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The Samson Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Gilsland | Cumbria, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DR, England
+44 16977 47880
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (41 reviews)
“lamb tagine” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Gilsland | Cumbria, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DR, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent meal at the Samson Inn. Excellent service, delicious food & friendy, attentive staff. Would highly recommend booking as busy with Hadrian Wall walkers.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were staying in the hotel so simply had to go down the stairs for our dinner. There were several tempting choices for each of us. We had bangers and mash, and lamb tagine. The lamb was perfectly flavoured, and the rice very light. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank njjc
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had a great meal here just off the trail from Hadrians Wall. We walked in looking a little crunchy and were graciously accomodated. We were asked if we had reservations, so I think it does fill up (so if you can plan ahead, do)....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PandMinDC
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We ate here on a Wednesday night and the place was very busy so I was glad I'd booked a table. The food was delicious and, as a vegetarian, it was nice to have some imaginative options to choose from. The service was friendly and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 780emman
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner after a walk. Very pleasantly surprised by the vegetarian choices as choice is so generally difficult to find in pubs normally. Lovely imaginative starter and then tasty different main course. Wish I'd had space for a pud! So, recommend for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank surfiegirl
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Best place to eat in Gilsland, excellent staff. Excellent choice of cordials. Delicious home cooked food - lamb tagine and fish pie. Must book only one table left at 7pm on a Wednesday. Full of walkers.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LondonChiswick
Reviewed 8 September 2018

My family and I really enjoyed our meal at The Samson. The starters were gorgeous and varied with our particular favourite being the cheese souffle. Our chosen mains included the chicken breast and risotto which were both lovely. The desserts were fabulous, especially the date...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stacey R R
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A table was booked for us at 7pm by our guest house host . We decided to arrive early at 6pm. We were shown to a lovely quiet table and were well looked after by the very friendly staff. Every part of our meal was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JulieIles
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for a pint while walking HW. The outside seen from the south is rather unprepossessing, but the inside is pleasant and very clean although quite dimly lit. Staff were prompt in service but not exactly warm in their welcome. Only raising local...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Although the building is old the interior is bright and welcoming. The inn has a number of dining area's as well a a bar.The staff are very welcoming and friendly The menu was very varied and well priced.The have a good selection of beers and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 941douglasb
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11 August 2018|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
Give them a ring, we were there mid week.
13 May 2016|
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Response from clocks90 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry- I do not know. Email them- they were very helpful. ENJOY. Jill
4 March 2016|
Response from CumbriaRedhead | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are welcome in the bar at any time, but not in the bedrooms. We also have a dog-free dining room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gilsland | Cumbria, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DR, England (Formerly Samson Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Brampton  >  Gilsland
  • Phone Number: +44 16977 47880
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