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The Shepherds Arms Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ennerdale Bridge, England
01946 861 249
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been before for a meal which we enjoyed, and staff friendly. Next time we called a photographer was outside and informed us we could not park as he was taking photos. Limited parking, and my partner had a foot injury, so asked if any other parking near to pub available, declined to move until answered. Photographer went in pub... More 

Thank bryanjustin
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in this small town. The food was very good and so was the service. My steak was perfectly cooked and it was massive -- it was at least twice as big as I've ever seen. Service was very friendly and the room was quiet for a pub with low ceilings.

Thank DavidinEssex
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The Shepard’s Arms was a very welcome stop at the end of our first day on the Wainwright Coast-to-Coast trail. Four hungry trekkers enjoyed both the atmosphere of this traditional English pub and a menu that went far beyond the normal pub fare. The lobster and prawn linguini was delicious. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting - boots and dogs... More 

Thank James W
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

A very quaint and traditional bar, serving great food and a wide range of local ale! A welcome place after a long walk with a real fire. Hospitality second to none. You won't be disappointed

Thank AHoneybun121
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We called into the Shepherds Arms when we arrived into Ennerdale Bridge after walking from St Bees. First stop on the Coast to Coast. We were soAking wet but that didn't deter the lady behind the bar welcoming us and taking our wet weather gear and hanging in their drying room till we were ready to leave. We booked a... More 

Thank Madeinkent
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122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Stopped off midday for lunch - really lovely way to end an morning at Ennerdale Service was friendly and helpful and the portion sizes generous - there is also a quite varied menu and although we only wanted a sandwich, there were more bigger meals available even at lunch time.

Thank rediffusion
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

An excellent place to come eat with the family - Sunday dinners are top notch! Service is good - restaurant is clean and tidy

Thank MYLERWorkington
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

Went here for lunch on a Saturday. The lady behind the bar was very welcoming and friendly and when my husband told her he hadn't tried two of the tap beers, she poured two samples for him to try, one of which he then had a pint of. The lady (I think one of the owners) was very informative about... More 

Thank Jacksjay
Egremont, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent family meal everyone enjoyed their meal first class. Very pleasant staff compliments to chef.

Thank Leslie R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We ate at the Shepherds Arms for two evenings when we stayed in Ennerdale. It has a lovely comfortable atmosphere, great choice of meals, delicious food and well prepared. We will certainly go there again when we revisit the area.

Thank 84459Julie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ennerdale Bridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ennerdale Bridge
  • Phone Number: 01946 861 249

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