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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Good pub grub. Nice location. Very Covid friendly. Very pretty village. Cumberland sausage was very good!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed yesterday

We were staying in Chapel Stile & visited the Britannia Inn several times during our stay . All four of us had excellent tasty hot meals from the varied menu & specials. Nothing disappointed including the attentive team who made every effort to provide such...a high quality of service even at their busiest times. Well done to everyone involved . Great teamwork from start to finish . The popularity of this place says it all.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous spot, despite covid restrictions the team were completely on it in terms of service whilst also keeping people safe. We had to queue as expected as it’s such a popular little spot and we hadn’t booked in advance. Friendly team and quick service. Thank...you 😊More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this pub many times over the years and it never disappoints. We stopped for a light lunch after climbing Loughrigg Fell. As always the place was busy although we were seated immediately and served with drinks and food very quickly. Although we...only had a sandwich and some chips it was very nice and presented well. In these difficult times the service we received was outstanding and proof to all that it can be done! Shame that Brexit has curtailed the ability for them to serve food all day as they are unable to recruit all the European staff who also added a different experience of their own. Thanks again!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 19, 2021 via mobile

We visited after a lovely walk around Elterwater on Sunday 18/04/2021. We waited to be seated, the queue being managed efficiently by a lovely young man. We sat outside on the upper tier. Unfortunately once we were seated, despite seeing numerous members of staff and...trying to attract their attention no-one came to take our order. After 15 minutes we gave up and left. Very disappointing given that the place wasn’t even full. Clearly a lack of competition in the village equals poor service and the menu looked to be very expensive ie around £13-15 for a main course and £4.50 for chips.More

Date of visit: April 2021
LakeDistrictHotelier, General Manager at The Britannia Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2021

Hello, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit like the many 100's of people who have since reopening in these very troubled times. The review is quite confusing as we receive countless reviews on TA and Google quoting how excellent and attentive our service...More

Reviewed December 10, 2020

When arriving to this pub at 6pm after walking in the rain we was rushed inside to scan the track and trace and shut the door because we was letting out the warmth. We sat down at her table by the fire by 6.05pm. Affer...we sat down, took off all our outer clothing, we got asked to our food / drink order. We said to the staff member we was not quite ready, but they lingered at the table which made us feel quite rushed into picking our meal. After we had ordered we studied the menu more and was disappointed because we was so rushed that we would of liked to have tried some of the starters. The food came out very quickly and it was hot which was good. We ordered 2 steak and ale pies and 2 mushroom stragonoff which were really nice and tasty. We ate our meals and left the pub by 6.58pm. Quickest time we have been in and out of a place for a meal. The atmosphere wasn't very warming and welcoming and felt that the staff were unwelcoming too but they do have good measures in place for covid 19 regulations.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

Great food, great fish and chips and steaks and the pork main with crackling and dauphinois is fantastic. Thanks guys for always making a trip to Elterwater worthwhile, look forward to being back soon. Bring on the Neddy! X

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

Well the first thing one notices this place has the monopoly. Good Covid procedures it has to be said, temperature checks and track and trace. Sat outside with Perspex sheets across outside bar table, inside plastic sheeting. Ordered soup, just passable, and coffee which was...cold. Not great. After walk, again went through the faultless Covid procedures and sat inside. Good pint of beer. However, if you want to go into a time warp then this is the place for you. Carpet must be at least thirty years old, with curtains the same. Decor like an 1980’s tea room. I certainly would not stop there, and would not eat there again. Staff pleasantMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2020

We arrived at 7pm without a booking but after having our temperature taken and checking in with the NHS app we were shown to a table in the bar next to the fire. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious, good...portion size and we'll presented. I had the vegetarian chili served with rice, nachos & sour cream & chives and a few lettuce leaves. My husband had the steak and ale pie. We were both happy with our choices and were too full for dessert. I'd highly recommend this pub but be prepared to have a drink outside until a table becomes available.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

Having lived around the lake district most my life, I am very familiar with The Brit at Elterwater. However, this was my first visit since covid, and I thought I'd treat myself to a couple of nights in one of the hotel rooms. The food...was a classic as I remember it being. Hearty pub fare perfect for an October evening, and we were lucky enough to get a seat right between the fireplace and the bar. I could have stayed there forever. Unfortunately, covid regulations require the bar closes at 10pm. I am happy to report that the measures in place at The Brit are second to none. Myself, and I believe everyone else, felt perfectly safe. One bonus of staying overnight, that was an immense and very welcome surprise, was the quality of the breakfast! Absolutely incredible cooked breakfast with everything you could ever want. And cooked to order too. Wonderful. The bedroom was small but very comfortable and we had a lovely view. Although the position of the TV was rather odd and requires a small amount of neck stretching to appreciate. Great food, great beer, great atmosphere. Oh and the staff are all really nice people too. The whole trip was a pleasure. Its nice to know these kinds of trips are still possible.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Response from Howard M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know--give them a ring.
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Response from Occasional_Critic | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. A 'phone call to the Britannia is probably the way to go.
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Response from mashjon | Reviewed this property |
They do allow dogs, but I think only in certain rooms. You would be best to contact them for details. I have only eaten there many times and they are dog friendly.
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  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5