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The Shepherds Arms Bar

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, Ennerdale Bridge, England
01946 861 249
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dinner meals here were large and good value with good variations from the usual pub fare. Bar staff and owner are very friendly and locals were chatty as well. It all made for a really pleasant evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Ghent, Belgium
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A party of 8 enjoyed the most wonderful meal. Not the ordinary pub food but really excellent dishes as in a good restaurant. We were satisfied to finish our first stage of C2C with such delicious food. (Belgian party)

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Cumbria, UK
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126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went to the Sheppard’s Arms for Sunday lunch after receiving a recommendation from a friend. We all the Sunday lunch with roast beef. The beef was lovely and tender and real gravy was delicious-basically everything a roast dinner should be. The restaurant area is nicely decorated and the service prompt and friendly. There’s a good selection of Ale’s etc, would... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My braised lamb at the Shepherds Arms was perhaps the best thing either my husband or I ate on the entire coast to coast walk. Beware: portions are generous! The woman pulling pints was very friendly and let us try a few before ordering. Wish we lived nearby and could go regularly. Despite the fact that we were staying at... More 

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Australia
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97 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Dinner meals here were large and good value with good variations from the usual pub fare. Bar staff and owner are very friendly and locals were chatty as well. It all made for a really pleasant evening.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited for lunch before a trip to the stunning Ennerdale water for a swim. With two fussy toddlers in tow, lunch out can often be harrowing but Diana was just superb. She went above and beyond to help us in every respect - down to the little details like providing a cloth to wipe up the baby. Furthermore, after... More 

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whitehaven
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Just returned from having a lovely meal at this pub/hotel.The steak and ale pie was delicious as was the fresh vegetables. The place is very country and has that feel about it the food more than made up for everything, we will definatly return in the future.

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Samoens, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had an incredibly satisfying dinner after a long first day on the coast to coast. We were treated like welcome family and the dinner was reminiscent of what an excellent family dinner should be. Perfectly cooked lamb -- shanks and chops. We couldn't have been more pleased and the veg that went with them was perfect, carrots, greens and... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After a long trip up to ennerdale with two hungry teenagers nipped into Shepherds Arms and enjoyed a huge steak and ale pie. The dinner was silent due to the teenagers enjoying the meal and the desert was delicious. Staff couldn't do enough to make sure our meal went without a hitch. Don't have to ask where teenagers want to... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

pub setting, very friendly staff. I had liver bacon and veg, Hubbie had steak pie and hips. It was all delicious and plenty of it. Wine and beer was equally delicious. Really hit the spot after 14 mile walk on coast to coast !

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We all went here for our evening meal and gave it the following scores: 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 5, 2, 3, 1 and 6. It was busy the day we went due to another large walking group which resulted in us having to wait a long time to be served and get our meal, and unfortunately when it arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Ennerdale Bridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Ennerdale Bridge
  • Phone Number: 01946 861 249

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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