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Shakespeare Inn

0.2 km from Kendal centre
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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78 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your first challenge is getting into the car park! I can assure you a Ford Kuga fits through the alleyway but only just. It's a great location, right in the middle of the town, with restaurants, bars and the Arts Centre all close by. The rooms are basic but cosy, well heated and quiet during the night. One issue we...

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Euxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a two day visit to Kendal and after a busy day exploring we found the Shakespeare. The pub is very clean, spacious and very welcoming' On entry to the bar we were greeted by a young gentleman with a huge smile on his face, he talked us through the menu and poured us our drinks. We ordered our...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came back here after a pleasant stay last year. Just love it. Staff are friendly. Rooms are excellent. I could go on and on. All you need to know is that it's a perfect location for a weekend away!!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Hotel is very weel situated in the centre of Kendal. The Lanlady is very nice and pleasant together with the staff and people within the pub. There is parking however it is situated of the main highway with a narrow access.

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Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The first thing to say about this place is the parking. The alleyway up to the parking is extremely tight and we ended up scraping the side of our car before abandoning the attempt completely and parking elsewhere in the town. This is a pub/hotel of great contradictions. It is the first time that I have ever been asked to...

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David b, Owner at Shakespeare Inn, responded to this review

I must say, we are very disappointed with your comments. All our staff work extremely hard to ensure every guest is made to feel as welcome as we possibly can. I would like to provide a little bit of clarity to others who may read this, we are not a hotel, we are a traditional English pub who provide respectable...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Travelled to Kendal as a party of four in two cars and had two rooms. Both rooms were on the small side. Our room was nice if a bit tired, but comfortable enough. The second room was not a good layout and a bit more tired than ours. The location was excellent right in the town centre, Staff helpful, breakfast...

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Lancashire
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stayed here for a weekend.....Lovely clean accomodation, rooms very cosy ,very friendly staff , special mention to Michael...great guy, nothing too much trouble!! The food was traditional fayre....cooked to perfection, beautifully presented!!! Well done to all....( already booked our next break here!).....lovely place!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A one night stay here on way through to Edinburgh. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Excellent cooked breakfast with veggie sausages! Only drawback was the very tight passage through to carpark.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent town centre location. Bit of a tight car park entrance up an adjacent alleyway next to pub. Definitely not for SUVs. Accommodation was what appeared to be an old stable block outside. Overall good state of decor and condition (top notch basic!). Very much a locals pub - no frills. Decent cooked breakfast, with cereals on offer. Good value.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We visited on a wet and miserable November day and were in need of a substantial lunch to warm us up. We were not disappointed! I had Lamb Henry and my partner had Steak & Ale pie. Both were superb with very generous portions. Well worth a visit

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 'Shakey' is a traditional English pub, located right in the heart of Kendal Town Centre - the gateway to the truly remarkable and breathtaking Lake District National Park. We offer a warm welcome, a wide range of traditional cask ales, good quality home made food, serving breakfast to our guests and the general public alike, classic pub dishes through the day, Traditional roast dinner on a Sunday plus a snack and sandwich menu at lunchtime, we really do have something for everyone. We also offer quality and affordable en-suite B&B accommodation in our really cosy converted cottages. These are located in a courtyard at the rear of the main Buildings, many with their own front door! A peaceful nights sleep is guaranteed! We also offer free parking through the narrow archway (see picture on slideshow) - subject to availability. Free Wi-Fi is available in the bar. Tea and coffee is served all through the day. So, business or pleasure, you will be well looked after at the Shakespeare Inn. Cheers! Lynne and David ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shakespeare Inn

Address: 78 Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Price Range: ₹ 5,415 - ₹ 7,421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Upstairs in the annex is probably quietest”
 of 5 bubbles 133BobP, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are like the bottom of a cottage at the rear”
 of 5 bubbles JohnJ117, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Didn't stay here. Called in for lunch and a drink!”
 of 5 bubbles curvylady, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we had a room which slept 3 adults a double and a single.”
 of 5 bubbles Tolulla, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms access outside the pub Great location”
 of 5 bubbles 43lesleyt, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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