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 Selected Comments in Lake District

Heather Tucker from Leeds
 Sea Bass
Best Sea Bass I have ever tasted
And the Jam Rolly Polly melted in my mouth
Saturday, April 7, 2018Rating: rosettes

Sally williams
Went to this place on 10/08/14 its a dump the barman seems to have emotional problems and is very rude and slams doors and looks at you like he wants to kill you if he encounters a problem we would never go back
Sunday, August 10, 2014Rating: No rosettes

try the roastduck its out of this world.
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Full of travellers that never move.
not safe to park your car,i knew two people who have had their cars broken into while they were parked in th pub carpark
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sydney Walters
 Pale ALE
really know how to do a bacon and egg sandwich with a tick wedge and daddies sauce. with a pint of Pale Ale.
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Bill Atherton
The great thing about this place is you never have to ask where the toilets are.................you can smell them.
Friday, August 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Heather Dare
what can you say

luxury stay will call again
Tuesday, August 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

And A Small dicky
Thursday, August 2, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Lee Jackson
So nice to hear that he hasgone...such a big head
Wednesday, August 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

Wish it was xmas
Monday, July 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mary Edwards
 Excellent establishment.
After an enjoyable walk along the old railway line from Keswick to Threlkeld, we continued a short way along the A66 to the White Horse, Scales, for a spot of lunch. We were warmly greeted on arrival, and were impressed by the choice of ales available. We looked at the menu, which had a great choice, and decided on the filled baguettes. They arrived after a very short time and were excellent, especially the homemade chutney! Enjoying the hospitality & surroundings, we could have stayed all day, but unfortunately had to catch the bus back to Keswick, which, very convieniently, went from the A66 just below the pub. Needless to say, the White Horse will now be a 'Must visit Pub' next time we are in the area.
Sunday, June 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

HCelebrated our Golden Wedding here cant fault it had a lovely little do.
Thursday, June 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

 New ownership
The White Horse has come under new ownership in December 2011
Sunday, January 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Great pub food, no exaggerated prices for medallions of this that and the other, and very friendly staff. The Ship does not have to cater for the pretentious, so if you want to pay over the odds for a design on your plate you should look elsewhere. The most relaxed place in the Lakes! I love it.
Sunday, May 8, 2011Rating: rosettes

Claire Healey
 James Wilson
Bet you went just so you could go home and write that sad little comment. Dickhead. What are you even doing in the area if it is that bad? Massive statement to make and absolutely nothing to do with the people who run the pub. What do you know anyway? What you have written is known to intelligent life as scare-mongering. The pub is class. Ignore the twat.
Saturday, April 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

pete, reed
 staff need to smile
beer is top notch but the staff only care about the money (dude with grey hair and bad teeth is prime eg~~~~) been a local for years when winter is here that love you when summer is here they want the tourists, best try keswick lodge,dog and gun oddys ect
Saturday, June 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Stay clear
The view of the lake was superb. However this appeared to be the singular plus for The Ship Inn. The food was simply awful, as far as to say the worst meal I have eaten out.... ever. Obviously stale and very old, was seriously worried about what was held on my plate. The few staff I did converse with were rude, and more interested in taking a break on the customer benches than in any of the customers themselves. If anyone is looking for a pleasant dining occasion, please, please do not go here!
Sunday, April 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 Good food, shame about the service
I had some excellent food here, but when I asked for another beer to go with the meal, was told quite curtly that I would have to go to the bar, leaving my food on the table to go cold. Given the prices, this attitude was somewhat unacceptable.
Saturday, April 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Unwelcoming if you have the wrong face
I will just state the facts here. Finished walk up around the pikes Saturday (10th April) evening (at approx 10pm). I was joined by 2 other punters (white persons) and guess what, they got served first. There were 3 barmaids and after the 2 others got served, one of them went out to collect empty glasses, one went to check the pumps and the other went straight into the kitchen. It was only when one of them finished collecting the glasses and saw that there were no excuses in not serving me that I got my round. Will I be returning to Great Langdale yes but will I be returning to this particular pub, HELL NO. Will stick to the hikers bar attached to the Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel down the road next time.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Nigel, Durham
Had our food realy quick, ie within 10mins of ordering. it was disgusting, hard burgers, loads of chips to fill up the plate. Left most of it and so did the rest of the family.
You have a captive market due to your location please don't take us fair paying guests for granted as sems to be the case,
Monday, April 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

rob stokes
 not closed, very much open.
Great food at this nice pub.
Monday, April 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

Geoff's Group
 Great pub. Very warm and friendly welcome. Good be
Great pub in a wonderful location. Very warm friendly welcome. Good beer. Real fire.
Thursday, March 4, 2010Rating: rosettes

Paul window
 Now Closed
Closed up now.
Saturday, October 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Idyllic setting and an excellent cup of tea for a pub! I'm sure the beer is great too
Monday, April 27, 2009Rating: rosettes

C Smith
 Not so good
We called in for a drink here with the intention of going back in the evening for a meal. The view over the lake is superb. However, even though the eating area which overlooks the lake was totally empty save for 1 couple ( who weren't eating) we were told that as we had only bought drinks we couldn't sit and look out over the lake and had to instead sit at the back of the pub overlooking the road. Needless to say we didn't return for the meal later and the attitude of the staff perhaps explains why the eating area was empty. We went to Roberto's instead for a meal and were highly impressed. They can teach the Ship Inn a lot about customer service.
Sunday, April 5, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Ms Snaith
This was once a fantastic pub with great meals a a good value price, locals and tourist mixed and gave a great attmosphere.

Now sadly no meals, no locals ,no visitors and no attmosphere not even a coal on the fire to add a preyence of warmth.

such a shame!!
Friday, January 30, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Susan Collins
 Family meal for 7 adults. 27/12/2008
Arrived at White Horse punctually at the time we had booked for our meal. On an evening that was below freezing there was no central heating on.We were shown to a room which was only heated by a very small electric fan heater, so we ate our meal with our coats on. The food was poor and some dishes were not what we ordered. We were overcharged for the level of service we received. More like Fawlty Towers than White Horse Inn.
We have eaten at this establishment on several occasions before when it was under different management and always been satisfied with service and excellent food.
Monday, December 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

no didn't like the look of you Anna.
Sunday, October 12, 2008Rating: rosettes

Tuesday, September 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

michelle parker
 friendly and fun
Sunday, August 17, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Getting worse
The food is not freshly prepared...we always query food that turns up at the table within 15 min of ordering it....the chicken salad was exactly that....a leg of cold cooked chicken and a salad....service starts at 6...not a good sign when you see the waiting staff and chef's eating two minutes before six then serving your food 15 min later....
Friday, August 8, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Cosy Pub
This is such a nice pub, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone old or young.
The food is also excellent, try the ploughmans, its divine!
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

Sunday, February 18, 2007Rating: No rosettes

 Great Pub!
Fantastic view over the lake. Lovely food. Good choice of drinks. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff...plus its only a few mins walk from the village centre. What more could you want. We will definitely be going back again.
Monday, October 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

L Kay
 Can't complain!
Great place to have a drink (or two) after a walk in the fells. Food is very nice. Lovely log fire to warm you up on a cold wet day. They serve guest beers which the other half loves. Very friendly staff. Nice to sit and have a chat with the other drinkers too. Look forward to going back in November, we'll be stopping in the hotel for the 3rd consecutive year. Highly recommended pub and hotel :)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

paul graydon
 Best pub in keswick
Great atmosphere. They serve the best pint of sneck lifter in keswick and the food is excellent
Saturday, September 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

James WIlson
 Ive had worse experiences!
The Meal was ok considering the most highly contaminated radioactive dust from Sellafield is to be found in Ravenglass. Levels of Plutonium 239 are found to be 905 times the background level from weapons fallout and levels of Americium 241 17,000 times higher.
That will probably explain why the staff would look more at home in the Bates Motel.
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

 huge portions
This pub was recommended to me by a friend who lived near Ravenglass. They certainly didn't skimp on portions and the meals my family and I had were really good. The other meals served to other people at the time also looked good and everyone seemed to be enjoying them.
Monday, August 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Does Tony Knowles still own this pub?
Does Tony Knowles still own this pub?
Friday, July 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mrs L Berry
Very friendly, welcoming, snug little pub. Wonderful and interesting choice of food - venison sausages and wild mushroom spaghetti amongst more traditional pub meals. They have three different and very well-kept beers and there is an enormous range of whiskies. A very goood find - we've been back several times since discovering this little gem off the beaten track.
Sunday, May 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Liz williams
 Pub Quiz....
We actually WON the pub quiz... don't think there were any questions on spelling!
Monday, April 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

J and E Williams
 Fabulous pub in a great location!
Old inn dating from about the 14thC-stone flagged floors, exposed beams,tales of hauntings, sightings of ghosts...!!
Warm welcome from the hosts on a very wet night. Superb open fires- ideal for our two dogs who were encourged to wander around at their leisure by both staff and very friendly locals! Great beers- food not bad although breakfast very good. Our room was nicely furnished and in keeping with the age of the pub.
Great time had by all- and we one the pub quiz!!
Monday, April 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

Richard and Lynn Hill
 Just what we wanted.
Stayed at Keswick four nights. Had to go back a second time for the goulash! Good food, good beer and good service. We'll be back!
Thursday, March 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Thank god they god rid of Turdman!!!
Well he's finally gone to pastures new... Mr. Hayton is in control now and things are running a lot smoother.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Try this pub you will not be dissapointed. Great VFM, fab setting restaurant on three levels. Make sure you book a table it fills every night
Monday, January 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Derek Churchard
 Visit to Keswick
We stopped at the Pheasant Inn December 2004, 7 guys and it was home from home - On the night we arrived it was a local darts match and we couldn't have been more welcome, sandwiches the lot and what fine ales!! Great breakfasts too!!! We'll be back.
Saturday, January 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mrs P.M. Dobson
 Lunch time Pub meals.
Expensive pub fare, for quantity, and quality, also pricey drinks. Definitely, a drop in standards since our last visit.
Tuesday, January 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

 good food ,good pint highly recomended
As I say all the above at good prices,have the lamb it is the best!
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Stephanie Griffiths
 It's well nice
how can u say tht the food is mingin. it is loverly i go there everytime im in ravenglass. they proberbly didn't like the look of u.
Friday, November 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

john gaughan
 best pubs!!!
having been in the pub last year was looking forward to eating in here again,well what can i say,the management must has changed because i have never seen such a shambles food cold staff all foreign and useless and as for the 'Manager' she is a complete waste of time ,as she pawned me off with a south african to deal with my complaint than having to come over herself(Get the old managemnet back)
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: No rosettes

joe hadfield
 drunken duck - you need to be!
Well set out and nice internal decoration - money well spent! BUT They need to work on atmosphere, serving's size and staff training! On our visit we had poor unatentive service, no where to have pre dinner drinks, and for the price was very disapointed! come on 24 for a fillet steak, and pott's and veg extra - have they forgot the value and service the British public love and rave about?
Would'nt go again and neither will the 4 other people we were with - not because of cost but SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE!!
Sunday, November 20, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Brian White
 The Dog and Gun Keswick
Probably the most atmospheric pub in the world and the only source of Old Peculier in Keswick(the worlds best beer)Unfotunately blemished by it's smoking throughout policy. The food is good, but we won't eat there, who wants the pervasive smell of cigarrette's whilst eating. This along with the recent, unfriendly ruling of not allowing children in unless they have a meal, just takes the edge off what is potentially the worlds greatest pub.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Veronica Martin
 White horse inn a66
White horse Inn at Scales Threlkeld A66 is the best place to eat locally in a lovely smoke-free atmosphere with beautiful food and excellent service . It was enjoyed by parents and sons alike ! Wewill return
Sunday, August 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Terry W, Blackpool
 Worth wandering out of Grasmere village for
This is a smashing pub, much better than anything in Grasmere itself. And well worth walking past The Swan for. It usually has the entire range of Jennings beers. The food is really excellent, even though it's a bit pricey, but hey, you're in the heart of Lakeland - what do you expect?
Wednesday, August 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

yummy food
Monday, June 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Not Impressed
The food was minging and I had a bad stomach for 2 days after eating it!

The staff gave me dirty looks as well when I went back to complain.
Friday, June 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Terry W, Blackpool
 No nonsense pub with good beers
The pub interior is as basic as it gets, but considering most drinkers are unpretentious types rolling in after a day in the fells, it's just fine. It has a regularly changing selection of guest beers and the food is well above average. Of course in fine weather, going outside is a must with probably the best views from a beer garden in the UK.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Terry W
 Great Jennings beers in the centre of Keswick
Alright there are a few places that could fit into that category (Pack Horse, Oddfellows etc.) but this is well worth a visit. More of a real Local feel rather than a fellwalkers' hangout. Although fellwalkers do hang out here...!
Saturday, June 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

Terry W.
 It's a good pub, but my God it's dear.
The location is idyllic, the guest beers are great and the food really is excellent. But the prices? Going towards 3.00 for a pint? We're in Northern England here, not Soho! I suppose I'll let them off because there's similar prices in the area for absolute rubbish.
Saturday, June 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

Terry W
 Well worth searching out...
What a marvelous pub the Golden Rule is. I went in there a month ago late on after a hard day in the fells. The staff, the locals and indeed the beer were all tremendous. This is a pub that's absolutely head and shoulders above the rest in Ambleside. The landlord must be one of the nicest people I've ever met.
Saturday, June 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

James Elliott
Tried to move Gastropub menu; prices and presentation moved up, but standard of cooking not moved above standard. Not tragic, but not at the level it tries to be with the change in direction.
Thursday, June 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

james thurman
 contact name
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general manager
Monday, April 4, 2005Rating: No rosettes

neil pascoe
 The BEST lamb in the world bar none!
Ive travelled all over europe, and I always like to try my favorite meat lamb if available, nowhere have I tasted lamb like wainwrights.
Saturday, March 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Lovely Tavern
Cozy lively tavern with a nice fire warming the low beamed room

Great ale and good service

great home cooked food

can't fault it
Sunday, March 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peta Blackburn
 I worked here and loved it!
The ship inn is an awesome pub with a great atmosphere. I know this by personal experience as I worked there for a year (best year of my life!) It has great views, a huge selection of drinks and typical english food. I highly recommend it, then a visit to the Wheelhouse!
Saturday, February 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

Janet Williams
 Very good.
we stayed at the Pheasant last weekend with friends. The accommodation was lovely, handy for the town centre and as we had a cottage next to the pub, almost a home from home!! Nice, friendly landlady and lovely breakfast.
Thursday, February 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

What a great pub! one of the best views i have ever seen plus some of the greatest most friendliest staff on earth!!
Saturday, January 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

 really good food with sexy staff
i love you all
Wednesday, December 1, 2004Rating: rosettes

Richard Jones
 The Golden Rule is...
Great pub to end an energetic days hiking, situated on the edge of Ambleside. Plenty of atmosphere, great roaring fire and full of characters. Sampling a few pints of 'Double Hop' is essential.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004Rating: rosettes

Stu Read
 No need to take your boots off....
Good old down to earth un-pretentious beer drinkers pub in the heart of the National Park.
Lots of sweaty mountain climbing types melting their Gor-Tex in front of the log fire.
Superb pint of Yates Bitter
Shame about the florescent lights though..... ??
Short walk from Langdale N/Trust Camp Site.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003Rating: rosettes

Stuart Read
 Good(ish) Beer and Food
Its just what you need after a long day in the hills, but, it can be oppressivly humid ! ...... there is usually a good croud of happy/hungry/thirsty fell walkers and climbers enthusing about the days adventures and the music adds to the atmosphere......... BUT, More Air is Needed !!! PS Why No Local Brews (Yates, Jennings, Coniston Bluebird etc) ?? .....Strange.
Sunday, September 7, 2003Rating: rosettes

Joel Josephson
 Best food in a pub
The Britannia is definitely one of the best pubs in the Uk, great view, over 400 beers, easily the best food I have ever had in a pub. Only problem is its a bit remote, particularly if you now live in Israel.
Wednesday, August 9, 2000Rating: No rosettes

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