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The Pooley Bridge Inn

) #4 of 6 Restaurants in Pooley Bridge €€ - €€€ , British,
Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86215
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (9 reviews)
“steak pie” (7 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely coffee and the best scones I have ever tasted. Could do with an indoor toilet or even a canopy so people don't get wet waiting. Otherwise lovely food ..clean respectable

Thank sunnyjack02
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We're local and enjoy a good lunch. This was just what it was. A very good minestrone soup for me and absolutely nothing left on the Cumberland sausage plate for my friend. Excellent service and proper food. I really loved the mini loaf that came...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here because it looked really nice from the outside, and it had a few vegetarian options for me to choose from. The ordering process was a bit unclear, especially for tourists like us. The thing that made our experience so poor though was...More

Thank Magali H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dined here at the weekend. The food tasted good and the service was not bad. I personally would not return simply because we could tell the quality was not great (even if it was nice). I was slightly concerned that my partner came back from...More

Thank UKdisfan
Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, quite confused by this review. In peak periods especially at weekend, we are prepped up so efficiently that the food can be served very quickly.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a lovely overnight stay. The room was a bit dated but it was clean and had everything we needed. The children were pleased to have bunkbeds and the addded bonus of a balcony over looking the front of the pub. Ideal for people watching!!!...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just had a lunch time snack. Cheese and red onion ciabatta with salad and crisps. Ok but the sandwich was a bit dry. On a positive, it has areas for dogs.

Thank 34Duffy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

popular place but no food could be ordered at 8 pm for over an hour cos they were too busy go early for tea

Thank kissifer123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vistited here twice sat out the back which had a fountain and it was quite large with plenty of seating it was very quite and peaceful and we enjoyed it. When we went the next evening there was a party but we able to still...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the beergarden looks nice, this pub should be avoided at all times! The food seems to be microwaved to dead, no taste, no structure, no love put in it! There is more then enough staff at work but the Adele-look-a-like girls do not appear...More

Thank Miriam K
Ricki L, Owner at The Pooley Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Helloo.Sorry but I think next time you are walking by our fantastic beer garden, you should keep chasing pavements and walk on by. I find your review very unfair and opinionated towards my hard working staff, who I will defend every day of the week....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here this morning was the nicest breakfast I've had for a long while, very welcoming owners and set in a lovely village

Thank Sámia A
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rebecca m
31 July 2017|
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, can't help you. Like the reviewer above we ordered off the menu. We didn't know about any management changes either. All I can say is that we had a very nice lunch and maybe call them or look at the menu online... More
3 July 2015|
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Response from cherrylwynn | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I never took any notice as my tipple is vodka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86215
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