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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: for £200,000

Wheatsheaf Hotel, Kendal

48 Kirkland
Kendal
LA9 5AD
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Reviews of Wheatsheaf Hotel (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Will Larter left this review about Wheatsheaf Hotel

The rather scruffy outward appearance of this pub hides what might almost be classed as a hidden gem, because this is probably one of the nicer pubs in Kendal, just shaded perhaps by its near neighbour the Ring O'Bells. The Kendal one-way system, which rivals in shape, complexity, narrowness and speed the Grand Prix circuit at Monaco, sends congested traffic hurtling by at a million miles an hour, and it's doubtful if as many as one in a hundred of the people in their tin cans are even aware of the existence of this pub (even the Ring gets more attention, being on the slower outside of the bend by the church). Being at the far end of the main street, away from the shops and the tourist traps, and the wrong side of the road from Abbot Hall, the Wheatsheaf suffers a triple whammy of deprivation.

All the above being said, it's remarkable that there's a bit of a real ale scene going on here. It's even mentioned in the local Camra newsletter that there's a discount for members, though I didn't see this advertised in the pub (and my card's out of date anyhow). There were only two beers on here on my Tuesday evening visit, but I was assured that there are more at busier times, and there's testament to this in the large number of pump clips amongst the bottles on the bar back. Just Lancaster Blonde and Hawkshead Bitter to choose from, then, but I would say worth coming back to in hope of a broader choice another time.

On 1st July 2013 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Latest updates View all updates for Wheatsheaf Hotel, Kendal
17th Sep 2015, 17:01
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
17th Sep 2015, 17:01
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: For sale: for £200,000

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Westmorland CAMRA - last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
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