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The Gateway Inn

) #33 of 109 Restaurants in Kendal $$ - $$$ , British,
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Closes in 10 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
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11 - 20 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed here while doing the Dalesway,the staff were so friendly and welcoming,the room was large and airy,lovely bathroom,so clean and comfortable.we ate dinner here which was a good choice the bar and restaurant are excellent,definitely be back

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely time with the sun out, a cool refreshing lager and a chilled wine, sitting out in the garden enjoying the sunshine. This place offers rooms for weary travellers, and a bite to eat. Food is good portion but not for those in a hurry...More

Thank dollydelash
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from Derwentwater as we remembered it from a previous visit! We remembered it as better than it was! Not there was really anything wrong with it - handy location either just before the motorway or the lakes themselves-,...More

Thank neddyb1
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect hotel . Staff very helpful, polite and seemed genuinely happy to see us. We found this to be a very quiet hotel with good comfy areas to sit , eat and just relax in .moving up to the bedrooms you had to climb quite...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very little to comment on, if you are trying to find faults. There were none ! The staff naturally friendly and attentive in this warm cosy characterful hotel. When one has had their fill of the 'bland' market driven attitudes of the Premiere, Mr Bed...More

Thank stuartalpedhuez
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub nice decor great staff & extensive menu to choose from but our eyes went straight to the home made pies the cheese& onion & steak delicious not a thing left on both plates & we will be returning next time we in the...More

Thank spandjparker
Reviewed 26 April 2017

To be honest, we had not initially decided to go to the Gateway Inn as we had a bad experience there many years ago. So, although we are local, we had never bothered. So, after a long drive on a Saturday evening, having watched my...More

Thank pyadowell
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Staff need to be trained on food intolerances especially gluten-free staff have no idea what was and was not gluten-free and served my mother who is coeliac with wheat flour Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes which had been rolled in wheat flour to make them...More

Thank jotaline
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Passed this pub many times but never stopped. What have we been missing. Well furnished clean dog friendly pub with a good size beer garden. Friendly fast service with great food. The duck salad starter was excellent and the cheese and onion pie was superb.

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

5* highly recommend, food was fantastic! Waiters were very polite and helpful! Look forward to visiting again!

Thank Amanda M
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Questions & Answers
8 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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