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The Britannia Inn

Elterwater, Elterwater LA22 9HP, England
+44 15394 37210
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Elterwater, Elterwater LA22 9HP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was better than 'average' but not quite 'very good' but there isn't a 'good' option. We ate here one evening and it was very busy so we were pleased we'd booked a table. The menu has the usual range of pub grub and also...More

Thank ALH57
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've eaten at this pub many times over the years and even enjoyed short stays here. A great location for many walks; consequently it's often overcrowded. Fortunately, when we visited yesterday, it was relatively quiet. Excellent beers available. Our food was wholesome, home-cooked and plentiful...More

Thank elpee182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been told by friends to eat here and possibly stay here. Couldn't get in to stay but had a delicious meal here (huge portions!). Friendly and efficient staff and a great atmosphere in the pub.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only stopped for a drink, but it was very busy with walkers and dogs. Stick to the beers! It was clean and friendly.

Thank 1018neil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here as a large group and had our own room on two evenings. The food was exceptional, the beer was great and the staff so friendly. I would definitely come here again, it is very popular but such a great place to eat...More

Thank AdrianH1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a family birthday with family of 11. For a large party the staff could not be more accommodating closing the small back bar for our use. The service, friendly staff and good pub food could not be better, making for a very...More

Thank gadgemoore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit this pub when we're up in the lakes and make sure that at least one of our walks passes nearby. Great selection of local beers, Coniston Bluebird is always a favourite after a good walk, often accompanied by some cheesy chips. Meals...More

Thank BinnyHarrogate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for an evening meal yesterday. Atmosphere and staff are great however food was no better than 'acceptable'. Ordered the sea bass which was over cooked and dry. Came with boiled new potatoes and a simple salad. Underwhelming. Perhaps I should have stuck to...More

Thank Philned
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Good pub grub, good service, basic environment. We made a reservation in the dining room the previous day, and there was only one space/time left, and it was during the week, so if you want to eat in the dining room book early. We were...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A busy afternoon evening service with a queue for the bar, BUT no matter because the bar staff new what they were doing. Food and drinks ordered and then served with great efficiency. The Lamb Henry was just perfect. Great selection of ales too.

Thank ParsleyThyme
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Questions & Answers
8 October 2017|
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Response from mashjon | Reviewed this property |
They do allow dogs, but I think only in certain rooms. You would be best to contact them for details. I have only eaten there many times and they are dog friendly.
Kerry L
9 September 2017|
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Response from LakeDistrictHotelier | Property representative |
Hi Kerry, Im afraid not. We are doing drinks only from 11-3.30pm. Cheers Andy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elterwater, Elterwater LA22 9HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Elterwater
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 37210
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