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Ratchers Tavern Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel, Glenridding CA11 0PB, England
+44 17684 82228
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Liverpool, England
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109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The bar has just reopened after last years floods and looks good. We enjoyed a very tasty pizza with our drinks.

Thank Marph
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Ratchers (great little place) is closed for repair and refurbishment after Storm Desmond in Dec 2015. Hotel is still a building site and looks to be some way off (Aug 2016). Review for information.

1 Thank Paul Q
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Large selection of food for all tastes. Good place to call after a nice long walk, or when returning from a trip on Ullswater Steamers

Thank 487suzanne
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

After a 2 day stay in Windermere we decided to drive over the fells on the A592 Fantastic views it was raining heavy the waterfalls were amazing Having done contract work in glenridding I had eaten here a few times mainly a quick pizza even do takeaway.. So tuck the family of 6 Sunday lunch time all of us had... More 

Thank paulbeauhuds
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

Great place to eat after a busy day. The pizza was my favorite, with the chicken burger as a close second. Nice setting with friendly staff

1 Thank K_clark7
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and beer. Perfect as it was close to b&b. Went around all the local pubs and bars before deciding and this was definitely the best choice for walkers. We were a group of ten. Everyone enjoyed their food and we came on Friday and Saturday night. Watched Rugby World Cup Final on big screen which was great. If... More 

Thank hi11is
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Was in the Ratchers on Saturday after a hard night on Helvellyn. It was very busy, as always but the Rugby was on, No problem getting served and enjoyed a great meal. Can be a bit pricey, but that's wha you would expect in this kind of location. Went to back in for Sunday lunch at 12 the next day... More 

Thank Ste A
St Helens
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Been using the Ratchers for years, good beers and pub food and pizza menu. Great location and outside seating area with lovely views. On the downside, drinks are pricey, they charge for debit card transactions and wifi. Need to move with the times and stop charging for basics like wifi and paying on a card, its like the're trying to... More 

1 Thank johnnypsth
County Durham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

had a night on the beer here the place was bouncing great atmosphere and the beers was good the food going to tables looked good, well done keep it up as the travelers rest is crap

Thank Darren F
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

cosy pub in central Glenridding with real ales and hearty meals, plus a pizzeria restaurant attached. Also screens sports events but there's a nice fire too so something on offer for most folk. Prices ok, could be a little bit cheaper for me...

Thank Nick R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BEST WESTERN Glenridding Hotel, Glenridding CA11 0PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Glenridding
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 82228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?