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The Pooley Bridge Inn

Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86215
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (9 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a night's bed and breakfast here, costing £95. The accommodation was clean and tidy, and reasonably spacious. But the highlight was meeting the very pleasant and helpful staff. They couldn't do enough for you, and were very genuine folk. The breakfast was good...More

Thank ianforestfan
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff were very friendly The meal was good value for money with large portions, well presented and we didn't have to wait long The scampi was generous and the chips were crispy and delicious ! We visited several times, knowing we wouldn't be disappointed

Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite this pub being very busy over the Bank holiday weekend the staff were very helpful and found us a table as soon as a table for 8 became available. The menu had a good choice and was served hot.

Thank francesduncan7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the pub has changed hands fairly recently. The atmosphere is much better and the place is bouncing. We only had drinks which were good and good choice. The menu looked good and the fish coming out of the kitchen looked like whales!

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on bank holiday Sunday. Bit frustrating that we got there, found a table, found menus, queued to order, only to be told they had stopped serving food to clean the kitchen and couldn’t say when they would be serving again. However, I went back...More

Thank Carly_Freeman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch and we all enjoyed the food, drinks a little more expensive than other pubs in the area but no complaints. Great for sitting outside getting the last of the late evening sun

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good food pub for sure. Hearty portions of sausage and mash and pork casserole came before us. Struggled to eat the portions and they were delicious. Served by friendly attentive staff. Many thanks

Thank Neville B
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

A cracking pub restaurant in the pretty village of Pooley Bridge near Ullswater lake. A dog friendly pub and welcomes families too,we entered earlier today and my daughters had the fish and chips and pie and chips whilst I enjoyed the chicken sizzler dish. All...More

Thank shane s
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We arrived for a weeks holiday in the Lakes and were staying in Pooley Bridge. There are 5-6 places to eat in the village (and plenty more in the surrounding areas). We choose this Inn for our lunch. Despite being busy, they were able to...More

Thank E3photographer
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Food was served quickly to our party of 8 - in fact so quickly that it was obvious it was just microwaved. The Cumberland sausage was tough and contained little meat. Gravy was watery, onions no taste at all. The ones who chose steak pie...More

1  Thank J9Fran
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Tom H
4 October 2017|
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Response from sunnyjack02 | Reviewed this property |
thinking about it now I can remember seeing a banner out there advertising sky sports
9 September 2017|
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Response from carolinemetcalfe | Reviewed this property |
Very much so, we had 2 dogs with us, they make new friends there's that many of them :)
rebecca m
31 July 2017|
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, can't help you. Like the reviewer above we ordered off the menu. We didn't know about any management changes either. All I can say is that we had a very nice lunch and maybe call them or look at the menu online... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86215
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