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The Pooley Bridge Inn

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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great little pub

Cane here with my parents. Staff were really friendly. The burgers were huge and there was lots of choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Rachel E
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Quiz on a Thursday night is really good. Good food too. The staff and service was excellent. Definitely recommend going there! Really good place to eat and relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cane here with my parents. Staff were really friendly. The burgers were huge and there was lots of choice.

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had dinner here once and drinks on 2 occasions. My scampi was really good quality and the hand cut chips very tasty. What we appreciated was the blonde lady who served us drinks on the 7th July. By around 10pm we were the only customers there and when we asked if it was ok to have another she made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Looks great from the outside. Decent inside too! Nice choice of drinks, not too expensive. Tasty selection of local ales. Even has a pool room! Dog friendly Standard of food from the kitchen lets the overall experience down. Small menu, not a big problem but most of the menu is taken up by burgers! And there nothing special! It's a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After a nice walk was really looking forward to something to eat and a pint of cider. Was given the menu and made choice, however even though they were on the menu they didn't serve banquettes. I ordered Cajun chicken salad and missus Cajun chicken main. Meals came quick, my salad was great although no tomatoes but a decent amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited the other pubs in the village but this one stood out, felt so comfortable and the venison was beautiful! Not a fan of the chocolate jus but that's my ow preference! We know the business well and this one just felt right, staff were good, and could tell they cared as did management! If we are ever back we... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Went here for an evening meal. Service was OK, nothing special but nothing to complain about either. I had Cumberland sausage, which to be honest was disappointing. Veg had been reheated as I suspect had the mash. Inexplicably for a supposed regional speciality no gravy, unless you wanted to pay £3 for it as a side order! Redeemed only by... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

if there was a "good" between average and very good I would pick it! The food was ok - standard pub food. the staff were really friendly and the Lakeland Lager was spot on!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a nice break for a drink and lunch here on our travels through the Lake District. The food was very nice and the staff were friendly. For us it was a bonus that it's dog friendly - so a big paws up!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had a couple of meals here in the past week and both were very good. I had steak pie one night and the fish and chips on another, both were very good and the staff were helpful and very polite. Beer was good esp the real ales. The only downside to me is the amount of dogs that sometimes are... More 

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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