The Swinside Inn

4
229 reviews
£25 and under
British
Amazing Views with Real Ale and Pub Food in Newlands Valley near, Catbells, Derwentwater, Causey Pike, Grisedale Pike, and Keswick. Dog friendly.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Simonb
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Beautiful place and setting but for poor. Straight out the microwave

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to eat and it was so lovely to be back. Staff are amazing and the food was fab.

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IanP
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The steak and chilli pie was really nice, shame that two out of the three Cumberland sausages weren’t fully cooked.

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Rollster
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food is inedible. Cheese Burger was ok & filled me up. The Stilton Soup my wife had tasted like dirty dish water, quite revolting. Not even the chips were edible, we had to send them back to be recooked!! Only saving grace were the Mozarella Sticks which we're fine as we knew they had just come straight out of the freezer.
Staff we're very friendly. Great selection of Gins & local beers & good children's menu & they followed all the Covid regulations etc..

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MiriamK
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub, beautiful views. Friendly service. Good food, well presented.

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JaneM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only criticism on food was not much filling in tuna sandwiches. Beer was good and service great! Lovely open fire and very welcoming.
Thankyou

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent specials menu with e.g Pheasant, alongside some very fine ales in the heart of the beautiful newlands valley.

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LauraD
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal in front of a roaring fire at a very delightful pub. Would definitely recommend

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Guyguy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok, but presentation not as good as previous visits.

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Libbyjoe
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Vegetables were undercooked and some meat in the pie was chewy. However portions were good and nice atmosphere with friendly attentive staff.

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PNEsupporter
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch and although we felt the menu was somewhat limited what we had was delicious.
The staff are very friendly and welcoming - especially helpful for us as we got lost and had to phone for directions !!

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SueC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, prompt service and delicious food in a Covid safe environment.

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LindaR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We went for Sunday lunch at about 2.00 pm. Whilst the food was pretty average, the service was really poor. We waited ages to place an order then about 10 minutes later the waiter came back and said he had lost our order. It was a good 20-25 minutes before our drinks came and another 20 minutes before the good came. Also,a group of young lads were sat at the table next to us. Language was terrible, so we left and had coffee and cake elsewhere.

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Mondo
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent just excellent, we went twice in 4 days and got great service and food both times,
The staff were very friendly and professional, the bar was warm and a great atmosphere,
Definitely recommend this pub

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Mark
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Had sunday dinner here - not great, portions were quite small and food quite bland.

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AlisonM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat ... as always a nice friendly welcome !

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NikkiW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic time was had here with my visiting family on Saturday evening. Unable to find an available table elsewhere I gave The Swinside Inn a chance, as they had availability.

The service, food and pub itself were all fantastic. My three young nephews were made to feel extra special and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

My visiting sister in law has not stopped talking about her trip to “the perfect pub” and I’m already thinking about visiting with my partner (who had to miss out) next weekend.

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ValerieB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hearty portions for hungry walkers! Great burgers!

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MarkH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

lovely place to stay, stay very helpful, rooms cleans, food good, views amazing.

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Mondo
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we arrived, very good menu also a very good specials menu, the steak I had was excellent really well cooked my wife went for the scampi which was excellent, sticky toffee pudding for afters , couldn’t fault it, great night overall

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sallyk
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little place with super pub food. Lovely views and friendly service

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timS
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Rather conventional, unimaginative menu. Fair service.

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DeniseS
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Never disappoints. Good Covid practice in place, lovely food (salad accompaniment is delicious served with the sandwiches) and always a nice atmosphere. We'll be back soon - Covid rules permitting.

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RobertW
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the experience,food was lovely and staff were very professional.In the present climate felt very safe .Overall well worth it.

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clairew
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Delicious Sunday roast in a lovely old style country pub. The Yorkshire puddings are especially tasty.

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MrM00M00
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the Swinside inn - just different with COVID-19 safe rules.
Amended my booking with no hassle on the day and food and service great as usual.

Just wish it was busier for atmosphere, I was not driving so I could Drink more and we could all mix together and my dog Betsy didn’t take a dislike to anyone in a 😷- well will 100% be back and anyone who claims catbells should always have a pint here to finish 👍🏼

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JudoEssex
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Chicken, Leek and Chorizo Pie, Chips and Veg and friendly service. A lovely cosy evening.

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RochW
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent value for money, food was delicious and will definitely be returning.

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Angela
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, friendly staff. Daily specials add variety. Would return

JJ
JasperJo
Cumbria
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food as always. Only small negative is that the menu is smaller with less veggie options.
Service was pretty good, especially from K. It still felt fairly normal, while safe and well spaced.

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JoseF
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and amazing food. We will come back.

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SueS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had steak pie which was amazing and plentiful too. No room for a dessert, which was a shame

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Jamesm
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food in the the swinside was disappointing we both chose the Sunday roast the pork my wife had was very thin and dry the beef I had was the same. To be fair the sweets were good and the pub had loads of character we would visit again but not for food

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LynseyN
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were parked in the back of the pub ! All started well with prompt service. Waited for an hour , no food , when others who arrived after us got their food, we found out that they had forgotten to put our food ticket in the kitchen. When our food hastley arrived after 1.5 hours of waiting it was tepid. We had roast port which had clearly been plated with afar too much gravy. and put in the microwave. The single roast potato was inedible.
Could not wait to get out. Sad really because pubs need ot provide good service and reasonable food at the moment as they cannot afford reviews like this. I would give them a second chance but not order a roast dinner. 😟

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DavidS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food at a realistic price - great surroundings - worth a visit.

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DianeP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organised friendly and lovely food thank you 😀

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CherylJ
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was mixed, good from one staff member but quite rude /bad service from another. Menu was very limited and the food we had (burger) was very average, nothing special. Shame as it used to be a really good pub.

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NicholasK
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

very friendly, covid security excellent always very good value, enjoyed our time there as always.

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ChrisT
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cosy Inn and nice food for lunch. It is much nicer on the inside than it looks on the outside.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and delicious food, great ambience.

FAQs

The Swinside Inn is rated 4 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

The Swinside Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swinsideinn.co.uk/tickets-and-gift-vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.