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Middle Ruddings Country Inn

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Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5RY, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melton Mowbray
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four of us regularly visit the Lake District and this was a first visit to Middle Ruddings, having previously stayed in the other pub in the village. The atmosphere is warm and friendly just like the staff. Great selection of real ale on the Friday night that was changed to an alternative selection on the Saturday. What's not to like?... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very welcoming host's even offered a choice of bedrooms, chose room 15 a good size room and the ensuite had the shinyest taps I've ever seen☆. The public areas were warm and friendly, as were the bar and restaurant. We ate in the restaurant and the food was plentiful and good. Breakfast was substantial and freshly cooked although the mushrooms... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

From the moment we crossed the thresh-hold we were made to feel at home. Their motto must be 'you can't make a second first impression'. Becky on reception hit the ground running and gave us the essential whistle-stop tour and had us installed in our room with no fuss and minimal form filling. Staff in the bar were knowledgeable of... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wow, what a great night away with friends. The food was outstanding both evening meal and breakfast. Good beer too, I cant praise the staff enough. They couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning and bring people with us.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very good pub food at reasonable prices served by attentive staff. We were a party of eight on a walking holiday and so appetites were large. Happily the Middle Ruddings did the job and provided both quality and quantity on all three nights that we ate there. All meals were served promptly with no feeling of either being rushed or... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We booked a room for 2, b&b, paying £57 in February. The room was quite small, but clean and comfortable and we enjoyed an excellent breakfast. Good value so far. The Inn has a selection of real ales and a decent choice of reasonably priced wines. Dinner wasn't bad if you are expecting pub grub rather than fine dining, but... More 

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Andy M, Manager at Middle Ruddings Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We have taken on board your comments and always try to respond and react where appropriate. We felt it was important to point out a small point where you have got your information slightly incorrect. You stated you were annoyed to find that veg, chips & bread are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed here for one night as we had planned on a walk up skiddaw the following day. On arrival the staff were pleasant and friendly. We were shown to.the dining area as soon as we were ready for our meal . The food was excellent. I must recommend the steak and ale pie. The room was clean and tidy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Special occasion meal. Absolutely disgusting. Service and the food. Needed metal teeth to chew the steak. And the duck was awful. Living in the lakes myself I expected nice food from the "country inn". No money knocked off the bill. Not recommended. Oh and the 1 slice of dry bread was probably the highlight.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This country house hotel is so welcoming. The rooms are clean and quaint and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. There are real ales in the bar and fantastic food. The breakfasts are outstanding you wont need to eat for the rest of the day after the full English. Although dogs are not allowed in the breakfast room the staff are... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have just experienced a most enjoyable stay at Middle Ruddings our room was spotlessly clean with great views from the balcony to Skidaw and Barrow, the breakfasts must a contender for best in Britain our evening meals cooked to perfection topped with exceptional real ales and wines I don't often write reviews but we really wanted to let everyone... More 

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