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The Three Shires Inn

Certificate of Excellence
| Ambleside, Little Langdale LA22 9NZ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Altrincham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel, amazing location, lovely staff, excellent beer and good food. This is a quaint hotel set in one of the Lake District's best and most remote walking areas. It's clean, the prices are reasonable, they specialise in local micro breweries, the food is fresh and locally sourced, and the breakfasts are just what you need if you are heading... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Yet another lovely visit to the Three Shires. My wife and I stayed for three nights and had a great room overlooking the beautiful countryside. The residents' lounge has been decorated since my last visit and is really cosy. The staff are all very welcoming and helpful, particularly Marisa. The food is excellent, although the menu could do with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Spent a very enjoyable few days with Ian and his team at the Three Shires in Little Langdale. The Three Shires continues to provide a warm, comfortable base from which to explore and enjoy the central Lakes. The Inn is well equipped for all types of visitor. The bedrooms are very comfortable, excellent food is provided throughout the day, and... More 

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