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Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 (0)17684 86215
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Night out with friends

Decided to try here after some friends said it looked OK. The staff were seemed to prefere talking to each other than serve drinks! The food was not very exciting, just poor pub grub. Disapointed!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Richard B
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

Having used this pub for the last 17 years it has gone down hill big time. We had a meal here on bank holiday Monday and to be honest they were not very busy, after an hour of waiting for the food to arrive the burger came with the bun covered in thick grease, the gammon was dry and cold... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Decided to try here after some friends said it looked OK. The staff were seemed to prefere talking to each other than serve drinks! The food was not very exciting, just poor pub grub. Disapointed!!

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colne
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We called in as we were staying at Park Foot Campsite. This pub is the best in the village in my opinion, as I have been coming to Pooley Bridge for many years, in summer is fantastic to sit outside on the sun with a cold pint. Food is ok, and this isn't meaning to be critical, it is typical... More 

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Yorkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The title of my review is by no means insulting. I mean the food was just what we wanted after been blown away on an Ullswater steamer. (Lovely trip but biting cold wind). We were hungry and the food was very good. Good service and a pleasant pub.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

From the outside this pub looked impressive lovely tables set outside and court yard to rear. Once inside decor was dark and furniture worn out. The lunch menu was OK I was with a group of adults and we ordered a mixture of sandwiches, salads, burgers etc the food was average but was a reasonable price. Service was good and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Easter Public Holiday and what a disaster. 17.30 in the day and ran out of drinks and turning away customers due to strain and overstretching the kitchen. Food that was served, to us, was overpriced and some of it looked as if it had been microwaved. The kids pizza was overcooked and dry. Looking back, on the visit, I should... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Brilliant spot to take the kids on a hot day, fabulous for pond dipping and getting them toes wet. Beer on a hot day was great. But puds are at tourist prices

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Scarisbrick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were staying at Parkfoot campsite so this was a very convenient. Visited Easter weekend. Food was very average. No hand pulled beer on as had ran out. Will give this place another go. Decor lovely beer garden excellent. Dog friendly

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Last year this place was serving exceptional food. What has happened? It is now nothing more than the village pub serving very average food. Scampi was over cooked, sole was served cold and only one tiny piece, potatoes were rock hard, all in all very disappointing. We were staying in Pooley Bridge for two nights and couldn't face the very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Dog friendly Which is a bonus, food was cheap and arrived hot and was really nice and tastes would recommend. Staff very nice Good atmosphere

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  • Address: Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)17684 86215

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