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68 /100 A592
“Approaching from the south this place looks bizarrely narrow, and also a little grubby (plus there are sports TV boards up, which for us is normally a bad sign) - so we initially bypassed it and went to the Patterdale Hotel instead. Retracing our steps after discovering that the Hotel was a bit crap, we entered with some trepidation only to discover a welcoming scene of Lakeland charm - stone flagged floors, comfy seats, open fires, random memorabilia nailed all over the walls and ceiling. And a full suit of plate armour, of course. The staff were friendly, there were four local-ish real ales (a couple were new rates for me), and the food was huge portions of hearty pub grub at reasonable prices (by Lake District standards) - just what is needed after a day on the fells. There were sports screens (apparently some people there were interested in something called the FIFA World Cup?), but they were fairly small and discreet and fortunately muted. The pub was slightly bigger inside than it looked from outside, but as it was popular and busy with both locals and tourists, we were very lucky to get a recently vacated table - if you want to eat here at the weekend it would be best to book. All in all it was a very pleasant place; so much so that we returned the following night.“
wheresthepath 1035 days ago
40 /100 A592
“Right - let's do the positives first. Or rather the positive, for there was only one. They have picnic tables out on the village green, ideally located for watching the world go by on those all too few days when the weather is good enough in the Lakes to do this (astonishingly we were there for one of them). Inside there's either a modern lounge bar with sofas, low tables etc, or a rather old-fashioned and deserted restaurant. Unfortunately, every other aspect of the venue was poor. The beer choice during our visit was between a couple of nationally available cask beers in sub-optimal condition, or macrobrews on keg. The staff serving our drinks seemed disinterested at best. The food menu choice was uninspiring, and from what we saw on other peoples' plates not that nice either. You can eat the "bar food" menu either outside, or struggle to eat at the low tables in the lounge bar. The "restaurant" menu (which must be used if you sit in the restaurant area) appeared to be exactly the same as the bar food menu, but with much higher prices - this deplorable practice in itself was enough to make us head elsewhere. Which was a good plan as the other village pub is much better in all respects other than the outdoor seating. So yahboosucks to the Patterdale Hotel, we didn't like you very much.“
wheresthepath 1035 days ago
48 /100 A592
“There is a traditional pub feel to this Inn, right on the C2C walk, so it is often full of walkers with a day tripper mix as well. There are stone flagged floors, lots of hidy holes, wooden furniture. The beer range is disappointing, nothing out of the ordinary, there is a Mithril own label beer, but this is from their standard range. Quite high prices. I wasn’t totally impressed with this place.“
imdownthepub 2237 days ago
58 /100 A592
“Large hotel in the tourist spot of Patterdale, right on the C2C walk and in the perfect spot after my harrowing crossing of Kidsty Pike in driving rain and zero visibility. The bar area is large and open but nicely comfortable. There are some changing guest beers in here, which makes it worth a visit. Lots of walker tourists in here mixed in with the real thing but it does retain a hotel atmosphere rather than pub.“
imdownthepub 2237 days ago
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