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Kirkstone Pass Inn

Ambleside LA22 9LQ, England
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Kirkstone Pass Inn
Ranked #65 of 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nestling at the very top of the Kirkstone Pass in the English Lake District is the historic Kirkstone Pass Inn. Advertised as ‘the Inn with altitude’ at 1500 feet above sea level and over 500 years trading as a Inn. It is well worth a stop to gaze over the magnificent views. We decided to have a drink and lunch.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely pub, always great to pop in to after walking. Just a shame one of the female staff was miserable. It doesn't cost to say please and thank you, it was like an effort to serve us. we weren't having food on this occasion but you'd think on busy summer days food would be served after 3pm.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great food like Home cooking good value and plenty portions and nice pint to wash it down don't expect a 5 start pub it's no frills but all Good thanks will be back soon as we are local always a busy place and the fire is nice on a cold day enjoy the views

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My family and I visited Kirkstone Pass Inn at the recommendation of our B&B host. We knew the place was lovely and the view amazing but on top of that the food was awesome!!!! The Inn Keeper was so nice and helpful. I had the special of the day and the sticky toffee pudding was to die for. Must go... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We hasomeve just returned from an overnight stay at the kirkstone Pass Inn, and have to say this has been a lovely break, we only live about 25 miles away and have stayed here before. The inn is in an amazing location and is a true traditional country inn serving hearty food in a relaxed, cosy and very welcoming way.... More

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Accrington, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Please judge this pllace for yourselves. On arrival I must admit outside appeared shabby and I was a bit unsure until I walked in the door. Quaint, clean, cosy, warm (little bit to warm for me but partner wasn't) polite service felt very welcomed. Good vegetarian choices (hooray) good choice overall feel that would suit party of people. I had... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have visited the Kirk stone inn so many times I have lost count. We have been going to the lakes for almost 20 years and always visit. Well we stopped for a drink and just wanted a little something so I decided to order the potato wedges and dips. They were 4.95. I had a glass of wine and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stayed here last night 17/05/2014 room was lovely, had ribeye steak which melted in your mouth and the pudding was to die for . It was extremely busy and the staff were very friendly and helpful .Would definitely recommend

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I rate this pub for its great location for walkers/hikers, eerie atmosphere and a nice pint. You can even get there by bus from Windermere within 25 mins and then get the bus back if you don't have a car. The road up to the pub is long, winding and slightly treacherous in parts because of the sheep in the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 hotel reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

April Stay 2014. Arrived greeted with Roy aka "Royston" the manager all was very smooth and professional. The room is super comfortable, remember this building is 500 years plus old don't expect High tech rooms. Plenty selection of Ales and food plus specials boards, the bar staff are very attentive and knowledgeable... The location is out over the moors, if... More

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

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