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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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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“venison” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
High Street | Elm House, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NH, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Amazing Food
" The food was amazing, worthy of a Michelin star!"
jan s
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2. Talented Chef
"freshest local ingredients by an obviously talented chef"
FoodnFamily
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3. Absolute Perfection
"My venison main course was cooked to absolute perfection"
George H
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Reviewed today

The food was outstanding, lovely atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend and will be back.

1  Thank Claire S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this fabulous boutique hotel. A first class treat. Chef Phil and his team are worthy of a Michelin star or two even! They are obviously passionate about presentation as well as flavour with all dishes like a work of...More

1  Thank Susan T
MarkVause, General Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Susan T, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The chefs love what they do and it definetly shows with what they produce. They use local ingredients to ensure it’s the best produce they can get. We are all...More

Reviewed today

What an amazing dining experience we had at 1863. We were warmly welcomed and every member of staff who attended to us were most pleasant and knowledgeable about the food they were serving. The meal itself was perfection from start to finish with the extra...More

Thank Fifekim
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed for 2 nights in room 4 which was extremely comfortable and well thought out. Very good breakfasts both mornings. We had dinner one night which blew us away. Yes the portions are on the small side but this makes the tastes all the...More

1  Thank Alan-Robinson M
MarkVause, General Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Alan-Robinson M, Thank you for taking the time to review on your recent stay - I’m pleased you enjoyed your time here with us. Don’t forget to book direct if you stay again to receive a £10 voucher to take off your meal in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been intending on coming to this restaurant for some time. A birthday celebration gave us the perfect excuse for the treat that was in store for us. From once you walk through the front door, there is a relaxed yet almost formal setting...More

Thank Sean O
MarkVause, Owner at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sean O, Wow thank you for such a lovely detailed review, we are getting some great feedback on the Real Kombucha. We are working on a wide selection of alcohol free drink pairings including a Gin & Tonic coming soon in case you are...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for family birthday dinner. Very welcome reception and spot on service. Everybody had a super time, and every course of food was outstanding. Congratulations to the chef. The tomato water amuse bouche was a real surprise treat. Highly recommend!More

1  Thank SybarJeagar
MarkVause, General Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear SybrJeagar, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your recent visit. I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening with us - The Tomato Water with Lemon Oil has been a real hit. Hope to see you again whilst visiting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed last weekend and booked for a meal after a day walking on Helvellyn. It was a real treat of an evening with excellent food, and equally excellent service. Leigh, the waitress knew the menu really well and had a lovely attentive attitude in...More

Thank Louise H
MarkVause, General Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Lousie H, It was lovely to meet you - I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and meal in the Bistro. We all love what we do here at 1863 and I'm glad it shows! Look forward to seeing you again Best Wishes Leah

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had dinner here and was very pleasantly surprised as to how good everything was, amazing food, presented beautifully .......... staff and service was friendly welcoming and unpretentious with excellent knowledge of the food served. We will return....thank you.

1  Thank thefergusongang
MarkVause, General Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear thefergusongang, Thank you for taking the time to review on your recent visit to 1863 - I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening. I will pass your kind comments on to the team and hope to see you again Best Wishes Leah

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here once before, about a year ago and thought the food was delicious. First chance to visit again and decided to take several friends to enjoy the experience. Whilst the food was delicious, the staff very friendly and , on the whole we had...More

Thank Stephen M
MarkVause, Owner at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Stephen M, Thank you for taking the time to review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening. We will take on board your comments and discuss them at our next monthly meeting. I would like to assure you that no financial constraints are put on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the Lakes on Bank Holiday Monday and I booked this restaurant prior to our visit. I had read the wonderful reviews but wasn't expecting it to be as fabulous as it was. The staff were so friendly and helpful and...More

1  Thank Lucy W
MarkVause, General Manager at 1863 Bar Bistro (Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lucy W, Thank you for your kind words - It was lovely to meet both you and your partner and I’m pleased we could accommodate for your dietary needs. I will be sure to pass on your very kind comments to all the team...More

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Questions & Answers
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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Diane G
12 April 2017|
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Response from MarkVause | Property representative |
Sorry no dogs other than outside the on the front seating area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$67
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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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