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Kirkstile Inn

$$ - $$$, , British
Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
+44 1900 85219
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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9:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Brew Pub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A family favourite place to visit. We are local to the area and the food is always to a very high standard. A roast dinner that we'll certainly be back for! Xanthe was out waitress and was excellent. She was very concise when we ordered...More

Thank Topfairytotty
Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Topfairytotty Thank you for your lovely feedback - I am delighted you continue to enjoy the Kirkstile and hope we can welcome you back for many more family celebrations. Kind regards Andrea and the team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An oft visited inn on walks in the Lakes. Food always good (and appreciated greatly that fish and chips comes in smaller portion as whilst always delicious, can't always manage the full huge meal!). Congenial surroundings (nice garden in the summer) friendly and efficient staff...More

Thank Alison J
Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alison J Thank you for being a loyal customer of the Kirkstile Inn, I am delighted that the small changes we made to the menu has enhanced your visits. I hope we can continue to welcome you to this very special part of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for lunch, we were a party of 6, 4 adults and 2 under 5s, the staff could not have been more accommodating, children's menus given to the children with colouring pencils, each of the staff spoke with the children which was a...More

Thank 43,142
Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 43142 Thank you for your fantastic review - the team will be delighted by your comments. I hope on your next visit to the area we can entice you to stay in one of our quirky rooms. Look forward to welcoming you back Andrea...More

Reviewed January 8, 2018

We called in for lunch after a chilly walk around Loweswater, to find a very welcoming fire. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. Lovely location. Will definitely return.

Thank 1suz12
Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Dear 1suz12 Thank you for your lovely review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your trip to Loweswater, hope we will see you many more times Kind regards Andrea Whigham

Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Visited here following a walk in the lakes on Christmas Eve and was not disappointed. A great location, was sat by the fire and the service was very friendly. There is a wide selection of drinks and would recommend the Esthwaite Bitter and the Vanilla...More

Thank Joseph H
Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Dear Joseph H Thank you for taking the time to complete such a fulsome review. I am delighted that your visit was such a success . I hope next time you are in the area we can tempt you to stay in one of our...More

Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

My husband treated us to 2 nights in the Kirkstile Inn just before Christmas and we had a lovely time. Very nice room with a quaint TV lounge for residents to use. Great beer and the most amazing food served - fantastic place thoroughly recommended...More

Thank Wendi W
Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

Dear Wendi W Thank you for such a lovely review - I am so pleased you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes for 2018 Kind regards Andrea and the team

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

I went here with a friend yesterday. It is in a beautiful location and the food we had was very nice. I had vegetable soup starter. It was a nice homemade soup with a warm crusty roll. It was blended and tasted really nice. For...More

Thank TheBloodhound
Reviewed December 13, 2017

We spent a very enjoyable hour here on our way back to Carlisle from lunch by Derwentwater. Friendly, speedy service from the very busy bar and noticed just about all tables were reserved for the evening, so obviously a popular food destination too. Only problem,...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a welcome lunch after a walk at Crummock Water. We all live locally and the pub was very inviting with a roaring fire on a cold afternoon. Ordered soup & sandwiches, soup was fine, sandwich’s were made with stale bread &...More

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Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

I was both surprised and sorry to read that you did not enjoy your lunch with us. The Inn is very busy and as you will see from previous comments our food is normally of a very high standard. Please rest assured your comments have...More

Reviewed November 7, 2017

We stumbled across this pub on our way home from a gruelling morning climbing Scafell Pike! We cold, tired, hungry and greeted by a pub full of walkers warming up and refuelling. We ordered drinks and sat down by the bar overlooking the river. I...More

Thank Kellie C
Andrea Whigham I, General Manager at Kirkstile Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Dear Kellie C Thank you for such a warm review - I am delighted you had such an enjoyable and restorative time with us. I hope we can welcome you back soon to enjoy some of our delicious hot food and our great own brewed...More

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Kathleen C
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, seen plenty of dogs.
January 3, 2017|
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know - my visit was only for an evening meal with the Lytham St Annes Choral Society after they had sung at a Carol Service in Cartmel Priory- on our way home to St Annes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Loweswater
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 85219
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Nestling between Loweswater and Crummock Water in the heart of the English Lake District, the Kirkstile Inn has been providing food and shelter for over 100 years.So why not get away from the modern world and enjoy a stress free zone? Cosy, comfortable rooms with fantastic views, great local produce turned into traditional pub food or seasonal specials. Own brewed ales, including the legendary award winning Loweswater Gold. Our local team are renowned for their warm and friendly welcome whatever the time of day . On a cold and rainy day you can toast your toes in front of the fire and is the weather is fine enjoy the breathtaking and peaceful views from our garden It would be a shame not to give us a try!
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