreat from the biting wind and snow showers at the time of our visit. We did not eat here but the selection of ales was very good and my wife enjoyed her coffee with the added tipple and I enjoyed a pint of real ale

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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