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Kirkstyle Inn

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Slaggyford | Brampton, Brampton CA8 7PB, England
+44 1434 381559
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This inn overlooks the South Tyne river and its beautiful fells. Situated...
This inn overlooks the South Tyne river and its beautiful fells. Situated "off the beaten track" it well rewards those who travel to find it. It is also a very good lunch spot for those who ride the narrow gauge railway from Alston. The Kirkstyle Inn has just been awarded a TripAdvisor "2013 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE", placing it in the top 10% of establishments, worldwide,for customer satisfaction!
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Good for:
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
By Chance

We were on our way to a hotel in the lakes but stopped off at Brampton and I found this by chance on the internet. It had great reviews so thought we would call in. It was in the middle of no where and it was like the yellow brick road to find. It's was a very welcoming pub and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Liz C
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to a hotel in the lakes but stopped off at Brampton and I found this by chance on the internet. It had great reviews so thought we would call in. It was in the middle of no where and it was like the yellow brick road to find. It's was a very welcoming pub and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is a bit off the beaten track, however it is WELL worth a visit if you are in the area. We struggled all holiday to find somewhere nice to eat in the area before coming here. Julie is absolutely amazing in the kitchen. She does a proper slice of pie (one with pastry top, bottom and side) that... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We decided to visit The Kirkstyle Inn whilst staying locally in Alston and enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned the next night. Every course we both had over the 2 nights (two starters, four mains and 4 desserts) was excellent. The menu had both typical pub classics and slightly more adventurous dishes. Excellent value for money too. The staff... More 

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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Decided to pop in here for a drink while visiting the area. Good selection of beer and lovely surroundings to enjoy a drink

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal on New Year's Day, couldn't fault a thing. Food, portion sizes and atmosphere were all brilluant. Staff were friendly and very happy to help. Definitely worth a visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The pub is an achievement to find and has good setting. Probably due to thick walls could do with the fire having been lit even lunchtime to warm the chill. There was only one beer on offer and that was quite dear. The meal portions were smaller than I remembered and there was a lack of vegetables. Very friendly service... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We stopped in here for lunch whilst staying in Slaggyford and were delighted to find a decent selection of veggie options in addition to the usual pub fare. A couple of the options were sold out, but after explaining this the chef very helpfully offered us some alternatives, which proved to be more than satisfactory. Two of us opted for... More 

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South Cave, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Travelled here after reading the reviews for the pub. Although it is off the beaten track we would highly recommend to anyone! The food was to die for and service was fantastic. We both had Lamb Sunday dinner and everything was home cooked, Yorkshire, mash and roasties. Lamb was cooked to perfection and to top it off it was great... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Never had a bad meal here! Food always excellent and always piping hot! The menu changes regularly and the special board always has interesting tasty food😃

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I decided to go here after reading the reviews on trip advisor. Not too far of a drive from Alston as we were looking for a lunch spot after our ride on the South -Tyndale railway. We read the reviews for all the restaurants in Alston and decided to take a chance and go for a drive to the Kirkstyle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Slaggyford | Brampton, Brampton CA8 7PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Brampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 381559

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

This inn overlooks the South Tyne river and its beautiful fells. Situated "off the beaten track" it well rewards those who travel to find it. It is also a very good lunch spot for those who ride the narrow gauge railway from Alston. The Kirkstyle Inn has just been awarded a TripAdvisor "2013 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE", placing it in the top 10% of establishments, worldwide,for customer satisfaction!

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