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Woolpack Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Boot B&B and Inns
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We went for 3 nights, found the service very poor when we arrived, however during the weekend once we got to know the staff it very much improved, the manageress was lovely towards the children as was house keeping,
The rooms were very expensive for what they are, with mould on the walls and the brickwork was peeling off.
The food was of poor quality but stuck in the middle of nowhere they were able to charge what they like.
I would not return to the Woolpack to stay.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Location is great plus staff helpfull.but we had issues re bathroom and damp on walls . Not worth the rack rate they quote. Food was ok but not worth what was being charged.dinning room was cramped and tables too small .
Lobster was the special, but was dry and tasteless.

Would return to Eskdale but not the Woolpack

  • Stayed August 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Parked, good hike, then back for well earned drink and lunch. Pizzas were excellent as well mutton casserole specials. Dogs allowed in bar. Huge tv for sport enthusiasts and lovely setting. Pub offers fresh, homemade pizzas made in own pizza oven as well as more traditional fayre.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

We visited The Woolpack on a warm Sunday evening, attracted by claims of great food in the pub's leaflets... Oh how we were disappointed!
The main plus of the premises is of course is it's scenic location and it is truly lovely, however the pub doesn't seem to know what it wants to be - outside is a large terrace with picnic bench seating and a country feel, inside is a tacky cocktail bar vibe complete with giant TV screen showing Sky Sports.
We ordered our meals from the extensive menu but when they arrived it was a major let-down. The 'Pie Of The Day' was cumberland sausage topped with 'creamy mashed potato' and accompanied by vegetables - what was presented bore little resemblance. A feeble portion of sausage chunks topped by a dry scab-like crust of overcooked potato was accompanied by a pile of the most repulsive greasy & soggy chips I've ever experienced.
My partner went for the tuna pizza which she reported had possibly been waved over a tin of tuna, so little was actually on top.
Because of The Woolpack's location, it has something of a captive audience, I would advise a trip half a mile up the road to Boot village, where there are two much superior eating establishments.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Recently went for supper as recommended by friends.
Placed order at bar, 30 minutes later order arrived,however only part order arrived spoke to waitress who assured me the rest was on the way. Finished our meal still the rest hadn't arrived and no explanation!! Asked for money back for the rest of the order as there was no point in it coming now we had finished!!
Also visited the toilets which were dirty, no toilet roll and didn't flush.
Disappointing really as its in such a lovely location and was highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Daventry, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Superb place. Great food, wonderful room, nice people and what a location. Perfect base to walk from. Get there and you don't need the car again. Impossible to do anything but relax. Would be great in summer or winter.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Melindi S
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

f you are attempting the HardKnott pass run, or returning from it then you must stop at this friendly pub. Nice garden to relax in (you need it after HardKnott).
Good selection of real ales, my favourite Hardknott Black.
Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Woolpack Inn
Address: Near Boot, Eskdale Valley, Boot CA19 1TH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Boot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Boot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
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