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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 10 December 2020

When arriving to this pub at 6pm after walking in the rain we was rushed inside to scan the track and trace and shut the door because we was letting out the warmth. We sat down at her table by the fire by 6.05pm. Affer...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Great food, great fish and chips and steaks and the pork main with crackling and dauphinois is fantastic. Thanks guys for always making a trip to Elterwater worthwhile, look forward to being back soon. Bring on the Neddy! X

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Well the first thing one notices this place has the monopoly. Good Covid procedures it has to be said, temperature checks and track and trace. Sat outside with Perspex sheets across outside bar table, inside plastic sheeting. Ordered soup, just passable, and coffee which was...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020

We arrived at 7pm without a booking but after having our temperature taken and checking in with the NHS app we were shown to a table in the bar next to the fire. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious, good...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

Having lived around the lake district most my life, I am very familiar with The Brit at Elterwater. However, this was my first visit since covid, and I thought I'd treat myself to a couple of nights in one of the hotel rooms. The food...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

Lovely food and really generous portions. When we’d looked online before going we thought it looked quite a limited menu but when you arrive there’s specials too so plenty to chose from. Friendly staff. Very safe when it comes to covid - temperature checks on...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020

Called in for lunch and beer whilst out for a walk. A great little pub with a number of rooms and a lovely atmosphere. A good range of cask ales and other drinks as well as a good lunchtime menu. Food quality and quantity was...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020

Went twice in a week as the food was so delicious. All staff were extremely friendly and the pub had a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020

Had lunch here a few days ago and, from being temperature checked before entry, to the food and beer, everything was spot on. Good, honest, non-pretentious pub food at standard prices means we'd happily visit again

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

My husband always wants to visit this pub when we visit the Lake District. He says the real ale is superb and he has enjoyed some of his finest pints here. Always a good choice of ale and they are extremely well kept.

Date of visit: September 2020
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7 August 2018|
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Response from Howard M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know--give them a ring.
30 June 2018|
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Response from Occasional_Critic | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. A 'phone call to the Britannia is probably the way to go.
7 October 2017|
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Response from mashjon | Reviewed this property |
They do allow dogs, but I think only in certain rooms. You would be best to contact them for details. I have only eaten there many times and they are dog friendly.
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    How is The Britannia Inn rated?
    The Britannia Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5