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The Kirkstile Inn

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Loweswater CA13 0RU, England
+44 1900 85219
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would to thank all front of house staff and chefs for a wonderful night, the food and service was amazing.

Thank Sharon W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steak & ale pie is a must, it's the ultimate warming comfort food after a full day walking! We weren't disappointed with any of the food, it was all really lovely. The service is brilliant, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The bedroom was clean and the bed extremely comfortable. We will be returning, it's a little... More 

Thank Angiemart
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in here for a lunchtime break from our walk round Crummock Water. The food and beer were very good, the bar area was cosy and the service good. I can recommend this as a great place to stop for refreshment.

Thank j462
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took our family out for my birthday lunch at the Kirkstile pub today. I couldn't have had a better birthday meal. I had gorgeous sea bream fillet and my boys had homemade steak pie. Fantastic atmosphere, delicious food, reasonable prices and excellent value for money! Thanks to the kind gentleman in the Wheatsheaf pub in Low Lorton (another... More 

Thank Gail S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice British pub. Unfortunately they don't serve food after 2:30. Big blow. We ended up eating overpriced sandwiches. It's a shame. Great local beer though.

Thank George S
Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect spot for a cosy lunchtime stop during a ramble. The pub is warm, welcoming and dog friendly. There is ample parking and some tables have wonderful views.

Thank Michele O
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have been going to Loweswater for the past 7 years always taking time to visit the Kirkstile Inn on our first night for a meal with friends. They have never failed to please, providing good quality ,mostly local, food at reasonable prices. A traditional pub with log fire and oak beams, the atmosphere is warm and laid back

1 Thank JandB1956
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We called into the Kirkstile hoping for a warm meal after a day out in the cold. Despite it being very very busy the waiter ensured he found us a table and we were comfortable and happy. We both had steak pie. The food came quickly and was very good, beautifully home cooked fresh food. The bill was reasonable. Will... More 

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134 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A bit out of the way but if you are int he vicinity, well worth a visit. The pub is a proper old style pub, not an awful modern gastropub. The food menu is extensive and the food good pub grub. There is a good range of superb ales to drink locally brewed all with Lake District themed names. Excellent,... More 

Thank RichardVUK
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Another fabulous Sunday lunch here on the Sunday before Christmas. The food and beer were up to their usual excellent standards. As a party of 8 we ate in the dining room with its cosy ambience with open fires and white tablecloths. The steak and ale pie ,tatie pot and fish and chips were perfect winter comfort food. The desserts... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?