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Kirkstile Inn

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

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 11
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highlight of my pub year!

There are great pubs with stunning locations and inspirational views, great pubs with mouthwatering menus, delicious dishes, great pubs with super service and outstanding ales. The Kirkstile Inn combines all of these in a welcoming atmosphere guaranteeing conviviality. It is stylish but not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Somerset, England
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Somerset, England
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are great pubs with stunning locations and inspirational views, great pubs with mouthwatering menus, delicious dishes, great pubs with super service and outstanding ales. The Kirkstile Inn combines all of these in a welcoming atmosphere guaranteeing conviviality. It is stylish but not overdressed, comfortable not club like, and the fare is of the honest, homecoming range. Set in front... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

So lovely, we popped in for lunch as a recommendation and loved it. Our meals were quick, I heard the bar staff telling people how long the food orders would take, which is great when there is an extended wait. The bar staff (blonde lady and young tall guy) were so nice, organised pencils for our young son and made... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

it is an amazing place that is always relaxing and fun. Staff are great and always aim to please. Never had a less than great meal there. They cater well for children and my grandchildren love the menu for them. It is a busy place but if you want more quiet book the dining room or the small tables beyond... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On this day, my wife and I decided to 'take a walk' over the top of Melbreak, which rises majestically in front of this idyllic Inn. The walk took us around 6hrs (fantastic) so, at the end of such a hike - we decided to stay at the Kirkstile for our evening meal. First thing to note - the amazing... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A proper old Lakeland inn serving proper bar food (and proper local beer!) at realistic prices. No pretentious rubbish. Ideal for a stop on a trip out.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great find, tucked away in a secluded little spot. Fantastic atmosphere very cosy, great place to sit by the fire and enjoy and cup of tea whilst writing postcards home.

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Scorton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

....Whilst trying to find our accommodation. Good choice on menu for adults and children. Beautiful setting. Food was lovely and good value. Will visit again!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food that is well cooked and a varied menu. Was recommended by a local man when we visited a local brewery, the locals like to eat there so felt it was worth the visit. My daughter has the steak which she says is one of the best she has had. Strongly recommend that you book a table as it... More 

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Devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited here for lunch today after a trek around Loweswater. There were four of us and we had two omlettes, fish and chips and a ham sandwich. The food was good, - no complaints, the atmosphere was pleasant and the beer was very good too. The only criticism I have of the beer is that it was chilled. Real ale... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I have recently visited the Kirkstile Inn, but its not my first visit. We booked before hand and we where seated at a long table with comfy chairs, clean table and the table wasn't wobbly like some places.The service was fast even when it being busy.I have been to the Kirkstile inn 4 times and it has been lovely food... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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