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Cuckoo Brow Inn Restaurant

Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ, England
+44 15394 43425
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hot pot” (9 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“pie” (18 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LQ, England
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1 - 10 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I went to Cuckoo Brow yesterday for a lovely winter walk and warming lunch, and it did not disappoint! The food was simply delicious, service was outstanding and the whole team seemed genuinely happy for us to be there. A special thank...More

Thank Charleeanddogs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a group of 17 we walked to Cuckoo Brow from Windermere for lunch. The staff were really helpful when organising and very welcoming when we arrived and the food was perfect. Can’t fault it, would definitely recommend and visit again!

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 4th visit in the last 3 years, I was previously a big fan and highly recommended this pub to family and friends. My last visit was October 2016. We are up in the lakes for New Year with the family and decided...More

1  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute gem! Warm, friendly, cosy,dog friendly pub. Lovely welcoming, attentive staff, log fires and excellent food. Superb fresh local food prepared to an exceptional standard, we absolutely love this place and can’t wait to return.

Thank jayner933
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great meal here with a large family group. Would definitely go back. Am writing this several months after the visit and I think I recall thinking at the time that I wish there had been more choice on the menu

Thank Curly1971
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Me and the fiancee had chicken pie and ribs. Played dominos while we waited for the food. Such a great atmosphere for a winter evening meal. Really great food and great service, loved it!

Thank JustAdamWillDo
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for 4 on a Sunday with 2 dogs. Was a great feast and the roast dinner was amazing! Dogs were well looked after and it was a really comfy and cosy pub

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Dont let rustic nature of pub put you off...lots of dogs here.....staff were very friendly and chatty..food was really good..had a parsnip and chestnut soup which waz absolutely georgeous.

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We dines here in November 17 on a trip to the lakes.Lovely place very cosy, the food the best we've had for a long time, well worth a visit...dog friendly...

Thank lucas52436
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Eight of us dined here on Wednesday 8th November, 2017. Two of us ordered fish and chips, which turned out to be uncooked in the middle and were duly rejected. The replacements came surprisingly quickly and, although cooked through, the batter was soaked in fat/oil...More

Thank Rick K
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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 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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