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Pooley bridge inn, Penrith, Cumbria

Pooley bridge inn

4.3
4.3
734 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

19:00


Booked 33 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 734 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 Overall

  • Cumbria

    Best Service

  • Cumbria

    Best Ambience

  • Cumbria

    Best Value

  • Cumbria

    Great for brunch

  • Cumbria

    Child-friendly

  • Cumbria

    Good for groups

  • Cumbria

    Healthy

  • Cumbria

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cumbria

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cumbria

    Lively

  • Cumbria

    Most Booked

734 Reviews
  1. ColletteL

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great greeting when we arrived- discussed options on tables as we weren’t sure inside or outside- fabulous service-Helen was hilarious but very efficient- food arrived promptly and was delicious- great value for money too. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good, I arrived for my 1630 reservation and got seated early at 1600. Drinks and food service was quick and the food was hot however I was massively let down by the quality of the food. The cutlery was dirty and the food was tasteless. The burgers were bland and soggy and the nachos were cheap and poor quality. The nicest thing about my meal was the company and weather. It has really made me consider wether to return or not

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab place warm welcome speedy service and great value wholesome food.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service from knowledgeable staff, excellent food, good atmosphere.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered starters to share which never came. Staff didn't realise until we told them as the mains came out Drinks order took way too long to arrive as the bar didn't look over busy Ordered one particular beer which had finished, wasn't asked which we'd like instead and just poured any other beer Dirty wine glass with lipstick around the rim When asked for the starters to be refunded, 2 staff members laughed at my daughter as she was voicing her disappointment My wife's food came out burnt but we had lost the will to complain at this point as it was very apparent the staff on this occasion just weren't upto dealing with what was very clear, a difficult night to work there. Been before on numerous occasions and never experienced anything like it. We're not a fault finding group of people but the whole evening made us all very disappointed, hence feeling compelled to write such a poor review

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  6. DawnM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We popped in for a meal on our first night of our holiday in Cumbria. We had a superb meal. First time in a long time we had three courses and each one was excellent. The time between each course was perfect to allow you to enjoy each one. The service was excellent from all the staff. We stayed for the pub quiz and Sarah who did it was so good and it was a really pleasant evening. So much fun. I would highly recommend going even if it was only for a drink. The surroundings were so nice and comfortable and all the facilities were spotless.

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  7. BigBear

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat in the centre of the village and within a 10 mins walk of the Ullswater Steamers Pier. We ordered the lamb dish. It was a little fatty, so not entirely satisfied. They did not serve sherry or port, which was also a little disappointing.

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  8. MartinW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff although one of them told another that he "wasn't going to f@@@ing do that" in front of customers and stormed off. They'd run out of Sunday dinners too by 4pm.

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  9. TomB

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great, we’re usually there on a busy bank holiday weekend and they run a very popular service and make it look easy! Food is great, especially the pizza and good value.

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  10. MartinW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great staff, good atmosphere. Coming again tomorrow. Easy to book which us good as some of the other pubs in the village don't do bookings.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely but the toilets were well below the standard I would expect. 4 toilets are only toilet roll in 2. I did notify staff but they did nothing We will not eat there again

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place does not need a review. You can see how successful it is when you arrive. Staff are so friendly and organised. Great food and portions. Will definitely revisit if in this area again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and welcoming staff. Service was really good, we had our drinks order taken within a few minutes of arriving. The food order was taken swiftly after that and our meals arrived well presented and tasty. If you’re intending a visit to Pooley Bridge we recommend booking a table at the Pooley Bridge Inn!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, lovely selection of menus which our party were all able to select their preference from, not limiting the choice. Lovely gin of the week and local draft beers. Great personal service

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  15. Kerryf

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to the Pooley bridge in for many years and that is because the staff are lovely and friendly and helpful and the food is always great and the surroundings are lovely too and great that you get to use their own large carpark.

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  16. RobertS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and lovely setting. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and attentive. The rooms were really great and well appointed. Would highly recommend this for drinking, dining and accommodation.

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  17. JG2024

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great range of gluten free options. Only place in the area.

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  18. Alan

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a place, beautiful on the outside homely on the inside, we were treated to the best roast we have ever eaten so good were back there wednesdy to try more off their delicious looking menu.

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  19. AnnaN

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful pub! Friendly staff, heated outdoor seating, good food and live music, so we had a great evening.

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  20. GillianB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was very pleased with the dinner I had on two consecutive nights, I had a different dish for each and really liked both, very tasty, well presented and good value for money. My husband enjoyed his too.

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  21. Sophie

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a Sunday roast with 7 of us, service was great with food coming really fast and staff being very friendly and helpful, lovely atmosphere would definitely go back

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  22. AngelaH

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff and good food. Definitely will be returning.

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  23. CassieR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. Great atmosphere. The steak pie was the best I've had. Table service topped it off. Would definitely visit again

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  24. NicolaA

    Cumbria

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    another return visit to PBI. Perfect table (22) in the window. Entrance was very busy with people queuing to get served (hadnt booked a table inadvance) but it was Easter Sunday so to be expected. we ordered steak pie & the house kebab.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating, friendly and delicious roasts. Great value for a tourist spot. Advise booking, particularly on a bank holiday.

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  26. RitaS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service. Vegetables a little on the cool side.Otherwise food and food portions very good.

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  27. LizB

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly, lovely service and decent food. Live music added to the atmosphere.

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  28. ElisaF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived and all was fine, food orders taken and requested my burger without any gherkins or relish, food arrived and so did the burger with gherkins and relish. I sent the burger back and sat patiently waiting for its return, my partner and daughter in the mean time enjoyed their meals, after around 15/20 mins the burger had still not come out so the server chased this, brought a burger with just meat and cheese, no gherkins or relish this time but no salad either - I apologised as I didn’t want to be a pain but asked where is the salad? The only thing I didn’t want was the gherkins or relish, the server apologised and took the burger away again - came back out with the salad, cold chips and 2 soggy onion rings - by the time I got it back my daughter and partner had finished their meals so was a bit annoying. They enjoyed their food (sausage and mash and scampi) but the burger was disappointing and the messing about it took to just get it tainted the visit. I appreciate it was really busy being Easter weekend but was quite disappointed overall.

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  29. Katie59

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic staff, lovely food good value for money. Lovely atmosphere

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  30. TimB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous meal the gentleman running the front door and bookings/turn-up guests was amazing to watch and listen to. The other staff were just as good. Food was excellent

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  31. PaulB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The last time I was here was October 2023 and when I walked in the head barman recognized me and even remembered were I Sat. So last night was Awesome food I had steak pie with veg which was very tasty the Mrs had fish n chips and words to describe her fish are WOW I have never seen a fish so large it must have been 13inch long and 4 inch wide with chunky fish flakes from one end to another so much she couldn't finish it. The noise level yes energetic this was because of the ambiance brought by the never stay still staff keeping everything running smoothly and more importantly keeping a large customer base happy. So well done everyone. If you're reading this and looking at visiting you must book a table otherwise they will try to accommodate but not may be possible. Many thanks Paul and Emma

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our regular place to eat in Pooley Bridge. Not cheap, but prices average for the village. Great customer service.

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  33. EmmaL

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really friendly and helpful staff, lovely food and atmosphere, dog friendly too with a couple if lovely fires to sit beside.

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  34. LouiseW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a really nice meal. Staff were so friendly and helpful. They were busy but everything was perfect. The food was excellent. Nice ambience and a lovely family meal.

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  35. Samantha

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely clean pub, large beer garden, table service restaurant inside. Great, polite staff special mention to Carl who welcomed us in gave us a very efficient service was fun and recommended the most delicious pie I have had in a very long time. Thank you

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  36. Gillymc

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love returning to the pooley bridge in. It never fails to please.

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  37. woody76

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit every year when we stay in Pooley Bridge. Great staff, food is delicious. Pub is accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Definitely worth a visit. Walkers, families, dogs all welcome. Great pub.

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  38. woody76

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great family pub in Pooley Bridge. Children, dogs and muddy boots welcome. Large carpark and large courtyard/beer garden. Staff are friendly and helpful. Great range of food and drink available, reasonable prices. Food was delicious. Wheelchair accessible. We'll worth a visit. You can also stay overnight.

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  39. Janet

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service great,really friendly. Such a disappointment,the food just okay

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Full of dogs running around. Sat on tables, like a zoo. Mother’s Day meal, probs best for drinking in summer which I’ve been before in. Food pretty average and lots of chavs in tracksuits.

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Pooley bridge inn is rated 4.3 stars by 734 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 33 times today
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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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