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The Crafty Baa

21 Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AB, England
+44 15394 88002
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (16 reviews)
“baked camembert” (16 reviews)
“artisan bread” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AB, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

The selection is amazing and service is exceptional!! They have over 100 beers available (most are in bottles-5 on tap but change regularly). This place is amazing!!!! They also have nibbles like charcuterie trays, sandwiches, and other snacks. Highly recommend the baked Camembert served 3...More

Thank Alexis S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic choice of beers. Over 90 bottle choices plus a great tap choice. Small quaint bar with some seating upstairs and down. Very friendly and knowledgeable owners and staff alike. My special off menu iced coffee was lovely thank you :) Dog friendly. Sharing platters...More

1  Thank Mutlee
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a morning drive from The West Midlands with my wife lunch was called for. The Crafty Baa bathed in sunshine beckoned. The restaurant is quirky, exceptionally friendly, and perhaps unique! Looking for a light lunch we decided to share a mixed platter with a...More

1  Thank safarian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing selection of craft beer, alongside draught, there really is something for everyone. Can highly recommend the camebert... Which comes with as much bread as you need... Pretty unusual to run out of cheese with bread to spare!! Very tasty and interesting decor to...More

Thank shropsfoodie411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into The Craft Baa for a couple of drinks, what a brilliant little place! We where lucky as the other couple we where with said the place is usually rammed (pardon the pun) 😬. Quick service with a nice little touch of complimentary...More

Thank Perceptol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in last week for a beer and was subjected to the owner going on and on about how great the place is. Word to the wise- let your customers decide that for themselves otherwise you will lose them. There are very few comfortable places...More

Thank stevienickers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on 01-May, evening meal for 2, tried the Nachos, and Sharing Camembert as a main. Just superb, I've added a photo that hopefully does the Camembert sharing platter justice. Staff were really helpful, again dog friendly, they even brought some treats over for our...More

Thank TonyWony
vince3232, Owner at The Crafty Baa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We love to cater for everyone...even your 4 legged friends. The Camembert is freshly baked in the oven with a choice of toppings...yummy!! Good choice of wine & good price too. You need more holidays to come and visit us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great sharer for two and a good few of the massive selection of ales. Will definitely be returning!

Thank Hop3y
vince3232, Owner at The Crafty Baa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you... We have an ever expanding selection of craft beers, ciders, wines and anything else you can think of. Hope you had some of our fresh food. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Vincent, Lisa, Ben and TCB Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great find - a funky, atmospheric bar with a huge beer menu and good food to boot. Really enjoyed it here. Family friendly and vegetarian friendly too.More

Thank Emma B
vince3232, Owner at The Crafty Baa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Emma, Yes we are glad you like our baa...we have a great selection of music to suit all tastes...just like our beers! All our food is freshly prepared and we can cater for vegetarians and please always let us know if someone has an...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Crafty bar,an excellent lunch,enjoyed by all of our party. Nachos with sour cream,avacado,spicy tomato sauce then followed by a nice share plate of hot Camembert ,selection of meats and cheeses,plenty of bread. We liked the good service,on quite...More

Thank Julie R
vince3232, Owner at The Crafty Baa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julie, Wow...so you had some of our freshly made food...and a Camembert with all the trimmings! Our Crafty team members love making your visit special. Well...we could improve a little as we are expanding into next door...this will give us more seating a larger...More

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Questions & Answers
18 April 2018|
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Response from vince3232 | Property representative |
yes possible to book a table please date and time !
11 February 2018|
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Response from vince3232 | Property representative |
children permitted food or no food till we closed at 11pm ! thank you 😉
Amanda J
24 December 2017|
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Response from vince3232 | Property representative |
yes bring your dog we love dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Victoria Street, Windermere LA23 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 88002
  • E-mail
The Crafty Baa Craft / Belgian/Craft beer fine wines Charcuterie Cheese Slates
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