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Sandford Arms
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed here after getting a deal on group on for two nights. The inn was lovely and the room was amazing. Very clean and homely. Breakfast was very nice and was made to feel very welcomed. We decided to have a meal there on one night and it was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be coming back again. Thank you very much :)

Room Tip: Definitely book a table to eat in the restaurant.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife and I, together with our Westie dog, stayed at The Sandford Arms for two nights on a Groupon deal. Our bedroom and bathroom were newly refurbished and in the future, when the remainder is completed, will form part of a holiday cottage. The accommodation was ideal for our needs, spotless and nicely furnished. The Sandford Arms is a traditional pub which draws much of its custom from the dining public. The standard of the food is very good. Our evening meals and breakfasts were of a high standard. We learnt that only local produce is used and we can vouch for the high quality of the meats which are apparently sourced from a butcher in Appleby who has his own farm and abattoir.
As it is a free house owned by the licensee and family there is a good range of wines, spirits and beers which are realistically priced.
Perhaps the greatest attribute of this pub is the genuine friendliness of the owners and their daughter, Ellie. Nothing is too much trouble and they are all a credit to the licensing and hospitality trade.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank petermet
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uk
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

The room was a reasonable size so was bathroom. Nice included toiletries. The bed was really comfortable and despite freezing temperatures outside - the room was really warm.
The included breakfast was good, plenty of choice, but so not keen on the evening meals. Unlike a previous reviewers experience, far from the meat being overcooked, the lamb we ordered had a lot of raw looking fat - but this was replaced without question.
The area was good for walks without having to drive long distances, we will definitely go there again.
Generally we had an enjoyable stay there, so did our Dog. She always comes with us when we stay in this area.

Room Tip: I did not look in any other rooms - assumed they are all the same - the area is very quiet and peace...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lancs
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82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Very pleasant surroundings, warm friendly pub.
The room was nice and clean with lovely fresh smelling towels and bedding. Really comfy bed.
There is also a nice restaurant.
Only two slight negative points. The Chef tends to overcook his meat, the breakfast bacon was a little too overcooked, and the Chicken a little dry. But that's my opinion.
The bedroom walls are a bit thin when the people in the next room have a dog that decides to bark at 7.30am. Apart from this, the place is definately worth a look.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank alakar
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were looking for a place to have Sunday Lunch on our way to the lakes,and we happened across the Sandford Arms,in fact we nearly missed it.It was absolutely fantastic and the food was to die for.Superb Sunday lunch and really welcoming staff.Really Excellent,and we were so happy we didn't find the place we set out to stop at.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sue I
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

On my way back home to the north east we dicided to find a place to put our heads down. My wife seen the sign for Sandford inn near Appleby. Turn offf the main drag a few mins later we were out side the inn. Booked in, The rooms were large and very clean, Decided to have a meal it turned out to be very good and reasonly priced. As for the ale that turned out to be a fine drop of stuff. We would certainly stay there again thanks to all that made our stay a good one. Mel and Margaret.Chapman.

Room Tip: No 3 was a good size and quite
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mel C
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed here last year on route to Scotland for our honeymoon and were so impressed we decided to do the same again this year. We hadn't booked in advance - just rang when we were about half an hour away, hoping they would have a room available - which thankfully they did!!
We were thrilled that the landlady recognized us and gave us such a warm welcome. They are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are spotless and beautifully decorated. Breakfast is superb!
Excellent value for money - and we will be back!!
Thank you,
Gill and Dave Craddock

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank GillCGoathland
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Additional Information about Sandford Arms

Property: Sandford Arms
Address: Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6NR | Appleby-in-Westmorland, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Appleby-in-Westmorland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Appleby-in-Westmorland
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandford Arms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Sandford Arms Appleby-In-Westmorland, Cumbria

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