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The Shepherds Arms Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ennerdale Bridge, England
+44 1946 861249
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed Sunday lunch here twice recently. The roast beef just melts in your mouth and the proper homemade Yorkshire pudding is really fluffy inside. The vegetables which are served separately are cooked to perfection. We look forward to returning soon.

1 Thank nell506
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself, my husband and son decided to eat here after a walk around Ennerdale Water. This being a quiet out of the way village we really weren't expecting very much. There was a good selection of drinks available, and food was served all day, although the menu changed to the evening menu at 5 pm. As it was the early... More 

1 Thank triplebagger
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say very disappointed. Went in at 5.30 to eat with friends and family after a walk at Ennerdale water and told dogs were not allowed in until 6pm. Not sure of the rationale for this? The room where you sit if you have a dog was empty?! I have eaten there before. Won't be calling in again, pub... More 

Thank sandybrodie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was surprised to find anywhere serving meals on a Sunday, let alone in what appears to be quite a backwater. But WHAT meals! Never tasted such succulent and more-ish Cumberland sausage and gravy for years, and the vegetables perfectly cooked. My friends had other dishes and all agreed the place was quite a find! And there was wifi. And the... More 

Thank Swordsmith100
Esher, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on two evenings when we were staying in the village. The food was excellent, several different choices on the specials board each evening. Good range of beers. Friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

Thank eshergirl
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank tracyd68985
St Helens, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
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
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
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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?