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“Underwhelming and Overpriced” 1 of 5 stars
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Pooley Bridge Inn
Main street, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, England   |  
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Cheltenham, UK
11 reviews 11 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Underwhelming and Overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2008

Good Points

Cosy downstairs at the bar sat in front of an open fire and next to a wonderful Christmas tree on a cold and windy December night.

Friendly barman.

Bad Points

Our room was dusty with cobwebs
hanging from light fittings, the carpet had not been hoovered in a while, the shower head was covered in grime and an ashtray full of cigarette butts was waiting for us on the balcony.

Food - I only ordered a basket of chips but these were served with an assortment dead flies. No I am not kidding. Even the condiment containers handed to me were in desperate need of a clean. A rare occurrence I am sure but it does make you wonder about kitchen cleanliness. The lad that worked behind the bar was very apologetic.


In comparison to other accommodation in the Lake District the Pooley Bridge Inn is overpriced (off season) even before you consider its shortcomings above. My friend and I were booked in for two nights but left after one. We had a far superior stay at Winder Hall in Low Lorton on our second night.

No doubt with the right management the Pooley Bridge Inn could be a wonderful place to stay, however, I would advise caution at the moment.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Pooley Bridge Inn

Address: Main street, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Penrith > Pooley Bridge
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Pooley Bridge
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Lakeland Inn in the Heart of Pooley Bridge, open fires, outdoor courtyard, home-cooked food and 11 en-suite rooms ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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Pooley Bridge b&b
Pooley Bridge Inn England

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