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Accommodation Details Jolly Anglers
Burneside Cumbria LA9 6QS
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Jolly Anglers in Burneside on The Dales Way
Stayed during my Dalesway walk and was immediately accepted into the company at the bar. A warm friendly pub with a great staff and excellent cook. Loved it.
Alan Houston, left on 24 July 2016
Stayed here on 1st April 2009 whilst doing the Dales Way for charity with a friend. We arrived absolutly shattered after a hard 18 miles through mostly muddy fields, made very welcome and an excellent room with shower, nice evening meal, very friendly pub and locals, and nothing was too much for the owners to make sure we were comfortable. Excellent breakfast, very good place to stay.
Ray Richards, left on 25 April 2009
The new owners were very welcoming. Breakfast excellent. Choice of food in the evening limited but just about OK. The place does indeed need extensive redecoration and refurbishment and has obviously been run down in the past. Our room was in absolute terms the least modern on the whole trip.However the enthusiasm of the new owners and local support looks promising.

Suggest you give them a chance!!!!!! rather than flog into Kendal
Les & Cathy Tench, left on 15 October 2008
My partner and I arrived tired wet and weary after a long day walking but were made to feel very welcome by staff and locals. The room was spacious clean and comfy and after a short rest we had a tasty meal (menu a bit limited but food was nice) we both had a good night chatting with the owners and some locals.
Friendly pub dog added to the great atmosphere of this well run pub.

Cathy and George North Yorkshire
anon, left on 12 October 2008
We were given a twin room here rather than a double, but it was quite comfortable. The ensuite was a bit like having a shower and toilet on the wall of a second bedroom, but it was perfectly servicable. Although the lady who greeted us in the afternoon was somewhat unwelcoming, the staff in the evening and the following morning were very friendly and extremely helpful. We had a nice evening meal, and were able to specify what time we would like our breakfast.
Rachel and Phil, left on 20 September 2008
Friendly staff and chatty locals made us welcome. The food was fine if a bit uninspiring after some of our meals this week. Room was clean and comfy - will be spectacular if / when the proposed refurbishment happens.

Dont take credit cards
Hank & Melissa, left on 14 September 2008
Good place to stop over. Nice to see Cask Ales back on.

Evening Meal and Breakfast Spot On.

Clyde & Katie Duncan , left on 10 September 2008
Good place to stay on final leg of journey.

Nice dinner and very good real ale.

Bonus was a live folk band were playing , who are a regular fixture the first Monday of every month.

Will use again.
keith & Joan Oates, left on 14 August 2008
Had a wonderful time in the Jolly Anglers . Couldnt have been welcomed more . Food was nice and a full breakfast , plus filled our flasks up with coffee too. Thank you very much Carly and your staff , you went over and above the norm and I'm really looking forward to next time

June 2008

Sue Wilson, left on 25 June 2008
Stopped on Friday the 20th June, very enjoyable and a good location to finish final stage of Walk.

Would highly recommend.
DAVE & ELAINE BUCKLEY, left on 21 June 2008
What can we say but Fab, great pub .
Very welcoming both from the staff and locals.

Would highly recommend the Guiness .
Harry & Kate Holmes, left on 28 May 2008
Stopped friday, had great time , nice people , good breakfast.

Landlord told me that the bedrooms are about to be totally re-decorated.

Re booked for August
Simon Shaw, left on 28 April 2008
After hearing that a new couple have taken over, we decided to give the Jolly Anglers a go.

What a difference, the new owners could not do enough for us , the food was great and we had fun night with the locals.

We set off the following morning after a big breakfast, and got our flasks filled with hot coffee along with 2 bottles of mineral water on the house.

Would highly recommend.

Jill & Nigel
anon, left on 25 April 2008
Under New Management from the 10th April, Popped In , Lovely Family, Good Food and beer.

Would highly recoomend
Jack Stevens, left on 21 April 2008
This place has definately NOT improved as the information suggests. Almost spoilt our wonderful experience of walking the Dalesway, be warned! Kath and Chris Sept 21st 2007
Kath broscombe, left on 10 October 2007
Simply do not stay here, go to Kendal their must be somewhere better than this dated, unwelcoming pub to spend a night in.

The only relief was we only had to stay here for only 1 night
Mark Robinson, left on 05 May 2007
Four of us stayed here April 2007 - never again.
Rooms basic and dated and not particularly comfortable. Staff not welcoming. Food average to poor.
The icing on the cake: after breakfast I asked the landlady whether she could fill a small flask with some tea for me - answer NO!
Anne Finnegan, left on 19 April 2007
this was the worst experience of my life..the landlord was always drunk and did not make any attempt to talk to us in our was a bad 60s throughback..very cold and uninviting..we had stayed last year and the food was good but there was obviously no real chef this time...landlords wife served us with a cigarette in her mouth!! unbelievable..we have heard maybe they are leaving soon so would not want to put people off coming to such a nice area..better luck next year!!
john.b, left on 04 December 2006
.... much of the day was spent in rain and I was pretty much soaked, tired and getting cold by the time I arrived for my 5th night at the “Jolly Anglers” in Burneside … Upon booking in, I was quite dismayed by the room I was offered, and it appeared worse after a quick shower. It was so cold I actually put my fleece on inside the building, stuffed all my wet stuff in my sack … and escaped to “Kendal Youth Hostel” … which was warm & happy and with an excellent drying room. As a life member of the YHA I knew what I was getting, and it did not disappoint. Pitty I spent £10 deposit on only a shower at the Jolly Anglers ... Arrived and left eve of 25th Oct 2006.
Gary ... Very disappointed, left on 03 November 2006
To follow up on others comments: I know what you mean! However I was charged £28 for a night and had single use of a twin room which was
Alex Clarke, left on 07 October 2006
The room was OK - clean and comfortable but a little tired. It was nice to have an en-suite though after a few days of sharing.

Evening meal was fine - nothing special.

Breakfast almost was a disaster - we waited 15 mins, realising we were the only ones in the place and eventually the chef arrived, but the breakfast was disappointing and I wished we hadn't bothered waiting.
Dalesway Fan, left on 19 August 2006
Stayed here recently, food was great! Would also reccommend sticky toffee pudding!! Waitress was very friendly & we even had a chat with the chef. All in all we were made to feel very welcome and hope to go back there again next year. Thanks!
Mandy , left on 06 August 2006
Typical Pub accommodation, basic, clean and warm. Food was very good the two men in the party had the mixed grill which went down very well. Sticky toffee pudding was delicious. Breakfast was adequate but slightly late for walkers although if you are walking to Bowness then it doesn't matter too much as it will be your last day.

I understand the pub has a new owner who says she is trying to turn it round.
Jeanette & Mike Owen, left on 05 June 2006
I recently walked the Dalesway (part of the Hudson party) and stayed a night at the Jolly Anglers. We were very disappointed with the accommodation and food here, as this was one of the dearest of our chosen stops. The decor was tired and the food was mediocre. The £5 packed lunch was a joke, consisting 2 slices of bread with scant filling, a child's cheap drink, a packet of crisps, a small packet of biscuits and a piece of fruit. The only saving grace was the friendly ladies who served our evening meal and breakfast.
Judy Wheddon, left on 29 May 2006
Most expensive B&B on our walk and lowest standard by far. Rooms dilapidated and not particularly clean. Sleep disturbed by music in bar starting at midnight and continuing to 2am. Dinner choice limited but OK, as was breakfast.
Burneside less than exciting. Suggest modifying route and staying elsewhere.

Left on 17th May 2006
Ken Hobbs, left on 22 May 2006
Stayed at the Jolly Anglers on 10 May. I thought the price (£38) for one person for one night was steep when the room was fairly basic. The bar was quiet in terms of customers, but there was an international football match on tv that evening and the large screen in the bar was instrusive and noisy. I think it was on for the landlord's benefit rather than for the two regulars propping up the bar. I felt I was a bit of a nuisance, rather than a valued customer. I won't stay there again.
Alan Quigley, left on 15 May 2006
Rooms furnished with left-overs from the 1960's.
Heavy cigarette smoke comming up the staircase from the bar. Drinking in the bar until 4.30am on Saturday night, with loud music, would not turn it down when asked to at 3.00am! Food looked good but unable to stand the fog of cigarette smoke so ate elsewhere.
stuart, left on 24 April 2006
No complaints about the rooms which were basic but clean and comfortable. Evening meal was OK but nothing special - a bit strange to be unable to buy wine by the bottle for our party of 7. Brakfast also OK although served very late for early morning walkers.
The Nicols, left on 15 April 2006
Can't say we were welcomed with open arms. I think we barely said two words to the landlord the whole time we were there.

The pub itself was busy on a Friday night, but very smokey, so not ideal to eat in.

The real shock arrived when we went down to have breakfast on the morning & there was nobody there ! We left our money on the table (minus breakfast costs), made our excuses & left.

If you can find somweher else to stay then do.
Browny, left on 18 October 2005
Based upon our stay I cannot recommend the Jolly Anglers.
The room was poor and the bed was so uncomfortable well past it's sell by date.
Hopefully the owners will be updating the rooms.
The prices have also gone up by £3 pp recently
Breakfast was ok
Phil Smith, left on 13 July 2005
Accomodation was ok but didnt feel very welcome after a hard days walk
s henry, left on 08 July 2005
Great stay at the Jolly Anglers! Jane was the perfect host. The room was warm, clean, comfortable and bright.The evening meal was the icing on the cake. Delicious pub grub, great value for money. Sticky toffee pudding highly recommended!
Alan & Hild@ Heaton, left on 23 May 2005
Didn't stay there, but ate on two occasions. Food was very nice straightforward pub grub,no complaints.
A Thompson, left on 09 January 2005


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