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£7 - £25
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Brew Pub, Contemporary, Pub, Street Food
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Lunch, Drinks
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All reviews korean chicken halloumi fries cake tacos prawns friendly cafe great coffee selection of craft beers maple bacon delicious food bite to eat staff were really friendly lovely lunch lake district dog strips
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Reviewed 21 October 2022

I go there in my first time trip in last week. I spend 2 hours and take some beer with my partner. We really enjoy the time. I'll come here again.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Fab place , amazing food . I think anything you would choose from the menu would be great . So dog friendly our 12 year old staffie Eric was spoilt rotten with bacon and cuddles x

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022 via mobile

Despite being a ageing grumpy and fussy old fart I have become accustomed to using TripAdvisor to search for places to eat around the location I am in. The review status and the mention of Craft beer was enough to hook me! Well believe the...hype and more, in short if you find yourself in Bowness on Windermere this is an absolute must. The Beer choice is excellent and the small menu carefully considered wonderfully fresh and beautifully presented was a delight. Prawn and Chorizo Tacos Spicy chicken Tacos and my daughter ( a gastropub Chef) had a bacon and halloumi roll. All where delicious. Then to round everything off the Staff are absolutely wonderful really welcoming and cheerful genuinely lovely people. We enjoyed it so much we headed straight back two days later when another guest had joined our party only to find the manager, had decided to do a stock take and clean up and give the staff a well deserved day off after a very hectic summer season (nice boss) Amazingly we were greeted with a sincere apology and the offer to sample a couple more beers and then we were allowed to purchase a good selection of cans to take back to our accommodation. That was truly above and beyond real old fashioned customer service of the highest order. So yes the reviews are true and well deserved just GO! THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE AT THE FANTASTIC FOLK TAPMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely place for a bacon and egg sandwich and tea while visiting Bowness on Windermere. Would like to return to try lunch. Nice menu!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022

Went for a spot of lunch - 4 adults and 3 under 6’s - drawn initially by the promise of a nice craft beer but it far surpassed that! The beer was great and the food was simply out of this world, real unique experience...to have such lovely Korean inspired food just off the main run through Bowness. But the main reason to visit here was the owners and staff - they couldn’t have been more accommodating, pleasant and helpful. Immediately identifying the challenges of dining out with young kids though their own experience - offered activities for them to do whilst the adults ate and drank. The kids menu was spot on too. They even gave advice of other establishments to visit with he kids in mind. The highest praise possible from us all This isn’t a 5/5 - this is a 10/5 place. Real gem of the Lake District and passionate owners and staff make the difference!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

Really nice food, the prawn and chorizo tacos are delicious! We enjoyed the food so much visited twice over the weekend. Staff are really friendly and welcoming. Not any other restaurants in the town like this little gem!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

Found this by chance and stopped because we fancied something different for lunch.We had the Korean Chicken buns,the jerk chicken and the prawn and chorizo tacos.We also got a portion of fries.Whilst the portion size wasn t the biggest,the food was really tasty and fresh...and the selection of drinks is excellent.We even called back later for drinks.A lovely place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

We popped in for drinks and were really pleasantly surprised. A fantastic selection of drinks on offer and the beers were great. They were busy, but the owners were so friendly and managed customers expectations brilliantly and ensured everyone was served in order. We didn't...expect it to be open because the opening hours on Facebook said it was closed, so if you're in the area, pop by because it may be open. They don't open on Wednesdays because the owners have a 4 year old and Wednesday is family day. How brilliant is that? A fantastic little place and from what we saw, the food looked great too.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

Lovely friendly service in a small cafe/bar that serves food a little bit different. We had the jerk chicken over french fries and the prawn and chorizo tacos, Both were extremely tasty and served very quickly. It was not particularly busy when we arrived, (12.30)...but rapidly got busier. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

The beer was really nice and a great selection staff were very friendly too Just need to change there advertised hours as went a couple of times but it was closed

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Been to Bowness loads of times, we’re headed somewhere else when we spotted sign at end of the road, words craft & tap caught my eye, great beers and even better food, Korean Chicken and the folk fries were highlights Will definitely be back

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

We had lunch with our puppy, Dexter, while visiting Bowness on Windermere. It is such a relief to find so many places to eat in the Lake District that are dog-friendly, as back home in Scotland there aren’t too many….. Anyway, we were greeted warmly...and told that we could sit inside or outside with our puppy. Great to have the choice s back home if you can find a dog-friendly establishment, you often have to sit outside. So, for food we had Folk Fries and Angel Fries, both of which were very nice. My partner had a cup of tea and I had an alcohol-free beer (Beavertown Lazer Crush). Lovely fruity beer. Would recommend. All in all, a great place for a bite to eat. The staff were really friendly too.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, lovely staff and great coffee! We visited here for lunch and drinks with our baby and the staff (maybe owner?) were so accommodating and the food was just delicious. We came back the next day for morning coffee (which was also great!) but...because we couldn’t find another pram friendly cafe. On the separate note the decor, artwork and ambiance is also brill, highly recommendMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

Great spot for lunch and a drink. Food lovely. Good selection of craft beers. Family friendly and dog friendly. Highchair and baby changing facilities available. The manager was very helpful and knowledgeable regarding the menu and allergens which was appreciated.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 June 2022 via mobile

I had booked a table for family to get some food the night before my wedding after me and my fiancé had been previously and enjoyed everything. Right from the off Paul was very accommodating for our large group and really helped get everything sorted...even with a few last minute changes. Everyone had nothing but good things to say about the food, and between us we got through most of the menu, I can say the prawn and chorizo tacos were incredible though! There was a great selection of beers and cocktails which went down well! Paul and the rest of the staff made us feel so welcome and looked after and it was nice to be able to relax, enjoy good food and drink (and great tunes!) before our wedding the next day. Thanks so much!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Folk Tap is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5