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“Good service, terrible food”

King George IV Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Eskdale
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Wigan, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good service, terrible food”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Went on Sunday afternoon, the pub is lovely inside with nice fireplaces and with good views from the back rooms. The staff on duty was very friendly and made us feel really welcome. There was also a good range of both beers and whiskies.
We ordered two steak and ale pies and the Cumberland sausage child meal and a bowl of extra chips. The wait was reasonable at around 15 mintues however, the food that arrived was just awful. The pie was in fact a slice of pie, on a pile of chips which had some burnt, some OK and some almost raw? The pie was full of fatty, gristly meat in a pastry case which had a burnt top and a completely raw soggy bottom. It was the last day of our trip we just couldn't be bothered complaining, my husband even wrapped half of his remains in a serviette and took it to the loo bin - so we wouldn't offend the staff!
We can recommend the pub for drinks but do not eat there.

  • Visited March 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Lovely service, warm and cosy pub, food OK”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We called in for Sunday lunch and like most pubs in Cumbria our dog was made welcome. The pub is cosy and traditional with a huge selection of whiskies (if that's your thing) and a number of guest beers. The staff were lovely and the menu has something on there for everyone. The veg curry looked fantastic, as did the sausage and mash. Unfortunately, I ordered the 3 cheese and ham ploughmans which, while it had generously large pieces of cheddar, stilton and brie with 2 good slices of ham, you need something to eat these with and the quarter of a tomato, small piece of lettuce and single slice of cucumber were nowhere near enough. Note to the chef - have a look at the salad with the ploughmans at the Bridge Inn, Santon - now THATS a ploughmans. Overall, we enjoyed lunch and would return - next time I'll be having the curry!

Visited February 2013
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Thank Trampus01
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Average.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Average food, ate once during a week stay with the remaining evenings eating at other pubs.

Good location and friendly staff but a bit outdated and in need of a good clean.

Visited December 2012
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Thank visitor227059
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Houston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“An oasis of Quality Beer and Food”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We just popped in for a quick drink after touring about the countryside and then stayed for a few beers and our evening meal. The barman and the locals that were in were very friendly and welcoming. The selection of real ales was immense and all were properly kept and dispensed. What can I say about the food? I had the best Cumberland sausage I have ever had and my wife had their home made steak and ale pie, made from meat from the barman's brother's farm "just up the road". It's the quietest my wife has been for a while, she just loved it. The Steak was superb. Although it is a bit out of the way I would certainly consider visiting again, if not staying there if the opportunity arises. Word of warning the barman has a superb line in patter which nearly had us in tears!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Robert C
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Homely proper pub.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great ales, good craic and nice food. Spot-on. Jonty the landlord quite a character. Would definitely return given the chance.....

Visited November 2012
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