Following news that the Hotel / pub is under new management we decided to venture back to what had been once an excellent place to eat, drink and unwind.
We were greeted warmly by the barmaid and were immediately struck by the improved ambience of the place with contented diners and occasional drinkers clearly enjoying the food and service.
Deliberating over which of the three real ales to choose I was immediately offered a sample of each - a nice touch. Not intending to eat there we decided to have a look at the new management's menu and feeling increasingly comfortable we changed our mind and had the Steak and ale pie and lamb shank - both pronounced excellent.
If like us you have been disgusted by the appalling standards of the previous landlord please go back - these people are really trying AND succeeding and as word gets around the place will start buzzing again and Ennerdale Bridge will return to being a memorable stop for the Coast to Coast walkers and the many people like us who just want good food properly prepared at reasonable prices served by people who really enjoy what thewy are doing.
Well done to you all at the Shepherds Arms - we will soon be back but I expect we will soon have to book a table!!
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