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The Gateway Inn

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Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch! Delicious turkey sandwich. After the sandwich we had a dessert! That was so so nice....

Thank 188636Travel
Glenlivet, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second visit here and yet again we were disappointed with the service. In the summer it was busier so understood the delay in getting served but this time was just mildly offensive. We arrived to one lady behind the bar obviously on her own serving and taking the orders,however she greeted us and told us to take... More 

Thank Fidget69
Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited this pub with my girlfriend and uncle who was visiting us. He stayed here a couple of nights and said it was a lovely room and a very good breakfast. The pub has not long been refurbished and is very nice. The food we had was lovely,the beer was also very good. Only downside I had was,... More 

Thank steves4690
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to relax and enjoy a meal. Has been refurbished in recent years as it is no longer stuck in the 1800s. Nicely decorated yet it retains its old world charm. Food is amazing and a great choice of ales. Book a table in the conservatory or by a window and you will have amazing views looking... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a good catchup with a friend and we both ordered the beefburgers, they were delicious all homemade with onion rings and coleslaw. Service was fast and efficient and the whole place looked very clean and welcoming. Will definitely be back, keep up the good work, Easy to get too, big carpark, spaciously laid out so not all tables... More 

Thank Charlotte F
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in on the spur of the moment. Was fairly quiet when we arrived, was told to sit anywhere so sat in window overlooking the hills. It did fill up quite quickly though. We chose from the set lunch menu. Both had the Westmorland ramekin which was absolutely delicious. I had a homemade steak pie with chips, it was beautiful,... More 

Thank lindab62
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights just me and the dog, and we loved it! The room was lovely, with a brilliant comfy bed. I ate here both nights and really enjoyed the food and relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

Thank Karen G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A group of us went for Sunday Lunch, with a baby, toddler and 2 dogs in tow, The Gateway were very accommodating. Everyone had a Sunday roast except for me as there was no vegetarian version on offer (rather disappointing), everyone cleared their plates and my soup was lovely.

Thank Romanymist
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Visited the restaurant last Tuesday, the food was excellent. Visited again the following evening the food was very disappointing. I did wonder if the same chef had cooked the dinner. I had lamb which was tough and tasteless. One of my friends had the creme brûlée for dessert, it was obviously stale as the bottom part of the dessert was... More 

Thank Dorothy G
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I went with friends this weekend for Sunday lunch and it was really delicious!! The staff couldn’t do enough for us and the meal was served very promptly. There was plenty of meat/veg and it was beautifully presented. Very reasonably priced too! I will be definitely revisiting in the future!

Thank girlracervr6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 724187

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