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The Gateway Inn

££ - £££, British,
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We found the Gateway Inn on Trip Advisor as the Hotel is situated not too many miles off the M6 and looked a great place to stay to break up our long drive up to Aviemore for Christmas and New Year and also on the...More

Thank hubbotrelo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a day trip out to kendal n windermere we spotted this restaurant off the motorway. Lovely warming atmosphere as we arrived. Was greated by a lovely man who made us very welcome after walking out off 3 other restaurants previous to this. We ordered...More

Thank nicola h
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Nicola, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit, it was our pleasure to look after you and we look forward to welcoming you back in April for what we hope will be a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here recently at lunch time and found the food and service to be very good. I wasn't very hungry but wanted the risotto but not as a full meal and the staff very quickly suggested the risotto as a smaller portion and reflected...More

Thank anntf
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear anntf, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Steve

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to the hotel and they had up upgraded free of charge as they had noticed I put romantic night way .The service was excellent and the manager could not do enough, the food was fantastic with everything home-made will definitely be returning. Would recommend...More

Thank Emily L
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Emily, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're all really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we're glad we could help you have a lovely night away. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked two rooms for my husbands 60th birthday treat. ( Two couples) Rooms 1 & 3. On arrival we received a warm welcome and we instantly felt relaxed. We had a journey from Manchester up to Windermere then onto Stavely ( where we enjoyed...More

Thank Miller0460
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mrs Miller, Thank you much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We're pleased that you and your companions enjoyed your stay with us and that we could add something extra to your husbands birthday treat. Thanks also for pointing out...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Xmas day in the lake district, as locals we always go to the gateway for afternoon drinks. Not this year we were turned away as the gateway would only server food during Xmas day. Absolute joke, the fact we are regulars there, live local and...More

Thank Darren S
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Darren, We do sincerely apologise about being unable to accommodate you on Christmas Day. As you may already know, being a local, we recently took over the business and had to adhere to the previous owners commitments on Christmas Day and due to their...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met here Saturday evening for a pre Christmas get together .We travelled from Leeds , others from Wales some from the lakes .We were greeted warmly and seated at a cosy corner table near an open fire. The staff here very welcoming efficient and...More

Thank Margaret Y
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Margaret, Thank you very much for leaving us a lovely review, we're really pleased that we helped kick off your festivities in a great way. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Steve

Reviewed 18 December 2017

We live in Kendal but haven’t been to the Gateway for a long time because of poor reviews. We noticed that it was under new management so decided to give it another go. We were very pleased that we did. The difference is noticeable as...More

Thank Evelyn P
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Evelyn, Thank for so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind comments about the difference under our new ownership. We are constantly working very hard to improve The Gateway Inn so that it can be at its...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The Gateway Inn was recommended to me by my daughter and it didn't disappoint us. The welcome we got was warm and friendly, thank you Sally! We had roast beef and it was really lovely, everything about our visit was great and I would recommend...More

Thank sallyp994
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hi sallyp994, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit and your lunch too and thank you also for highlighting the efforts of our team, Sally in particular. We look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant and quiet stay here the other month whilst i was up working in the area, comfortable and clean rooms for a good price. Enjoyed a particularly good burger which great pub chips and onion rings on one night. Couldnt always catch breakfast in...More

Thank tom l
Stephen T, Owner at The Gateway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Tom, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We have recently taken over the business so i believe you stayed under the previous ownership but we are glad nonetheless the you enjoyed your stay. If you come to stop again please...More

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Clare D
26 October 2017|
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Response from TheGatewayInnKendal | Property representative |
Yes we have a children menu
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Redfox6475
7 July 2016|
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Response from VicarNigel | Reviewed this property |
Yes - as far as I am aware
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Dan W
29 August 2015|
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Response from TheGatewayInnKendal | Property representative |
Hi Dan W! we start serving food at 12 and serve all day until 9 we serve coffees and drinks from 1030 Dale
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 724187
  • E-mail
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