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Highland Drove Inn

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here last October and never thought, because of its location, I would make a return visit. Pleased to say I did. The place is great and my room was spot on. A quiet location made for a restful night and breakfast was a good start to the day. There was a problem with the opening time on my arrival...

Thank Martin D
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little inn in small village within easy reach of Ullswater yet away from the madding crowds. Friendly and hardworking landlord and landlady, good food and drink and really nice rooms. Good value for money and we would definitely stay again.

Thank Andy P
Donald N, Owner at Highland Drove Inn, responded to this review

Hi Andy, thank you for your feedback, we're delighted you enjoyed your time at our pub, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks again, Donald

Carlisle, Cumbria
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went to this establishment on New Years Day as my brother was visiting, and he remembered he had the best Fish and Chips here !! Even though there was a set menu - without Fish and Chips the Owner/Manager put himself out to give my brother what he wanted !! the staff were amazing - so helpful, even though they...

Thank dusty066
Donald N, Owner at Highland Drove Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and review, we're delighted you enjoyed our food and service! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Portree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I first came across the Highland Drove 12 years ago when I stayed next door at The Stables holiday cottage. Over a period of 4 holidays in 2 years I looked forward to the friendly atmosphere and the excellent food and hospitality as much as any other part of the holiday, which was ostensibly a walking holiday. On revisiting recently...

Thank 1SkyeSteve
Donald N, Owner at Highland Drove Inn, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thank you for your visit and review, it's wonderful to hear you've looked forward to visiting us during each holiday. Delighted that you enjoyed chatting about wine with me! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Donald.

Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

A bit in the middle of nowhere but everything about my stay was great. Landlord, room, choice of ales, evening meal and breakfast. Really liked the place, Only problem is I have got to find a reason to go to that location again. I will try though.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the village of Great Salkeld for my husbands birthday and decided to try the local pub for food. The upstairs restaurant is delightful with a highland theme. The staff and food were wonderful, thank you!

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Highland drove for 4 nights whilst working at center parcs. I don't have a single complaint. The couple that own the place were lovely. The food was spot on and the room was really clean. I couldnt really ask for much more. I would definitely stay there again.

Thank Jibber J
Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The owners (who were obviously very experienced) were extremely welcoming and the breakfast was one of the best. This had the feeling of a true local pub experience with a quaint village background. Clean, good value and a thoroughly pleasant stay. Everything you would need for a North Lakes base. We will be back!

Thank sr s
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It may be a bit off the tourist trail , but great salkeld is a lovely village with a tall towered red sandstone church ,with a clock that chimes every 15 mins!! , just around the corner opposite the church you will find the HIGHLAND DROVER, it was a hot day and some customers were outside the inside of this...

Thank barbarab215
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stayed in staffield hall a short drive away from here, originally we attempted to find pubs closer to us advised in the welcome book such as the crown inn but they were fully booked. However, this could not have worked out better as we then stumbled across this little beauty, from the moment we arrived Donald greeted us and...

Thank Chris K

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Additional Information about Highland Drove Inn

Address: | Penrith, Great Salkeld, Penrith CA11 9NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith > Great Salkeld
Price Range: €69 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Check in time is 18.00”
746martind, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“Earplugs for light sleepers in any room.”
Cathmars1975, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We took rooms on the front of the inn,2 3 and 4, not a problem as there is very little traffic.”
stephencW3591JA, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Anywhere away from the church chimes and the locals drinking in the bar, so probably somewhere else!”
945stevew945, 8 Oct 2012 | Read review
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