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The Bridge Inn, Holmrook

Santon Bridge
Santon Bridge
Postal town: Holmrook
CA19 1UX
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Leased (Marstons)

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Will Larter left this review about The Bridge Inn

To those who like the western Lake District, and Wasdale in particular, this is a landmark pub, marking the point at which the road from Eskdale turns off. It's always been a Jennings pub, in my experience, and the original old pub has been expanded over the years so that it's now a substantial conglomeration of buildings.

Internally, there's some effort to retain a bit of old pub atmosphere, though inevitably it's now food led. I stayed at the camp site over the bridge for two nights, so got to know the pub quite well. There are seven hand pumps, which might seem a little over the top for a dining establishment, but to be fair all the beers I had were in good condition. There was a tendency for the staff to try to push certain beers; at one point a group of lads came in, asking about local ales: they were steered away from the Jennings Bitter and Sneck Lifter, brewed in Cumbria, and were sold Adnams Mosaic, a beer that is not only brewed hundreds of miles away in Suffolk, but uses a hop grown the other side of the world! Having said that, service was generally friendly and well organised and the Jennings Bitter was in excellent condition. I found the pricing scheme a little irksome, all beers being priced at £3.60 a pint but £1.90 for a half, so the pub scores a five rather than six.

Date of visit: 16th July 2016

On 15th September 2016 - rating: 5
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Andy Ven left this review about The Bridge Inn

Jennings pub selling the usual tap offerings plus Marston’s EPA, Jennings Bitter, Cumberland, Snecklifter and Cockerhoop on handpull. The main room is the bar with a welcoming real fire. There is also a separate dining room and banquet room and accommodation upstairs. A nice place to while away a few hours.
Home of the annual World's Biggest Liar competition.

On 21st February 2011 - rating: 7
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Nigel Sheppard left this review about The Bridge Inn

Another nice country pub with good food and accommodation. If you like Jennings beer you will be in for a treat as they serve 6 Jennings beers and one guest. It is all in good condition and a nice place to stay and relax, but if you fancy a bit of exercise then 2.5 miles up the road is the Strands Hotel and Micro Brewery which has another 5 excellent award winning beers to try.

On 20th August 2010 - rating: 7
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10th Oct 2019, 18:03
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10th Oct 2019, 18:03
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 20 September 2018 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 September 2018 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 September 2018 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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