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The Horse and Farrier Inn

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Dacre CA11 0HL, England
01768486541
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 36
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  • 8
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  • 6
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An inviting respite from the cold

After a long morning of touring we really wanted to find a nice classic comfortable restaurant and we stumbled across the Horse and Farrier. Excellent serendipity. A beautiful, WORKING, old fireplace, delicious tomato soup and perfect fish and chips, and we were reinvigorated. Highly recommended if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Nahariya, Israel
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After a long morning of touring we really wanted to find a nice classic comfortable restaurant and we stumbled across the Horse and Farrier. Excellent serendipity. A beautiful, WORKING, old fireplace, delicious tomato soup and perfect fish and chips, and we were reinvigorated. Highly recommended if you can find it.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved the food,atmosphere,and olde worldly feel of the place.So authentic,very busy social scene,and under the mountains,so very scenic!!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We turned off the motorway to Ullswater, in search of a glimpse of the lakes, and a pub lunch.We followed the very large sign to "18th Centutry coaching Inn ".After nearly crashing the hire car crossing the very narrow bridge in Dacre, we were in search of a lovely lunch.This was the most dismal experience of a pub in our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Dog friendly which is a bob us and before 5 pm you can have light snacks before the main evening food. The food we had was lovely and would highly recommend

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Liverpool, UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stopped on the way to Borrowdale having seen the 18th century sign. Very small inside with a huge range and roaring fire. There is a larger family room at the back. The landlady appears to do everything single handed and was very friendly and efficient. The food arrived promptly and was freshly cooked and delicious. We would make a point... More 

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Haslemere
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was our second visit and not disappointed. The pub has real charecter with really good food. Great atmosphere from the moment we arrived.Excellent landlady who juggled being a barmaid,waitress and keeping the resident dogs in order.Really enjoyed our evening. We'll certainly return for another experience next year.Don't change anything!:0).

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We just spotted a sign for this 18th century inn as we drove along the A66 and we took a chance as we were hungry. My other half had the fried chicken and it was great, game with home made chips and a nice salad. I went for the liver and onions in gravy. The veg were cooked perfectly, as... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited this pub on Sunday, after completing one of the Lakeland Trails runs. We decided to try somewhere other than the pubs in Pooley Bridge, so picked Dacre and drove there to get something to eat and a drink. We pulled up at 2.55pm and I dashed in to make sure it would still be ok to order food (sign... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Hubby and me have visited this pub lots of times over past years. Landlady very friendly as is her little dog Levi. We ate here one quite cold October night and couldn't' understand why the lovely old range was not lit, it was cold inside, I kept my fleece on to eat my tea. The menu seemed to be the... More 

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Lake District UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

From the outside this inn is very inviting and draws a lot of tourist into sample its fare. Living locally I had never been in but decided to give it a try. Unfortunately I regreted my decision. I had a steak which was very poor and had to be sent back. The inn was cold and uninviting inside. There are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dacre CA11 0HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Dacre
  • Phone Number: 01768486541

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
  • Cuisine: Pub

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