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“Sunday Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Salutation Inn

The Salutation Inn
Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4SQ, England
017687 79614
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Ranked #70 of 116 Restaurants in Keswick
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Stoke-on-Trent
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Having read previous reviews, decided to visit for Sunday Lunch. The beef roast was excellent, one of the best we have ever had. The extra gravy was a nice touch, since a lot of places skimp on gravy. The cheesecake was to die for.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Preston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Walk past the Horse and Farrier, and go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

At the risk of repeating my previous review of the Horse and Farrier, just let me say that we tried both venues in the same week. The difference being that we went back to the Salutation. The places are reputedly owned by the same people, and it appears to be no accident that the target clientele is different. Don't be fooled by the fact that the H&F will probably be busier, it is after all predominantly a restaurant. However, if you are after a real pub, you will find the "Sally" much warmer. Unlike the H&F, the Sally serves a greater variety of Real Ales, and also serves great food. Add to that the Sky Sports TV, and you get the picture (pardon the pun). If you want a restaurant go to the H&F. If you want a pub, go to the "Sally". 'Nuff said!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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“Fortunate Chance of Luck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

On the way back from potholing and a bit of Via Ferreta at Scafell there were 2 cars of people feeling rather ravenous! A luck chance showed the 'Sally's sister pub over the road but although full we were guided to this venue 50yds down the road... They were already laying us up a table and were very timely with the taking and producing of the orders.

The drinks were welcomed and the food was gorgeous, very much so the mushrooms I started with!

We had a lovely meal at a great price and will definitely visit again when we are next on our way through there.

Many thanks for nicely rounding off a great weekend!

Mark

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Dreadful !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We walked from Keswick to Threlkeld on Bank holiday Monday, looking forward to a nice bar lunch at " The Sally ", what a disappointment to say the least !
Firstly the barmaid served us with drinks,while talking on her mobile phone ! she even tucked it under her chin to carry on her conversation while she pulled a pint !!
My husband ordered a "big burger" and when it came out, the top f the bread bun was burned black ! but he said it didn't matter and not to make a fuss.
Then they appeared with my " Sally club sandwich" and no joke, it was toasted and absolutely burned black ! how on earth anyone could send out a sandwich looking like that is beyond me ??
So i took it back and the lad who took it from me made no apology, he then arrived back with a new bit of toast on the top, but the had the cheek to use the burned piece in the middle!
One tiny piece of chicken and 1/4 rasher of bacon in between two bits of toast and some limp lettuce between the other bit............and for £8.50 !!
We were all looking forward to homemade chips ! what a laugh, they were those awful skinny fries like McDonalds, but with no taste and my hubby said god knows what the burger was made from.
As someone else has already said, the change of ownership seems to have ruined it's once good reputation.
Maybe we hit on a bad day ? but we'll not go back to find out !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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newcastle, england
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Change Not Always Good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

What was once a cozy and genial local pub has now become a generic, bland dining room with food to match. The venerable snug has been knocked down and the open plan room makes the bar feel like a serving area and not the sociable standing space it once was. The prices would not be out of place in London and the two pizzas we had managed to be burnt and soggy at the same time which is quite a feat. They have a hamburger on the menu for £10 - in a village pub! The owners, who also have the Horse and Farrier, have become estranged from the plot I believe. Even the new name "The Sally@ Threlkeld" is just wrong. The final straw though was when we noticed that the memorial bench for a local girl called Sally Ann has been moved along to the Horse and Farrier. As far as we know Sally Ann was never a habitué there and it should be back in the garden at the Salutation where it belongs.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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