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The Horse and Farrier Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Dacre CA11 0HL, England
+44 17684 86541
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered bacon butties along with drinks. Food took 40mins to arrive. Soggy bap (water from a very poor salad soaked into said bap). Some beers were off and seemed to be a problem with the gas. Tried to pay using card, only to be told card reader was not working - something to do with lawn mower and cables? Someone... More 

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Thank SUSAN P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Friendly pub that offers a standard food menu. There's a good selection of pies which I recommend and the remainder of the menu looks fine. Good atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Allan C
England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've come out of Trip Advisor semi-retirement to present two startlingly different reviews on my dining experience in the Northern Lake District this week. One place gave me the very, very best dining I've had for a long time, the other the most vile food I've been dished up for years. People who have seen my reviews know that I... More 

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Portland, Maine
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Walking distance from Keswick, we stayed here in April and loved the view to the west , fields across the road. In the morning Royal Air Force jets practicing in the mts. Great breakfast in lovely old room, and a good simple lunch or two.

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Thank Jim J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If walking in this part of the Northern Lakes, this pub serves a good wholesome Sunday lunch for a very reasonable price. Good wholesome food, no frills and very tasty.

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Thank jackie o
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered a full breakfast and goats cheese, squash and spinach pie. Both meals were awful. The breakfast tasted like it was all fried in old oil. The pie crust was chewy and probably microwaved before having the crust crisped. The accompanying chips were not good either and the peas were hard. £10.25 for the pie too! We really wished... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

WEe always pop in here for a light lunch every time we come to the Lake District. The food is very good and the garden is very pleasant

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Thank Vayikra
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Saw the sign on the main road for a 18th century inn so thought we would give it a go and I have to say it was well worth it . The lady behind the bar and serving the meals was brilliant very friendly and welcoming the food was well cooked and ample and the atmosphere was totally olde worlde... More 

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Howden, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is run and owned by a delightful Swedish woman who is lovely and it's worth going to meet her let alone enjoy her cookery. We popped in for lunch one day as we were in the Lakes on holiday, it's a funny little place (ducks outside in a caged area with a paddling pool) and lots of character... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We went here on a weekend trip to the lakes for something to eat on the way. As you can expect in the lakes great beer and good local produce. Service was brilliant and loads of vegetarian options. Wild mushroom and aubergine risotto followed by poached pear. All very tasty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dacre CA11 0HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Dacre
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86541

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