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Wasdale Head Inn

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Had good expectations for this place. I had read reviews and also the establishments own website, which state we use local, fresh produce. Arrived and went to order food. The barman said that there was no beef as it was still frozen. And the same went for the bolognais. - it too was still frozen We turned around and left.

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nottingham
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

After completing my first ever mountain walk I made my way to get a well earned pint. Pub was very busy with it being Easter. Sat outside at first till an inside table became available. Never has a pint been so well received. Great atmosphere amongst other walkers. The decor was interesting with lost of pictures of the local area....

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Is this the new fashion: pile up plates to get stomachs full of bland food? Last Easter we enjoyed the Cumberland sausage but this year it was obvious the chef had moved on! The sausage sat in a massive yorkshire accompanied by bland mega-chunks of flavourless turnips & carrots in a watery liquid supposedly named " red wine gravy". As...

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Will_Ritson, Owner at Wasdale Head Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't like your meals. if you had mentioned this to the staff at the time then we'd have glady replaced your meal or given you a full refund. I can't comment on chips nationwide, however our chips are made on the premises from real potatoes and are prasied by most customers.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited here a number of times now. Perfectly located for the Scafell walk from Wasdale great food, fab 'walkers atmosphere' and a natural meeting place whilst waiting for others to complete the Scarfell track. Definitely worth a visit if heading to the area.

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here 4 days on the run.. after a hard day's walking. This place is a life saver. Great warm food and your dogs are very welcome. Makes this area top notch to explore knowing you don't have to cook yourself. Love it.

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1Thank brookysvbest
Witherslack, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night after a long walk from Grasmere, over fell t'Wasdale. We were warmly welcomed, asked if we would be dining, shown the residents lounge and bar, and then shown to our room. Good size room that was clean, comfortable, warm, with plenty of hot water - just what you want after a long hike. Our room was on...

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Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunningly located inn with very friendly staff. Steak and Mushroom baguettes were awesome - all food was excellent. Dog friendly as well - even had free dog treats on the bar. A stunning drive over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes (not for the faint hearted) to find this hidden (but very famous) valley. Great day out!

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1Thank Mark N
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good traditional pub serving standard pub grub and a decent selection of real ales. Maybe a tad pricey but not over the top. A welcome watering hole after a day on the fells. Camping is also available for tents on the field opposite.

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1Thank John H
Merseyside
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not stay in The Inn overnight but had lunch in Ritson`s Bar after driving over the Hardknott Pass on a very rainy day. It was quiet when we arrived but the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We just chose sandwiches which were really nice-- loads of filling and fresh salad. One friend had a jacket potato which...

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for 2 nights with the wife and another couple the staff were nice enough the hotel rooms good with great views ,the hotel has plenty of character with a climbing theme which was great .the bar area is great ,the only downfall to the place was the food breakfast usual help your self ceareals and fruit but the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The world-famous Wasdale Head Inn, known as the birthplace of climbing, is dramatically surrounded by England's tallest mountains, making it the finest base for walking and climbing. The Inn is situated at the head of remote and unspoiled Wasdale, and if you are seeking the superlative this is where you will find it. England's highest mountain, the deepest lake, the smallest Church, and the original world's biggest liar can all be found in this tranquil corner of the Lake District. The Inn is managed by Georgina Wrathall on behalf of the owners, Nigel and Lesley Burton. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wasdale Head Inn

Address: Wasdale Head | Near Gosforth, Wasdale Head CA20 1EX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Wasdale Head
Hotel Class:4 star — Wasdale Head Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Wasdale Head Hotel Wasdale Head
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“A room with a view is a must!”
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“Phone and check whether there is a wedding going on before you go!”
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“If you have any mobility issues ask for the disabled or ground floor. I would choose the modern annex”
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