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Kirkstile Inn

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Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
0190085219
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely visit

Very cosy and nice- sat in passageway between pub and restaurant with nice view of garden. Lovely food had lamb henry and boyfriend had steak pie both very good and had a lovely cheesecake of specials board. Couldn't fault it. Will defiantly visit again. Good pub grub :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very cosy and nice- sat in passageway between pub and restaurant with nice view of garden. Lovely food had lamb henry and boyfriend had steak pie both very good and had a lovely cheesecake of specials board. Couldn't fault it. Will defiantly visit again. Good pub grub :)

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have stayed here for the last three years for short breaks and love the wonderful view from the bedrooms. It is renowned for it's food but mainly for meat eaters. As non meat eaters we found the food a little over ambitious and would prefer to see simple food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This pub was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. There was a good selection of local beers and the food was excellent - certainly recommend the steak and ale pie! Staff very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

What a gem! A perfect Lake District pub. Great beers, good wine selection and friendly staff. We had a lovely evening. The food was definitely a step up from the norm. Well cooked imaginative dishes using good ingredients, can't recommend this place highly enough.

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were staying at New House Farm and were recommended to eat at the Kirstile Inn. The food and selection of beers was absolutely fantastic and the steak and ale pie was to die for! The best we have ever had!

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

By far the best steak pie I have ever had, real deep dish none of this bowl with a crust on the top full wholesome steak and plenty of it, Great surroundings, great beer. Stayed here 40 years ago on my first real adult holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

is a lovely quaint public house very friendly good service,I then had a lovely meal, for starters I had black pudding wrapped in haggis which was different but superb,then I had sea bream on a bed of potato and freshly cooked veg absolutely gorgeous,sorry to say had no room for dessert as food was plentiful would highly recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Have been coming here for years and its always great.Had another excellent lunch today service was just as good. It's not flashy or trying to be something special it's just a super classic Inn serving good value food.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Ok, i dunno if this was because we had just walked round Loweswater (3.65 miles) or because i was with great company or I was just hungry BUT the meal was fantastic, lovely rural western lakes pub, great staff, plenty of tables and an excellent bar selling real cask ales. Only a few starters but varied enough for all, a... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I visit the Kirkstile from time when I'm walking in the area. Usually have a sandwich, but today I went for the fish and chips. After an excellent pint of Loweswater Gold my meal was served to me on a wooden board, the fish plonked on top of the chips - when you try and cut the fish the chips... More 

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Address: Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
Phone Number: 0190085219
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Loweswater
Cuisine: Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Loweswater
  • Phone Number: 0190085219

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

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