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The Gateway Inn

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Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
11:00 - 23:00
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we recently visited the gateway for lunch. we didnt realise that it is only carvery on a sunday and we didnt want that as we were just calling for a small lunch. the lady working in the restaurant was called sally and she spoke to the chef to see if we could possibly have something different, which the chef agreed... More 

Thank lenipoole
Darwen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick bite to eat on the way to The Lakes. Well located just off A591 this Twaites pub has a contemporary cosy theme. Think they were short staffed because it took a while to get served at the bar, but after that the service was great. Nice table with great views and the menu had... More 

Thank FranWilliams77
Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family group of six adults and five children including for our youngest child's first birthday on new years eve. The staff were amazing and looked after adults and children alike with warmth. It was new years eve and so I think service staff could be forgiven for being a little jaded, but far from this was... More 

Thank Andrew M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with the family yesterday (Christmas Eve) for lunch -didn't want the festive menu (which looked good) as we were having a big meal later. 4 of us had the local steak pie which came with its own jug of gravy, seriously delicious chips and peas -we were all impressed. Other orders were salmon open sandwich (delicious) & burger with... More 

Thank hazel-paul
Preston, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Nice surroundings main menu is limited, but large special menu, even if a bit complicated. Have meat pie, looks unimpressive when delivered but really yummy, amazing chips n gravy. Service v casual.

Thank mjr1966
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Invited a friend to pay visit this place wasn't let us down. The food was decent size and the sirloin was lovely tender, nice ambiance is worth to visit again.

Thank Keeneater88
Watford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Bar staff do not know what a liqueur floater coffee should be. A lukewarm coffee in a mug with so little liqueur you couldn't even smell it in the mug. Then a tiny amount of cream in a jug!!

Thank Tricia141
Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Glenlivet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?