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Cuckoo Brow Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ, England
+44 15394 43425
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in the hotel for three nights and had all our dinners in the (ped friendly) pub/restaurant as well. Good menu. Reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere. I loved the icecream!!

Thank Ellen t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Tried to book in for a meal but they were disappointingly fully booked. After eating elsewhere we walked there for drinks at the end of the evening. The atmosphere was great & the staff extremely friendly & accomodating. Will definitely try to book in...More

Thank 895jamese30
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 years ago we had an enjoyable stay at Cuckoo Brow. We have now been again and the quality has diminished. This is not intended to be a damning review but there are a number of factors which are relevant and disappointing. 1. There has...More

1  Thank Colin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not sure where to eat but as we had passed the Cuckoo Brow Inn on the way to our walk we decided that strategically it was ideal for our purposes and also had good parking, something missing from some of the eating places...More

1  Thank Bethcar31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a meal on Wednesday 1st August :- Drinks -terrible,we ordered a larger shandy and a rose wine and lemonade. When the wine arrived i had to confirm it was rose as it had no colour -i was reassured it was -it tasted terrible...More

4  Thank Jane T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was good. The place was full but we still got served really quickly and the crowd didn't affect the quality of the food.

Thank Deidre G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a late lunch after cycling in the area. A convenient in / out car park is easy for all. A classic Lakeland building from outside with the expected lovely views. Inside there are lots of nooks and window seating. Staff were very...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked here due to rave reviews of this place on TripAdvisor, and were looking forward to a dog-friendly pub with great food. We arrived, and were seated at a table where the customers did not turn up for a reservation. Our drinks order was...More

1  Thank Zena3101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a week in Far Sawrey. Enjoyed the pub atmosphere and staff so much we returned, with our 2 dogs, most nights (and a few lunchtimes). Congrats to all the staff for making each visit memorable.

Thank DaveLMoore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted nicely by the Head Chef who appears very proud of his kitchen and staff. The food was delicious and we were able to change our reserved table time after a delay earlier in the day, as we were eating early they were...More

1  Thank sge31
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Lyn K
24 August 2017|
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Response from maiLCasey | Reviewed this property |
Yes, We took our dog in the evening and there were lots of other dogs there too
8 March 2017|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure but I would imagine it is. it's definitely worth checking out
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43425
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Muddy boots, Children & Wet Dogs are all Welcome at The Cuckoo Brow Inn! From light bites to hearty meals, we ensure to have something for everyone.
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