Piel Island

Piel Island, Barrow-in-Furness: Hours, Address, Piel Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Piel Island
4.5
Sunday
09:00 - 09:15
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4.5
283 reviews
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Catherine T
Preston9 contributions
Rewarding views
Sep 2021 • Family
Was a lovely trip out on the piel ferry to the island. It felt peaceful walking around, especially the ruins and the beach. Views are amazing. Sat and had a non alcoholic drink outside the pub. Will definatley visit again
Written 11 September 2021
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Wayne
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK4 contributions
Don’t waste your time or money
Sep 2021 • Friends
Don’t waste your time what a disappointment, ferry is £6 not £5 as
Advertised but whats a £1 was told ferry back would be between 9:30 and 10 in morning to leave island as we booked to stay in the ship inn for a night at the cost of £70 bed and breakfast, and was told there was food at the ship inn, we was on the last ferry to island so no way off getting off island until morning, when we went into put to tell them we had arrived and had a room booked the lad disappeared for around 10-15 mins and come back and said yes your rooms ready your in room 2 i asked why when i booked room 1, answer was thats the room thats ready what a start, so went up to room to find a heap of sh*t 2 pillows with no pillow cases on a mattress protector but no sheet and a duvet with a cover thats it, there was 2 cups with tea and coffee but no milk and no kettle, next the bathroom shower was dirty no towels and the sink was broken was cracked and had a hole in, how ever left our stuff in room and went downstairs to go for a walk, on way out 2 lads was standing and asked if we would eat stale cake but they would discount it for us but kindly declined, we asked where the menu was to order food and was told they were not doing food but could have a burger or a sandwich, i stood at the entrance to the kitchen which was disgusting stuff uncovered food lying around ,food on top of food, raw meat on sink floor was dirty, there was a lad standing i asked why no food he said just not apart from burgers which was pre cooked and looked dreadful he picked one up and it had a hole threw middle and he said il give that to someone later and laughed, all they was doing was re heating them in a deep fat fryer and putting cheese on and handing them out of a window, i asked what time breakfast would be he said theres no way we was getting breakfast they was not doing it so was not happy there was no food as said there was but after seeing the state of the kitchen and the people doing the food i wouldn’t of ate anything anyway we didn’t bring much with us expecting food but we made do, we left it at that and proceeded out for our walk, we arrived back and went back up to the room for a snack on what we had brought with us, a random lad who worked there just walked into the room then said sorry didn’t know anyone was in here and walked back out, we just continued what we was doing, we decided to go back out for a second walk where we didn’t go first time, we did that and spoke to a local who lived on island and said the put had been open till 3am that morning with people drinking to which i said i hope not and didn’t want it happening that night as was staying in room upstairs, we finished our walk and went back into put to head up to our room another lad come threw the door after us and said can i help you i said no just going up to our room he said ok and walked off we went up to the room and went into bathroom and whilst washing me hands herd a voice and went a come out the same lad who stopped us on way in was standing there and asked what we doing in here we haven’t booked or payed at this point i got annoyed i said we have booked and have payed he said no ones told us, i asked if any of them had a clue what they were doing or what was going on and who was running the place he said him down stairs is acting manager as they didn’t have one and the main person who looked after it was abroad, he said do i want to speak to him i said no no point he’s as clueless as you really, i showed him my booking email and he said well that will do, eh that will do i said it will have to its booked we here and no ferry now until morning he said no its fine and started to walk off, i said are we going to get anymore hassle or is that it, he said no no il tell them, I’m not joking if we could have getting off the island that night we would have just left there and then what a dump, all run by young dope smokers staff room was stinking and all just getting drunk amongst them selves treating the place as there private party place, as at times bar was unattended and people waiting to be served, the night went by quite peaceful to be fair but couldn’t wait till morning headed out at 9:15 for the ferry we was told be 9:30 and 10 guess what still sat waiting until 11:15 and finally arrived and off we went, thank god never again
Written 7 September 2021
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Ladyyy2013
Grantham, UK190 contributions
Quiet island with interesting castle ruins
Aug 2021
Piel Island is small and dominated by the castle. The views are calm and scenic.
There is a ferry available to get here on. The service is laid back and friendly.
There is a pub which is friendly and has its own character.
Written 2 September 2021
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AndieJovestani
74 contributions
weekend away
May 2021 • Friends
Had a fabulous time with friends staying in a family cottage. The pub was under renovation so closed. The island can easily be walked around in 30-40 mins. Not suitable for those with difficulty walking or wheelchair users. There is a ferry that runs daily in summer £6 return pp. They also run pre booked seal trips.
Written 30 August 2021
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577april01
Southport, UK41 contributions
Great day overall
Aug 2021
Great day out, took the boat across which you pay for but overall adds to the experience the food in the pub on the island was ok beautiful scenery make sure you take your beach shoes as very peddle beach well worth the visit
Written 25 August 2021
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emmagdeyn
Tebay, UK148 contributions
Unexpectedly stunning and peaceful island
Aug 2021 • Couples
I visited here for the first time this summer and have since gone again. It was a lovely drive along the coast to get there. Its quite a surreal place. You get the ferry across to the island from roa island, which is accessed by a causeway. Parking is free on roa. Then it's six pounds return on the ferry to piel. We chose to spend the night at the pub on the island but you can also camp for 5 pounds a night. We will be going again.
Written 23 August 2021
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David Stagg
1 contribution
Great for fishing and camping
Aug 2021 • Family
Just been here for a long weekend with my son and was brilliant from start to finish. The new young landlord and landlady where very welcoming and helped us off and on the boat with all our bags they also lent me a camp bed they really couldn't do enough for us.
Written 16 August 2021
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Mags
Alloa, UK164 contributions
Not the best day
Aug 2021
Clean toilets would be a start. The ladies had no towels, soap or toilet paper. The Inn was serving food which going by the reviews is good but I was not able to try as the kitchen had to be closed (it was only 2.30). The bar tender couldn’t even give us tea or coffee. There are lots of outside seating and in a sunny day this would be nice. The inside area isn’t very welcoming, quite drab and cluttered. The queue for the boat was quite a wait. It was busy but having to wait (and stand) 45 minutes too long to get back to the shore. Maybe a ticketing type system could be worked out.
The castle and abbey’s ruins are beautiful and I did enjoy seeing this but overall a very disappointing day.
Written 3 August 2021
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G Sparkes
5 contributions
Piel teepee camp
Jul 2021 • Family
Just spent 3 days camping on Piel with my 8 year old Daughter. Fantastic mini adventure the new landlord , landlady and the staff of the pub are fantastic brilliant hosts made everyone who visits feel welcoming and nothing was to much trouble. My Daughter had a fantastic time the run of the island. If your looking for a break away that feels like your stepping into a holiday of yesteryear Piel with the new king and queen can't been beaten, see you in a couple of weeks. Gav & Lilia.
Written 23 July 2021
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richardWooreCheshire
woore cheshire147 contributions
Far too hot to queue
Jul 2021
Didn't actually get to go although recommended by our B&B host. Arrived quayside at 1020hrs Sunday morning on the hottest weekend of the year. Boat didn't start until 1100-1800hrs and was for 12 people. Already more than that waiting. Fee is £6 return. Decided far too hot too queue that long so headed to Walney Island South reserve and viewed the island from there...would highly recommend a visit if you like nature and wildlife
Written 19 July 2021
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