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The Gateway Inn

) #35 of 105 Restaurants in Kendal $$ - $$$ , British,
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We ate here on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was very quiet. The staff were efficient and friendly and the beefburgers were exceptional. I rarely eat meat, only when it appears to be really worthwhile and this didn't disappoint.

Thank WillGoFar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been to the gateway but my father had when mother was alive and they both highly recommended it, do I booked for Father's Day lunch. So glad I did the ambience was lovely , the decor has been tastefully done and makes...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set back just slightly away from the (North end) Kendal bypass roundabout, literally one minute!, so great if just on your way to the Lakes if you fancy a break after a long M6 trip before hitting the Lakes traffic eh? Plenty of parking, pleasant...More

Thank pbramham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Sunday Lunch today, very disappointed veg too firm, all on the plate together, looked awful, not even hot and seemed under cooked, went for Aunties Birthday she was not impressed and said wouldn't go there again. Service OK not much atmosphere even though between...More

Thank D6422NHsusanc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here while doing the Dalesway,the staff were so friendly and welcoming,the room was large and airy,lovely bathroom,so clean and comfortable.we ate dinner here which was a good choice the bar and restaurant are excellent,definitely be back

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely time with the sun out, a cool refreshing lager and a chilled wine, sitting out in the garden enjoying the sunshine. This place offers rooms for weary travellers, and a bite to eat. Food is good portion but not for those in a hurry...More

Thank dollydelash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from Derwentwater as we remembered it from a previous visit! We remembered it as better than it was! Not there was really anything wrong with it - handy location either just before the motorway or the lakes themselves-,...More

Thank neddyb1
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect hotel . Staff very helpful, polite and seemed genuinely happy to see us. We found this to be a very quiet hotel with good comfy areas to sit , eat and just relax in .moving up to the bedrooms you had to climb quite...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Very little to comment on, if you are trying to find faults. There were none ! The staff naturally friendly and attentive in this warm cosy characterful hotel. When one has had their fill of the 'bland' market driven attitudes of the Premiere, Mr Bed...More

Thank stuartalpedhuez
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub nice decor great staff & extensive menu to choose from but our eyes went straight to the home made pies the cheese& onion & steak delicious not a thing left on both plates & we will be returning next time we in the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is this pub dog friendly?
8 July 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from VicarNigel | Reviewed this property |
Yes - as far as I am aware
Dan W
What time do They start serving
29 August 2015|
Response from TheGatewayInnKendal | Property representative |
Hi Dan W! we start serving food at 12 and serve all day until 9 we serve coffees and drinks from 1030 Dale
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 724187
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