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Gilpin Bridge Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Bridge End | levens, Kendal LA8 8EP, England
+44 15395 52206
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Gilpin the evenings of the 10th and 11th of September 2016. We found the staff and stand in manageress very very helpful. Our bedroom was lovely and cosy. The food at the restaurant was really very nice although a tad expensive. The Inn is a bit out of the way but very enjoyable.... More 

Thank mags/69
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Gilpin for an evening meal after a busy day exploring the Lakes. Looking forward to some hearty pub grub to satisfy our hunger but we were disappointed I'm afraid. The bar area was knee deep with a young farmers meeting and with only two members of staff, they were run off their feet. Had to wait an age... More 

Thank LiverpoolJools
Kendal, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had not been to Gilpin Bridge for a few years & decided to give it a try on route to Barrow . The menu was very limited, I chose the stuffed pepper, my husband sausage & mash. When it arrived two very small sausages on top of a mound of mash with a trickle of onion gravy , needless... More 

Thank Vfwoody30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

There were 13 of us for Sunday Lunch, The welcome, service and meal were all superb. I would recommend the Lamb, the meat was succulent and the jus was the best I have ever had.

1 Thank eve T
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

After being sat in traffic for hours we detoured for a walk and drive through kendal. To our suprise we found a dog friendly rest stop where the staff and decor were both lovely and welcoming. The food was amazing and served fast. The staff were genuinely friendly and kind and we will definitely visit again. Thank you for saving... More 

Thank Becky_boo_Bartley
lake district
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

On arrival we all noted the rather off putting smell as we entered and nearly chose to leave before ordering . Also that it was quiet cold inside. Should of heeded our first impressions. I was hoping since change of ownership i was going to be impressed. Was really looking forward to the meal. Firstly the menu choice is very... More 

Thank bonniebear
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Very disappointing, won’t be rushing back. We had Sunday lunch at Gilpin Bridge Inn at Bridge End Cumbria today 13th March 2016. The menu advertised outside was not available, only a limited menu on Sundays. Service was not the best and the food ranged from, at best, average (Sunday Roast) to tasteless (fish). Would Not Recommend.

Thank sarah h
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

nice food dog friendly would recommend reasonably priced nice location good starting point for the north and the lake district

Thank michael s
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Gilpin Bridge this Sunday and arrived shortly after noon. To begin with, there weren't many people there, but it soon filled up. The menu was quite varied with several choices for each of 3 courses. The lunch was plentiful with the vegetables served separately. The deserts were gorgeous. Our only complaint would be that it was a bit... More 

Thank liz e
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here. There is (currently) no menu on their website so we had no idea what to expect. It turned out that the lunchtime menu is very limited and it's what might be described as typical old fashioned pub food; gammon, battered fish, Scampi etc. I think everything came with chips and apart from peas and one vegetarian... More 

Thank Neil00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge End | levens, Kendal LA8 8EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 52206
From beginning of November 2015 the Gilpin Bridge Inn has been taken over by locals & we plan to put this Inn back on the map. We have 8 letting rooms all with ensuite. A function room for your parties, meetings etc. A great selection on our menus both lunch & evening and on a Sunday we serve a traditional sunday lunch which can be accompanied by a cheeky pint or maybe a cup of coffee. When visiting you will only find the staff with a big smile, a great sense of humour & more than happy to help you so please visit & make yourself at home in our traditional country inn.

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