My girlfriend and I stayed in the Fisherground Farm campsite in Eskdale, and so the King George IV pub seemed like the obvious place to go for an evening meal (being within walking distance from the campsite). How wrong we were though! The place may look nice and welcoming from the outside, but once inside it's a whole different story.
The foreign staff (sounded Eastern European) could barley understand what we were saying - until it came to money that was! We tried to oreder a Pear Cider but the lady behind the bar came back with something completely different.
Then when it came to the meal I was faced with the smallest lamb shank I have ever seen, topped with lumpy microwaved gravy, soggy chips and a tiny helping of frozen mixed veg, while my girlfriend had barley-cooked frozen scampy with three thin slices of carrot and a few frozen peas.
Of course, we had already payed for the meal at the bar before we'd had the pleasure of eating it. When we told them that we weren't happy and wanted a refund, they told us a straight "No". I stole a pint glass in anger and we both walked away in sheer disgust!
Avoid the place, tell everyone you know to avoid the place, spread the word and then hopefully the idiots who run the King George IV in Eskdale will get what's coming to them... or at least go bust so somebody competent can take over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The King George IV Inn, Eskdale Green, is a centuries old traditional Cumbrian Inn offering good local food, lots of local real ales, malt whiskies and a choice of self-catering accommodation and B&B en-suite rooms. Here at the King George, we extend a warm welcome to all visitors to the Eskdale Valley, whether you're staying with us, having a meal or simply stopping for refreshments on your journey. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- King George Iv Hotel Eskdale
- King George IV Inn Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria