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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a 2 night stay with Social Living but only stayed one night. The food was basicfayre and the bedding was clean. However the room itself left a lot to be desired. There were cracks in the walls, stai s on the ceiling from, we assumed, the en suite in the room above, a hole in the stud wallwith...

Thank Barbara H
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful stay at the Rainbow Tavern went with a groupon voucher which cost £69 for 2 nights which included a two cousre evening meal on arrival which was excellent I had breaded mushrooms followed by T bone steak it was exceptional cooked to perfection and also full cooked english breakfast on both mornings .Although the rooms were a...

Thank angela56186233
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip adviser should allow 0 star ratings as this place would be a prime example of a zero star. Called in there this afternoon for a quick bit to eat and my first instinct was to turn round and leave, I wish I had. Electric cables dangling across the wall to a lamp in the window. Just a very unfriendly...

Thank Mcclegend
adrian t, Owner at The Rainbow Tavern, responded to this review

Interesting feedback! So you assumed the gammon was raw but then cut into it and discovered it was cooked. Both meals were eaten and no complaint was made at the time. I am afraid that people who finish a meal and leave without complaint at the time lack credibility. Presumably none of the electric fixtures in your home plug into...

Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have just come back from a two night stay in Kendal staying in the Rainbow Tavern with my husband I booked it with wowcher for a really good price read the reviews which were all good then the day we were due to leave I read a review that had just been posted which didn't sound to good was...

2Thank lizplun
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was a Living Social deal 2 X Nights B&B with dinner on the first night, sound great and the other reviews were good, decided to book this and part of my long weekend away after working Christmas (Christmas day off) and New Year 8 days straight.......relaxing time with my Husband........read on!!! Part of this review/complaint is aimed at Living...

7Thank sexyrexyCheshire
adrian t, Owner at The Rainbow Tavern, responded to this review

high maintenance nuisance guests complaining about food they didnt try, please look at our other reviews and decide for yourself

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Good find! The room we had was basic but spacious and clean. The bathroom could've used a little tlc but it had everything we needed. Great location in the heart of Kendal. Was a little noisy but then we were staying in a pub on a Saturday night so it was to be expected. Didn't bother us as so tired...

1Thank Random_laddergoat
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

People friendly though facilities in room could have been better - some needing repair, general maintenance & decor needing looked at. Great location though - very central to town and many local restaurants. Overall was perfect for a budget overnight stay!

1Thank Lainey20704
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

When staying in the lakes we nipped in here for a bite to eat being a dog friendly pub. The bar tender was ever so friendly she provided a bowl of milk for our spoilt pooch and although we only ordered sandwiches and a drink it was very tasty and great value for money would defo return

1Thank Cazwilsd
County Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were wandering down the street in Kendal hoping to find some place to stay and some other tavern owners pointed us to the Rainbow Tavern. I was so happy to meet the lovely ladies behind the bar who are intelligent and articulate and we had some great conversations as well as them showing us to a sweet room in...

2Thank Adoralix
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My Wife and I have just stayed for 4 days, the quality of service and welcome we received from the staff was first class. Set in the middle of wonderful countryside and town services the new management are already making positive progress in improving standards since we last stayed over a year ago. Without doubt a friendly well run establishment...

5Thank dave576

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of Kendal on Highgate, directly opposite the Town Hall, The Rainbow Tavern is one of the oldest inns in the 'Auld Grey Town'. Quality cask ales are on offer, one of which is always a local brew, along with a range of beers and lagers. The Rainbow also has an extensive beer garden and well-behaved dogs are always welcome. The Rainbow has eleven well appointed and comfortable bedrooms including two family rooms. Most are en-suite or with private bath/ shower room, with accommodation available at reasonable prices. Our chefs provide fayre of traditional bar meals and daily specials, with the ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. We also have an extensive steak menu cooked freshly to order, with home-made pies also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rainbow Tavern

Address: 32 Highgate, Kendal La9 4SX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Price Range: RM183 - RM299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Rainbow Tavern 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Just avoid”
 of 5 bubbles Mcclegend, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“this is way below a budget hotel, would not recommend or ever go back”
 of 5 bubbles sexyrexyCheshire, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Absolutely love how this is in one of the historical Kendal yards.”
 of 5 bubbles Adoralix, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good value for money so book in advance”
 of 5 bubbles dave576, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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