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The Gateway Inn

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Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
11:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We visited as a family group of six adults and five children including for our youngest child's first birthday on new years eve. The staff were amazing and looked after adults and children alike with warmth. It was new years eve and so I think service staff could be forgiven for being a little jaded, but far from this was... More 

Thank Andrew M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Went with the family yesterday (Christmas Eve) for lunch -didn't want the festive menu (which looked good) as we were having a big meal later. 4 of us had the local steak pie which came with its own jug of gravy, seriously delicious chips and peas -we were all impressed. Other orders were salmon open sandwich (delicious) & burger with... More 

Thank hazel-paul
Preston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nice surroundings main menu is limited, but large special menu, even if a bit complicated. Have meat pie, looks unimpressive when delivered but really yummy, amazing chips n gravy. Service v casual.

Thank mjr1966
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Invited a friend to pay visit this place wasn't let us down. The food was decent size and the sirloin was lovely tender, nice ambiance is worth to visit again.

Thank Keeneater88
Watford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Bar staff do not know what a liqueur floater coffee should be. A lukewarm coffee in a mug with so little liqueur you couldn't even smell it in the mug. Then a tiny amount of cream in a jug!!

Thank Tricia141
Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch! Delicious turkey sandwich. After the sandwich we had a dessert! That was so so nice....

1 Thank 188636Travel
Glenlivet, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is the second visit here and yet again we were disappointed with the service. In the summer it was busier so understood the delay in getting served but this time was just mildly offensive. We arrived to one lady behind the bar obviously on her own serving and taking the orders,however she greeted us and told us to take... More 

Thank Fidget69
Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I recently visited this pub with my girlfriend and uncle who was visiting us. He stayed here a couple of nights and said it was a lovely room and a very good breakfast. The pub has not long been refurbished and is very nice. The food we had was lovely,the beer was also very good. Only downside I had was,... More 

Thank steves4690
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to relax and enjoy a meal. Has been refurbished in recent years as it is no longer stuck in the 1800s. Nicely decorated yet it retains its old world charm. Food is amazing and a great choice of ales. Book a table in the conservatory or by a window and you will have amazing views looking... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a good catchup with a friend and we both ordered the beefburgers, they were delicious all homemade with onion rings and coleslaw. Service was fast and efficient and the whole place looked very clean and welcoming. Will definitely be back, keep up the good work, Easy to get too, big carpark, spaciously laid out so not all tables... More 

Thank Charlotte F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?