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£18 - £22
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Lovely warm welcome. Plenty choice on the menu, speedy and friendly service. food was tasty,small plates were still big portions and desert was fab!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff couldn't have been kinder. I arrived after a puncture delay with a friend to find that the initial three of a group of soaked, cold , bedraggled cyclists on the C2C had been provided with hot drinks, the menu and towels to sit...on. The sandwiches were good and we were reinvigorated (for a bit anyway!) before setting out again into the rain. Thanks to all the staffMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024

Visiting my 87 year old grandmother who is a resident within the village. other family members have visited this pub before are recommended us to go. As it was sunny and warm we took my gran for a sandwich and a drink whilst the weather...was nice. We have two dogs so naturally sat outside. However the weather took a turn and we were told to go round the otherside and staff would put umbrellas up on the tables. We braved it, and it steadily got colder and wetter. Staff didn't even want to come out and one server joking said through the door that she wasn't coming out! The servers brought out food out but quickly ran back in, with no comment about the weather or how wet it was becoming. Food was ok, expensive for what it was. Soup, sandwich and rarebit or which we actually didn't finish. The ground was flooding so my husband went in to ask if we could sit inside. The manager, a gray haired chap who staff said was the manager, said 'no' We tried to eat our food but the rain was becoming a flash flood, and blowing in on the table. Our food was also getting wet. We noticed the manager walking past the doors and looking at us, and he never came out to see if we were ok. No compassion or friendliness at all. We decided that my husband would run back to the house for the car. He was soaked and commented that the roads had some flash flooding. My husband went in ask spoke to the manager who said something along the lines of...'we never let dogs in no exception' he also commented that another couple sat outside with a dog in the rain like us, however they had walking gear on and were young like myself and my husband. My husband tried to reason with him by saying that as we bought food and drinks an exception considering the weather was so poor could have been made but it was 'computer said no' Very black and white. We all were disappointed, especially my gran who raved about this place as it's within the community. We totally understand no dogs, and we respected this despite the poring rain that even staff didn't want to serve in. We also understand that changes in weather especially in our country is no one's fault but compassion and common sense could have been used. We unfortunately will not be coming back and neither will the family who live in the village. No compassion or empathy particularly for my elderly gran who didn't even finish her soup!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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stephen Wilcock, Owner at Shepherds Inn Langwathby, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2024

Thank you for your review which is very disappionting. The shepherds Inn does not allow dogs into the restaurant. We do of course do allow humans and would provide space for your party even though the restaurant was rather busy, there is shelter in the...More

Reviewed 8 March 2024

We both had the wagyu ragout. Very rich and filling. Clean and friendly pub on village green.The artwork of sheep on the walls is quirky but very good.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

We stayed one night at this charming inn. A warm greeting by staff welcomed us. We enjoyed a delicious dinner, excellent service, cosy room and wonderful breakfast. The village is pretty and the inn is right on the green. Very grateful to the landlord for...shifting cars around to accommodate the parking of our extra large vehicle and trailer! This delightful establishment is highly recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

We have called here many times over 45 years travelling from the North-east for a day out in the Lakes and regularly from a static caravan we owned for many years at nearby Ousby. It was always packed out and well known for it's Sunday...lunches and fair prices. Today, being a cold but sunny day out we decided to do a trip to the Lakes and called at the Shepherd's Inn. We hadn't been since before Covid and were shocked at the high prices. Both meals came with frozen, not fresh, vegetables. My husband ordered Lamb shank and I ordered Shepherd's pie which was very small and nothing special. My husband couldn't put his knife in the lamb shank and called over a member of staff, a lovely lady as was the bar lady who served our meal. She said it didn't look cooked properly and took it away. The replacement was brought by a man who placed it front of my husband, muttered something and walked away. One side had glazing on top and he started on the unglazed side which was perfect. However under the glazing, it looked like it was burned and like leathe. My husband dislodged one of his teeth. He is aged 81 and doesn't like confrontation but felt he couldn't leave this go and spoke again to the same lady. She went away and the unsmiling manager/owner came and plonked the bill down on our table and walked away. My husband paid the bar lady and told her he was disgusted and that after the many times we'd been there, we would never return. He left the pub and I then also said how disgusted I was with his meal and for the price, they couldn't even serve fresh vegs. I added that the manager couldn't even take anything off the bill. He was in the corner behind her, came up to the bar and glared at me. I said the replacement you brought covered up with glazing was disgusting and you are shameful in not taking anything off the bill. He turned and walked away and I walked out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

The venue is nice and the prices on the menu made me think we might be in for a bit of a treat, but sadly not. The 'Turkey with all the trimmings' on the seasonal menu was £16.95 (the cheapest option) and was the kind...of food you'd expect at a school Christmas dinner. The veg were over cooked, the gravy was standard bisto, the stuffing was nothing to write home about. Another group member had the salmon en-croute (£18.95!) which oddly had currents in it - and the pastry was pants. Dessert at £8.15 perhaps would make up for it? No. The Christmas pudding was like a tasteless sponge cake in a bowl of barely rum flavoured custard. The fudge cake was one of the worst ever experienced. The service wasn't great either. At no point in the meal were we asked if everything was OK and it was an effort to get attention to get more drinks. Other service related rudeness sealed the deal. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Stopped here for some lunch, fish and chips and shepherds pie, delicious. Sticky toffee pudding dessert perfect too. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

We shared the pie with some sides when we went. The pie was lovely but the mash was hard on the outside for some reason and the vegetables and gravy were lukewarm. The girl who served us was lovely but the elder man with great...hair interacted with us three times without any warmth, eye contact or smile so that was a bit off putting. Also it doesn’t feel like a pub. All the tables are laid in rows set for dining with no drinking area. Thanks anyway.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

W estopped over night on our way to inverness , we didnt get chance to look around the village as we were so tired . but from what we saw it was a lovely village . old school . great that a pub/hotel is doing...so well in a village . we had a twin room the beds were comfortable the room was clean and all the staff were friendly and helpful . we had an evening meal which was a tad overpriced . but the breakfast was second to none . very tasty bet sausage ever . . We would recommend this place to anyone heading that way for overnight stop .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

In the last year, the prices of eating out seen to have shot up. Shepherds still offers good pub grub of a high standard but the prices really are restaurant not pub. Best value is the small 'whale' which is beautifully cooked. Enjoyable visit again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Great clean comfortable rooms food was very good . Staff were excellent nothing was to much. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

After a long walk through the picturesque villages around Langlathby, Lazonby and Great Salkeld we ate at this very welcoming inn. We both had the smaller portion of steak and ale pie which was a very generous portion served with vegetables and a choice of...chips or mash. I didn't have room for dessert but my husband had the eton mess which he said was lovely served with cherries. We had planned to go back on the train to Settle our home town but due to an incident on the railway no trains were running. The lovely staff at the the Shepherds Inn were so helpful finding us a room and toiletries. The room was clean and bed very comfortable so all in all we had a lovely stay. Breakfast was very good, all locally produced products and again the lady on duty was extremely pleasant and we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Visited as a group of 7 - me, 4 kids and my parents. V friendly and well kept pub. Great selection of ales - staff well presented. Food menu excellent with smaller portions for kids and adults with lesser appetites (my mother). Portions v v...generous - also exceptionally well presented and cooked. I had the Bavette having been torn between this and the Lakeland wagyu burger. Steak was cooked to perfection and bearnaise sauce was the best I’ve ever had. Would happily visit every week if we lived nearby. Will definitely be back when in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

Looked such a lovely pub in a delightful setting so we decided to stop and have lunch. My husband said his beer was “ slightly off” i.e. the end of the barrel - he knows his beer but he didn’t send it back, which he...would normally. I was looking forward to the fish pie and at £19 a portion I hoped it would live up to expectations. Sadly it looked better than it tasted. The veg looked and tasted like it Elias starlight from the freezer. I’ve honestly had better supermarket ready meals. There was a large bone in amongst the mush of fish and potato. No succulent prawns or pieces of fish and not a hint of cheese. In other words completely lacking in flavour. Such a disappointment. My husband had the bavette steak which wasn’t bad in fairness. Wished we’d skipped lunch here and gone to the Black Bull at Nateby instead. Their food is sublime!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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I didn't see any but I would imagine they do its a country inn so will be well used to dogs
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