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“old fashioned charm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gateway Inn

The Gateway Inn
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
01539 724187
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Ranked #54 of 111 Restaurants in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
GreaterManchester
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“old fashioned charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

Called here on way to kendal having passed it on our many trips to the lakes , as nice inside as it looked from outside friendly welcoming staff lovely cosy pub,we just had a soft drink as we had already eaten but menu looked very tasty full of proper pub grub. We will definately have a meal next time we r in the area, A hidden gem

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Friendly family-run pub with great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had a lovely meal at this pub recently. The staff was very friendly and accomodating to our requests. The food was very good and freshly cooked. The owner had only recently taken over and they were doing everything they could to ensure that we had a very pleasant evening. Would certainly go back again when we are next in the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Ok for a bit of pub grub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We went for a meal with another couple a few nights ago, I had read in the local paper that the gateway had been taken over so i was keen to try it out. We hadnt booked and we arrived about 7pm, there was noone in at that time so we got a table no problem, however when it is so quiet it does make the atmosphere slightly daunting? There was music on, well the radio but i think it could have had a little more, like a CD with background music on. Also I was very cold in the room we were sat in. The menu is small but enough, i chose the goats cheese on a crumpet with a rocket salad and a chilli sauce, it was beautiful, better than expected, i then had the steak and mushroom pie which again was lovely, just could have had a few more chips. Everyone elses meal looked equally as good. The pub is great in a fantastic location and the new owners seem to be doing it up a bit, which is what it needed. I think after a couple of months when they are settled in a but more it will be bettwe, but at the moment it is an ideal pub for a bit of pub grub!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Booked out for my second visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here by chance in April 2012. Loved the friendly approach of the staff, the food was really good and reasonably priced. The Wainwright beer was excellent and could have a choice of a small or a large glass of wine. Breakfast was very filling and lasted us most of the day. We went back in September on our way to Glasgow and found it was booked out but we did managed to stay for dinner. The staff recognised us and were interested in our travels. I would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“what a smashing mini break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

cannot fault it in every aspect accomadation good like home from home food excelent and plenty staff friendly and excelent service we will be back

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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