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Sportsman Inn

off A66, Troutbeck, Penrith CA11 0SG, England
+44 (0)17684 83231
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Troutbeck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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139 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a lovely evening meal with family, and this place never disappoints food and service amazing never know what to order because of such a good choice. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in the area.

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Always try and time our trips home from the Lakes so that we can eat here on our way back. The food here is consistently good and we have never had a bad meal in many years of visiting. Today was no exception with excellent beer (Lots of choice on Jennings - son and husband love this brewery!). The food... More

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Port Erin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Called here on the first night of our stay at Whitbarrow. Were seated in the restaurant and given menus. Ordered drinks which came quickly as did the food when ordered. Great choice of food and husband and son said beer was good, both choosing different options. Staff were very attentive and we had none of the problems which some people... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

went to sportsman sunday night 23rd June for a meal .service was ok to start with but main meal was not good.plates cold,peas cold complained but waitress wasnt too interested,never saw a waitress near our table again so never got asked if wanted a sweet wont be going back in a hurry unless staff can be more friendly and serve... More

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

Hi Wendy, Many thanks for your comments. I'm sorry you weren't happy with the service. But I do have a couple of questions. Did you sit in the bar or restaurant? If you sat in the bar, there is no waitress service, so you wouldn't be offered a dessert as you need to go to the bar to order your... More

Benfleet, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A lovely situated country inn offering a good choice of menu and overlooking the nearby hills. Excellent on a summer's evening.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent food at good value. Close to the A66 perfect place to stop off if travelling in this area of the Lake District en route to Keswick from M6 Jct 40

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Hull, England
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We just happened upon this pub whilst heading back to where we were staying in nearby Greystoke and have to admit wasn't expecting too much. We opted to be seated in the bar so spliced out order at the bar and wasn't waiting overly long for fresh cooked food. And what food it was between us we ordered the steak... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited for father's day after booking a table in the restaurant. We were disappointed to find a set menu as we had looked online and there was a very good choice, whereas the menu offered only had 6 options. My husband wanted a burger so ordered 2 from the kids menu, he then saw the bar menu which was... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Decided to try the sportsman out after hearing that it had great reviews about the food. Ordered two pints (cumberland and cocker hoop) which were kept in perfect condition by the landlord. We asked to be sat in the restaurant instead of the bar area, and were promptly shown to our table. The table hadn't been cleared down from the... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited the pub twice for evening meals and the food and service were excellent. We would recommend anyone staying in the area to visit.

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