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Wilson Arms

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A593, Torver LA21 8BB, England
+44 15394 41237
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends, was told restaurant was full so had to sit in the bar area so 8 of us squashed round a table for 4 with our knees all knocking together (we hadn't booked so fair enough) however after I went the toilet I discovered a totally empty restaurant with the exception of 2 tables of 4. Went and... More 

1 Thank StephBE66
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal with our friends whilst staying locally, good food served quickly by friendly staff in a warm and pleasant bar, couldn't ask for more.

Thank Barry S
Level Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We received a nice welcome and we're advised to stay in the bar as warmer. There was a good choice on the menu. All of the food we ordered was nicely cooked and tasty. The chips were not the best, but ok. Food service was quick. I do feel that some of the items on the menu were overpriced. We... More 

Thank Fussyfi
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Herdwick apartment over Christmas... apartment is wonderful, finished to a high standard. The staff in the pub are very friendly and welcoming.. food is excellent.. Very dog friendly which is important to us... Wilson the dog is a legend! My two loved running around the garden with him.. excellent base to explore Cumbria... will be visiting... More 

Thank Kasranio
FranMayvers, Owner at Wilson Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay over Christmas with us. we are so glad that your dogs really enjoyed running around with Wilson. We hope that you visit again soon. Kind regards The Wilson'sTeam More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here before so decided to revisit but this time just for evening meal. It has been redecorated and looked very nice. It was very busy so glad we had booked ahead. We had a lovely meal and would recommend it.

Thank anniebrown2015
FranMayvers, Owner at Wilson Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a nice review. As you saw we getting very busy and it is always a good idea to book. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards The Wilson's Team More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Read a lot about the Wilsons Arms, shame my experience didn't quite match. We were staying nearby in a holiday rental so popped in for an evening meal. Lady at the bar was too busy talking to her friends and showing them pictures on her phone than serve me, I was stood there for 5 minutes or so before she... More 

1 Thank David H
FranMayvers, Owner at Wilson Arms, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were left disappointed with your visit. We do have a policy of greeting customers with Sir And Madam. Please do come back and see us again. Kind regards The Wilson's Team More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Booked to stay one night. It's a pleasant enough pub approx 2.5 miles from Coniston. It's clean and warm. The rooms are well decorated and come with all the normal extras. The food was good if you ordered what you liked. I experimented and found it quite bland. Breakfast is very basic unless you upgrade to the cooked breakfast menu.... More 

Thank iannvicky
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

On our way to a cottage in Coniston and got a bit peckish. We had a lovely roast beef sandwich and a great pot of tea. It was a lovely day and we took the dog for a walk in the fields at the back.

Thank AJBwf4
FranMayvers, Owner at Wilson Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards The Wilson's Team More 

Comrie, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We choose this pub as we were recommended it by my brother as it was dog friendly and good food. We had sunday lunch and we were sat happily eating and talking and in the pub there were several other dogs all behaving themselves, all on leads. We had finished our meal and just enjoying coffees, we had been there... More 

6 Thank karen g
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the deli attached to the pub and then came back for drinks and then made a third visit for food in the evening The restaurant was fully booked but you can eat off the main menu in the bar so that's what we did We both had a nice main course (he had the game pie and... More 

Thank Jackie G
FranMayvers, Owner at Wilson Arms, responded to this review

We are so happy to and we love you returned three times. We hope to see you again soon Kind regards The Wilson's Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$33
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A593, Torver LA21 8BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Torver
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41237

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?