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Sportsman Inn

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English, Pub
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off A66, Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SG, England
+44 (0)17684 83231
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Today
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch

Stopped for Sunday lunch, despite not having a pre-booked table we were quickly shown to a very nice table and chose from the set menu, all good options for Sunday lunch. The food was very tasty,very good quality home made food very which was nicely presented by polite and helpful staff. It's the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
rufushound-uk
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Stopped for Sunday lunch, despite not having a pre-booked table we were quickly shown to a very nice table and chose from the set menu, all good options for Sunday lunch. The food was very tasty,very good quality home made food very which was nicely presented by polite and helpful staff. It's the second time we've stopped here for lunch,... More 

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Dog friendly in the bar, great pint of real ale, good pub grub in the bar and lovely staff. Will return without doubt when in the area.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Sportsman is conveniently located just off the A66 between Penrith and Keswick.It is a nice country pub with a good selection of beers and a menu of good interesting food. I had some lovely slow roasted pork and everyone in our party of five was delighted with what they had eaten. The views from the restaurant are excellent (If... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Fantastic pub always a good pub when the car park is full. We walked in sadly no room in the restaurant but sat in the bar area ordered via the bar. Service was prompt and friendly and food was excellent and even when busy food arrived quickly. Go with a emtpy stomach as good portions reasonable price recommended to anyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Brilliant food ...The atmosphere is good and the food is good. After walking all day , this is a great place to eat. Its one of my favourites.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Over the weekend we had 2 meals here and on each occasion everything was great ... It's was dog friendly in the bar therefore we took our 3 westies in and were made to feel welcome The chicken fajitas were great and I also had another night the homemade burger ...lovely Also service was fast

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Sanquhar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Quaint and homely. Pleasant and friendly staff. Plenty of choice on Menu, Food excellent. There is really nothing I could say that is negative about this inn.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had sweet and sour chicken , should have been called soup it was spot the chicken some of which had burnt bits on , lots of pineapple loads of rice and a couple of pieces of red pepper , it was like something you would get from a cheap takeaway ,and the cost for this culinary delight !!!! was £10.95... More 

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Ian L, Guest Relations Manager at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

Hi Colin, Welcome to TripAdvisor and congrats on your very first review. I'd like to offer some sound advice for any future postings that you make. CONSISTANCY!!! I hate to contradict you and don't want to discourage you making any further comments, but..... how can the food be 'Standing for a long time' AND 'the service be very quick'? It... More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We drove here from penrith only takes ten minutes well worth it, in my opinion all pubs should have real homemade chips not them frozen tasteless things and this pub does, they were lovely as was the gammon I had and the duck sizzle my partner got. We sat in the bar, which also allow dogs it's nice and cosy... More 

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Ian L, Owner at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

Hi Trace, Thank you very very much for your kind comments. Gammon and Sizzling Duck, two of the house favourites. We do welcome well behaved pooches as you write,(and we love kids too). Thanks for coming all the way from Penrith to see us, really appreciated as there is a good choice of eateries there too. Hopefully we'll see you... More 

Donegal
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

On the way to Keswick we stopped at the Sportsman it was very busy. we ordered a meal everybody around us where eating and enjoying their meal. We had travelled all day and where looking foward to a roadside pup meal. But disappointment .. we had the Fish and chip and a Butger and chip.. the chips where not fit... More 

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Ian L, Public Relations Manager at Sportsman Inn, responded to this review

Thanks George, I've been waiting for your review. You fail to write that the waitress not waiter, apologized at your table after you mentioned the chips to her. She offered you replacement chips or a replacement meal which you refused, I also apologised to you at the bar when you came to pay, but you didn't give me the opportunity... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: off A66, Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith  >  Troutbeck
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)17684 83231

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Sanquhar, United Kingdom
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?