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18-19 | 2A Strickland Gate, Kendal LA9 4ND, England
+44 1539 721698
19:00 - 01:30
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped into Ruskins for a couple of drinks with friends. The bars are reached by a flight of stairs. On the right is pool table, babifoote, juke box etc and often live music. On the left is the quieter bar with some cool artwork on the walls. The bar staff are friendly and competent and there is a good selection... More 

Thank RealArtisan
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Always busy but fun atmosphere for all ages even pensioners like us. Food generally good - carvery good too but give it a warm up in the microwave near by Why can't carveries be hit?

Thank Arnold G
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We are sitting in Ruskins enjoying a quiet drink overlooking the main street of Kendal Ruskins has two bars - on one side it's a small cosy wine bar type area,on the other is a bar area with a pool table and a place to get together, and has a digital jukebox too Ruskins has a lovely atmosphere. It plays... More 

Thank GreatUKSAFoodies
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

It's always worth popping in here when out for the evening. They often have live music and open mic evenings, it's got a good ambiance.

1 Thank Sneakypete1815
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,187 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,214 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

This is a bright, friendly place for a night out. There is great food and drink to be had, music, games tables and a lot more besides. Popular with all age groups.

3 Thank Howi58
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We visited quite early on a Saturday night, so it was quiet. Nice decor, with local artists paintings on the wall. Was a nice atmosphere.

2 Thank JM2502
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

One of my favourite little hang outs on an evening in town. I love that they have a duke box so you play your own music. it has a pool table, and two separate rooms..so when the 'kids' come in, you can easily find yourself in the other room and chill listening to the live music which is regularly on... More 

1 Thank kez070987
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a great little place to go on a night out. Great atmosphere. There is a jukebox and pool table available or a quieter area at the front if you prefer. Good range of drinks available and some offers on cocktails and lagers.

3 Thank Hannahbananalama
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,187 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,214 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

The title refers to another favoured spot in the southern Lake District, but I guess the eponymous art critic would be well pleased with this latest attraction to bear his name. Situated over a row of shops, in the centre of town, the rooms have been tastefully upgraded to provide a bright and relaxing retreat throughout the day. Especially popular... More 

2 Thank Howi58
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2012

We visited here for a coffee and cake. We enjoyed great home made scones that had been baked fresh that day - scrummy. Friendly staff, good lunchtime atmosphere.

2 Thank Helen W

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19:00 - 01:30
19:00 - 01:30
19:00 - 01:30
19:00 - 01:30
19:00 - 01:30
19:00 - 01:30
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  • Address: 18-19 | 2A Strickland Gate, Kendal LA9 4ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 721698

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