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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place to stop and watch the weather over the hills. Good bear from kirkstone brewery. Nice roaring fire to keep warm. Did not have food but it looked good. If you can try and get a seat outside

Thank eccyram
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Kirkstone Pass Inn Bunk room for a weekend while canoeing the Lakes. Good basic bunks with a shower, toilet and 2 basins. We arrived very late after a terrible 350 mile, 9.5 hour drive and their kept the Pub open until we had arrived and were still very welcoming. We had their cooked breakfast and an... More 

Thank Nigel P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here whilst we were wild camping near by on a wild, wet and misty night. We had already eaten (dehydrated meals) which was a great shame as the food here looked brilliant - especially the curries. So we enjoyed a few beers instead in good company, and a lovely atmosphere. So we had a few more..... The only... More 

Thank simonkhowell
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A warm welcome awaits you on a cold October evening with a lovely open fire. I ordered the steak with all the trimmings it was superb. Alas I was driving but would have like to have tried the local ales. Friendly bar staff. Very remote location but stunning views

Thank Alison S
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The place is haunted and room 3 has an un easy presence there. However that didn't spoil our stay because that's what myself and my wife are in to. Haunted get aways. The struggle.. I totally underestimated the struggle, it's an absolute nightmare getting there but it did add to the experience. Nice food, welcoming staff expecially the gentleman with... More 

Thank tomboy316
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you are looking for a five star posh hotel then the Kirkstone is not for you. But.... If you are looking for somewhere to eat good food and drink good ale with a room available after a hard day on the fells then look no further. Alternatively, with Ambleside just down the "struggle" and Windermere only a boat trip... More 

Thank Steve W
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39 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped to take a few photos and have a coffee but looking around at the menu around the room we were tempted to stay for lunch. My wife had a lovely jacket potato with a generous topping of cheese and coleslaw. I just had to have the meat fellman's a nice selection of meats and pate. A good pint of... More 

Thank WestiesOnHoliday
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Historic lovely pub, busy and friendly. Walkers and dogs in abundance and it can be very windy. The Kirkstone Pass is a MUST drive road down to Ullswater. Pub nothing spectacular but all you need to watch the scenery. Call in for a drink if you are passing

Thank Alloyz1
Wickham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My boyfriend and I had an evening meal here twice in the week we were on holiday in Ambleside. After a day's walking on the fells there is no better place to kick off your boots and tuck into a proper home cooked meal. I had the steak and ale pie with fresh vegetables ( cooked perfectly) and a really... More 

Thank Kathryn W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I thought this place was the highest pub in England. I was wrong, it's the 3rd. But it is the highest in the Lake District ! 1500 +ft! I've got an old camper van type thingy, so getting up here was a challenge. But we made it, and quite comfortably actually. There's a convenient car park opposite, do dived in... More 

Thank Carlshirley

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Additional Information about Kirkstone Pass Inn

Address: Ambleside LA22 9LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Kirkstone Pass Hotel Ambleside
Kirkstone Pass Inn Ambleside, Lake District
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“Try the curries! And the Kirkstone ale!”
 of 5 bubbles simonkhowell, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Four poster room is more like a mini apartment so more room if you need it. The rests are targeted at walkers who need somewhere to rest.”
 of 5 bubbles 374stevew, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have good views -we had the room at the back with minimal views, but to be fair we were told about this when booking”
 of 5 bubbles Skyewalker1, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“bunk house is excellent especially if there are a few of you just take a sleeping bag and roll in after a few pints”
 of 5 bubbles E652NPpeterf, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Go for the four poster!”
 of 5 bubbles bill04kelly, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
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