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The Three Shires Inn

Certificate of Excellence
| Ambleside, Little Langdale LA22 9NZ, England
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The Three Shires Inn
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
EW512 Bolton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked from Great to Little Langdale yesterday with a view to call off here for a bite and a pint. Four of us had sandwiches and chips and sat outside in the Spring sunshine. This review is easy as everything was spot on. Our ham, prawn and bacon/Brie sandwiches were walloped down and the chips were superb. All washed... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted somewhere that had a nice cosy fire and a general pub feel that serves good food, I feel that we got this and more. It's located in little Langdale surrounded by the beautiful sights of the Langdales. My he staff were good and coped well under pressure due to a busy night. Our food was excellent, from twice... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

it's in the middle of nowhere really- such a contrast after Ambleside which is always heaving. Amazing drive over Wrynose Pass to Hardknott fort- what were the Romans thinking of? Nice lunch by a wood fire with a good welcome.

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Altrincham
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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Dropped in for a drink after visiting Blea Tarn. Fantastic area, wonderful views, and easy walking. Lovely pub, friendly staff, good choice of drinks, felt food was a little pricey albeit good quality. I would recommend a visit if in the area. Just go slow on the roads as a bit tight in places!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Third stay at The Three Shires and, like the first two, a really enjoyable one. My wife and I booked Room 5 which overlooks the Little Langdale valley, looking right across the wonderful fells. Warm welcome from the hosts - Ian, Jane and Elaine - and we ate in the restaurant both nights. Good choice of food and everything delivered... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

we had travelled over hard knot pass and came across this inn . Friendly staff and clean surroundings . Beautiful day so we were able to sit outside . We decided to have a meal and the food was lovely , hot and big portions . Toilets were clean and no issues to raise

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Initially put the rating down as average but that's a little harsh given at £110 a night over the Easter bank holiday it's pretty good value for money. Based in Little Langdale it was a great base from which to go out cycling, walking or to the local village of Coniston. Stayed here with friends and we'd typically be up... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have stayed here so many times we have lost count. It is a family-run small hotel - in fact a pub with a restaurant and 10 rooms, but it is so cosy and comfortable that doesn't do it justice. Over the years the family has made changes, refurbishments and renovations - all of which have helped keep this place... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A really nice hotel with friendly staff, good food and a very nice clean room. The residents lounge is spacious, clean and recently decorated with an open fireplace and comfortable chairs. The restaurant is just great and the bar is comfortable with a great log burner which keeps the room nice and warm when it was really cold and windy... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

As Lakeland pubs go this one just seems to have missed a trick. Cannot understand why the bar area is so bland and dull. True the log burner lifts the ambiance a touch but there just isn't anything else in there of interest.

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