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The Agricultural Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Castlegate, Penrith, England
+44 1768 862622
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am absolutely disgusted with the level of service myself and my family received on a recent trip to this establishment. We wanted a light lunch and were told that they did not do baguettes at lunch time. We accepted this and after a little deliberation I decided just to order a starter yet the rest of the family ordered... More 

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Thank GillianT30
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wasnt looking forward to going after reading previous reports but was pleasantly surprised. our group of ten ladies had various meals quite a few of us had sweet and sour chicken with rice and chips which was very nice one had thai fishcakes and she said they were very nice, we had various puds I had jam roly poly yummy.... More 

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Thank TripMember03312015
Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food ,I have eaten here many a time and the food is the best roast beef Sunday dinner is the best I've been else were and nothing compares food stays hot seasonal veg roast potatoes ,best mash ever & beef & gravy lovely . Staff our nice and very efficient .

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Thank nice2bnice90
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for our works Christmas meal. Unfortunately we were all disappointed. Turkey didn't taste good, overdone Yorkshire puds, disappointing starters, vegetables and puddings. Wouldn't return based on this meal. Sorry!

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Thank woodysweekendsaway
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Quick service and yet fresh really good meals would definitely recommend. Chips are really nice as we're the hot and spicy chicken wings my son had. Friendly staff as well.

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Thank Mike B
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Sitting watching the world go by with one eye, and through the kitchen door with the other is an interesting pass time. Been a bit of a foodie carries its own problems, it makes one a bit fussy what passes through the lips on the way south. Well, listening to the chorus of pings as the wall of microwaves does... More 

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2 Thank Tim B
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

If you want home cooked un microwaved food - avoid! - plenty of other places offering better quality in rhe vicinity!

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Thank Lyndeloo
Perth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

An example of what you see is what you get. An old, traditional hotel, originally serving the cattle market, which is now moved. Simple UK pub menu. Very dated, but huge open fires are very welcoming when it is freezing outside. Friendly competent staff. Food comes in quantity, but seems to be from a catering supplier. Nice chips. Standard-portion fish.... More 

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Thank 186565David_W
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a brief visit to Penrith on our way to Carlisle. The service was excellent! I had the Whitby scampi and it was fantastic. By far my favourite meal since arriving in the UK! My husband had the steak and ale pie and found the gravy bland although the portion size was good.

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Thank Kiara D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for a birthday meal, there were quite a few of us and some children. We noticed that the staff were unhappy with the kids being there we even saw one of the staff mutterd a swear word at one of the kids!! Food has gone down hill! Won't be returning

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castlegate, Penrith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 862622
  • This restaurant is at The Agricultural Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?