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Ring O' Bells, Kendal

Closed Now: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Traditional Pub

This is the only pub built on consecrated ground! Very cosy, with a log fire in the public bar. The... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Woking, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Very welcoming and dog friendly. Friendly efficient staff. However, does not have good disabled... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
via mobile
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“parish church”(3 reviews)
“coal fire”(2 reviews)
Family run small Pub with 2 small bars, built in the 1600's. Listed Building Status. Traditional Local Folk Night on Monday Evenings. Food served most days (not Thursday).
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37 Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AF, England
+44 1539 720326
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This is the only pub built on consecrated ground! Very cosy, with a log fire in the public bar. The pint of Nutty Black I had was perfect. Not a great choice of food but the ham, egg & chips was fantastic. Locals were mainly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cazzaco
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming and dog friendly. Friendly efficient staff. However, does not have good disabled access. But, overall a pub to be recommended. If you visit Kendal, visit this pub.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Just a call for a couple of 'halves' but nevertheless very interesting indeed. This pub was built originally in the 1600s and has listed building status. Just outside the gates of the (largely) redundant church it has probably more to tell than the church itself!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mr Ken T
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very cosy traditional pub. Worth a visit to see the quirky decoration. Very cosy atmosphere by the real fire but slightly unwelcoming attitude from the barman ....possibly the son of the proprietor?

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank K2356RFSue
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The Ring o’ Bells is a lovely pub. I don’t know how many bars it has, but we were in cosy one at the front with a lovely fire. This is clearly a local pub and the locals we met were welcoming and very friendly....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Good food good beer nice coal fire just booked Xmas dinner with mates for Dec ,8 or 9 landlady /landlord make the pub a winner I go in at least 5 times a week keep up the good work Geoff

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My husband, myself and elderly Mum popped into the Ring O'Bells for lunch after visiting the beautiful Kendal Parish Church which is next door. It was a lovely traditional pub (we ate in the lounge). We all had something different but was bowled over by...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Susanne L
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely quirky little pub in a gorgeous location. Total escape from a busy day. The original features in the snug make it an interesting place to visit. Real fireplace is lovely in winter. There's a lovely riverside walk only yards away and the parish church...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank K2356RFSue
Reviewed 22 May 2017

An genuine authentic old inn with lots of character. Great value home cooked food with local real ales. Perfect for visitors looking for a real pub with lots of history.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were looking for a traditional local which served good beer and where strangers were made welcome and this pub exactly fitted the bill.

Date of experience: May 2017
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