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“Excellent Country Pub”
Review of The Woolpack Inn

The Woolpack Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Boot
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: On a small road between the Boot Inn and Hardknot pass.
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We have just spent the weekend here and had a very enjoyable time. The staff were most friendly, the food very good and the atmosphere was buzzing.
The room was a bit tired, but we were comfortable and slept well.
Well worth a visit, especially if you enjoy the great outdoors.

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Thank APM_67
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

But I hope we can because the welcome we got after traversing Wrynose and Hard Knott in a 30 year old LandRover with no power steering was exceptionally warm and friendly. me and me brother just ordered a cuppa tea and it was served in a lovely stylish way, on a tray , with ginger biscuits thrown in to ( I don't mean "thrown in" but nicely presented) ...and all for £1.50 a cup. The young lass serving had a little chat about the music that was playing (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and couldn't have been more charming. Will be going back to eat or maybe even stay there. Thanks

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Thank MrT1610
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The Woolpack is a hotel, bar, and cafe so there are three distinct areas to enjoy a drink or some food. As well as the main kitchen there is a wood-fired pizza oven (worth waiting while it warms up). The menu focuses on locally sourced food, including lamb, beef, pork, pheasant, and seafood (depending on the weather). The food is not fancy, but it's delicious. I had the mutton burger (with gluten-free bread, and fries), and a gluten-free ham and mushroom pizza, and both meals were really good. At under £10 I thought the main meals were very good value. The home-steeped sloe and damson gins are a nice touch, and were delicious. The staff are friendly and efficient.

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Thank HBunyan
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Had a really good stay at The Woolpack Inn, decided to approach via the Hardknott Pass which was interesting to say the least.

The Inn has a really nice bar area and a games room in you like to play darts or shoot some pool.

Rooms are a good size and the breakfast in the morning really hit the spot.

Tip: there is a really nice walk from opposite the Inn down to St Catherine's Church along by the river - would recommend.

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Thank John S
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We tried all 5 pubs in the Eskdale valley area and this is the best one. It's the most spacious, useful for our kids to run around in, there is also a small childrens play area next to the eating area. There is a large television projector with Sky for sports fans, a good range of beers and spirits and the quality of the food is excellent. It also has it's own pizza kitchen producing consistently good quality pizzas. Set in the heart of the valley it was too wet to step outside to its beer garden and eat outside and enjoy the view. Lots of hikers and dog walkers also enjoy this pub. The service is also very friendly and welcoming.

We ate here 4 times and twice they did get part of our order wrong (chocolate and not vanilla ice -cream and the wrong kind of pizza) but they were rectified without quibble in 3 minutes. They have a slightly annoying habit of wanting you to order food from one particular till in a room away from the main bar (as this is the only till that can input food) and if you open a tab then they want to keep your card in a plastic wallet behind the bar (which for those who have suffered card fraud before is not a great practice).

However, those small things aside it's a great family pub and I enjoyed every visit. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank MDowning1973
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