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The Masons Arms

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Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
+44 15395 68486
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped for Sunday Lunch after a long walk with friends and their dog - although the Pub was very busy, our food arrived quickly was very well presented and delicious. Cullen Skink strongly recommended, as is the Hawkshead beer. We sat outside on the terrace - the heaters were very welcome! Staff very friendly and efficient.

Thank Brian1954
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this restaurant on trip advisor and thought we might give it a go. We were in Bowness for a few days and we wanted a nice traditional pub meal. The restaurant is about 15 minutes out of Bowness but worth the trip. The pub has a friendly atmosphere and very pleasant staff. We ordered fish and chips and... More 

Thank IMB3040
Camden Town, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for our 2 year anniversary in the Strawberry Bank Suite - which is such a beautiful room. So convenient with a small kitchen and an open room deep bath - in addition to the shower in the bathroom - this was perfect for soaking after long walks! The restaurant at the Masons Arms is... More 

Thank Sophie H
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We set off from Black Beck knowing we wanted to find this pub, but not knowing exactly where it was. After an hour and half walk we literally turned a bend and there it was. Cosy, warm, beautiful decor, very welcoming and friendly staff. Food was lovely, service was great, and we loved our little pit stop before our long... More 

Thank Jh050172
Southport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends here. Out of the fog loomed a white wall which said Inn. First impression was what a quaint, cosy pub full of nooks and crannies and the smell of the coal fire lured me in from a cold, murky, misty day giving me a virtual hug. Ordered the roast beef Sunday lunch and it is the best roast... More 

Thank abbeyonthebeach63
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the place and the ambiance . Lovely old inn with roaring fires. The food though lets it down a bit . The portion sizes are way too large . Lots of bread /chips etc . I would return again and probably have 2 starters.

Thank annie792
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a little gem of a place. I fell in love with it as soon as I walked through the door. The staff are on hand with friendly advice and a warm welcome throughout your stay. I found the rooms extremely accommodating, clean and comfortable. A bit of a walk from Bowness on Windermere but for a few... More 

Thank Jadey H
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the pub is really lovely and cosy inside with an open fire and big armchairs. outside area looks like it would be lovely in summer. we went for dinner and it was honestly the best food i have had in a long time. absolutely stunning. i had the chicken and my partner had the stew of the day. loved it... More 

Thank stefanygreen
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The thing with this pub is that to get a table in the bar on a lunchtime you must get there for 12 on the dot. We got a good seat by the fire. Ten minutes later it was full. I had Cajun chicken burger which was very nice. My wife had ham sandwich. My son had a chicken baguette... More 

Thank andrewrowe21
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been visiting for over 30 Years and we always look forward to it. From lazy afternoons with the lads to relaxing time with the family.

Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
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: Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?