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The Shepherds Arms Bar

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Ennerdale Bridge, England
01946 861 249
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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
Great country pub

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
7JoJoR
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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49 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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Nowra, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Just the best meal served here, courteous service and priced well. Well recommended after a hard days walk. Had the salmon which was cooked to perfection . Friend had duck which was sensational. Desserts delicious. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Durham, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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