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“Very welcoming pub”
Review of The Stag Inn

The Stag Inn
Price range: $4 - $33
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Stag Inn was recently bought by Ron and Margaret back in Dec 2016. It has gone through a complete renovation after the floods back in Dec 2015. The pub is now open and offering a good traditional bar meal menu along with some specials. All ages welcome.
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Very welcoming, friendly hosts and a lovely cosy atmosphere with real fires and candles. Roast chicken dinner was good - gorgeous yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and gravy and perfectly cooked veg (not too soft) but disappointing that the chicken was a breast portion not carved from a whole bird. My husband really enjoyed his steak pie which he said had lots of lovely meat although the pastry was not the best he has had. Our desserts were Sticky Toffee pudding (great!) and Black Cherry & Almond Tart which was delicious although it was more of a sponge than a tart. Overall an enjoyable Sunday lunch in a very nice atmosphere.

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Thank BillyBear01
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Table booked for early evening meal for 4. Tuesday, not busy at all but waitress not very attentive, food served on barely tepid plates, therefor all food was barely warm. Salad consisted of lettuce leaves and blob of coleslaw on top - served on same plate so ended up limp not cold and fresh. Medium steak was actually medium-rare, very bloody, had to send it back. Menu said 'served with onion rings, mushrooms, tomato' - we got 2 small water logged mushrooms, half a squashed overcooked tomato and 2 barely cooked onion rings in the thinnest batter ever! Menu said 'chips' we got 'left over from lunch' (obviously) jacket potatoes cut into chips which were soggy, limp and lukewarm. Sticky Toffee Pudding was to us actually a very dark looking Treacle sponge, with thin, runny treacle sauce. All you could taste was the very sweet treacle. Nothing like Ive ever had in several other places! Best thing about the meal was the bottle of white zinfadel two of us ordered! We would not reccommend and certainly would not return. Or was this just 'chefs night off'? No excuse, I worked in the hotel and catering industry for 15 years - Consistency is what we were always taught regardless who was cooking and serving!

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1  Thank ascdbd
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had an evening meal here after a day walking Hadrians Wall.
Just a short walk from Bluebell camping barn.
Had a great meal/large portions very nice service. Log fire .nice atmosphere .

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3  Thank leafylane36
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

visited one evening with my two children, lovely pub, friendly staff and delicious dessert, will certainly return next time in the area

Thank louise c
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Here's a small pub (3 small rooms), in a small village only 4 miles from Carlisle, with great atmosphere. If hiking the Hadrian's Wall Path, you'll pass right by it, and it's a great spot for lunch, a brew, and a rest.

There's a small selection of beers on tap to choose from, including, of course, the ubiquitous Guinness. There's also a nice, small menu of mostly pub-type food. My choice was a steak sandwich. It consists of large chunks of steak, cooked the way you want it, on a large fresh roll with a nice crust, and comes with a little bit of gravy, and, of course, chips (fries). Very tasty. My dining companion had a good salad that also contained a large number of fresh blueberries.

The pub had a great feel to it – very welcoming. If in the area, give this pub a try.

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Thank Rich R
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