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The Pooley Bridge Inn

Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86215
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
3 days ago
“Looks good for the outside - food lacklustre”
1 week ago
“Large, comfortable enough dog friendly pub with large outside seating area to front. Good food.”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We gave this another try this year but sadly our opinion hasn't changed. The food is OK, but it's a bit like stepping back in time when it comes to the offerings. I had minestrone soup and a prawn cocktail and both were good (actually...More

Thank SAJ13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and 2 of my friends decided to go out for lunch so came here, brilliant service, the food servicing were amazing, we didn't release that the portions would be so big, it was amazingly cooked food. We didn't have a long wait. We had...More

Thank Melissa w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried the fish and chips during our visit and there's certainly no complaints on portion size (might be a struggle for those with smaller appetites) and quality was good too. Just wish they didn't provide the ubiquitous sachets for sauces which I find somewhat bland...More

Thank RobinB1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fab meal, if you like your portions large and tasty then this is the pub to eat at when in Pooley Bridge. Good seating area outside and dog friendly.

Thank h0y13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ex landlord from the Crown Inn over the road.Hope it works out. Went to the Crown and its lost the plot. Had lunch here and it was great.Lots to do but time will only improve the whole place.

1  Thank sylviapeel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a few beers on a Sat night. Very pleasant staff and great atmosphere. I didn't eat but the food did look lovely with large portions

Thank ebenezerManchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across the pooley bridge inn after leaving the rude and incompetent crown Inn. We found the staffs ability to serve us in a timely and polite manor a pleasant suprise. We enjoyed our food and would go back.

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here are friendly and welcoming, food arrives quicly even when it's really busy. Portions are very generous.. the biggest fish and chips I have ever seen.

Thank SquirrelRangers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pooley Bridge Inn is a nice pub with a good selection of beer. We stopped here after a days walking, nice place to relax. lf it's a nice day you can sit outside and enjoy a drink and something to eat. The food served is...More

Thank DoubleExpresso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night to break our journey. We had a nice double room but was a bit basic. There did not appear to be any one in charge at all. The food was average nothing brilliant but not much to complain about...More

Thank 293gill
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Does It still serve Jennings real ales
4 July 2015|
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Response from cherrylwynn | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I never took any notice as my tipple is vodka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86215