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The Gateway Inn

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Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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270 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the Gateway Inn. It is very conveniently situated just off the A591 at Plumgarths. It is obvious from the road and a very good stopping off point. The bar has been refurbished and is pleasant though, sadly, not always that busy. The draught beers are good and the service cheerful and helpful. the food menu consists of decent... More 

1 Thank RichardVUK
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch What was listed as a sandwich was served on ONE PIECE OF BREAD which was toasted on one side as it was stale This was accompanied by cheap french fries and everything else looked like bits of leftovers thrown onto the plate So annoyed with myself that I didn't just leave I have lived in the lakes... More 

Thank viviencox
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my parents and daughter to The Gateway Inn to celebrate some good news! The decor is beautiful, we were pleasantly surprised having not visited since refurb. We ordered Soup and Sanwiches. When served, we thought the waitress had made a mistake and brought out a Soup someone had finished. There was the equivalent of 4 spoonfuls of soup in... More 

Thank elainebateman26
Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

we recently visited the gateway for lunch. we didnt realise that it is only carvery on a sunday and we didnt want that as we were just calling for a small lunch. the lady working in the restaurant was called sally and she spoke to the chef to see if we could possibly have something different, which the chef agreed... More 

Thank lenipoole
Darwen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick bite to eat on the way to The Lakes. Well located just off A591 this Twaites pub has a contemporary cosy theme. Think they were short staffed because it took a while to get served at the bar, but after that the service was great. Nice table with great views and the menu had... More 

Thank FranWilliams77
Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We visited as a family group of six adults and five children including for our youngest child's first birthday on new years eve. The staff were amazing and looked after adults and children alike with warmth. It was new years eve and so I think service staff could be forgiven for being a little jaded, but far from this was... More 

Thank Andrew M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Went with the family yesterday (Christmas Eve) for lunch -didn't want the festive menu (which looked good) as we were having a big meal later. 4 of us had the local steak pie which came with its own jug of gravy, seriously delicious chips and peas -we were all impressed. Other orders were salmon open sandwich (delicious) & burger with... More 

Thank hazel-paul
Preston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Nice surroundings main menu is limited, but large special menu, even if a bit complicated. Have meat pie, looks unimpressive when delivered but really yummy, amazing chips n gravy. Service v casual.

Thank mjr1966
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Invited a friend to pay visit this place wasn't let us down. The food was decent size and the sirloin was lovely tender, nice ambiance is worth to visit again.

Thank Keeneater88
Watford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Bar staff do not know what a liqueur floater coffee should be. A lukewarm coffee in a mug with so little liqueur you couldn't even smell it in the mug. Then a tiny amount of cream in a jug!!

Thank Tricia141

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 724187

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?