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The Britannia Inn

Elterwater, Elterwater LA22 9HP, England
+44 15394 37210
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 621 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything that is wonderful about this hotel has been said before. So I can only reiterate by giving 5 stars and saying our stay was most comfortable. Room 6 although small by modern standards was quaint, well equipped and the thought that has gone into...More

Thank Doraexplorah
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quaint old pub. Didn't eat just a quick pint after a good walk. Very busy so must be ok. Great part of the world some cracking walks nearby will went on a 6 to 7 mile one.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub is well located and the service and the food are good. I would imagine you would need to book ahead if you were going in summer.

Thank GlynnThomas1234
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Great beer Great food Great location Friendly service Really what more could you want? Honestly the only thing id wasn’t here is more space, as in winter can be a bit crampt. Fantastic in summer when you can sit outside

Thank happycoupletravel
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We have visited the Britannia on many occasions as we visit the Lake District most years. It has never failed to provide a warm welcome and excellent beer and food. It is a gloriously old fashioned pub and all the better for this. The pub...More

Thank Woody190388
Reviewed 5 February 2018

They serve up fare, which is always of a good standard. Fish and chips are excellent. Cannot fault the staff who are friendly and courteous. The only downside is too many dogs, but it is a great place for dog owners.

Thank 467ij
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Never visit the lakes without coming here. Had a wonderful meal in the front bar. Superb bear as always. Absolutely superb pub !

Thank lagazelle2017
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A consistently good pub, with a good range of tasty food, and some great beers. Stay by the fire, read the paper; don’t brave the wind and rain outside! 🌧😀

Thank johnbuchan
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Went after a walk on Boxing Day. Not too crowded. Beer choice is great. Food is traditional and very tasty. Service with a smile as well.

Thank Neville B
Reviewed 20 December 2017

A double header during a 10 night stay in the Lake District. We were camping in Elterwater and took advantage of the warmth of the back room and the simple pleasures of good food and great beer. The Brit is consistently good on all fronts...More

Thank C16VEH
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Questions & Answers
7 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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

Rating summary
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Average prices
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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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