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Horse and Farrier Inn, Threlkeld

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user reviews of Horse and Farrier Inn, Threlkeld

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Simply beautiful village pub with reasonably good value food marred only by a rather surly senior barman. We walked miles to get here so thanks for the warm 'welcome' mister...Other staff very pleasant.
strangetorpor - 16 Jul 2014 16:53
Brother just texted me, £4.10 for a pint of Jennings' Snecklifter.

killip_ian - 10 May 2014 13:29
A decent country pub with well kept Jennings ales and plenty of seating in the beer garden.
alexw - 6 Apr 2013 20:58
A very busy but cosy and comfortable place for either just a drink or for a good meal. Despite being very busy, the staff were cheery and friendly and the beer (Jennings Cumberland Ale) on top form. On this visit we were able to sit outside at the back in the balmy evening air afer a heavy day on the fells - excellent.
ironhorse - 2 Oct 2011 18:33
After reading the positive on line reviews we visited this pub for a lunch in March 2011 with a view to booking a future long weekend stay. So glad we visited beforehand as we found the quality of food and service from the bar as dissapointing and way below our experience from other pubs in the area (eg The Horse & Farrier in Dacre .... what a find that was). On the positive side the pub location was superb and the waiting staff were helpfull and friendly (they probably have to be to minimise flack). It would appear we caught this place on a bad day but with such a choice of quality pubs nearby we will not chance a return visit.
heartharry - 28 Apr 2011 16:58
What a lovely pub to end a walk at. Friendly and welcoming even to the slightly muddy. Great choice of beers and good food. Beer was well kept and the food was reasonably priced. Inside is large and yet cosy and comfortable, with separated spaces. Well worth the trip, and great if you're waiting for a bus, or at the end of a walk.
alistair_cross - 7 Jan 2011 14:02
Excellent pub, the Sneck Lifter was on top form. Food looked good too
CaptainDave - 2 Dec 2010 12:19
I have nothing negative to say about this Pub.

We stayed one night(should of stayed a week!) at the end of August. It was a great experience. Comfortable room and loads of hot running water, just what we needed after wandering round the lakes all day.

A couple arrived after us while we were sitting in the bar on our second pint of Ale, after 10 minutes they came back to reception saying they would like to move rooms as theirs was too small.....i wanted to say to them..Erm....This is a 17th century Inn with loads a character, What did you expect?...if you want a huge room try a characterless Travel inn..
Our room was fine....at the end of the day it's for sleeping in and getting washed and changed in....you are not expected to live in it all day. There is a bar and restaurant downstairs to relax in, failing that, there is the whole bloody Lake District outside the front door....Oops, sorry for the rant.

This Dog Friendly Jennings pub has a great selection of Real Ales on, Along with the Jennings Ales was a couple of guests Ringwood Showmans Tipple and Marstons seasonal....i tried a few that day and night..All were in tip top condition, so well done on that.

The food....Wow! there was plenty of it. After a starter and their speciallity Lamd Shoulder, It was that tender the meat just fell off the bone. I had no room left for dessert! The staff were very polite and friendly, they were always on the lookout to see if we needed anything without being intrusive.
One member of staff stood out for us, Didn't get his name, he was the Carribean Lad. We arrived mid afternoon and were greeted by his big smile, the whole time we were in the bar he was constantly working, never standing around and always smiling, Our evening meal, he was still working (and smiling). Always making sure diners had everything they needed.

Looking forward to my return soon!!
the_wandering_barman - 6 Sep 2010 12:07
Excellent pub, good beer, and excellent food. Sunday lunch was one of the best i haver ever had.
westcumbria - 19 Jun 2010 14:42
Called in on a nice very cold february day walking from keswick up the cycle path. a welcoming pub with a lot of character. Didn't have food but there was a good choice of food on the menu.
tomturbo - 20 Feb 2010 11:17
Have visited this pub once a year for about the last 5 years or so. Never seems to change - good ale and pricey food. Traditional Lakeland pub with stone floors, beams and open fires. Had a pint of Jennings Dark Mild on most recent visit which I haven't seen in many pubs in the area which was very good. Handy for anyone walking the Keswick - Threlkeld disused railway but be warned the pub is about half a mile from walk start/finish.
davewat - 20 Nov 2009 22:35
Just come back from a week in the area and disagree with the comments made. Food is over priced and staff are not all friendly.

They claim on the website to have 30+ Whiskeys but didn't have anything like it more like 10 including bourbans.

On a positive note they do a good drop of ale and don't mind dogs and muddy boots.
Talisker - 2 Nov 2009 13:54
This pub is now owned by the same people as the Salutation Arms, just across the road. The Farriers seems to be more for the tourists. However, having said that, the Jennings beers are kept in excellent condition and the spritzers are served in cut glasses, even if you are seated in the garden.
The food is good too. Served efficiently and reasonably priced. We will be back.

Phantom_Pigeon - 30 Jun 2009 10:46
I have visited this pub a few times over the past 18 months and on all occasions I have found the Jennings beers very drinkable, the staff friendly and the bar food good value. It is comfortable and cosy - nice bits of old panelling and stone flag floors. Also dog friendly. Good place to come after a hard day on the fells!
Steve.Ottevanger - 23 Jun 2009 21:43
Stopped off here after only getting part way to the top of Blencathra (the weather was closing in). Had a Jennings beer, forget which one, and that was good. Attractive pub, seemed welcoming.
I didn't get the chance to visit the Salutation. Next time.
blamm - 2 Apr 2009 16:17
A very attractive pub inside, the tables in the bar area offer an informal dining experience which I for one prefer over the striking but for my taste slightly overdone restaurant area.

The menu is well-balanced but delivers somewhat less than it appears to promise. The dishes we tried were a triumph of design over execution. However, prices were low for this tourist-trap area and overall value for money was excellent. We found the service friendly and helpful, with bar staff quite happy to take drinks orders at the table. Jennings Mild (well, it was lunch time and I was driving and anyway I like a pint of mild every now and again) went down very well.
priestleysj - 25 Aug 2008 19:05
Great food, great beer. Well worth visiting, whether you've made it up Blencathra or not.

We've been for food at lunchtime (excellent big baguettes) and in the evening (massive Cumberland sausage!)

Several good Jennings ales always on as well as other guests. Cracking pub!
bulphan - 12 Dec 2007 21:12
Still a nice pub all round, with the usual delicious Jennings ales. Recommended.
arkaye - 6 Aug 2007 16:56
After a hard day on Blencathra, this pub is just the ticket. V. friendly management and staff, loads of history in the pub, plus great beers, my favourite, Cocker Hoop in particular. Good food too. Well worth a detour off the A66.
Terry_W - 17 Nov 2005 01:11
Cosy family pub,serves meals,good selection off beers.well kept decor (non)smoking areas,beer garden nice to pop into if your out walking, friendly barstaff
Thomas - 7 Oct 2004 21:55

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