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Board and Elbow, Penrith

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user reviews of Board and Elbow, Penrith

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Visited at 4pm on a Tuesday for a late lunch after a long walk.

Large open plan inside with many places to sit for both drinkers & diners. Pleasant decor, the bar is traditionally wooden.

A full range of lagers, cider and Guinness as well as 2 hand pumps with 2 ales on, I opted for a pint of Springheads' Sweet lips @ 4.6%, a decent pint but the glass was a little grubby.

There's a pool table in the top room and kids are welcome, thankfully by the time we sat down the kids had stopped playing pool and left.

The seating area to the front on the pavement also acts as a smokers retreat.

Cheap meals, meant the pub was quite busy, more diners than drinkers. Food was decent for the money. The men's toilets are very nice and importantly clean.
lezford - 18 Jul 2016 19:21
Popped into the Board & Elbow for a lunchtime pint whilst on holiday. Barman was friendly enough but music far too loud (we counted eight speakers in one room alone!) and interior decor very dated. Probably more of a youngsters' night spot. With a bit of investment this old pub could be really nice as it's in a prime location in the town. One day maybe.
kestrel - 27 Jul 2015 12:32
I found this pub to be OK, I think I was drawn to it more by the strange name. Two hand pulls on when I visited, Old Speckled Hen and Hobgoblin. Cetainly been in worse pubs.
tommo1957 - 14 Oct 2014 10:21
When you stand outside you want to give this pub a minimum just looks great. But inside it just fails to deliver.... not inoffensive or tacky....more a real let down. Multi area with created rooms / area. Nothing wrong but nothing overly right. Clean and friendly staff. One handpub serving Speckled Hen. All in all I give it 5.
ulverstoned - 25 Mar 2011 20:00
It's aright but no real ale. It's not somewhere I would go out of my way to go to.
sootythebeerbear - 2 Jun 2009 11:35
Nice looking exterior, shame about the interior. No real ale on when I've been in although I'm pretty sure there was a handpump. Not much to say really, it's a pretty unexceptional placee with not much to recommend it.
ROBCamra - 22 Dec 2008 14:37

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