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Pooley bridge inn, Penrith, Cumbria

Pooley bridge inn

4.3
4.3
744 Reviews
£25 and under
British
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge, only moments from the edge of Ullswater Lake. Our spacious, traditional bar features open fires, free WIFI and a relaxing ambiance, which welcomes both dogs and children. On warmer days, enjoy our pleasant outside tables both in our beautiful front garden, and the peace of the Stable Courtyard away from the village bustle. Call us or pop in and say hello!

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2 people

21:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 12:00–22:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–20:30 Dinner Daily 12:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    017684 86215
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Searl
  • Area
    Penrith
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 744 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cumbria

    Best Service

  • Cumbria

    Best Ambience

  • Cumbria

    Best Value

  • Cumbria

    Child-friendly

  • Cumbria

    Good for groups

  • Cumbria

    Healthy

  • Cumbria

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cumbria

    Great for fine wines

  • Cumbria

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cumbria

    Lively

  • Cumbria

    Most Booked

744 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant atmosphere, servers were Brilliant and polite. Sunday dinner was beautiful.

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  2. Lobi1

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really warm welcome on arrival. Service was excellent and a decent time between courses. The macaroni cheese was gorgeous. Portions were substantial, but much for me but anyone with a bigger appetite won’t be disappointed. Nice range of beers/cider. Definitely recommend

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn't up to the usual standard and one meal returned. The second meal had cold chips and onion rings. New chef? We brought issues to the attention of a lady who was attentive and gave good service which was appreciated

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, lots of choice. A nice pub lunch. Friendly staff.

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  5. Star

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly helpful staff, nothing too much trouble. Room very spacious, lovely decor, very clean. Amazing shower (very powerful and hot). Lots of attention to detail in the room.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had our own little cubby hole which was lovely and private. The food was great and the service was good. Very friendly staff!

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  7. AndrewC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice welcome when we arrived, had pre booked and were shown straight to our table. Drinks and food menu were provided immediately, with drinks being served straight away. Food served within 10 minutes, very hot and tasty. A very pleasant experience and would definitely return

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited the pub for an evening meal whilst we were staying at Parkfoot for a break. On arrival to the pub it seemed a nice, busy, well attended pub which was nice. We were shown to our table and we sat for around 10 minutes before we were asked if we would like a drink. Our drinks order was taken and our drinks were promptly served, this was the quickest of orders. It took for me twice to walk to the bar to ask if we could order our food. From receiving our drinks to ordering our food was around 25 minutes. Not ideal. Our starter arrived and it was nice to be fair. We had our starter and then waited for 45 minutes for our main to be served which was not worth the wait. We ordered ham, egg and chips, pizza and a chicken burger. The Ham, egg and chips was very disappointing as the ham was out of a packet (not as described) the eggs were tiny and the chips were very greasy. My daughters chicken burger was awful. The burger itself was wafer thin and overcooked. The slaw was not fresh and the fries were overcooked and rock hard. The pizza was fine. Whilst we are there was a complaint from a table to the rear of us and the manager was talking to the table and she was talking loud enough for the whole pub to hear which I thought was unprofessional and rude. The staff serving the food and taking orders were running around whilst other members of staff, maybe management, were stood talking at the bar and not looking interested. The bill was expensive, which I'm not averse to paying if the food and service is good, but this was no reflection of the cost. For 3 starters and 4 main courses and 4 soft drinks this was in excess of £105 !!!!. This may have been a one off poor experience but our friends are here too and they were also extremely disappointed with the food, the service and the cost.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    One staff member (dark hair, age about 40) VERY RUDE, VERY LOUD very very slow food absolutely disgusting I feel totally robbed spending what we did and the food got left we even mentioned it to a staff member and nothing was done apart from “sorry to hear this” we spend £125. We were left with hungry children and had to go somewhere else to feed them. We will never return here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service despite being busy. Our waitress Helen was amazing

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Pooley bridge inn is rated 4.3 stars by 744 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Pooley bridge inn

Finkle St,, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2NN

Additional information

  • Area
    Penrith
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Daily 12:00–22:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–20:30 Dinner Daily 12:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kevin Searl
  • Additional
    Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
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