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The Highland Drove Inn Penrith


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Award winning food, real ales, a notable wine list, roaring fires in winter and a friendly team whose intention it is for you to walk out feeling wonderful – The Highland Drove is a country inn and pub where locals and visitors alike have found a home from home in the Eden Valley, a little piece of paradise. It’s the sort of place on a first visit you walk in as a customer and leave as a friend.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely homely pub with helpful and personal attention from start to finish. Food was great and bed comfy. Thank you very much.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank HK53Dave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a chef. Food cooked to perfection and delightfully presented. The care with presentation took this gastro pub to a higher level. We were served by the owner who remembered what each diner ordered without asking, a small but important point. A gastro pub which...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ChisTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

were staying in Great Salkeld and called in for a dinner on the sunday evening. The food was first class, and the landlord and lady were very friendly and attentive. There was a good selection of dishes. The portions were quite large. The local ales...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here several times, always a great welcome, great beer, fantastic food. rooms are clean and comfortable.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kevin R
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

I came to this town because my surname being Salkeld. We heard they had the best Steak and Ale pie. I was not disappointed. The Sticky Toffee pudding was also phenomenal. The owner was very friendly and even pulled out a book to show me...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank msalkeld1969
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Was a nice place all round food was very nice and the lady serving was very helpful and attentive room was comfy

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Luke W
Reviewed May 6, 2019

Arranged to meet friends on our way home and found this jewel off the beaten track for me but a marvellous find. Great food and atmosphere, would recommend to any one passing or looking for a nice day out exploring our wonderful countryside

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

We spent the week in a cottage nearby and visited the pub several times: the food is absolutely delicious especially the roast and we enjoyed the range of beers. Many thanks to Donald, the landlord, and the team for making us feel so very welcome....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GypsyLizzie
DonaldN420, Owner at The Highland Drove Inn Penrith, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave your 5* review, I'm delighted with your feedback and look forward to seeing you all again soon! All the best, Donald

Reviewed April 14, 2019

Great food, excellent friendly service. Dog friendly in the bar, too! Really nice atmosphere, staff couldn’t have done more to help. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Marypoppins12345
DonaldN420, Owner at The Highland Drove Inn Penrith, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your review and recommendation - what a wonderful wonderful review! We'll pass this on to our team, they will be delighted with your feedback! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Donald

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We been there a Sunday lunch it was absolutely fantastic. Starters was very nice and main course was really delicious. The restaurant decorations very beautiful I can’t wait to go again.Thank you for our amazing lunch 🙏🏼 😋More

Date of visit: April 2019
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DonaldN420, Owner at The Highland Drove Inn Penrith, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your visit to the Highland Drove. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and will pass your message to the entire team. We are particularly pleased with your...More

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March 30, 2017|
Response from DonaldN420 | Property representative |
Hi valinscotland2017, we can adapt most of our dishes to be gluten free. Dogs are allowed in the bar but not the restaurant. Kind regards, Donald (Owner)
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