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The Shepherds Arms Bar

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Ennerdale Bridge, England
+44 1946 861249
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for tea on second night was recommended by the owner of the b+b. Wasn't disappointed food was amazing had steak and ale pie. Owner Diana was lovely.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

During our week in Ennerdale this was our go to place for food and a beverage and it didn't disappoint. Welcoming friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. The food was amazing, especially the steak and ale pie and the lamb shank dishes. Dog friendly. Great place. Great food. Great staff. Thanks.

Thank Simon K
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food was lovely on each occasion. I can recommended the steak and ale pie. A proper pie with proper pastry! Good filling puddings Well served beer and great friendly staff who were very helpful. We couldnt have asked more really then what they offered!

Thank paolomarshall
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Took my sister for a long walk in the fells and came to The Shepherds for a late lunch. Chose the fish and chips and very nice they were too! Service was good and the bar's quite pleasant and serves food all day. The only negative point was that the bread and butter pudding was cold in the middle, although... More 

Thank Toby V
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here one Sunday for a roast. We got in quite late in the evening and there was only Beef available (we were later told that the pub is extremely popular at lunch time so all the other meats had probably been snaffled!) the beef was cooked perfectly, lovely gravy and a nice portion of veg.... More 

Thank iliketurtles86
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very lovely pub food with a good selection. Happy to accommodate after the burger was not fully cooked through. Agreed to swap the meal and did not charge for the burger or the replacement meal. A replacement meal of steak pie and chips was cooked perfectly. My son enjoyed the sausage and mash and the ice cream dessert.

Thank Stacey H
South Shields, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Had been before for a meal which we enjoyed, and staff friendly. Next time we called a photographer was outside and informed us we could not park as he was taking photos. Limited parking, and my partner had a foot injury, so asked if any other parking near to pub available, declined to move until answered. Photographer went in pub... More 

Thank bryanjustin
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in this small town. The food was very good and so was the service. My steak was perfectly cooked and it was massive -- it was at least twice as big as I've ever seen. Service was very friendly and the room was quiet for a pub with low ceilings.

Thank DavidinEssex
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Shepard’s Arms was a very welcome stop at the end of our first day on the Wainwright Coast-to-Coast trail. Four hungry trekkers enjoyed both the atmosphere of this traditional English pub and a menu that went far beyond the normal pub fare. The lobster and prawn linguini was delicious. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting - boots and dogs... More 

Thank James W
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A very quaint and traditional bar, serving great food and a wide range of local ale! A welcome place after a long walk with a real fire. Hospitality second to none. You won't be disappointed

Thank AHoneybun121

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ennerdale Bridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ennerdale Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1946 861249

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