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1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant)

High Street | Elm House, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NH, England
+44 17684 86334
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Overview
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“venison” (16 reviews)
Open Now
14:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
High Street | Elm House, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NH, England
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying close by in a nice but very traditional hotel and fancied a dinner somewhere more contemporary. The 1863 did not let us down. All the food is made on the premises and uses mostly local ingredients. Presentation was outstanding and the service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank julian1542015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here on the 23rd. Lovely cosy feel to the restaurant with excellent service, attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. Food was very high standard with great flavours and presentation. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank richardcF5605SS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All restaurants and all things online have a mixture of good and bad reviews . Its always impossible to please everyone . However if you want some of the best food around , and be full up , then 1863 is a must visit if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank stevecA9946BI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as a last minute getaway really pleased we did got a great deal dinner bed and breakfast room 6 fantastic and 2 rosette food outstanding soon to be 3 rosettes we stopped another night on the strength of the quality throughly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank craig g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife stayed here for a little treat and got to say what a great place to stay. Very tastefull decor throughout, we stayed in room 7 and were not disappointed. You can see the quality throughout the premises. Breakfast was great too...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robertsontw
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We stopped at this Bed and Breakfast and Bistro for one night on our way to Scotland. The Bistro was fantastic, .

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Overboard123
MarkVause, Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Overboaed123, Thank you so much for your review on 1863 I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and evening dining. Hope to see you again in the future Best Wishes Leah

Reviewed 21 November 2018

We were back in Penrith just to say goodbye to friends and celebrate my birthday. Of all the restaurants we had visited over the past few months, there was only one I was interested in - the 1863 at Pooley Bridge. We booked in for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Foggydo
MarkVause, Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Foggydo, Thank you for your lovely review and thank you for choosing us to celebrate your special birthday. Yes we are all very pleased with achieving our second rosette it's such a great achievement. I will pass on your kind comments to all the...More

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

After some disappointing taster menu experiences elsewhere over the last couple of years tonight reminded us what taster menus should be..... Inventive, beautifully crafted dishes. Beetroot dish earthy and lovely, venison stunning and then Amalfi lemon with Douglas fir ice cream.... Christmas tree in an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank mmwgw
MarkVause, Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Good Morning mmwgw, Thank you fro taking your time to post this fantastic review of our tasting menu. Our team prides itself on producing innovative dishes to surprise and delight. Hope you can visit us again soon, Phil Corrie

Reviewed 13 November 2018

We really enjoyed the 6 course tasting menu and classic wine pairing. Every course was inventive and tasty. It is great to see a team enthusiastically stretching themselves to provide excellent service to its diners.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Richard C
MarkVause, Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Richard C, Thank you for taking the time to post this fantastic review of our tasting menu. Our team prides itself on producing innovative dishes to surprise and delight. Hope you can visit us again soon, Best Wishes Leah

Reviewed 10 November 2018

Fabulous inventive menu, each course a work of art - absolutely stunning. Excellent service from every member of a dedicated team. Beautiful creative surroundings, with dishes to inspire. We are so very lucky to have such a wonderful Bar Bistro on our doorstep. PerfectionMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie S
MarkVause, Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear Julie S, It was lovely to see you all again and I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening at 1863 for the Plotting Gunpowder & Treason Tasting Evening. Our team prides itself on producing innovative dishes to surprise and delight. Hope to see you soon,...More

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JanetLeeds_Yorkshire
27 October 2018|
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Response from MarkVause | Property representative |
We have around 25 Gins at the moment :)
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reasonablehuman
7 July 2018|
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Response from Anne T | Reviewed this property |
I imagine there is a pub in Pooley Bridge showing the football, but I doubt this venue will be
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Stephanie C
28 August 2017|
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Response from MarkVause | Property representative |
Hello yes our menus always have gluten free options, if you check our web-site you can see the latest menu any with GFA means Gluten Free Alternative.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$64
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 23:00
Monday
14:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 23:00
Thursday
14:00 - 23:00
Friday
14:00 - 23:00
Saturday
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Elm House, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86334
  • E-mail
Description
1863 is a beautiful small restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere. This intimate 32 cover eating experience offers customers a relaxed fine dinning experience with seasonal menus made with local produce and expertly served up by a dedicated kitchen team.
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