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Barbon Inn
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Stayed at the inn for 3 days ( 3 for 2 offer) Room OK with old furniture.
Bathroom could be described as compact with a door with an opaque glass panel which was a bit disconcerting to say the least ( good job we have been together for some time!!) There was a notice on wall asking not to put anything other than loo paper down the toilet: no problem. However we were not told that the 2 switches on the wall (that we had not noticed) were to enable the loo and the shower tray to empty! Needless to say we had an embarrassing moment when the loo blocked and we were awoken with a discreet knock saying there was a leak and the said switches needed to be on all the time and how was it that they were off?!! Explained that we had not been taken to our rooms and therefore had not been given the necessary information so they had never been turned on since we had arrived.We would certainly have known as the noise was deafening ! (Perhaps a note in the room requesting that switches were left on could be considered??)
Rest of stay pleasant food and service was good and the weather was kind.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Booked 3 rooms for family to attend a local wedding. The owners and staff coped well with our comings & goings. The food is good & service timely, there were a couple of decent beers in the bar... The bedrooms are comfortable - but remember it's a period building - so they are not enormous!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Graham H
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Booked a table at The Barbon after reading write up in the Gourmet Society guide to restaurants in the area.
Set in a very picturesque area and easy enough to find.
Food and service was first rate - if u like puddings u gotta try the sticky toffee with butterscotch sauce and ice cream. Believe me its worth the trip up from Notts alone.
Good choice of mains, perfectly cooked
Well worth another visit

Room Tip: Only ate there but from what I saw the place looked very clean and welcoming
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank john s
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Stayed at this inn as a treat. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were hugely impressed. The owners have succeeded in creating a home away from home feel, which is only enhanced by the fact all of the staff are incredibly friendly.

As this accommodation is in a seventeenth century coaching inn it is not in any way shiny or sterile, but Our room looked newly decorated and was very clean.

We also chose to eat our evening meal in the inn and this was also excellent pub food.

We will return when next in the area.

Wether we will chose to climb the huge hill at the rear of the inn again is a different matter.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Frosty2005
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

The Barbon Inn, as well as serving as a B&B is also the local village pub and restaurant. It is ideal for a great lunch after a walk in the district and most importantly the food is much better than the rather old fashioned, patterned carpet & oak and brass interiors would suggest. The food here is just great, a really interesting and thoughful freshly prepared menu that is always a joy - we have had a number of excellent meals here over the last few years and the quality is consistant, and the service is friendly and attentive. Thus, a reall little secret that will pleasantly surprise your tastebuds... while you ignore the interior of the restaurant. I should say the small bar itself is very cosy, and you can always eat in there.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jazzzy-guy
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I stayed here in April on my cycle from Lands End to John O Groats and everything was perfect. I found the staff to be welcoming and helpful. The room was comfortable,well equipped and reasonably priced. The food and beer were also to my taste and again very reasonably priced. I can not wait to go back.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

The Barbon Inn is a small old 17th century coaching inn in the middle of a small viillage not far from Kirkby Lonsdale. Although we had booked for the kingsize room we were initially given a different room which was quickly rectified upon our asking. The room (No 2) was bright and clean as well as furnished to a high standard. I loved the Victorian feel to the room. My only issue was with the en-suite shower. It wasn't the biggest shower and the water flow (if you can call it that) was little more than a trickle.

The meals served in the restaurant were fair (loved their home made pork and apple burger with stilton but found their beer battered fish quite bland). The breakfast was just the right size.

The Inn is in an ideal location to visit local attractions. It isn't far from Settle where you can take a ride on the Settle-Carlisle line made famous in the Harry Potter films when Hogwarts Express is seen passing over a viaduct.

I would recommend this to anyone who longs for peace and quiet with a little bit of quaint charm.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Barbon Inn

Address: Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Lonsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkby Lonsdale
Price Range: $35 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barbon Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barbon Inn and Restaurant near Kirkby Lonsdale has been around since the 1650s and started life as a farmhouse. Situated in the peaceful and tranquil village of Barbon, this country inn offers old world elegance in its accommodation restaurant and pub. The Barbon serves traditional English cuisine with a modern twist. Specialty dishes using local produce with choices like confit duck leg served with dauphinoise potatoes, sautéed leeks and a rich blackberry sauce; menu choices change with the seasons. The inn has an excellent wine list which has been a labour of love for one of the owners, and she will help you select from the connoisseurs list. The Barbon Inn has 10 bedrooms one with a four-poster bed. It’s located halfway between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park which makes it the perfect base for exploring both. The pastoral feel is added to by a local racetrack that holds the Barbon Hill Climb. ... more   less 
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