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The Wheatsheaf

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Brigsteer | Kendal, Kendal LA8 8AN, England
+44 15395 68938
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a busy Saturday evening. A warm welcome at the bar. Good selection of beer and also wine by the glass. Excellent lamb rump special, and mu husband had the pie of the day which was served with excellent chips. We only had a drink and mains. Highly recommended.

Thank Cookiecatxx
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a refreshing change to find a restaurant that truly welcomes our four legged friends as much as those paying the bill!! Bowl of water and biscuits on arrival made our three dogs feel right at home. I had the vegetarian curry and my wife had the Goats Cheese tart, both were great. If you want good food and... More 

Thank fruitcakeIpswich
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited on a snowy winters night and walked into a warm pub with a lovely welcome for us and our 2 black Labradors. They even had a plate of dog biscuits on our table. Great food- I had a home made burger and my husband had the lamb shank, pronounced excellent, and nice puds- ice cream and lemon posset.... More 

Thank PoppyLeics
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Once again an excellent meal. The celeriac, Apple & wholegrain mustard soup was delicious, braised beef brisket just melted and the apple crumble & ice cream extremely tasty. Couldn't fault the cheerful, friendly and efficient service. All in a cosy, comfortable , relaxing and tastefully decorated pub. Definitely one to visit. Our favourite place to eat.

Thank Barbara S
Heysham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We popped in by chance last week, but so good we went back this Sunday for my birthday. Genuine, polite professional staff create a real country pub atmosphere with the twist that the food is gastro standard. Properly dog friendly complete with biscuits and water for man/ woman's best friend. All this amid prime walking territory. Couldn't be more impressed.... More 

Thank DazHalsted
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Not much of a choice for vegetarians so I settled for the simple mozzarella pizza - which was absolutely beautiful! So much so I couldn't waste a bite and asked to take what I left home. My partner and family absolutely loved their food including the lamb leg and and the fish pie. I would defiantly recommend booking a table... More 

Thank dionnecandice
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice pub with a wide range of drinks, good menu and relaxing atmosphere. We were part of a large group and we were pleased to all be served at the same time; it's so annoying when half the people have their meals and the other half is still waiting. Everyone enjoyed their meals and service continued to... More 

Thank GS157
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We've been to the Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer a couple of times but this week was a very special occasion as it was my mother's 90th birthday and there were several generations of us there - in fact 12 of us of all ages - who went for a late lunch. The food and service were both just superb. In fact... More 

Thank Phil T
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner last night after being turned away (and spoken quite rudely to!) by various restaurants and pubs in Bowness, when we arrived at our accommodation I began frantically researching places near our cottage for dinner, as it was my mums birthday and we wanted to celebrate! Wheatsheaf to the rescue, they squeezed us in, allowed us to... More 

Thank Jessica_Karen1990
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Called in yesterday after a walk from Sizergh Castle and wasn't disappointed.We had a friendly welcome and were offered a choice of fine lagers and some local ales.We ordered 2 burgers, which were hugely impressive, and and a lovely Fish Pie.I have to say that the Fish Pie was perfect.The service was impressive too. I will be returning for a... More 

Thank david m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brigsteer | Kendal, Kendal LA8 8AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68938
The Wheatsheaf is in the heart of the charming hamlet of Brigsteer, between the parishes of Helsington and Levens, and only three miles from Kendal. Snugly settled under the limestone escarpment of Scot Scar, charming lanes ad path ways leads to the Lyth Valley, famous for its damsons.Great dinning is offered to suit all tastes; old favourites, and a few more; handmade pizzas, Cumbrian delicacies, including of course, the all the all important Cumberland sausage! Where ever you sit you will enjoy a very warm welcome, and a hearty plateful!

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