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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 September 2018 via mobile

Went here last night for something to eat with my boyfriend..was looking forward to it as it had pretty good reviews on here.The staff were friendly and professional.my boyfriend ordered his usual fayre-a burger and I ordered the lamb tagine, priced at £12-95.the burger was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kirsty2013welsh
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This inn has a great varied menu at reasonable prices. We ate there 4 nights running & the food was amazing every night. The staff were very friendly & welcomed us & our dog in the bar area, which has several tables, plus a separate...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Marie P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We called on spec after a family day out. Excellent meal in clean surroundings with pleasant and helpful staff. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank A W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The staff were welcoming and the service was excellent. The food was delicious with a menu that made choosing one option difficult. The local beer was very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pc_runner55
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We ate here one evening during hadrians wall walk. The restaurant was the best we tried on the walk, and we tried a few! The food was superb, and the desserts and service were first class. We met other walkers who had come out of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andy R
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Pub looks nothing from outside but is more appealing inside Plenty on the menu Burgers were good Mostly an eatery rather than for drinks

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank yorkuk
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Drove up to visit Hadrian's wall and stopped in here for lunch. The pub is lovely and cosy, the staff were welcoming and friendly, the food... The food was fantastic. Best we've eaten while on holiday in the lakes. Incredible value for money, well resented,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 76ClaireW
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The two points are mainly for the waitress service. The food was massively disappointing very mean portions and poor quality. Nothing like we had been promised on searching the internet. The management need a kick up the backside. We had expected food for hungry cold...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tony G
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a family Monday lunch, on our way to a family holiday in Dumfries. Friendly service, very pleasant homely venue serving excellent quality food at a reasonable price. What’s not to like??

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CalW75
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This place offers everything you'd expect and more- I cannot recommend it highly enough if what you're after is a warm welcome, excellent rooms and great food. I want to give a special shout out to Lindsay in housekeeping as she gave us a great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sinclair_Tara
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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