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“Good food, excellent service and lovely setting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Place Fell Inn

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The Place Fell Inn
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Patterdale
Cuisines: British
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service and lovely setting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

The bar was quiet and well staffed, so the service was excellent. The staff were very friendly, pleasant and helpful. The menu had a reasonable choice and it changed every day. The food was good and well presented. They also had two local beers on hand pumps, very unusual for a hotel, and more than the local pub. Prices of food were very reasonable. We were led to believe that visitors were very unlikely to get a table in the restaurant as it is much smaller than the hotel accommodates. We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside and enjoy the stunning views.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank paulandvalerie
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English first
Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Non residents not welcome”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Visited Patterdale as a group of 35 to walk (31/5/14) Helvellyn. On completion of the walk we stopped off at The Patterdale Hotel for a few welcome drinks taken in the beer garden. we returned later after dining at the White Lion Inn only to be told that we would not be served after 8.30pm due to a private function, music etc!!!?? A large sign was placed on the front door I'm sure to remind us! By chance, a member of our well behaved group at approx 8.35pm by a very pleasant member of staff who received an almighty reprimand from a very obnoxious and rude female manager. We took our business back to the white lion! Thing is, we explained we were happy in the beer garden and had no desire to be entertained at the function. Lots more food was consumed and beer drank in a the the White Lion. I'd be concerned that a manager turns good business away during peak season, I'd also suggest she look up the definition of good service!!! Great beer garden...that's it! Won't go again, I'd advise the Lion to anybody visiting the area

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Thank Mario D
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217 reviews
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“Attractive looking lounge bar, food ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

This bar is part of the Patterdale Hotel. The hotel has a restaurant which seems to be mainly for residents' use. (We did ask for a table one evening, but were told hotel was busy so no spare tables.)
The lounge is nicely decorated with modern wall paper and seat coverings, plus beautiful glass photographs. The carpet is traditional looking and perhaps wasn't replaced during the makeover.
We ate here twice. Both times we ordered as soon as the kitchen opened and the food came very quickly. The first night's salmon was good and fairly tasty. The next night the plaice was rather dry and flavourless. It came with roasted veg and chips which were both good. Nothing exciting really, but it was good solid food in decent portions which was welcome after a day on the hills.
There were only a couple of tables which were comfortable for eating at, the rest of the tables were low, which would mean bending over to eat. There are lots of tables outside.
Staff were pleasant.
We chose to eat here rather than a nearby pub, due to the strong smell of chip fat in the pub on the occasion we popped in for a drink.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Bonniebraes
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