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“Lovely lunch”

Brotherswater Inn- Lake District pub
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Patterdale
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went for lunch after a walk round Brotherswater. The soup and warm ciabatta roll were delicious and the sandwiches too which came with homemade coleslaw. Not a huge choice of main meals for lunch but plenty of sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes. Friendly and welcoming too.

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2  Thank scottieYorkshire
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Been here before in warmer weather, and recall a decent pub lunch outside overlooking the fells. This time a February Sunday lunch inside, although it was a rare sunny day amidst the awful recent weather. The place was nearly full with walkers and dogs, buzzing atmosphere, and luckily we had a table near a window looking straight onto heavily snow-capped peaks at the back of the Kirkstone Pass, picture postcard stuff!. The food was standard pub fare, and despite some adverse comments from others recently we found it to be fine: a large plate of tender roast beef with the usual roast and mashed potatoes, large Yorkshire pudding and thick tasty gravy, others just had jacket potatoes, one with chili beef and the other with crayfish, all hot, tasty and just what was needed. Large selection of local and other beers on draught. Would go back anytime.

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2  Thank Phil W
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

After a recommendation by a local resident at Glenriddings. where's good to eat.
i shall give it a try, nothing to loose.

Leaving Glenridding's on the Only main road back to wards Ambleside, long and twisty road with sharp bends. When I was over taken by the local idiot. Only to find him in the car park at The Botherwater Inn. What a great start !

First impression, Am i at the right place as it was also the entrance to a camp site and caravan park. The car park was unmade with a bad exit back on to the main road.

The inn was, as if it was the boot house for the camp site. large extension off to the left, with items of abandon processions fastened to the walls covered in dust and cob webs. Lots of empty seats i did not no where to seat.

i was out numbered by the staff and the great big dog, who looked at me as if i was his next meal.
It was quite to say the least. But it was the week before the school holidays were due to start. so could be expected.
Looked at the starters listed on the menu but nothing jumped out at me.
The chief''s specials on the blackboard, torn between two..
Ordered at the bar.
The chicken in white wine, new potatoes, mixed veg, and a local ale. ( local ale was not for me.) enjoyed the chicken, very good, hot, seamed to be home made and fresh that day. no complaints about the food.

Service was quick as i was the only person in.
Views were out standing from the table.
Eating area is large, but a barn of a place when empty.

food good, atmosphere very poor.
Be very careful when leaving the car park and pulling out on to the main road as the local idiots maabout.

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1  Thank hot-hot-chilli
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

This pub is lovely and in a fantastic place. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The beer is wonderful. The whole atmosphere is top notch. The food is just poor and disappointing. We had fish and chips. Although served in generous portions, the fish had obviously been cooked in oil that needed a change long ago and the chips were pale, unappetising things. It amazes me that they allow food like this to leave the kitchen and sully the reputation of such a lovely place. One other point is that the steak pie had those daft puff pastry tops plonked on top which disintegrate immediately under the knife. Why not make proper pies? Reputations have been built on less!

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2  Thank Richardhands
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Colin was extremely friendly,answering our question about the name of the water and the drowning of the brothers.....however the meal that followed was a nightmare...fish and chips!!!pre chewed tough frozen fish in dark brown awful batter.SHAME.

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Thank David l
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