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Restaurant at Wasdale Head Inn

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Gosforth, Wasdale Head CA20 1EX, England
+44 19467 26229
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had tea here with two friends after a particularly soggy walk in March 2017. All meals were delicious and very good value. We sat in the bar area which had a lovely relaxing atmosphere. A proper walkers pub! Would definitely recommend!

1 Thank Amy A
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, between us we had slow cooked beef and slow cooked pork. Both were excellent very tender and melted in your mouth. Beer, I tried the Corby Blonde. It was very good. They certainly had a lot of local ales on and a few that I had not heard of from local breweries in Workington. The staff welcomed you and... More 

2 Thank Jon N
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took advantage of a nice sunny day to bring my elderly mother out for lunch. The scenery is astonishing and the inn cosy and welcoming. Our meals were very good and served by a very pleasant young lady. I had a couple of nice pints too. Well worth the hour plus drive to get there and one of the... More 

2 Thank Matt M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a group of 18 we booked 3 days towards end of February 17. Staff could not do enough for us they were friendly helpful informative. This is our 4th year and we have already booked for 2018 as a group. But myself and husband intend to go again before that with done friends. Food was excellent and plenty of... More 

2 Thank Terrie Y
Durham, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We camped at Wasdale head inn campsite for three nights. Weather was very bad, indeed mountain rescue were all over the fells and many who came into the public bar had come down the wrong side. We got talking to a few people about the walk and how many seemed so ill prepared to climb England's highest mountain in winter.... More 

3 Thank MarcPatch
Portland, Oregon
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

After a long day hiking and climbing, the Pub was a real treat. The staff was merry, the food filling, and the atmosphere relaxing and comfortable. Quality pub food.

2 Thank SkipHobart
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, drink and a place to rest after a long walk. Serves food during the day unlike some places which is so useful!

1 Thank Karen F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Lovely place serving traditional pub food and drink. Very cosy atmosphere and great place to visit after a long and tiring day hiking in the lakes!

1 Thank Georgi M
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

It was a long and windy route to get to the Wasdale Head inn but it was worth all the twists and turns. The building is large and imposing set amongst one of the greatest views that any pub could have, that of the Lake District. There are two parts to the Wasdale Inn. The largest part is the hotel... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Ok, so we may have gone at the wrong time of day to see the beautiful scenery. Let's just say it was super dark and we couldn't tell where we were driving and sort of thought we were driving towards a cliff that we would soon plummet off in the dark. Not kidding. BUT behold the end of the road... More 

1 Thank Jenn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gosforth, Wasdale Head CA20 1EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Wasdale Head
  • Phone Number: +44 19467 26229
The world famous Ritson's Bar and Residents' Bar provide a warm welcome for thirsty, hungry and walk-weary guests, 365 days of the year!

Ritson's Bar is named after the first landlord, Will Ritson - huntsman, wrestler, farmer, fellsman, guide, raconteur, and the first "World's Biggest Liar". Today the bar is where everyone congregates after a day on the fells, to talk and enjoy the good wholesome bar meals and real ales. In winter most keep warm beside the log burning stove, the garden and beckside tables gaining in popularity as the summer approaches.

The Dining Room provides for the heartiest appetite but in a style that has won many awards, and with particular acclamation for breakfast. Service is relaxed and dress codes are informal. High standards of cuisine are maintained.

We specialise in Herdwick lamb & mutton when available.

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