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The Wheatsheaf

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Brigsteer | Kendal, Kendal LA8 8AN, England
+44 15395 68938
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Gioiosa Ionica, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked our holiday cottage in the same village only after checking reviews for the pub. Luckily the pub reviews turned out to be a good gauge. In our week stay over Easter in Brigsteer, we ate in the pub several times, all in the evening. Firstly, the staff were welcoming to us and our young dog, setting a bowl... More 

Thank GioiosaChrissie
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Wheatsheaf Inn twice during our stay in Lake District. Our first visit was for a light dinner on Good Friday night; the place was very very busy and were lucky enough to get a table for two without a reservation. We had a simple pizza with tomato sauce, basil leaf and buffalo mozzarella, which was alright... More 

Thank Gatoskyla
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited on a busy Saturday evening. A warm welcome at the bar. Good selection of beer and also wine by the glass. Excellent lamb rump special, and mu husband had the pie of the day which was served with excellent chips. We only had a drink and mains. Highly recommended.

Thank Cookiecatxx
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Wow, what a refreshing change to find a restaurant that truly welcomes our four legged friends as much as those paying the bill!! Bowl of water and biscuits on arrival made our three dogs feel right at home. I had the vegetarian curry and my wife had the Goats Cheese tart, both were great. If you want good food and... More 

Thank fruitcakeIpswich
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited on a snowy winters night and walked into a warm pub with a lovely welcome for us and our 2 black Labradors. They even had a plate of dog biscuits on our table. Great food- I had a home made burger and my husband had the lamb shank, pronounced excellent, and nice puds- ice cream and lemon posset.... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Once again an excellent meal. The celeriac, Apple & wholegrain mustard soup was delicious, braised beef brisket just melted and the apple crumble & ice cream extremely tasty. Couldn't fault the cheerful, friendly and efficient service. All in a cosy, comfortable , relaxing and tastefully decorated pub. Definitely one to visit. Our favourite place to eat.

Thank Barbara S
Heysham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We popped in by chance last week, but so good we went back this Sunday for my birthday. Genuine, polite professional staff create a real country pub atmosphere with the twist that the food is gastro standard. Properly dog friendly complete with biscuits and water for man/ woman's best friend. All this amid prime walking territory. Couldn't be more impressed.... More 

Thank DazHalsted
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Not much of a choice for vegetarians so I settled for the simple mozzarella pizza - which was absolutely beautiful! So much so I couldn't waste a bite and asked to take what I left home. My partner and family absolutely loved their food including the lamb leg and and the fish pie. I would defiantly recommend booking a table... More 

Thank dionnecandice
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice pub with a wide range of drinks, good menu and relaxing atmosphere. We were part of a large group and we were pleased to all be served at the same time; it's so annoying when half the people have their meals and the other half is still waiting. Everyone enjoyed their meals and service continued to... More 

Thank GS157
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We've been to the Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer a couple of times but this week was a very special occasion as it was my mother's 90th birthday and there were several generations of us there - in fact 12 of us of all ages - who went for a late lunch. The food and service were both just superb. In fact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brigsteer | Kendal, Kendal LA8 8AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68938
The Wheatsheaf is in the heart of the charming hamlet of Brigsteer, between the parishes of Helsington and Levens, and only three miles from Kendal. Snugly settled under the limestone escarpment of Scot Scar, charming lanes ad path ways leads to the Lyth Valley, famous for its damsons.Great dinning is offered to suit all tastes; old favourites, and a few more; handmade pizzas, Cumbrian delicacies, including of course, the all the all important Cumberland sausage! Where ever you sit you will enjoy a very warm welcome, and a hearty plateful!

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