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Pooley bridge inn, Penrith, Cumbria

Pooley bridge inn

4.0
4
138 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

20:00


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Cumbria

    Lunch

  • Cumbria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cumbria

    Most Booked

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  1. IB

    IanB

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Arrived at 7pm and ordered 2 sunday lunches as they were still serving them as well as evening meals, it arrived luke warm and the roast potatoes were rubbery, we had a couple of mouthfuls and could not eat anymore, they did offer us replacement food but it spoiled the evening so we declined, they only charged us for the drinks, we were going to go out again another night but after this experience went elsewhere
  2. JJ

    JamesJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was okay but seemed to come out a but too quick. We'd just about finished our main by the time our drinks arrived
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere. Excellent food and reasonably priced. Great service too, nothing to dislike.
  4. DE

    DanielE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service , friendly staff and food was yummy! Will be back soon!
  5. EC

    ElaineC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome and prompt service. Good choice of food. Meals arrived quickly and were piping hot. Tables were well spaced. Table service was excellent.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaun, Charlie and the rest of the staff are so friendly and welcoming during our stay. The food on both our nights with them was utterly amazing with such an array of choice. Highly recommend and we shall certainly be returning. Thank you
  7. JC

    JoanneC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We have contacted the Pooley Bridge Inn but no response. It was for a 50th birthday so disappointed
  8. AS

    AnneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely wholesome pub grub, very tasty, and the staff are fabulous
  9. SG

    StevenG

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food very nice , quick service meal choices ok, value ok
  10. CS

    ClaireS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant staff. Food very good value. A good selection on menu
  11. M

    Moose

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Forgot starters so burgers had to be returned until we got starters. Burgers turned up pretty cold and tasted poor in comparison woth other local restaurants
  12. SG

    StevenG

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service staff great ,food great would recommend
  13. TG

    TerryG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    As a group we ate at the Pooley Bridge Inn on three occasions, but it was the last of these that led to real disappointment. The food is good but spoilt by very slow service - particularly with drinks. It really does take an abosolute age for drinks to arrive - so if you want more than one drink with your meal then order two drinks up-front!! On our last visit we arrived at the time we had booked (as we did on previous visits). We orderred drinks straight away and off went the waitress. She returned to take our food order (just a main course) but still with no drinks despite a reminder! Drinks arrived just before our food! Our waitress visited again to take orders for deserts and we tried to attract her attention for more drinks but no she chose not to see us! After finishing our puds we were visited by the bar manager, who we thought was (finally) going to ask whether we wanted more drinks. But no - he informed us quite rudely that he would need our table and we would have to leave. He then brought us our bill. So we had just one drink each when we would normally have three or four. To the Pooley Bridge Inn - good food but abysmal bar service.......and what a loss of potential revenue!! To future guests - order two rounds each time and give persistent reminders to your server. OR bring your own drink.
  14. SW

    SandraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booked online for an outside seat, wasn’t one when we arrived but made other arrangements so we were out the back. Service and food was very good. Really nice pub
  15. KW

    KateW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely pub restaurant in Pooley Bridge. Very comfortable and clean. Food lovely and staff are very friendly and professional. Would recommend xx
  16. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Like a transport cafe, no ambience, average food .
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it from start to finish Excellent food and great service.
  18. SJ

    SeanJ

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple - outstanding - could not have been make better. Allan who looked after us was brilliant. Thank you
  19. CS

    ClareS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First rate service, lovely food. My only concern was how cold we were despite the heaters. Not the fault of the restaurant but diners be aware to bring a jumper as there can be a nippy wind!
  20. JL

    JaneL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A lovely pub with friendly staff and great food.
  21. HS

    HazelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very busy pub we booked a table of 6 and when we arrived we had a table of 4 and a table of 2 that we couldn't put together so ended up on a table in bar area on stools that weren't very comfortable the staff seemed rushed off their feet and kept getting distracted for drink orders so it took a bit time to put our good order in Food was good traditional pub grub I would guess average mains are around £15 to £20 kids menu very disappointing everything had chips but later heard people ask for half portions which would have suited is better
  22. SW

    SharonW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Friendly staff , excellent food and relaxed atmosphere
  23. KG

    KazGB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice surroundings. good food but the noise level from groups marred our experience. Would recommend for surroundings, and food but with reservations re noise level!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal again!
  25. WS

    WayneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was prompt, would definitely go again
  26. SS

    SueS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal meeting with friends. The food was homemade, beautifully presented and very tasty. All the staff were pleasant, helpful and friendly. We asked if it was ok to leave our car in the car park whilst we had a short walk and looked in the shops opposite . We were told that this was no problem at all. We were very impressed with the attitude of the staff and how welcoming they were. We can’t wait to visit again soon.
  27. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not the best , was booked as a birthday and not a mention of this 😳 on arrival or during or at anytime , service was slow food was average and overpriced , also staff were setting up for breakfast even though we hadn’t been served our evening meal !
  28. F

    Fairydiningout

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience - efficient online booking system, friendly staff who were welcoming on arrival and attentive to our needs - changing us to a table more comfortable for our elderly Mum. Service was quick and efficient even on a busy Sunday evening and the food was gorgeous- generous portions and good value for money. Would definitely recommend and will return.
  29. NP

    NeilP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good bar meals served by warm very hardworking staff. Would definitely stay again. Thank you
  30. D

    Disappointed

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. It looked as if it had been sitting plated up for a while. Not worth the money.
  31. CP

    ClaireP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick service, polite staff and great food!! Need to book weekends tho, luckily we did 😊
  32. VW

    VictoriaW

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very tasty and reasonable priced. The service was great, our waitress Mollie was very attentive and friendly. Would definitely come back when on holiday in the area
  33. JL

    JackieL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great booking experience and amazingly helpful staff as always. Booked for 8 people on the app then rang and added another person. When we arrived we were given 2 tables which defeated the object of having a meal with family who we don't see often. A bit dissapointing. Staff were kind though and would return again despite this.
  34. GA

    GemmA

    Spain

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place and tasty food. Disappointed in the price of the desserts as they don’t reflect what comes out.
  35. w

    woody76

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were professional and friendly, lovely atmosphere. Great choice on menu, food was delicious, freshly made and piping hot. Will definitely be back.
  36. SM

    SusanneM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was heaving but the service and food were outstanding. We had our dog with us and was made very welcome. Will definitely return
  37. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food poor , gluten free pasta had aprox 5 pieces of pasta in the whole dish, when I informed the server she said ‘oh..’ no apology etc and even though we stipulated GF soup for a coeliac , however the bread they served with it wasn’t GF?! The server did little more than ‘grunt’ at us . Rest of food we ordered was poor / mediocre. However , the service was absolutely applauding , staff were extremely rude, I really wouldn’t recommend finning here. There are limited restaurants in Pooley Bridge - therefore they obviously can serve rubbish food at extortionate prices and treat customers with contempt as the staff are aware as it is mainly tourists whom are frequenting the place so probably wont return this don’t really need to give good service. The service was that bad it was funny ..
  38. K

    Keith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was ok if you like cooked from frozen,scampi and chips
  39. M

    Mackenzie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant meal, service and atmosphere. We will 100% be back for a second order of those pulled pork nachos. Thanks all!
  40. CC

    CCCC

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quality food served by friendly staff. Very busy as Jubilee bank holiday but staff managed well. Food served very promptly.Nice atmosphere

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Pooley bridge inn is rated 4 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 21 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

  • 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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