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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Great spot to camp along the Coast to Coast. The camping pods are a lovely break from having to pitch a tent. Ask about laundry services, as it's also the perfect time to get clothes laundered and dried.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Sharon Lewis, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2024

Thanks Holly. Pleased you had a good stay, with nice clean clothes Sharon

Reviewed 27 October 2023

Great friendly warm pub, good food and beer, we stopped overnight parking our motorhome in the carpark.We will be back sometime.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sharon Lewis, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Thank you for your response. Pleased you enjoyed.

Reviewed 7 July 2023

Great for warm welcome, cheap drinks and camping pods at the back. Food was not on because of hospitalisation of landlord's wife. Fish and chip restaurant down the road was good and handy.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Sharon Lewis, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2023

Thanks for staying.

Reviewed 8 June 2023

Literally stumbled into the pub after a long day from Kirkby Stephen on the Coast to Coast. I was greeted with a warm welcome from Sharon and poured a much needed pint by Mark. Slowly came around and was offered an opportunity a look at...the pitch and pods in the garden. Decided that as I was carrying my effing tent across the North of England I should pitch, although heard from a pod sleeper that it was a great option - 100% guarantee of not packing a damp/wet tent as well. Shower and toilet were adequate and decent enough for the price. Shower was hot. Good choice of beer, notably two from Tirril brewery (Pooley Bridge). Good wifi. Loved the layout of the pub. Above all the welcome from Sharon and Mark made my stay. I really enjoyed their food and had a comatose inducing Buster Breakfast to see me through my day off wandering around Shap. A great eclectic playlist across all genres, made it easy to sit in the pub supping a few pints. I hope to return.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Sharon Lewis, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2023

Thank You, pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 8 February 2023

I unexpectedly spent 4 months in Shap. On my first visit to Crown Inn I was warmly welcomed not only by Mark and Sharon but also by the locals seated about at the time. All were open and friendly. They all shared the "Small Town"...values I am so familiar with, living in rural Yukon, Canada. This set of values was repeated throughout most of the establishments I visited within Shap. This atmosphere combined with the fine food , the beverages crossing the bar, and the list of amenities offered to travelers , tenting, sleeping pods, covered semi enclosed gazebo, laundry services, showers( Fine Folk attract Fine Folk) is what has earned such fine ratings. I will certainly miss Crown Inn and it's Patrons. Visit, Relax, and Enjoy! Fine Folks attract Fine Folks. Chris McIlvaney, Yukon, CanadaMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Sharon Lewis, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2022 via mobile

Ive stayed with Mark and Sharon at the Crown Inn three times during 2022 and always been given the warmest of welcomes. Being allowed to use the car park to base my camper van whist I walked many circuits of Wainwrights Outlying Fells the evenings...were spent in the warm cosy pub enjoying wholesome food and the best of craft beers both served with a cheery smile and plenty of banter. Wether you are doing the C2C, using it as a base like me or simply passing through Shap I highly recommend a visit. I hope Sharon’s hands have recovered from the surgery and would like to wish you both all the best in the future. Peter. Your favourite Yorkshireman.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2023

Hi Peter, thank you. Yes my hands are back to as normal as hands go. Thanks Sharon

Reviewed 26 September 2022

Stopped for a much needed drink with my wife after completing 15 mile coast to coast leg from Patterdale. We were a bit stuck and needed to get a taxi to Kendal on a Sunday afternoon. We were helped by staff to get a local...taxi driver. Very kind and much appreciated.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2022

Your very welcome. Hope you had a safe trip home.

Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

6.30 on a drizzly Sunday evening and this was the last of the three pubs in shap we tried - and it provided the fairy tale ending :) warm comfy with fabulous home cooked food with options for veggies - excellent value. Old style pub.

Date of visit: September 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2022

Pleased you enjoyed. Thank You

Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

I arrived in Shap after a long day in the saddle and was looking for somewhere to pitch my tent. I noticed the pub offered camping so I popped inside to a very warm welcome .. and the wonderful aroma of home cooked food. The...deal was done - I wasn't pedalling anywhere else tonight. There was a small patch of grass to pitch on but I also noticed some quirky pods so I did a quick upgrade which was a great choice when torrential rain arrived at 4.30am. Once I'd made myself (a bit) more presentable I didn't need to go anywhere else to eat since the menu had ample choice. It didn't take long to make my choice which was finished off with a well earned dessert. It was all great food, home made and plenty of it at great value too. The hosts were lovely and very obliging - I will definitely recommend. Thank you 😊.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2022

Thank you. Pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Don’t listen to the stupid sod below, this place is a diamond in the rough after a long day out walking on the C2C Mark and Sharon can’t do enough for you, the food is fantastic and home cooked, hospitality is second to none and...the atmosphere is more than you could ask for. Best night of my C2CMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2022

Thanks Darren. Come back soon with wifey. Take Care. Sharon & Mark

Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Amazing pub, just how an English pub should be, the owners was amazing and couldnt do enough for me. I felt like family. Shaz did my washing and they fed me up with great meals, the breakfast was amazing and huge, I will be back....Call him Kid... loves it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2022

Cheers Gary, pleased you you got clean knickers lol. Thanks again. Shaz & Mark

Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

We arrived in Shap for a late lunch and went looking for somewhere. The sign outside the Crown Inn advertised that food was being served. So we went in. Inside rather dingy, with a handwritten sign on the wall advising that there is a charge...for tap water and for charging electrical items. My daughter asked if we could get lunch, only to be told that the kitchen was closed ‘because my wife is too busy’. So why the sign outside advertising food? And why could they not organise food service? Overall: scruffy, unfriendly, mean and poor service. There are far better places in Shap. Avoid this one.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2022

Yes, there is a sign on the wall ( NOT hand written) for tap water & electrical charge, this is because some people think they can just come into our premises and have a pint of water and sit and charge their battery packs, phones...More

Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

This is a very friendly pub with good food (and good local beer) if you’re looking for an alternative to a motorway service station. (M6 J39) Helpful to walkers doing the Coast to Coast; I think they may also be on a Cycle route. They’ll...do your laundry overnight, and they have a couple of camping pods and an area for free camping. Did I mention the local beer was good?More

Date of visit: June 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2022

Thank You. Pleased you enjoyed.

Reviewed 1 March 2022 via mobile

Awesome pub!! Mark is a fabulous landlord … call him John ~ he loves it! We had a fabulous meal here which was cooked by Sharon. A wonderful stop over. Thank you ‘John’! : )

Date of visit: March 2022
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Aww, thank you John n John, lovely to meet you both xxx

Reviewed 7 October 2021

We booked the camping pods to break up a car trip along the nearby M6. We came in to a beautifully cosy bar with a proper stove, good real ale, pool, darts and friendly staff and locals. There was no food that night but the...landlord recommended another local pub (very good). The pods were off the ground, so more comfortable than ground-sheets but you still need a roll mat and sleeping bag. There was an outside toilet and shower right beside the pods. Highly recommended and very cheap.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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sharonlewis2@sky.com, General Manager at crown inn shap, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2021

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5