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Cuckoo Brow Inn

Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ, England
+44 15394 43425
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • 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 yesterday

The Cuckoo Brow is well worth a visit when you're in the area west of Windermere. There are lots of long and short walks in the woods to the rear of the inn, on the west shore of Windermere or up and over Littlebarrow. The...More

Thank SkinnyJonny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have just had a two course meal here. I had the Rib-eye steak for main course, medium rare as recommended. I had difficulty cutting the steak, let alone eating it. Complained to the staff that it wasn’t great but didn’t even...More

Thank steveeddie8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights and ended up eating in the restaurant/ bar area both nights. The menu is wide and the meals generous and hearty - a great place for breakfast and dinner. The staff are amazing, polite, courteous and quick service.

Thank thewhitewood
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were staying two minutes away from this place . First morning we left our cottage to go and enquire if they did breakfasts for non residents . We were informed they didn’t . That was ok. We drove to Swann Inn...More

3  Thank Jiberty
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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 11 August 2018 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 9 August 2018

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 4 August 2018

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 4 August 2018 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 30 July 2018

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
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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