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The Three Shires Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   | Ambleside, Little Langdale LA22 9NZ, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hungerford, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by after visiting the slate Cathedral down the road and so glad we did. It was ever so busy, great atmosphere and we had soup, sandwiches and chips which were all very yummy!! We will definitely be back!

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Derby, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Second visit for a stay at this lovely inn .always made welcome ,rooms really nice and above all clean and nicely decorated. food is good and plenty of it and good breakfast. looking forward to a visit next year.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had a night here a couple of weeks ago loved it from the moment we got there. Really friendly service from the start and the bar was warm, welcoming and well stocked. Dinner was amazing (pan fried lamb with sweet potato and pork burger with spiced mango) and had a good nights sleep in one really comfy bed- it was... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We just stopped here for a bite to eat after driving around the lakes for a few hours in grim weather on the off-chance. I have to say that if you are driving past it (over the hardknot pass) then take 30mins to drop in, grab a pint and a bite to eat. We had a couple of sandwiches (cumberland... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a late lunch after a long walk in early November 2014. We arrived too late for their lunch menu but the soup (mushroom) was lovely and fresh so were the scones and sandwiches that we had . Service with a smile and a cosy welcoming environment - just the ticket at the end of a long walk. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

7 of us ate lunch here today before a walk around the Little Langdale area. Lovely food and friendly staff. Very accommodating landlord too. We even called in again after our walk for another round of drinks and teacakes! Hope to visit again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a lovely stay at The Three Shires Inn this week. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, staff were helpful and unobtrusive. A roaring fire in the residents' lounge made a wonderful retreat from the rain, enhanced by a good book and a glass or two of red from the bar.Food was a good standard, rooms comfy and views... More 

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went for a little walk in Langdale and had a great day out topped off by very nice pint in this pub at the end. Weather was good enough to sit outside and admire the view across the valley. Didn't have a chance to eat here but the menu looked interesting and I'll return again to try it out.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed just a single night as part of a longer visit to the lakes. Although regular visitors to the area, we had not found the Three Shires before. Overall we were impressed, firstly with the location (be sure to take the short walk to visit the Cathedral Quarries), secondly with the quality and range of options available for dinner... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have stayed at this wonderful pub twice now, having enjoyed a pint in the bar in many previous years. As last year, the room was lovely with a fantastic view, and the food was even better than last year. We had three excellent evening meals, after some wonderful local walks, and the breakfasts were just what we needed to... More 

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Address: | Ambleside, Little Langdale LA22 9NZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Little Langdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Three Shires Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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