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Accommodation Details Greyhound Hotel
Main Street, Shap CumbriaCA10 3PW
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Comments by walkers who stayed at Greyhound Hotel in Shap on The Coast to Coast Path
We arrived wet and tired but the manager / receptionist was extremely helpful. He ensured we were fed before the kitchen closed and the meal was of a very high standard. We were impressed with the quality of the room and it was large and modern. I never stop at Shap but if I ever do I would definitely return to this hotel / pub.
Daniel, Sandra, Josh, Abbie & Molly the dog, left on 18 August 2014
Great landlord, very friendly and welcoming which made my our day after having our booking at New Ing Lodge cancelled due to a better offer. Rooms are basic but all you need after a long days walk.
Debbie Scott, left on 01 October 2012
Great pub! 8 different real ales. Family room was dated but clean. Large screen TV in room. Plenty of hot water. Food brilliant. Breakfast excellent. Hosts very friendly. Great location - C2C path behind pub. Would recommend it to everyone
Terry Field, left on 22 July 2011
Another tyupical pub room but staff were FANTASTIC, very welcoming and helpful. reat stay!
Jim Hill, left on 18 July 2011
A big double room, very comfortable and the slippers and dressing gown were a nice touch. The food in the hotel was very good for the evening meal and breakfast too to start the next day - recommended.
Mal & Elly, left on 01 July 2011
The evening meal was excellent.

Accomodation OK.
Ian Spight, left on 01 July 2011
Wonderful room, great food and a landlord for who nothing is too much trouble. Would definitely stay here and highly recommend the Greyhound.
Bren & Claire, left on 01 May 2011
We very much enjoyed our stay here. The room was large and comfortable, with an excellent shower. Our evening meal and breakfast were really good.
gilly, left on 12 October 2010
An excellent Hotel. Very good food. One of the best meals on route. Staff very friendly and helpful. Can recommend a stay.
North Lincs Last of the Summer Wine Group, left on 02 October 2010
Stayed here 12th August 2010. Excellent place to stay. Friendly helpful staff - e.g. made sure all our wet things got dried in the boiler room. Comfortable rooms, excellent meals (HUGE breakfasts!), superbly kept range of beers!! Make sure you know this hotel is right at the south end of Shap.
John & Josie Thompson and family, left on 26 August 2010
We enjoyed staying at the Greyhound Hotel. The rooms was simple but clean and comfortable enough. And the bar and restaurant are great!!!

Florian, left on 22 August 2010
My favourite stay on the whole route. Our room was huge and very nicely decorated, with a large flat screen TV and massive en suite. (However I think there are cheaper rooms available which might be quite different). The food was excellent, we were made to feel very welcome, and our bags were carried up to our room. Worth walking to the far end of the village for - it felt like miles at the end of the day's walk but you just rejoin the path further down on the next day and get a head start!
Tina, left on 22 July 2010
Very helpful landlord - carried heavy suitcases upstairs. Not worried about very muddy boots! Not as posh as some places we stayed, but welcoming. Food very good - we both had different lamb dishes.
Ruth Midgley, left on 15 July 2010
May 2010. Terrific place; clearly a mecca for walkers. Our room (Haweswater) was excellent with a small lounge area and a large flat-screen TV and spacious bathroom. The bar area was fairly buzzing with walkers and the food was very good. Recommended.
Ben & Carol Bennetts, left on 01 June 2010
Well worth the extra mile through the village-this is 1 mile you will not regret doing at the end of your day.
Lovely warm welcome even though we were soaked through.This is a walkers paradise.Staff friendly,room and food was excellent & overall one of the best places to stay on the C2C.Highly recommended and will definitely be back.
Craig & Wendy (Sept 2009), left on 16 October 2009
Had an enjoyable stay here. Good facilities and the staff were friendly and looked after us very well. Relaxed in the lounge bar and enjoyed some good food.
Ken, left on 23 September 2009
Wow what a walk down the main street...began to think we had missed it! Worth the effort, partly due to next day kick-off position, but mainly due to the very friendly staff, comfortable accommodation, nice food in the evening and at breakfast, as well as the excellent beer after a very hot and long day.
David, left on 15 September 2009
very nice room, great food and dog friendly, highly reccomended.
Simon King, left on 10 August 2009
Bit of a long plod down the road after a long wet day but definitely well worth the effort. The welcome was great and our wet clothes and boots were taken off to be dried and we were even shown up to the room. The room was fantastic with a really good shower. The food in the restaurant was brilliant and everyone was very friendly. One of our favourite stays.
Sarah & Colin, Suffolk, left on 08 August 2009
Most of the rooms have now been refurbished here. We had one of these and it was both spacious and comfortable. The food was good and although the mile to the southern end of Shap was hard on the feet, there is a path running beside the hotel which will take you back to the Coast to Coast path and effectively saves about a mile the following morning on the long tramp to Kirkby Stephen
Anne and Chris, left on 26 May 2009
A little bit of heaven after a very long walk! The pub itself is absolutely great with fantastic food, very very helpful staff, excellent service and a really good atmosphere to help ease the pain of sore feet! The rooms are a bit dated but clean and comfortable, ensuite and with TV. Brilliant drying facilities (just ask) and a great packed lunch make this a highly recommendable stay!
Craig and Nicola July 2008, left on 20 August 2008
Great Beer and a very comfortable bar/lounge area great for collapsing in if like many people you have been mad enough to walk all the way from Patterdale. It is an extra mile to the end of the village as well. Food is excellent and good breakfast. Very warm welcome
Mike Thompson, left on 29 July 2008
Best food of all, especially the breakfast.Very friendly.Room tired but clean.Overall one of the best
Bill Adamson, left on 22 July 2008
the rooms were at the best average but the food was good and the staff were friendly.
Doug Hill/Christine Pearson, left on 16 July 2008
Boy what a long walk at the end of a long day but it saves you time the next day. The food was wonderful and the reception/pub/dinning room excellent. The rooms look as if they haven't been changed since 1970. I would have prefered to eat there and stay elsewhere. A mushy bed and run down room are not great after such a great meal.
Jim, left on 14 July 2008
Nice welcome, a bit of a hike through Shap to get there though, room was not brilliant but was functional, the food was great though.
Paul and Kate Staines, left on 29 April 2008
After another long mile through the village of shap, the arrival in the Grey Hound was perfect. A fine selection of beers will do very well after the long trip from Patterdale. Diner was marvelous, nice people and the beds and showers were all right. That's all a walker wants.
Agnes de Boer (Holland), left on 21 September 2007
Food was fantastic, and breakfast was good. Rooms were clean but a bit tatty and could do with decorating. A marked difference between downstairs in the bar and the accommodation upstairs
Steve G, left on 17 September 2007
Very friendly and welcoming staff who had already reserved us a table in the restaurant as it was a Saturday night and very busy. Public areas of hotel very smart. Although the bedroom was comfortable it was a little old fashioned with very small ensuite. The evening meal was excellent and a good choice of real ales were on offer. Breakfast also very good. Dogs accepted. Overall best accommodation on walk to date especially the food at quite reasonable prices. 2 June 2007
David and Kathryn, left on 27 June 2007
A pub for walkers ! Good bar selection, fantastic food and a pleasant convivial atmosphere. Yes, rooms could do with a lick of paint but after 21 miles it's not much of an issue. Remember that it is at the far end of the village - adds another mile to the trip !
Jeff Stanners, left on 12 October 2006
Big room, functional but comfortable. Good selection of real ale. Food good also.
The Jones's - Gloucestershire, left on 03 October 2006
The Greyhound ranked in the top 10% of the places we stayed along the path. It is such a nice place I felt a little guilty walking through the lobby in my wet hiking clothes. The staff didn't seem to mind a bit. The food we had there was also excellent -the Lamb Henry was the best lamb I've ever eaten. Great selection of beverages as well.
Larry Murtaugh, left on 02 October 2006
We didn't stay here overnight, but had a meal here.

We had the best meal of our trip here! ...and we had some good meals along the way! Whoever cooks here knows how to cook!

Duck in Hoi Sin Sauce, on a bed of crispy noodles, with seared plums. Now does that just tell you how good it was! I can remember exactly what it was.
Alan & Pam, left on 14 September 2006
The Greyhound Hotel is a place of contrasts, the huge, freshly cooked, delicious cod fillet which I had in the bar on arrival contrasted sharply with the overcooked tepid
David Farmer, left on 09 September 2005
Didn't stay at The Greyhound but did have a superb meal. It is famed for serving the local lamb and did not disappoint (beer was good too!!)
Eric Rose, left on 15 August 2005
Haved stayed before but completely forgotten that it is as far down the village as it is possible to get! However, the warm welcome from the (plentiful) & v friendly staff compensated for the extra walk. Rooms definitely need updating - trying to keep a too short shower curtain inside shower tray was impossible. However, the food is amazing - my Summer Pudding was met with a WOW! of approval. Excellent breakfast. A super place to stay overall.
Patricia & Raymond Dockney, left on 28 July 2005
good value and friendly although one of the rooms we had could have done with being updated.
Charles Macdonald/Stephen Macey, left on 18 July 2005
Accommodation is adequate but the food is excellent.
Sean & Jo, left on 15 July 2005
The Greyhound served the best food on our Coast to Coast trip. Good accomadation to.
Mike, left on 19 April 2004
Wonderful Food - deserves to be in the Good Food Guide
Graham Little, left on 30 September 2003
The rooms aren't great but the food was stunning and the staff friendly. Even if you don't stay here you should try the fantastic restaurant.
Tony Brown, left on 18 September 2003
An old coaching inn with a reputation for good food and drink. There was only one other room occupied the night I stayed in June. I talked to the other guest at breakfast. He was a company rep with an appointment in Cockermouth that day - a good 45 minute drive or more. but he said he always stayed at the Greyhound if in the area because of its reliability and value. From my limited experience, I could only agree with him.
dayal, left on 07 July 2003
Great Menu with food to match. Often very busy as it`s where the locals from miles around go, but don`t let that put you off.
John Gittins, left on 10 October 2002
Yes it is a bit of a walk to the end of the village, but worth every step. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was incredible. Save some room for dessert!
Kim & Helen, left on 16 September 2002
I cannot praise the staff sufficiently for making my stay a joy . I arrived after an 8 hour trek in pouring rain . The room ands meal was 1st class ! Thanks for the use of the hairdrier to dry out my money. (yes it was that wet!) Cheers again.
Ray Baldwin, left on 08 September 2002
Very nice food, bit of a trek to the other end of the village, but well worth it.
Leanne & Daniel, left on 06 August 2002
Excellent food & great beer. A good friendly welcome.
Mark, Steve & Maurice, left on 30 May 2002
we stayed at the greyhound in september and it was fantastic.
the atmosphere is good, a proper country pub and really welcoming. they gave our party of 12 a dining room to ourselves, the food was the best pub food i have eaten and the accomodation was fine
Trottie Kirwan, left on 11 October 2001
We were the last group that stayed here before new owners. It was fine, but rooms over bar can be a bit noisey. Anxious to here from someone who has been there with new owners.
Howard Smale, left on 13 January 2001


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