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The Gateway Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
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11 - 20 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

G8 food, G8 venue but the G8way failed to deliver on service. Family of 7 on birthday treat booked for meal and were initially met by efficient and friendly waitress. Drinks ordered and unfortunately different waitress took food order which we believe is where it...More

Thank epicurean267
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Staff were lovely and very accommodating. The rooms were full of character - in a good way. Very clean and comfortable. We had dinner there and it was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Although the Wi-Fi didn't...More

Thank falma c
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Gateway Inn is nice located next to Kendal in the beautiful Lake District. The rooms are new refurbished and beautiful decorated. The restaurant offers good food and drinks. There arw also vegetarian options and a vegan menu. I can really recommend this place!

Thank nathaliehammer96
Reviewed 25 July 2017

What a wonderful Buffet for 25/30 people...excellent sandwiches with generous fillings, plenty of extras and hot chips to boot...the attentive staff were fantastic. .couldn't do enough...Good bar with "Real Ale"...easy access from the Kendal Bypass....and lovely gardens...perfect venue

Thank yorkshirerover1945
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here whilst passing on Saturday, we had a 2 course for £13.95 option and it's was delicious. All the food was freshly cooked and homemade. The cheese and onion pie was a massive hit. The children had macaroni cheese, which also was home...More

Thank Coral1548
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Finished up here for lunch due to 2 previous locations unable to seat us, this being in heavy rain too. Their loss was our gain, excellent quality and value. 3 courses of locally sourced produce for £15.95. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and the staff...More

Thank Ballyconnel
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We ate here on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was very quiet. The staff were efficient and friendly and the beefburgers were exceptional. I rarely eat meat, only when it appears to be really worthwhile and this didn't disappoint.

Thank WillGoFar
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I had never been to the gateway but my father had when mother was alive and they both highly recommended it, do I booked for Father's Day lunch. So glad I did the ambience was lovely , the decor has been tastefully done and makes...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Set back just slightly away from the (North end) Kendal bypass roundabout, literally one minute!, so great if just on your way to the Lakes if you fancy a break after a long M6 trip before hitting the Lakes traffic eh? Plenty of parking, pleasant...More

Thank pbramham
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Had Sunday Lunch today, very disappointed veg too firm, all on the plate together, looked awful, not even hot and seemed under cooked, went for Aunties Birthday she was not impressed and said wouldn't go there again. Service OK not much atmosphere even though between...More

Thank D6422NHsusanc
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7 July 2016|
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Response from VicarNigel | Reviewed this property |
Yes - as far as I am aware
Dan W
29 August 2015|
Response from TheGatewayInnKendal | Property representative |
Hi Dan W! we start serving food at 12 and serve all day until 9 we serve coffees and drinks from 1030 Dale
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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