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The Horse and Farrier Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Dacre CA11 0HL, England
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked over the hill and dropped in for tea to be greeted by a menu of pies, and much to the delight of my veggie wife three veggie pie options to pick from. £10.25 for pie of your choice, chips and peas. To be fair they were great. The pub is an old historic and simple pub, but welcoming... More 

Thank PaulHArmstrong
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Happened on this pub by accident on bike ride and called next evening. Pub was very quiet with just 3 other parties dining - so near Pooley Bridge where the pubs are packed and it can take ages to get served. Pies for all 3 of were different and all superb. Staff very pleasant.

Thank RoyDD
York, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off for a quick lunchtime pint. Beer was well kept and staff very friendly and welcoming. Didn't eat but the food looked good. Nice little outside area at the front of the pub.

Thank Gerry C
Surrey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this pub is located off the main A66 in the village of Thelkeld and ideal for those coming off "The Saddle back". In a quite village. Service was good, beer was good, food average to pricey. Would have scored it better but food was not what I thought I ordered and the inside of the pub is a bit dark.... More 

Thank Neil H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've not tried the hotel or meal sides of this place, but we have stopped here for drinks on those summer days when beer quenches thirst like nothing else! It was a nice pub, liked the style and we was here during the day time too. Woman behind the bar seemed a bit "noob" or perhaps it was our Lancashire... More 

Thank Steve G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on a lovely sunny day we walked from Pooley bridge to Dalemain via Dacre .I have visited this pub several times as it is in route .My wi9fe and my daughter were with me .We had two lots of drinks and the last 2 packets of crisps in the place . It is set in a beautiful village but has... More 

Thank Hugh J
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were staying near Keswick and we're recommended this place for an evening meal by our B&B host. We were greeted with a very warm welcome and seated immediately. Food was served pretty quickly and was of fantastic quality. We were really impressed with the efficiency of the staff and their hospitality. And the cherry on the cake is that... More 

Thank twowheelsginge
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I would have given 2 points, but I didn't because the pub part is fine. The food is good even if the prices are quite high. Nice staff. The problem is the hotel! No hot water! And wifi connection in the room is impossible to use since it's very weak and slow.

Thank vaka8587
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Oh my lord. What can I say. This is a waste of a gem. 18th century Inn in a quaint little village with brown tourist signage. Extremely limited food choice with the menu printed on a sheet of A4 in a plastic walled laid on the bar. The food was terrible. I would have given it zero stars but for... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had come from Penrith where we couldn't find any eating houses which appealed to us. It was the sign that did it...18th Century Pub... This is a little gem with much charm and a good range of beers and ales. We had a simple but good evening meal all by ourselves, nobody else apart from the landlady for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dacre CA11 0HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Dacre
  • Phone Number: 01768486541

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