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The Mardale Inn @ St Patrick's Well

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At St Patrick's Well, Bampton, Penrith CA10 2RQ, England
01931 713244
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Withnail tart is a bit good!

We stayed up the road from the pub and found ourselves walking down for a few lunches and dinners. The staff were lovely and welcoming. I can recommend the withnail tart- rather good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2012
sasha a
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Cramlington
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Disappointed that The St.Patrick's Well, as it was called when I last visited many year's ago, was closed as a pub and only open for B&B business - what a disappointment, especially as it's the only pub in the village.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I was booked in to stay here for one night while walking the coasr to coast route. I was given a key code to let myself in and a message that the proprietors would see me later. When I arrived I went in and it was obvious that the pub was no longer in use. I found my bag with... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Tried for the first time for Mother's Day, loved it although not very appealing from the outside for me it was very quant inside, lovely homemade food with top class services from the girls. Will return....

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We have been visiting this pub for a few years now but on our last visit we were disappointed. It is difficult to park and the rooms are a bit depressing but the food and atmosphere always made up for that. On our last visit it was obvious that something was different as the atmosphere had changed (it seemed somehow... More 

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East Grinstead
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Beer Good and charming interior. Friendly but would need to think twice about staying there - parking / food

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Chalky has given the the pub something essential to make places like this work! SOUL! Amazing welcome on a Monday night. Thats right - the landlord working on a MONDAY night. Wonderful food and beers - good wine selection and underfloor heating for our four legged friends. Enjoyed the banter and a great game of nails - a doffed cap... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The pub has fairly recently changed hands but maintais a commitment to good food using locsl produce, excellent local real ales and a great wine list. The landlord contributes to the marvellous ambience which is completed by the open fire and authentic decor. Not much parking in thr narrow lanes of this remote, beautiful part of the Lake District. Well... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed up the road from the pub and found ourselves walking down for a few lunches and dinners. The staff were lovely and welcoming. I can recommend the withnail tart- rather good!

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We received a very warm welcome from the Landlord, who was very happy to chat with us. The pub was quiet, and I imagine it to be very cosy in the winter months. Food was very good and tasty. Well worth stopping by if you're in the area. It's approximately 10-15 minutes drive off the M6 so perhaps an alternative... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Stayed here as family of four on C2C walk. Had a lovely welcome from the landlord and his dogs. The rooms were small but very comfortable. Our evening meal was excellent and was the best on our whole walk. The bar was quirky and had a large tree trunk. This was used to play a game knocking nails into the... More 

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Address: At St Patrick's Well, Bampton, Penrith CA10 2RQ, England
Phone Number: 01931 713244
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith  >  Bampton
Average Prices: USD 29 - 37
Cuisine: English, Pub

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  • Address: At St Patrick's Well, Bampton, Penrith CA10 2RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith  >  Bampton
  • Phone Number: 01931 713244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 37
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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