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Kirkstile Inn
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This place is a little out of the way but very popular so it is worth booking a table if you want to go. When we booked we also reserved a lamb shoulder for me (last time they had sold out as it is so popular). The lamb is slow cooked, served on a bed of mashed potatoes with plenty of delicious sauce. My husband always has the Steak and Ale pie. The portions here are large, the food good and just what hikers want. Our seats were a little uncomfortable but we were there for the food. This is a pub that has no frills but serves good food and is worth a visit. It also has a log fire if you are lucky enough to sit near it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathy T
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

we were staying here for 2 nights for a family celebration and was not disappointed! We stayed in an annex adjoining the inn, which was very nice and quiet with fantastic view. We dined here both nights of our stay. The first night we dined in the barn as a large group and the food was amazing. I had lamb and it was delicious as well as huge!!! We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. the 2nd night we were in the bar on 3 separate tables which was a bit of a shame as we would have preferred to be together, but we still had a good evening. Lots of food has sold out, so limited choice on this evening which was a bit disappointing, but it was very busy.
The staff could not do enough for us, they were helpful from the minute we arrived and very friendly. We will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: the front rooms of the inn offers great views but the annex rooms are lovely and quiet too.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Stopped for lunch, worth the drive from Somerset to Cumbria to experience this good old fashioned pub
Its the type of place if it was done up, it would ruin its character
Great home made food and real ales

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brierdene
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Attended the Kirkstile Inn Beer Fest. What a terrific event. All beers most reasonably priced. Food in restaurant excellent as was the price.
The beer garden well just simply the best in England. Such wonderful scenery.viewed on a warm sunny day. All staff helpful & friendly including the Landlord who brews there own wonderful beer.

The Kirkstile Inn is the architivial Lake District Inn; a destination for all lovers of fine beers and excellent hostelries. Watch out for the beer fest a must for beer lovers and those wanting a fun time. I have visted when the beer fest is not on but it is still a great visit.

Room Tip: Book early.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Rod B
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Stayed here for the weekend recently on a DB&B deal. Check in was welcoming and efficient, room was clean and compact with a bathroon which just strayed onto the small side, but ok for a weekend. Breakfast was good and evening meals were very good, with only one dish (fillet steak) attracting a premium. We ate in the bar both nights and met a bunch of the local MRT, which livened the night a bit.
The scenery is absolutely jaw dropping, with a good selection of walks to suit most abilities.
Would go back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank ianarayner
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