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Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge, Wasdale, Holmrook, CA19 1UX
We welcome you to our little piece of England, which offers an experience which softer, prettier places cannot pretend to match. The Western Lakes and Fells are spectacular and here in this quiet valley there is still the peace and tranquillity that should be Lakeland. There are still more sheep than people!!! Astonishing as it surely is "The True Lakeland" is unknown to the majority of visitors to the Lake District - we have space to mention only a little of what they are missing. Breathtaking lake and mountain scenery, Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain, Wastwater - the deepest lake and BRITAIN'S FAVOURITE VIEW and St Olaf's - the smallest church. "The Biggest Liar in the World" who is elected every year in November after a competition in The Bridge Inn, all this in the Wasdale Valley. The high level walking and climbing in the area is unrivalled, you don't have to be a champion - there are any number of walks and climbs for all levels of skill. Excellent “REAL” food, Cask Marque accredited “REAL” Ales, Log Fires and a "reet good welcome". Standards of accommodation today's travellers expect. “Home from home for the tired business person and the weary fell walker." The Bridge Inn has an excellent reputation for serving "REAL" food from our hearty Lakeland breakfast to our home cooked meals which are served either in the Dalesman Bar or the Eskdale Room, our "REAL CHIPS" are legendary. We also cater for informal meetings, training sessions or presentations to full company conferences. We now have new facilities available which include a Multimedia Data Projector, 92" screen, laser pointer and roaming microphone. Carvery/Buffet and A' la carte functions available for up to 120 in our function room for Wedding parties, dances or christenings. All our 16 ensuite bedrooms are equipped with flat screen FreeView televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and wireless broadband. Some of our rooms are dog friendly at a charge.
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81% recommended this accommodation to a friend 85% would stay again
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A great source of comfort in the middle of nowhere!
Myself and 2 friends recently completed a weekend of cycling around the Lake District. We set off from Lancaster and rode across the notorious Hardknott and Wrynose Passes, which we'd been aiming to ride for some time. We needed a hotel that wasn't far from the end of the Hardknott Pass, and the Bridge Inn seemed ideal. The hotel also had a triple en-suite room available, so it was literally ideal!
I rang up to confirm some details before booking. For example, I asked if we could store our bikes somewhere on site and asked about the sleeping arrangements for the room. The staff were very helpful and knowledgable and couldn't do enough to accommodate any requests I had, so I booked and had high hopes for our visit.
At the end of our first day of riding, we arrived early at the hotel and were instantly impressed with the facilities. We got out of our wet cycling gear, enjoyed the fantastic power shower and got changed into the shorts and T-shirts we'd carried for the whole ride and rested before dinner. Being November, we'd dreaded the thought of being cold in such minimal clothes, but the whole hotel was lovely and warm, despite the dark and dreary weather outside.
We made the most of the room's complimentary chocolates, biscuits and great selection of hot drinks while catching up on TV and using the hotel's free, instant access (and very quick) Wi-Fi. We headed down for dinner and had a quick walk around the hotel's different rooms. We chose to eat in the Dalesman Bar, it was busy with locals who clearly thought the Bridge Inn had it's own merit as a restaurant. The atmosphere was great, the bar was very well stocked (with Kopparberg!) and there were lots of very well-behaved dogs around! I had the soup, which was Minestrone, my mate had breaded Brie wedges from the extensive specials board and my other mate chose to wait for mains. For mains, I had fish and chips, my mate had a cheeseburger for the specials board and my other mate had lamb jennings. All the food was great, we all really enjoyed it. I've read other reviews saying the portions were huge, but they were about right for me, but I suppose we'd had a long day working up an appetite! In any case, we didn't have any dessert, although we spotted some on another table and they looked amazing! We all ended up paying about £15 for two courses, which we thought was pretty reasonable. Drinks were pretty well priced too, definitely not what I'd call expensive. We took a chocolate bar each to our rooms in case we got peckish, and fell to sleep incredibly quickly- the beds have really thick mattresses!
We got up in the morning early and we down for breakfast at 8am, which is when it starts getting served. We were served hot drinks, although I don't drink tea and coffee so waited for the orange juice, which arrived with the cereal shortly after. Because of a mix up with keys, we ended up eating in the Eskdale room, but the Breakfast room was opened as we were eating, so every other guest ate in there. There were no menus for the breakfasts, so we just ordered whatever came and left what we didn't want. The cooked breakfast was tasty, but not exactly large. I was thankful I'd had a bowl of cereal beforehand! There was one sausage, one fried egg, one cooked tomato, two rashers of bacon, a slice of black pudding, a half piece of fried bread, with mushrooms and baked beans. While we were eating, the staff took the cereals, milk and orange juice away. We thought they'd just moved it so we couldn't have any more, they didn't tell us. It turns out they'd moved it to the Breakfast room for the other guests, but this meant I had only one small glass of orange juice with my breakfast (so I was dehydrated on my ride back!) and my mate had to ask for milk again for his coffee. I assume all this isn't normal, we didn't even have spoons for our cereal. I think everything would have been much better if there hadn't been a key mix up and we'd have eaten in the Breakfast room. But I could have definitely had another couple of bowls of cereal or a couple of extra rounds of toast!
Anyway, we made our way back to our rooms for another quick shower before we got ready. Our cycling gear was all dry thanks to the room's 2 radiators. We checked out, signed the guest book and paid. We also had a chat with one of the managers, who was a thoroughly nice chap and wished us luck on our journey back to Lancaster. Overall, a great stay and we'd definitely go back!

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Jonathan L

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Group of men

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Weekend break
The Bridge Inn was a very friendly place to stay, the staff were very helpful. The food was really well presented and tasty.
We would stay there again if in the area.

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Glennis Hill

From , UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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In need of attention
Sadly what could be a great location was let down by flooding shower cubicle, smell of sewage in the shower when toilet flushed, slow breakfast service. I'm sure other rooms are OK, but avoid room 2.
Meals and real ales are fantastic.

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Colin B

From Chester le Street, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Travelling alone

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May be not
Disappointing!

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Ian R

From Leeds, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Mixed group

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great stay
Jennings lamb was wonderfull!

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a bolton

From Daventry, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Travelling alone

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Really friendly and welcoming staff. Cosy bar. Food is excellent and their is a great choice.

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S Lea

From Wirral, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Couple

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Great location and food
Accommodation basic but nice.

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M Beardsworth

From Leyland, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Quaint Country Inn
Quiet location and a very old country inn with plenty of character rooms although small were clean and tidy with uneven floors and squeaky floorboards but ideal for an out of the way break with excellent food served in the bar.

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L McVeigh

From Gateshead, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Couple

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Room dated and lacking essential modernization. For example only single glazing. Impression of room being formed by collection of old odd pieces of furniture found at a clearance. Bed springs sounds like zebra dee from the magic roundabout kids program. The en suite bathroom is a cabin added to the room with old sliding door, again perhaps recovered from a house and painted. The top runner of the sliding door was fully of first and fluff, obviously accumulated over time!
Luckily we arrived late and only needed to sleep, otherwise we may have checked out. However, putting the location of the hotel into context, guests would probably only stay there if walking the fells, so in that respect the quality and old country charm permits it to get away with the lack of some basic standards expected from hotels these days! The bed itself was clean and proper.

ManagementResponse

Thank you for your comments. The bed is due to been renewed shortly.

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Gerard V

From Luxembourg
Who stayed in May 2014

Couple

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Excellent!
Fantastic place, great room and just what we were looking for.
Friendly staff
Great pub/restaurant atmosphere
Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by
C Dawick

From UK
Who stayed in March 2014

Couple

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