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Kirkstile Inn

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Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
+44 1900 85219
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of nights at this Inn and found it very much met our expectations. We were seeking a country inn in the Lake District away from the main tourist areas serving hearty walkers food and a nice pint after a day winter walking. Well, this fitted the bill very well with a warm and cosy bar and... More 

Thank GeoffCEngland
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550 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,349 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love calling in here after a long walk in the lakes. Always busy and some of the best beers available in the area. The food is expensive and average to be fair but the atmosphere with the real fire has to core high.

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for dinner on a chilly evening. Cosy atmosphere, helpful and professional bar staff. Food was excellent and service friendly and prompt. One to revisit.

Thank rb4641
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here recently for our joint birthday celebrations. Have been before but this time we stayed four nights. The room was sweet and had a great view from the lounge, Malbreak looming large. Breakfast, taken on the terrace, was great and very generous in size. Dinner was exceptional. I had steak twice in the week and it was sumptuous. Perfectly... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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555 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smashing proper English dog friendly pub with better than average pub food and great local ales to wash it down with. The service is excelllent even when busy. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike M
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a gem! Entered this stunning country pub after a walk around nearby Buttermere. The atmosphere was just perfect. Large log fires greeted customers looking for food, drink and conversation. It was mid afternoon and busy with a buzz of contented customers. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. An amply stocked bar displayed a dazzling array of Cumbrian Legendary... More 

Thank BoomTriker
Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for dinner after a walk round Buttermere and Loweswater. The bar is well stocked with local beers. In fact it says on the menu that they have their very own brewery. We had the fish and chips and a vegetarian aubergine dish, both of which tasted great. They also came with two side dishes, a lovely salad and roasted... More 

Thank Minyeung
Woodbridge, Canada
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312 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited the Kirkstile Inn for lunch during our recent trip to Cumbria. We managed to get a table outside which made it even more pleasant as we were able to take in all of the spectacular views. For lunch, we thoroughly enjoyed their salmon sandwiches and with a pint to wash it down, it made for an even better... More 

Thank Moondoggie317
Leicester, UK
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166 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Kirkstile has become an institution over the last decade or so. What a truly terrific pub this is, in one of the most beautiful (and relatively quiet) corners of the Lake District. A terrific array of their own brewed ales and a delicious selection of food from burgers and pies to right fancy stuff should you be inclined. After... More 

Thank puffpod
Surrey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Ate here three times whilst we were in the Lake District and it was amazing, the food was superb, the staff were friendly,polite and helpful. Even though it was always busy we never had a long wait for our food. The inside of the pub is quirky with an open fire and a separate dinning room and a nice conservatory... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Loweswater
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 85219

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