Gilpin Bridge Inn

Delightful pub & hotel in Kendal

Outside Pub

About Us

Welcome to The Gilpin Bridge Inn, where a warm welcome awaits you. Enjoy cosy surroundings, a roaring log fire, superb local food & of course, the best pint in town.

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Dog friendly
  • Beer garden

A little more about us

The Gilpin Bridge Inn, started in the 17th century as a coaching inn and records show that it was closed in the early 1900's dues to 'immoral use!!'. In 1872, The Westmorland Gazette reported, on the sale of the farm and innkeeper’s plant. The farm buildings are now the cottages adjoining the inn. After this, The Gilpin has been a shop, a transport cafe and finally, re-furbished as an inn when a Mr David Allan purchased the property. After a succession of owners, including, Tetley's. The Gilpin was bought by the Robinsons family brewery who in the infinite wisdom, have allowed us (Scott, Claire, Debbie and co) to put it back on the map, where this wonderful inn belongs. Our roaring log fire is a real draw, especially without tropical climate and Lakeland showers. Walkers and cyclists enjoy the pub and often use the pub car park as a start/finish point for their days out. We can provide games and crayons to keep your young ones quietly entertained or indeed they can run around our children's play area and entertain themselves while you sit back and relax. If you care to bring the family pooch in for a warm and maybe some treats then please bring them along to say hello, the entire family is welcome.

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We're open
12:00 - 22:00

The finest pub restaurant in Kendal
The best gin & prosecco selection in Cumbria?

The best gin & prosecco selection in Cumbria?

We are proud to serve Robinsons beers alongside a tempting selection of old and new world wines, to complement our restaurant style menu. You’ll be happy to hear that the Gilpin also boasts a great collection of artisan gins and great value prosecco, an excellent way to while away an evening.

A great hotel in Kendal

A great hotel in Kendal

The Gilpin Bridge Inn is a wonderful hotel in Kendal, offering individual rooms and en-suite facilities. Our ‘boutique hotel’ feel and tempting menu, mean we’re ideal for a weekend break or a relaxing midweek treat exploring the local area. We’re also popular with business travellers seeking accommodation in Cumbria.

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