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Piel Island

269 Reviews
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Sandra Kisling wrote a review Apr. 2020
Geislingen, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
Piel Island is always top of our bucket list whenever we are in Cumbria to visit the family. A lovely relaxed day out, a nice boat trip with John, a pint in the sun and a natter with the friendly staff. Kids collecting shells, people playing rounders, and last time we even saw some seals! Already looking forward to our next stay, meanwhile stay safe!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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billc wrote a review Mar. 2020
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom120 contributions40 helpful votes
Lovely, peaceful, friendly people. theres a pub on the islasnd and its very tranquil. see wildlife as well and enjoy a great day on the isaland
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Freyja The Fairy wrote a review Feb. 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom68 contributions18 helpful votes
I had travelled here to try and catch some historic buildings and wildlife on camera for my Travel Blog as suggested by locals , the little boat that took me across where lovely and priced very reasonable. As I took pics of the ruin I noticed my battery had all but run out and thought that the pub would surely help at least but one bar on my battery if I brought beverages and merchandise from them , when I asked if i could please plug my charger in for 10mins so I could catch more of their beautiful island on film , the bar maid looked at me like I had done an aweful crime , was pretty abruct with her response of NO I cannot plug in for 10mins , I had already brough a glass of lager which was over priced and watery and as this to me was considered unwelcoming I begrudged paying this and did not consider staying at an unwelcoming place for lunch or any further drinks, I found the fact that families could not sit on their outside benches to eat their packed lunches even if they brought a drink a bit off too, as there was only about 10 people on the whole island and could understand if they where packed out and struggling for seating. As I uncomfortably drank my over priced drink the locals and staff glared at me , it didnt half seem to upset them that I was there on my own on a week day.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from SophieBarrow, Manager at Piel Island
Responded 27 Feb. 2020
It was lovely to meet you and as we explained at the time we were having power problems as we only have a generator for power and it had blown a hose. We just didn’t have any spare ampige for sockets. On the picnic note I have never heard of people taking their own food to a pub and with lots of beautiful spots on the island to choose from it shouldn’t be a problem. Our lager comes in sealed containers and is priced at £3.30 a pint. We hope you return to finish taking your pictures charging should not be a problem this season as we have bought a new generator.
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David W wrote a review Nov. 2019
Barrow in Furness49 contributions21 helpful votes
We crossed over too Piel on the ferry boat, this was good value at £5.00 return, we had a great day on the Island in the sunshine, during our visit we had a few pints in the local pub (the Ship).
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Date of experience: October 2019
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AGS wrote a review Sep. 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Boat trip over to the island is a superb alternative to a day out by car or you can camp overnight on the island (we didn't). Beaches are excellent to explore at Low Tide and Castle is worth a scramble around but you need to keep a tight rein on youngsters. The pub makes the day complete with a Walney Sausage a 'must' for carnivores. King Stephen ale is a great thirst quencher and there are ample facilities for dining
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Date of experience: August 2019
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