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“Shelter from the rain”
Review of The Albert

The Albert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Albert hotel welcomes you to the perfect place to eat, drink and relax. Just a stone's throw from England largest lake,Lake Windermere.
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Shelter from the rain”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This wasn't my group's first choice of restaurant, however with the heavens most certainly opened we were desperate to simply find a warm place to escape the rain. First impressions were decent, it has your standard pub/restaurant décor, and it was incredibly busy despite the appalling weather outside. We were however confused as to whether we had to find our own table or whether we should be seated, there should be clear instructions for this; we also had to ask separately at the bar for a dessert and wine menu, these should be available along with the main menu.

For the starter I opted for a goat cheese's tart which was quite impressive, they did not hold back on the cheese as many places do, although it was a tad sweet with the tomato filling. I ordered a lamb shank for my main course and unfortunately this was quite bland; the lamb was cooked perfectly but there was an excessive amount of gravy which lacked flavour, along with the mash. If this had been around £5 cheaper it would be good value for money, it was absolutely not worth £13. Our waiters in general were great, although one of our waitresses appeared utterly miserable and a smile would have been appreciated.

All in all, a pretty good meal, good service, acceptable food and a reasonable atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Best Pub in Bowness”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Fab little old English pub, always make sure we go here for a drink and a bite to eat, thoroughly recommended.

Visited June 2014
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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“good value for money”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Ate here twice and excellent value for money. I had salmon with cous cous and one of the best meals I have had, hubby had fish and chips . The next time we ate there we shared a roast beef sandwich because it was so big. Staff frerindly and helpful. Just a word or warning check your change at the bar because both times we were short changed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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“Great place for a drink”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Relaxing place to drink but the food needs to improve poorly presented and cooked the bar staff are fantastic but the chef stood at the end of the bar in dirty whites not the best advertisement
for the kitchen staff .

  • Visited June 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Relaxed and welcoming”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This pub is always busy, a good sign! We always pop in here when visiting Bowness. The wine is always icy cold and the Staff are friendly. Sitting outside in the evening sunshine was great!

Visited May 2014
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