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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

We stayed in an air b&b a minutes walk from this pub and only stumbled across it because I did my usual desperate search for decent gf food - and what an amazing find! So many choices for the main dinner meal, I ended up...having chicken goujons and chips which was excellent. So good we ended up coming back for sunday lunch! A whole sunday lunch pre marked gf and df, no questions, no compromises - made my holiday! Really good with the kids too. Can not recommend more.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

This is a place we have passed any times - so glad we finally tried it! An old fashioned interior and with an old fashioned welcome The rare breed burger was wonderful and the chips the best we've ever had And there is a range...of craft ales to try Next time we must stay the night so we can sample more than oneMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022

This is ok to pop in. There is a typical bar menu and there are friendly staff.Tthe home made soup is good and real ale is served

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022

We were walking Hadrian’s Wall Way and this was one of my favourite places we stayed. The welcome and food were really good and the rooms felt really special - spacious, comfortable and attractively decorated. We both said ‘wow’ when we walked into our rooms.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

We had a meal after a day walking Hadrians Wall. The menu is good pub food and the portions are sensible. The beer is good too. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022

we stayed here when walking the Hadrians Wall Way - it is right on the walk. The rooms were very comfortable and the food was really excellent - we recommend the steak pie and the pesto pasta which were really great.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

Very much is what it is. A nice pub serving really good simple food well cooked and hot. In my opinion very good value.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Stopped off here as part of our walk for a well deserved drink and some lunch The pub is rustic with many original features which I quite like. The lady who was working on Wednesday 10 Aug was extremely busy but she was very friendly,...well organised and did a great job. The lunch menu was mainly sandwiches, with a small choice of Mains and desserts We had the cheese and chutney sandwhich, the falafel sandwich which both came with fries and a small salad. The chicken goujons were nice and came with a small amount of fries and a honey and mustard sauce Overall- a warm welcome from a nice pub that does good pub grub.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022

We booked for Sunday dinner for a family get together meal. Two parties came together at the Samson Inn. From the first the staff could not have been more helpful, because the group size was 8 they asked if we could pre-order food. When we...arrived the table was ready, the waiter checked about the vegan option and made sure it was exactly as my son wanted. We had standard roast meats from the Sunday menu as well as a vegan option and a cheese soufflé. All were well presented and delicious. After this we had desserts, a gorgeous treacle tart, their chocolate marquise and rice pudding. Again well presented and tasty. Throughout the meal the waiter was attentive and friendly answering any questions and being generally helpful. I would definitely recommend this place for simple but well cooked food.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

After waiting for nearly an hour for our food, they realised they had forgotten to put the order through the till. They then delivered food to the table and it was not what we had ordered. When they eventually delivered the right order nearly an...hour and a half after ordering it was very low standard - a tasteless burger with little more than the patty in the bun and a fish pie consisting of a bit of fish with mash on the top that had clearly been thrown together in a hurry so no egg and minimal sauce. There was minimal apology and the waiting staff just tried to avoid us. Very over priced.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

The host at our accommodation, Hadrians Holidays, gave us a lift here for tea. Very friendly staff and nice food. Add in a perfectly pored Guinness and that's a recipe for a nice meal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

Since we were staying In Glisland 2 nights, we ate here both nights and this place did not disappoint! Fresh salads turned out to be an unexpected and wonderful surprise!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent staff who are very friendly, food was to a very good standard and prices are reasonable. We can recommend the fish pie and the pasta, good choice of local beers, the bar man let me try all three before making a choice. Also good...location as it was just a short walk from where we stayed on a short break.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

Cheerful service with decent pub food, a nice end to a hard days hiking … we stayed down the road at Dacre House, which excellent.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

The outside looks a little shabby as this place was probably the station inn so is more functional than many country pubs. This is very much a local pub that caters for visitors especially walkers. There is a good menu suiting most tastes at a...reasonable price. The food is well cooked and served by the friendly staff, also it is very tasty and of an ample portion. I suggest you book as much in advance as possible for dinner as the tables were full of a mix of diners early on in the evening. Nice ales too. There is a small car park at the rear with a bigger one over the road. Beware when coming out. You are straight onto the road which then has a blind bend around the railway bridge. Very near the Hadrian's Walk path at Poltross Burn.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
Give them a ring, we were there mid week.
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I am so sorry- I do not know. Email them- they were very helpful. ENJOY. Jill
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Yes, dogs are welcome in the bar at any time, but not in the bedrooms. We also have a dog-free dining room.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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