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The Wheatsheaf

$$ - $$$, British,
Brigsteer | Kendal, Kendal LA8 8AN, England
+44 15395 68938
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (16 reviews)
“brisket” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Brigsteer | Kendal, Kendal LA8 8AN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we got here we weren't so sure but, then the starters came... ...beautiful Asian influence on Cumbrian beef made fanatastic salad. Beautifully braised Cumbrian game pie encased in French butter pastry with lovely tender vegetables and buttered mash... The steak however, ... It's first...More

Thank Paulina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited twice in the last couple of months with my 90 year old Aunt for lunch and dinner. On both occasions excellent. As reviewed elsewhere, as well as always appreciating great food, my Aunt now needs wheelchair access and an accessible WC. The Wheatsheaf...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend treated me to lunch last Wednesday 8 November. We arrived to a friendly welcome. Our table was tucked into a cosy corner next to the lit wood burning stove. We both chose venison and were told that it would be prepared ‘rare’ or...More

Thank cphillips835
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Go to this restaurant quite a lot and dined here last Wednesday and interestingly it was quite quiet.We got to the table at around 7.30pm but did not get our first course (only one of our party of 4 was having a first course) until...More

Thank DesLakeDistrict
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for one night, with dog. We were met by a friendly lady, who showed us to our room and gave us a dog friendly package of water bowl, blanket and toy. So far so good except that we had booked a "superior double"...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We visited The Wheatsheaf for a coffee this morning. Couldn't believe the price, a whopping £3.20 each! Never paid so much before. Love the pub but we won't be having a coffee there again.More

Thank Galaxy1991
NickiCumbria1, Manager at The Wheatsheaf, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am glad you like our pub. I am sorry you were charged £3.20 for morning coffee usually priced at £1.95. We offer a great morning coffee and cake deal for £3.95. I will investigate why...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

We called in the other evening early midweek to find the restaurant very busy and again we were found a table receiving excellent service even though a busy restaurant .The food is exceptional with a menu of established quality fayre no fine dining thank god...More

Thank GRHL
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We live in Kendal and come here when we feel like a treat. The food is excellent and even the sandwiches are to die for....the bread is awesome, and all the food weve had has always been very good. The service we receive is always...More

1  Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We went to The Wheatsheaf for supper. I'm a bit of a gin fanatic and the selection of gins was second to none. All the staff were very helpful. Very warm atmosphere. We both had the fish and chips which was absolutely delicious. Very good...More

Thank nellsie
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We returned three years after our last review when we said we had a long long wait. Nice welcome , great choice of beer, very friendly staff, food pretty good too,,,,, But still an unbelievable long long long wait from taking order to food arriving....More

Thank juliewhoolie
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9 May 2015|
Response from NickiCumbria1 | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we are extremely dog friendly, though we do have areas we try to keep doggie free. Please just let us know when booking. Nicki
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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