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Grapes Inn, Appleby Town Centre, Appleby-In-Westmorland

The Sands
CA16 6XR
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aleand hearty left this review about Grapes Inn

The Grapes is probably the most photographed hostelry in Appleby, featuring as a backdrop in countless images of the town’s annual horse fair. The visiting travellers love to wash and display their horses, in a shallow stretch of the River Eden, just over the road from the pub.

It’s a small traditional Jennings place, with a fairly plain interior, which looks to have been opened up from two even smaller rooms, down the years. It’s a shame that the cosy feel from the low ceiling and original beams is somewhat compromised by the widespread use of pine tongue and groove. Although it’s almost a moot point, given the size of the place, the left hand side feels more like a public bar and the right hand side, a lounge.

Three hand pumps at the bar, but disappointingly only Burton Bitter available. Such a shame it was served at nigh on lager temperature, as otherwise it seemed a decent pint. However, the two friendly female bar staff were lovely, being attentive to and obviously very fond of three old boys enjoying a quiet mid-afternoon session. That, plus the fact I was thanked for my custom on the way out, made me want to call again, even if it means sitting with a glass between my thighs, for twenty minutes.

On 6th March 2011 - rating: 6
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Appleby, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Langwathby, 11.88 miles, 3 hr 49 min walk (show)
Kirkby Stephen, 13.06 miles, 4 hr 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Grapes Inn, Appleby-In-Westmorland
30th Jun 2019, 16:03
Request to mark pub as closed by Aqualung . approved
30th Jun 2019, 15:06
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Aqualung ., with included notes: Other: Closed according to What Pub

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 March 2011 by hondo .
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