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“Wastwater wonder!”

Restaurant at Wasdale Head Inn
Price range: US$20 - US$40
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The world famous Ritson's Bar and Residents' Bar provide a warm welcome for thirsty, hungry and walk-weary guests, 365 days of the year! Ritson's Bar is named after the first landlord, Will Ritson - huntsman, wrestler, farmer, fellsman, guide, raconteur, and the first "World's Biggest Liar". Today the bar is where everyone congregates after a day on the fells, to talk and enjoy the good wholesome bar meals and real ales. In winter most keep warm beside the log burning stove, the garden and beckside tables gaining in popularity as the summer approaches. The Dining Room provides for the heartiest appetite but in a style that has won many awards, and with particular acclamation for breakfast. Service is relaxed and dress codes are informal. High standards of cuisine are maintained. We specialise in Herdwick lamb & mutton when available.
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Had a lovely meal here after a walk near the lake. Friendly staff,big portions of well cooked food. Lovely riverside setting.

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Thank Clare M
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Deceptively large on the inside, this is the only place to eat lunch or dinner at Wasdale Head. The food is very tasty, generous servings and a large choice of ales. A good place to swap stories with your fellow explorers/climbers/hikers

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Popped into the Wasdale head for lunch during a stay in the Lake District. Great place to eat and to celebrate going up England’s highest peak Scafell. The food here was ok and the portions were big. The views all around the place were amazing.
One negative point, the No WiFi sign stating that you have to talk to each other. That’s not a great thing. When you in a location with no phone signals for a week, it great if you can check the weather forecast and keep in touch with family.

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Thank Conrad B
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I have to say, that I love this place. After a long day of hiking there is nothing better! When you walk in the staff (generally) friendly and welcoming. I absolutely adore the food here! We have eaten here several times (over two visits to the area) and never head a complaint. It's always hot, delicious and the portions are huge!
I had burgers (venison), vegetarian lasagne and fish and chips (when they did not run out :D.)as well as scampi. All of it gorgeous!
Staff - the ladies are all friendly and welcoming, however I was not sure about one of the gentleman (a bit weird, not exactly a happy chap). Sorry.
My only complaint is the sarcastic signs. For whatever reason there is no longer wifi available. Admittedly it is annoying as one can not get any kind of signal in the area to check weather forecasts or the quick check on e-mail - however, I could live with this. But the sign (specially as there is a another sarcastic comment about customers) is a bit too much. Please change it! It would be enough to say, that we have no internet available.

On the whole, thank you for the great food, great selection of ales, I love the dog treats box and the atmosphere. Great after a long day of hiking or when you don't fancy cooking.

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Thank Katalin82
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Ate here whilst staying at their campsite. Food was standard pub grub but was hot, well cooked and in big portions. Service was good and fast despite it being busy. Its a great place to replace lost calories but won't give your taste buds a particular treat. Beer garden with waterfall and views is amongst best in England in my opinion.

Campsite is okay, well priced although small and with only one shower and two toilets it could get annoying waiting (especially in the rain). A fair bit of noise as well (well loads from a group of boisterous walkers but that is not the establishments fault) but cars at 2am? Come on - guessing taxis or residents from Keswick to hotel. National Trust site is prettier and more secluded but twice as expensive and a shortish walk in the dark if you linger too long at the bar of an evening.

Thank fozzibeat
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