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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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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Gilsland | Cumbria, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DR, England
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the village of Gilsland on a Sunday evening and we arrived at the Samson at about 8-40 we asked if they still were serving food and were told at 8-30 The kind lady behind the bar said she would check if...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank paulblade
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this pub on our walk along the Hadrien's Wall Path and it was a great find. It was busy and you do need to book a table to get in for dinner in the summer. There was a eclectic variety of food...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LondonFamily88
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were booked into this inn for one night,arrived at 3 pm there was four people in the place.We waited for the barmaid to finish her conversation with her friend and ordered a beer.We were informed that we could sit anywhere this seemed strange as...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank westham66
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We stayed here during our Hadrian's Wall walk, and it was literally by the Wall. Nice dinner and breakfast, excellent service, very friendly

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Maria N
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We read very good reviews and booked a celebration lunch for 10 family members. To be fair we did not book in advance but this should not have made any difference to the quality of food provided. The Thai prawn fish cakes resembled small cheap...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The food was good and locally sourced, and lots of local choices for beer and even gin! To be safe, I'd suggest making a reservation.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Went for a nice family lunch. It was a wedding anniversary and after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor we were confident we'd have a lovely time. How wrong were we!? Well upon walking in we were told we had to order drinks before being seated,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ellie S
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a very nice pub that serves good quality food. There is a range of first class cask beers and a good choice of quality in-house cooked food. The staff made us feel very welcome

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank chriscook10
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Although we had to walk down the street in this cute town to watch the World Cup, our visit to Samson for post-trail drinks and revisit for dinner were just great. Fine home cooking, helpful and friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thekilleens2018
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Super busy so book ahead. Nice food with vegetarian options. Filling but not huge portions. Enjoyed getting veges with my meal instead of pub standard chips.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cat R
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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