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Gilpin Bridge Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Bridge End | levens, Kendal LA8 8EP, England
+44 15395 52206
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Showing 61: English reviews
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Warm welcome - exceptionally pleasant team. Quickly stopped for a light lunch. Best jacket potato I've had in a very long time. Salad garnish was planned - not just the token iceberg but proper leaves along with some coleslaw and potato salad. Ashamed to say I haven't called in before but will call again most definitely.

Thank MotherofElvis
Worcester, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stumbled on the Gilpin Bridge Inn on our way home one evening, so didn't know what to expect. It proved a lucky accident as the staff are exceptionally friendly and we enjoyed a pleasant if unexciting meal in relaxed and comfortable surroundings. My gammon and eggs came with delicious, golden chips, while my husband had whitebait to start, followed... More 

Thank Patricia G
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Having been going to this hotel for many years, off and on, I am truly delighted to say that at long last it coming back up to the standard that it was many years ago. It has had various managers in the last few years but none of them did much good for the reputation of the hotel, the food... More 

Thank Martin B
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Gilpin the evenings of the 10th and 11th of September 2016. We found the staff and stand in manageress very very helpful. Our bedroom was lovely and cosy. The food at the restaurant was really very nice although a tad expensive. The Inn is a bit out of the way but very enjoyable.... More 

Thank mags/69
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Gilpin for an evening meal after a busy day exploring the Lakes. Looking forward to some hearty pub grub to satisfy our hunger but we were disappointed I'm afraid. The bar area was knee deep with a young farmers meeting and with only two members of staff, they were run off their feet. Had to wait an age... More 

Thank LiverpoolJools
Kendal, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We had not been to Gilpin Bridge for a few years & decided to give it a try on route to Barrow . The menu was very limited, I chose the stuffed pepper, my husband sausage & mash. When it arrived two very small sausages on top of a mound of mash with a trickle of onion gravy , needless... More 

Thank Vfwoody30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

There were 13 of us for Sunday Lunch, The welcome, service and meal were all superb. I would recommend the Lamb, the meat was succulent and the jus was the best I have ever had.

1 Thank eve T
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

After being sat in traffic for hours we detoured for a walk and drive through kendal. To our suprise we found a dog friendly rest stop where the staff and decor were both lovely and welcoming. The food was amazing and served fast. The staff were genuinely friendly and kind and we will definitely visit again. Thank you for saving... More 

Thank Becky_boo_Bartley
lake district
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

On arrival we all noted the rather off putting smell as we entered and nearly chose to leave before ordering . Also that it was quiet cold inside. Should of heeded our first impressions. I was hoping since change of ownership i was going to be impressed. Was really looking forward to the meal. Firstly the menu choice is very... More 

Thank bonniebear
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Very disappointing, won’t be rushing back. We had Sunday lunch at Gilpin Bridge Inn at Bridge End Cumbria today 13th March 2016. The menu advertised outside was not available, only a limited menu on Sundays. Service was not the best and the food ranged from, at best, average (Sunday Roast) to tasteless (fish). Would Not Recommend.

Thank sarah h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 21
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge End | levens, Kendal LA8 8EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 52206
From beginning of November 2015 the Gilpin Bridge Inn has been taken over by locals & we plan to put this Inn back on the map. We have 8 letting rooms all with ensuite. A function room for your parties, meetings etc. A great selection on our menus both lunch & evening and on a Sunday we serve a traditional sunday lunch which can be accompanied by a cheeky pint or maybe a cup of coffee. When visiting you will only find the staff with a big smile, a great sense of humour & more than happy to help you so please visit & make yourself at home in our traditional country inn.

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