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The Pooley Bridge Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86215
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great place to visit, staff are great, good selection of beers and a good choice of food from the menu. Ate there both in the evening (can reccomend the pie!) and at lunchtime (sandwiches are great). Manager is a great guy, staff are friendly and a great way to while away the hours sitting next to the log fire. If... More 

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Yorkshire
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We popped in for a lunchtime meal and stayed for a while as it was lovely and warm even though the fires weren't lit, and the sofa was comfy. The food was good and warming and reasonably priced. We made good use of the free wifi as the reception at our cottage was intermittent. We will call in again when... More 

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Sussex
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I had lunch here on a quiet Friday afternoon. We both had panini's and sweet potato fries (which were some of the best I'd had). The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable, the staff were lovely and attentive. I would definitely recommend this to any visitors of the Pooley Bridge area.

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Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Lovely meal here, great value for money, fantastic surroundings. A lovely beer garden out the back with a fountain, didn't realise it was there until I went to the loo.

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Thank Pam761
Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon. hopefully next time you visit, the weather will be nice enough to enjoy our beautiful courtyard. More 

United Kingdom
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279 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch with family on Sunday lunchtime. The pub was warm and cosy with some 19th century charm. Service was efficient. Food came out quickly and was fairly priced for the quality.

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Thank MmeBarbes
Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great local pub, great service and after all the flooding and destruction of pooley bridge good to see locals back on their feet

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Large pub with good parking but staff not very friendly and menus difficult to find or sort out what was available. Staff not very attentive. Very busy but just managed to find a table close to the door which was draughty and noisy. Bar very busy so eventually gave up and went elsewhere. This was very different from our good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee. Lovely surroundings and a warm welcome. Plenty of people eating and the food looked great! Will eat here next time!

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Thank Susannah B
Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were staying close to Pooley Bridge so decided to eat in the village. The Pooley Bridge Inn had plenty parking spaces and looked inviting, so we ventured in for an evening meal. The staff were welcoming, a few customers in, a bit rustic but we decided to stay. We both had the tempura king prawn starter, which was terrible.... More 

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Thank dotislooking
Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this review

hi, i am always suspicious of people who leave a negative review as their one and only review, especially in such a small village with lots of competition. Firstly we have not served tempura king prawns on our menu for a long time. If you look at all our reviews since we launched our new menu, we have had nothing... More 

Lower Parkstone
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238 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub with a great food very good coffee ☕ and a gear sticky toffee pudding loved the Scampi, dogs allowed so even better Very helpful staff

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Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?