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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A delightful meal in a great location

We were staying at this hotel as part our coast to coast walk. For being in such a remote location we were really pleased with the service, range and quality of the food. Very welcoming to walkers

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Colin M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Batley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting the lakes in lovely cottage in a remote area. We were looking for somewhere to eat one evening and found the shepherds arms on the Internet. I rang and spoke to a gentleman about food serving time and that we had a dog. I was informed we could sit in the beer garden which was fine the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were staying at this hotel as part our coast to coast walk. For being in such a remote location we were really pleased with the service, range and quality of the food. Very welcoming to walkers

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Took friends who were visiting for the weekend. Was a great post walk meal. Plenty of choice from the main menu and specials. We all had steak and ale pie and it was lovely, tender meat and plenty of thick gravy. We had full sized portions but was good to see they did smaller portions. Service was friendly and quick.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I have been to the Shepherds on a few occasions and our complaints have been fairly minor until our last visit in November. The atmosphere is slightly flat and the owner is really rude however this wasn't a big problem and we went a few times. In November we popped in lunch time as we were passing... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a good pub serving good pub food. Service good also. Apart from one waitress passing tables that need clearing while empty handed on the way to the kitchen. Beer is good too. Parking is a bit restricted. Definitely come back again.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband, mother and I visited the shepherds arms for a meal on Sunday evening. There is an excellent varied menu to choose from. Both my husband and I had the steak pie and it was superb. Lovely tender steak in homemade pastry and huge portions! Pleasant surroundings, real ale and lovely wine what more could you ask for.

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lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had an excellent meal with a good choice of real ales. the service was excellent and bar staff very pleasant. They arranged a taxi back to our B @ B

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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Having read that the food at this hotel was mostly "excellent" we just decided to go for an evening meal. I don't know if we just had a random "off" night but can't say we enjoyed the meal at all! I had the beef stroganoff and my partner the chicken carbonara. Stroganoff was extremely bland with no flavour and the... More 

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Harrogate
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just had the most amazing family dinner at the Shepherds Arms hotel. As a large party of 13 with dietary needs the inn ticked all the boxes before we arrived but the food and service went so far beyond need. It was fabulous! And so reasonably priced. We were put in a private room because of our number with tables... More 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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