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“great pub food in a fantastic location”
Review of Bay Horse

Bay Horse
Ranked #44 of 72 Restaurants in Ulverston
Price range: $6 - $114
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Bay Horse Hotel is a 17th century coaching inn nestled alongside the Levens Estuary with fantastic panoramic views. Often described as a hidden gem, it is a place to suit all tastes and budgets, whether it be morning coffee, home made ice cream, a bar snack or celebratory meal. Always a warm welcome from the staff, a log fire in the winter and picnic benches to enjoy the views on fine days. Just one mile out of Ulverston town centre, why not walk down Britain's shortest, widest and deepest canal to find a hidden treasure, The Bay Horse Hotel.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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585 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“great pub food in a fantastic location”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Very difficult to find, but if you do (you have to cross an ugly industrial estate through the gates of a pharmaceutical complex!!!) you'll reach one of the most poetic corners of Cumbria. The Bay Horse is named after the horses that used to cross the Morecambe bay when the tide was favourable; you are here at the very end of the canal connecting the Bay (at high tide) with the market town of Ulverston, birthplace of Stan Laurel. Great marine views, and a welcoming pub, with excellent pub food cooked by a renowned chef. Worth the efforts to find it!

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Decided to try the Bay Horse as it is very rare in Cumbria to find somewhere with such a varied and interesting vegetarian menu. And as we eat vegetarian at home (for me), my wife welcomed the range of meat dishes on the menu too.

Service was excellent, and the food presented was delicious. The items we ordered were very close in nature to the descriptions on the menu, but if you are not sure, I would suggest you ask "what exactly is xxx?"

From the vegetarian point of view, most menu items involved cheese in some way, which is a shame as there are plenty of vegetarian alternatives that do not include cheese. One or two altered dishes on the menu would take care of that.

The wine list was very nice indeed, and makes a welcome change to what passes for a wine list in most places around here.

All in all, excellent food (though a bit too cheesy for me), very attentive service and only a little bit too expensive. We will certainly return, though at these prices it will be a "special occasion" venue, rather than a "lets pop out for dinner" sort of place.

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Thank Roose_Rambler
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“Riddle of the Sands”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Amazing views over the Morecombe Bay sands while we enjoyed delicious food at one of our favourite places in the UK. Be warned - It's not an easy place to find, which makes it all the more special when you get there.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Everything was home made and delicious! Even the steak was nicely done, which, as an American living in the UK, I don't often get to say.

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“breakfast with a view”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

breakfast was a treat: the views, of course, but also the loose leaf tea, fresh fruit, delicious local eggs...
dinners were also a feast... hard not to over-eat, so perhaps limit your stay to 2 nights ^_^

Visited August 2012
Thank laurinha2
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