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The Samson Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
6318 Just off the B, 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
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6318 Just off the B, Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DR, England
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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
Reviewed 4 July 2018

After a long day walking Hadrian’s Trail the food and atmosphere in the Samson Inn was very welcome. There is a beer garden. I had the aubergine and lentil mousaka served with lovely homemade bread which I would recommend vegetarian or not! My husband had...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food, good portions and fast service. We both had the roast, beef for me and chicken for my wife, beef was very tender and collapsed when I put my fork in it. Toilets very clean. Lovely decor. Beer garden.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank micko166
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Lovely people work here, and they do they're very best to accommodate. We found it by chance, and what a find. Our room was large light and airy with quality linens and a large bed ( we did opt for a superior room) They couldn't...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Myself and my brother stayed here after walking from Carlisle on the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. The rooms were clean, nicely decorated, with really comfortable beds and well-stocked with good quality Cumbrian toiletries and luxury tea, coffee etc. In the evening a friend met us...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Cosy British pub, ideal place to visit if walking Hadrians Wall walk. Food portions were generous and the staff very friendly.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank pastrychef
Reviewed 17 June 2018

A lovely northern English Inn in Gilsland. The food is just brilliant and the drinks are wonderful. My partner and I went there twice and it was recommended by the owner of the local bed and breakfast. A recommendation that I would definitely agree with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Wolfjacobs
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely bustling pub in an otherwise quiet location with few choices. Great service and good food. There was a good choice of starters and mains. The fish cakes were homemade and tasty and the steak well cooked and the right size.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank F2780BZsallyc
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Busy with walkers doing Hadrian's Wall Path but staff very friendly (and patient with people who can't make up their minds!) and attentive. Good food using local produce. Not expensive

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Jan B
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6318 Just off the B, 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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