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“Christmas 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Traveller's Rest

Traveller's Rest
Ranked #11 of 45 Restaurants in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is already listed as an Inn/B&B but I want to write a review for the food only, as I just had a meal there.
Grasmere, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Christmas 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Once again, another great Christmas and New Year spent at the Travellers Rest. Having experienced the Yuletide festivities here before, we had no hesitation in booking for the second year running and we were not disappointed. Christmas dinner was excellent with enough food to feed an army. The atmosphere is always warm and welcoming and we would like to thank all the staff for ensuring we had a great time. In particular the manager Julian. His customer service skills are exemplary, attentive but not intrusive.and he always ensures that customers leave happy. He is a real credit to the business. Michaela, with a smile to brighten anyone's day is also worthy of a mention. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her and it is a pleasure to have her as out hostess. Matt, the 'new boy', is also a welcome addition. Always ready to serve and meet customers needs. Once again, a big thanks to all the staff at the Travellers Rest.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank spencer s
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Date | Rating
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English first
Sidcup, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Decent pub food in a great setting but not value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Positive

1. Idyllic setting
2. Rustic pub
3. Lamb shank fell of the bone
4. Easy to get a table at peak times
5. Food served quickly

Negative

1. Battered fish was overly saturated in oil
2. Wrong desert brought out and we were told the correct desert was not available only when we queried
3. Waiters not local which ruined the rustic Lake atmosphere
4. High cost and food was average so not value for money


Conclusion

Overall disappointed with food and cost and would not go back unless other restaurants were fully booked

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank chrismriley
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London
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Warm, traditional pub with friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

A lovely warm, welcoming pub/restaurant on a cold, wet night. Good, traditional food, well prepared, with decent sized portions. The steak and kidney pudding was particularly good and try to leave room for the sticky toffee pudding too. Very friendly, efficient service from the young staff and a nice, welcoming atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again and recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank dianewailes
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Derby
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely food, & dog friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a local pub to Grasmere where we could take our dog along with us, and get a bite to eat early evening . We found the Travellers Rest via an online search . The staff were welcoming and said we could sit in the bar area with the dog , the food was really nice & presented beautifully, much nicer than the standard pub grub we were expecting . With an open fire and a glass of wine, it was a lovely place to pick . Would recommend.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank wishiwasthere78
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely meal, fantastic service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

We visited this pub restaurant whilst on a short break in the lake district, the food was fantastic, with great friendly service and such a warm welcoming atmosphere. If in the area again which we hope to be, we wouldn't hesitate in eating here again.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Gina L
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