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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good find! The room we had was basic but spacious and clean. The bathroom could've used a little tlc but it had everything we needed. Great location in the heart of Kendal. Was a little noisy but then we were staying in a pub on a Saturday night so it was to be expected. Didn't bother us as so tired... More 

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People friendly though facilities in room could have been better - some needing repair, general maintenance & decor needing looked at. Great location though - very central to town and many local restaurants. Overall was perfect for a budget overnight stay!

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

When staying in the lakes we nipped in here for a bite to eat being a dog friendly pub. The bar tender was ever so friendly she provided a bowl of milk for our spoilt pooch and although we only ordered sandwiches and a drink it was very tasty and great value for money would defo return

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were wandering down the street in Kendal hoping to find some place to stay and some other tavern owners pointed us to the Rainbow Tavern. I was so happy to meet the lovely ladies behind the bar who are intelligent and articulate and we had some great conversations as well as them showing us to a sweet room in... More 

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Peterborough
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

My Wife and I have just stayed for 4 days, the quality of service and welcome we received from the staff was first class. Set in the middle of wonderful countryside and town services the new management are already making positive progress in improving standards since we last stayed over a year ago. Without doubt a friendly well run establishment... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of Kendal on Highgate, directly opposite the Town Hall, The Rainbow Tavern is one of the oldest inns in the 'Auld Grey Town'. Quality cask ales are on offer, one of which is always a local brew, along with a range of beers and lagers. The Rainbow also has an extensive beer garden and well-behaved dogs are always welcome. The Rainbow has eleven well appointed and comfortable bedrooms including two family rooms. Most are en-suite or with private bath/ shower room, with accommodation available at reasonable prices. Our chefs provide fayre of traditional bar meals and daily specials, with the ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. We also have an extensive steak menu cooked freshly to order, with home-made pies also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rainbow Tavern

Address: 32 Highgate, Kendal La9 4SX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Price Range: $56 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Rainbow Tavern 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Absolutely love how this is in one of the historical Kendal yards.”
 of 5 bubbles Adoralix, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good value for money so book in advance”
 of 5 bubbles dave576, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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