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The General Burgoyne

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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
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Church Road | Great Urswick, Ulverston LA12 0SZ, England
+44 1229 586394
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with colleagues for my leaving do. The food was lovely and service was great, nothing was too much. We will definitely be visiting again. ~Thank you to Brian, James and all the staff for the wonderful experience.

Thank LeeShutt
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thankfully the Burgoyne has now shed it's pretentions and is restored to its former glory as a traditional, old world village pub, serving excellent beer and superbly cooked food. The bar staff are very friendly and chatty and the chef is a gem. There is a car park and you can sit outside. Food is beautifully presented and very good... More 

Thank Susan L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed just down the road but ventured here for a pint during my stay, had eaten in Ulverston but wish id tried here as saw food coming out and looked amazing!!! Cask ales very well conditioned and good banter between locals just how a village pub should be. James (I think that was his name) behind the bar was very... More 

Thank davesb1972
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, freshly battered fish and handcut fries. Great service - very warm and welcoming. Highly recommend this pub.

Thank michelle32a
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday for Sunday lunch after good recommendations and boy were they right!!! My Wife had the Beef roast dinner and not only did it look good she said it tasted better than it looked . I had the Gammon and it was a plateful, gammon was not dry (which I have experienced many times) and the chips were... More 

Thank bee69bum
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time we had been here under the new owners. The restaurant was quiet for a Sunday lunchtime. We were eventually greeted and shown to our table in the conservatory. There was a choice of beef or pork as a roast or the full menu. On asking for the wine list the waiter quoted four types of wine and the... More 

Thank 973SimonR973
Brian H, Owner at The General Burgoyne, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thank you for your review of The General Burgoyne. I can only apologise regarding not having a printed wine menu, we have just changed our selection of wines in the last week or so and are waiting on a delivery of the new wine menus. With regards to the food, I am sorry that the soup was not... More 

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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for the first time and it won't be the last! The food was superb, and our partners say the beer was good. Actually went to do the fort nightly quiz as well but it wasn't on due to another local amenity taking all the regulates away!! One of the staff knew why we were there and he tried... More 

Thank SeasonedTraveller62
Brian H, Owner at The General Burgoyne, responded to this review

Hi SeasonedTraveller62, Thank you for your lovely review of The General Burgoyne from your visit on Saturday. It was an absolute pleasure to serve your table and to have a conversation with you. I can only apologise again regarding us not having enough teams for the quiz, it is like I said on the night there was 2 large parties... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is by far my favourite pub in Cumbria. The beer is always good, the food is excellent, the staff are friendly and the place just oozes character.

Thank Plainspeaking123
Brian H, Owner at The General Burgoyne, responded to this review

Hi Plainspeaking123, Thank you for your review of The General Burgoyne we are glad that you enjoy coming in to see us and sampling what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, More 

Ulverston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

First visit since new people took over. The food was very good, the Cajun chicken with creamy Cajun sauce was really tasty, gammon steak also good as was the vegetable curry, the home made chunky chips simply superb and plenty of them or a choice of half rice half chips. The staff friendly and it's back to down to earth... More 

Thank rav59
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The last time we went to the " General " it was under the previous owner. Although the food was great, it was a bit too formal for taking the kids. We recently ate there with the kids and I can wholeheartedly say that kids are now welcome again ! We had a real mix of food - fish /... More 

Thank COYBL25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $17
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Great Urswick, Ulverston LA12 0SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Ulverston
  • Phone Number: +44 1229 586394
We are an old style Country Pub based in the village of Urswick, nearby to Ulverston, Dalton and Barrow. We offer a friendly atmosphere with a fully stocked bar. For those wanting to dine we offer a pub classics menu with an edge, some items include Burgers, Steaks, Lamb Shoulder, Belly Pork, Macaroni Cheese and Homemade Pies. We are dog friendly in the bar area and welcome families into the establishment.

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