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The Gateway Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
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1 - 10 of 450 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gateway Inn is located just outside Kendal on the border of the lake district. It is a 200 year olds renovated inn and is absolutely a great place to stay. Steve and Karen provide first class service and food, nothing is too much trouble...More

Thank Robin L
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Robin & Jean, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely 5* review, much appreciated! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to look after you both. We hope you enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the first time. Good pub menu. Nice staff . Nice decor. We had the Cumberland Sausage and the Mediterranean quiche. Both very tasty. Will come again especially as only live two miles away. Husband specially liked the beer specifically brewed for here. Think...More

Thank Suzywac
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Suzywac, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, much appreciated. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Steve

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met a friend for an evening meal here last week, at his suggestion, and we were not disappointed. It's a lovely, charming place with a very relaxed atmosphere. There was a great choice on the menu and we were amazed by the prices as...More

Thank Sue L
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night on a mini break, the bedroom was warm and comfortable with little touches which were nice. Staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. Had an evening meal which was delicious with good sized portions and reasonably priced. The breakfast was...More

Thank Carol M
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carol, Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely 5* review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with as and i guess we must apologise for setting the bar high enough to taint the rest of your trip...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot rave about this place enough! Amazing location, just one straight road to Bowness and less than 10 minutes to get there. The food was the best I've had at a pub and the service is exceptional! I particularly liked the staff offering to...More

Thank sambairstow27
Stephen T, General Manager at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Sam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure to look after you.and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in late morning on Saturday for lunch, easy to find with plenty of parking, the food was superb, my grandson chose the burger from the adult menu, and finished it!, certainly generous portions and excellent quality, evidently home made. Mine was a fish baguette,...More

Thank mjtom58
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear mjtom58, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review! We're pleased you and your Grandson enjoyed your lunch and time with us in general and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in yesterday for the first time and have to say I'm overly impressed with the layout, food, members of staff and the atmosphere. Can not find a fault with this place even if I tried. The drinks were refreshing and certainly quenched our thirst,...More

Thank Matt_060644
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Matt, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a pleasant 5* review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your maiden visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Thursday afternoon arriving about 2.00 with the parents and the little one. The place is kept well and clean. Food was spot on. Dad had a massive tasty fish pie the Mother enjoyed her salmon and the chef must know their steaks...More

Thank Joe T
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Joe, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review! We're really pleased you all enjoyed meals and your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon! Kind regards. Steve & Karen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as a family of six adults and three toddlers. The staff were amazing, so friendly, accommodating and super helpful. Service was prompt and the food arrived quickly, which is always a blessing when eating with little people! Burgers were super, generous portions...More

Thank suew00
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi suew00, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review! We're pleased you all enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Steve

Reviewed 21 March 2018

Fabulous find, myself and a colleague stayed here whilst working in the lakes over 3 days. Spent two nights here and eat evening dinner on both occasions. Rooms excellent, excellent evening menu, highly recommend the pate starter, sausage & mash as well as the gammon...More

Thank Peter N
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a 5* review, its very much appreciated. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Steve

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Questions & Answers
Boafam
3 March 2018|
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Response from Stephen T | Property representative |
Hi there, We don't currently publish our menu as we make regular changes to our offering. If you wish to obtain a copy of our current menu please email your request to us. Kind regards, Steve
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Clare D
26 October 2017|
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Response from TheGatewayInnKendal | Property representative |
Yes we have a children menu
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Redfox6475
8 July 2016|
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Response from VicarNigel | Reviewed this property |
Yes - as far as I am aware
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$35
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
A beautiful Country Inn sitting in an elevated position with stunning views looking out over Kendal and the surrounding countryside and fells. We serve quality drinks and traditional home cooked meals everyday. (Please note that our opening hours do not necessarily represent our food service times. Please contact us to confirm food service times)
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