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The Gateway Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
+44 1539 724187
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX, England
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11 - 20 of 417 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is the nearest pub to my mother's house in Kendal so we've been a few times with her as she loves the fish and chips they do here - though if that is a 'small portion' which she always asks for then God knows...More

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 29 September 2017

disastrous ! Booked in for quiet evening travelling from Scotland to South. Was not told that hotel featured live music (noise) that night. Absolutely impossible to get any sleep before 11.00pm. Food good , beer good but WHY did they not tell us that this...More

Thank bill2cairns
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We've passed this hotel/restaurant on many occasions but never called in. It does look a little forbidding from the road and we wondered if it was still functioning. What a difference when we entered. Beautiful décor of hunting scenes, game birds, artificial lavender on window...More

Thank Irene J
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We were staying at The Gateway Inn for 2 nights so decided to try the restaurant My wife had the fish & chips & found it very enjoyable & cooked to perfection. The portions were huge. I had the Scampi which I would recommend. The...More

Thank 96stan60
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Always check when eating out that an area is suitable for a wheelchair, no problem at The Gateway Inn, park at the top & straight in to a comfy corner & table. We enjoyed a very tasty lunch with a warm welcome, an ideal stop...More

Thank lyndesue
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were fortunate to have stayed in the Burneside area in Cumbria as a stop in our Dales Way walk. We stayed with Tony and Caroline Hill at their charming B & B called Lakeland Hills with super comfortable rooms and great hosts. Tony was...More

Thank shawnmontreal
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after a day in the Lakes. We had our German Shepherd dog with us and were made to feel very welcome. Staff on duty were very friendly and we had a very nice meal and there was water and treats for our...More

Thank Dominic L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

4 Five real ales (Thwaites) and one cider Interesting menu, our food arrived fairly quickly and was extremely good Pleasant and polite staff Musak Good parking and for easy access use the top car park where there is either one step or a slope

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

So many people seem to hype this place up - yes the food is lovely but I have had better, maybe my opinions would be better if the staff didn't go and have a fag in between serving us as you then got a strong...More

Thank princess-stacy-april
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was my second visit to the Gateway Inn, and I would gladly go a third time. The staff is friendly and helpful, the menu varied, and the prices quite reasonable. I ordered the fish pie, which was chock-full of salmon and shrimp. The only...More

Thank Prestinna
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Questions & Answers
Clare D
26 October 2017|
Response from TheGatewayInnKendal | Property representative |
Yes we have a children menu
7 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from VicarNigel | Reviewed this property |
Yes - as far as I am aware
Dan W
29 August 2015|
Response from TheGatewayInnKendal | Property representative |
Hi Dan W! we start serving food at 12 and serve all day until 9 we serve coffees and drinks from 1030 Dale
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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