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“Bog Standard”

The Pennington Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Ravenglass
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Description: The hotel itself is listed already, but the restaurant that is part of this hotel is not listed separately.
Burton upon Trent
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bog Standard”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I've stayed in many hotels over the years and there are this that seem to blurr into a type of muchness so that it become difficult to identify one from the other. The Pennington is just such a hotel. To rob a building of any local character in such a lovely part of the world seems criminal, and when it is located in such a special place as Ravenglass, doubly so. Having said that, the staff are friendly and efficient and the food was passable if not excepional. Why do hotels think that its cool to serve everything other than soup on a slate roof tile?

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
North West England
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely modern surprise!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed over for one evening. Was pleasantly surprised how modern and well presented this hotel was, not expecting this at all in such a remote place. Lovely room (but perhaps with a faint whiff of dog?)would of preferred to be asked if I wanted a non-dog using room as I am allergic to them, so could tell straight away dogs had been in there. They were in the bar too, but I guess it's to be expected in this neck of the woods.
Room lovely though, every amenity you could ask for. If I had to criticise I would say the bed was rock hard, other than that really good.
Good parking facilities, slightly pricey bar prices, small but nice breakfast, and very friendly staff. Young man on reception really friendly, an asset to the hotel.
Would stay again.

Visited October 2013
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Louth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Nice food and friendly staff”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

I'd recommend this hotel for food. We didn't stay, as we were motorhoming in the C&CC site close by.
Dinner was good and so was the beer and wine.
Nice friendly service.
Not too expensive. Around £50 for two courses, two beers and a bottle of Merlot.

Thank Arcadash
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

I had travelled down to the coast by train (without Car) and fell upon this pub/hotel, looked great from outside but not to my liking inside as very new etc. Chose fish and chips and this was the best fish and chips I have ever had mmmm

Visited September 2013
Thank gebeez
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“a welcome retreat from the dreadful weather”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Clean and comfortable with friendly staff. Bar is dog friendly. Bar menu is limited to a few mains and small sandwich selection. Staff did keep disappearing but were likely busy and office door was left open allowing all guests to hear all conversations. No napkins offered with desserts and had to ask for basics like sugar. But this was a welcome rest from the cold weather, a little too modern in décor for my taste but that is just my opinion. No menus available, and when we asked we were given the wrong menu. we would visit again as this was perhaps an off day!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Amanda L
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