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“Always a warm welcome and good food available at the Strickland Arms”
Review of Strickland Arms

Strickland Arms
Ranked #18 of 148 Restaurants in Kendal
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kendal, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Always a warm welcome and good food available at the Strickland Arms”
Reviewed May 25, 2010

This is a lovely gastro pub set in the countryside on the outskirts of Kendal, Cumbria. The building has been beautifully restored, there are open fires which burn during the winter and stone flagged floors and salvaged furnishing. On arrival at the pub I’ve always received a warm welcome from the staff. The pub is family friendly (high chairs, games and newspapers are available) and the food is excellent, varied and served all day. Be warned, some of the portions (such as the fish and chips) are very large so be hungry before you arrive! You can eat at the bar or in a restraint section downstairs or in either of two dining rooms upstairs or in the beer garden. If you have disability it would be worth mentioning this when booking as the toilets are located downstairs.

The pub has opened a sister gastro pub further down the road and so if the Strickland is overbooked you may be able to get a seat at the next best place. I would advise booking ahead, particularly for weekend evenings.

The Strickland area has a good provision of walks and the Strickland Castle is on the doorstep. The pub also organises music night although I have not attended any of these. This gastro pub has an excellent atmosphere and caters well for he family. Kerry the Manageress runs this place well and understands good hospitality.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good British Food!”
Reviewed May 15, 2010

Came here with my partners family before I moved away to work residentially. The food was delicious and the portions absolutely huge! I had Fish and Chips and it was delightful. Really filling but near impossible to finish...most definitely good value if you can eat it.
Added bonus was the fact that they served English Lakes Ice Cream :-) which I adore...move over Ben & Jerry the Thunder and Lightning is delicious!

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“Just had Sunday lunch. They were very...”
Reviewed March 21, 2010

Just had Sunday lunch. They were very helpful as we had a party of 11 and we had not booked. Had a very reasnoble Sunday lunch offer. Food was quick and delicious. Nice lager too!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good quality food in a lovely setting”
Reviewed January 9, 2010

Need I say more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Foodandsleep
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