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Horse & Farrier Inn

nr Keswick, Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4SQ England
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Threlkeld
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Built in 1688 this traditional Lakeland Inn with its slate flagged floors, beamed ceilings and open fire retains all the character you would expect from this popular village pub. Situated at the foot of Blencathra in the beautiful village of Threlkeld with views towards Skiddaw & Helvellyn this really is the place relax and enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lake district. The Horse & Farrier is committed to serving food and drink of excellent quality amidst informal surroundings. We have an excellent reputation in the Lake district for serving home cooked Fayre either in our intimate restaurant or cosy bar. Our menus are interesting and varied with vegetarians well catered for. We have two pubs in the village which cater for every occasion,two cottages and 14 well appointed bedrooms. Jooles & the team look forward to welcoming you to The Horse & Farrier & The Salutation Inn.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wine / champagne
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Julie barton wrote a review 18 Apr
Durham, United Kingdom63 contributions66 helpful votes
We have been visiting this pub for a lot of years, mostly whilst walking. I have actually written good reviews in the past but today’s visit was extremely disappointing. We ordered food using the app and ordered a starter and two main meals with a side order, straight forward, self explanatory, shouldn’t go wrong, surely. All down hill after that. The starter came out alongside the two main meals and the side order 😒🤔🤔all together, took two staff to bring it all out. My husband mentioned we weren’t expecting it to come out together. The waitress replied Oh you’ve done it wrong. 🤔🤔 Actually no we hadn’t done it wrong, the staff had done it wrong. Not wanting to make a fuss we didn’t say anything and having to eat so much food in one go had to eat cold food. After eating my husband asked the lady on reception what exactly had we done wrong. Apparently we should of mentioned in the special comment box that we wanted the starter to be served as a starter. Heavens above, who’d have known. Has anyone who has visited this pub and ordered starters thought,right,we had better let them know we want it as a starter. The receptionist decided that some people like soup and a sandwich to come together. Well I’ve had soup and a sandwich many times, but only when offered on a menu. In general soup and sandwich consists of a small soup and small sandwich usually as a brunch or lunchtime snack. We were expected to eat a large bowl of soup with focaccia bread two large steak baguettes chips side salad coleslaw and as advertised but didn’t receive, two jugs of gravy, how could anyone possibly eat all that in one go. Complete lack of common sense. As for the waitress who said we’d got it wrong, I beg to differ, on this occasion the horse and farriers had well and truly got it completely wrong.
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Date of stay: April 2021
owens12 wrote a review Dec 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom96 contributions31 helpful votes
Visited this pub twice while staying in Keswick, couldn’t fault the food or the friendly staff. All food seemed freshly cooked and local ingredients. Would definitely recommend a visit here if staying in Keswick or for lunch after long walk on the Railway path.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rosiedog wrote a review Oct 2020
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It had been several years since we dined at this lovely pub and the food had always been excellent Fast forward to Covid 19 and 2020...as with many places at the moment Covid restrictions mean atmosphere is lacking, no ones fault, they are doing their best in difficult circumstances. The restaurant area where we were sat felt chilly and although the service was good the food was average, ok at best, and expensive for what it was. Sadly we won’t be rushing back
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mrbigone wrote a review Oct 2020
Hawkshead, United Kingdom8 contributions13 helpful votes
There is a complete lack of common sense going on at this establishment. First of all, the food, atmosphere, staff were very good. The social distance measures are daft. You are forced to walk on a wet darkened unlit cold sloppy slippy road to go to the toilet, there is ample room to walk to the toilets the normal way indoors. And then something really annoying happened, the bone heads locked the outside door before 10pm preventing people to go the the toilet... Whats that all about???? And they also do not accept TIPS VIA CARD PAYMENT - CASH ONLY, thats £15.00 the staff missed out on. TAX DODGE???????
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Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
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robertm821 wrote a review Oct 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay here from 5th to 9th Oct made very welcome day we arrived our room was ready on arrival and was told of new regulations in place regards covid Room was very clean and bed was really comfortable food was excellent and nothing was to much trouble from any of the staff would highly recomend
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$97 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictKeswickThrelkeld
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Frequently Asked Questions about Horse & Farrier Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Horse & Farrier Inn?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (4.7 miles), Derwentwater (3.6 miles), and Walla Crag (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Horse & Farrier Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Horse & Farrier Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Horse & Farrier Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Horse & Farrier Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fellpack, Thyme Bistro, and eS Bar.
Is Horse & Farrier Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Threlkeld.
Are pets allowed at Horse & Farrier Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Horse & Farrier Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Horse & Farrier Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (2.2 miles) and Crosthwaite Parish Church (3.8 miles).
Does Horse & Farrier Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Horse & Farrier Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.