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The Kirkstile Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
+44 1900 85219
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Loweswater for the past 7 years always taking time to visit the Kirkstile Inn on our first night for a meal with friends. They have never failed to please, providing good quality ,mostly local, food at reasonable prices. A traditional pub with log fire and oak beams, the atmosphere is warm and laid back

Thank JandB1956
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called into the Kirkstile hoping for a warm meal after a day out in the cold. Despite it being very very busy the waiter ensured he found us a table and we were comfortable and happy. We both had steak pie. The food came quickly and was very good, beautifully home cooked fresh food. The bill was reasonable. Will... More 

Thank 000Rach000
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262 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit out of the way but if you are int he vicinity, well worth a visit. The pub is a proper old style pub, not an awful modern gastropub. The food menu is extensive and the food good pub grub. There is a good range of superb ales to drink locally brewed all with Lake District themed names. Excellent,... More 

Thank RichardVUK
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fabulous Sunday lunch here on the Sunday before Christmas. The food and beer were up to their usual excellent standards. As a party of 8 we ate in the dining room with its cosy ambience with open fires and white tablecloths. The steak and ale pie ,tatie pot and fish and chips were perfect winter comfort food. The desserts... More 

Thank traveldoc65
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunched here today with husband and dog. We were all made very welcome. Roaring log fire and friendly staff even though the place was heaving with customers. The food was brilliant. Highly recommended for people with dogs who enjoy reasonably priced food. We will be back!

Thank LongdogCumbria
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We spent a couple of nights at this Inn and found it very much met our expectations. We were seeking a country inn in the Lake District away from the main tourist areas serving hearty walkers food and a nice pint after a day winter walking. Well, this fitted the bill very well with a warm and cosy bar and... More 

Thank GeoffCEngland
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595 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Love calling in here after a long walk in the lakes. Always busy and some of the best beers available in the area. The food is expensive and average to be fair but the atmosphere with the real fire has to core high.

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Called in for dinner on a chilly evening. Cosy atmosphere, helpful and professional bar staff. Food was excellent and service friendly and prompt. One to revisit.

Thank rb4641
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Stayed here recently for our joint birthday celebrations. Have been before but this time we stayed four nights. The room was sweet and had a great view from the lounge, Malbreak looming large. Breakfast, taken on the terrace, was great and very generous in size. Dinner was exceptional. I had steak twice in the week and it was sumptuous. Perfectly... More 

1 Thank LesBrown1954
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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575 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is a smashing proper English dog friendly pub with better than average pub food and great local ales to wash it down with. The service is excelllent even when busy. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?