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The Shepherds Arms Bar

Ennerdale Bridge, England
01946 861 249
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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73% Recommend
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great meal. We rang the day before and booked a table which was ready and waiting. We all had good appetites and different tastes but we were all well and truly satisfied with the menu, meals and service.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After a days walking the food here is certainly satisfying, well cooked and reasonably priced. Well run place with pleasant and helpful staff. Must book as it gets very busy!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We dropped in here for lunch on our way to walk around Ennerdale. We were (not) greeted by the barman who, if he had said "we don't want you here" couldn't have made it any plainer. We ordered lunch and after a few microwave pings were heard, we were served food quite frankly that my labrador retriever would have refused.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stopped here one evening when driving back from Ennerdale water. We ordered just after a party of 10 who took up half the dining room so we were pleasantly surprised that our food arrived promptly, and delighted with its quality. I can particularly recommend the stuffed aubergine

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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My fish and chips were done to perfection. Also sampled a very tasty bitter shandy from Wolf Warrior. On a Saturday night it was getting a bit busy, so I'd recommend booking in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a meal here and there was a problem with my wife's main course which was rectified immediately with a genuine smile and a visit from the chef to apologise. My meal, game pie was delicious with perfect veg and gravy. The real ale was lovely and very competively priced. Thank you for your friendly welcome. Alan & Gill

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Came here before going to the Fox & Hounds (was recommended to us by the landlady at our B&B, Low Cock How Farm) we walked in and the barman didn't really engage with us, he just looked at us so we asked for a couple of pints (I asked which ale was the lightest and he just pointed at one... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went here on a Sunday when apparently the chef is off. Meals were disappointing. I had liver and bacon which i asked to not be over cooked. It was over cooked.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

First meal here and we weren't disappointed. We both ordered off the specials board getting lamb Henry. Was really well cooked, wasn't a long wait and staff were very good with any of our requests. Price wasn't too bad either! Will be going back

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Auburn, Maine
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a great place for hungry Coast to Coasters to stop for dinner. They have a nice selection of traditional pub fare, at reasonable prices and with large portion sizes. It's a great meal after a long day on the trail and was one of the most satisfying dinners I had during the Coast to Coast. Save room for... More

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