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Wasdale Head Inn

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Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we booked one of the self-catering apartments for a 4 night stay, with our dog, we wanted a bit more space and freedom than a hotel room could offer. the apartment was fine, we were 'upgraded' to a two bedroom apartment which provided a spare room for all our kit (and we'll book the same next time- a few extra...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

-lively bar on the side of Wasdale Head Inn -popular with climbers & Fell walkers-because there is no other choice in the immediate area -good selection of ales -comprehensive menu -food service is fast & portions large HOWEVER -It is almost now like a 'fast food' service and therefore overall quality reflects this -this was my second visit in 7...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truely a pleasure to stay at the campsite attached, well run set in beautiful setting, the inn staff were lovely and super helpful, thanks lady with the bandanna and the dreads, you truely made us feel welcome and apreciated as customers and thanks again for letting us charge the phones, was super helpful! The bar staff were lovely and handled...

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Wasdale Head Inn on Sunday after a long walk across the mountains. Most of the people in our group had visited many times before but it was my first time. We were a big group of 15 however we all ordered in smaller groups or couples. The wait time for some meals was more than 45 minutes...

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

I'm sorry that we let you down. This was a very busy Bank Holiday weekend, when sometimes it is very difficult to feed everyone promptly, especially when big groups come in together. Unfortunately the waitress who served you was stressed as our smart new coffee machine had broken down. We do our best to be understand our customers and their...

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you've exhausted yourself clambering up and down Englands greatest mountains, drop in to this isolated, historic Inn for a well earned pint. Nice ales, great cosy surroundings and a warm welcome. The food is good.. hearty choices to suit most tastes and needs and big portions at a decent price. Great place I love to visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 5 weeks ago via 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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Thank NottsPanther
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via 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 15 April 2017 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 15 April 2017 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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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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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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