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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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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good range of options and good value, all the mains not only look fabulous they tasted good as well. The desserts were of equally good standard with the exception of the Cheese Board, when will restaurants learn that it is not acceptable to charge £9.95 and then serve cheese that is past its best. I cannot fault the quantity, variety... More 

Thank KevinMatt
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend in the Lake District doing some our favourite things: exploring and eating! Before travelling home from Lake Windermere on the Sunday we knew that we wanted a Sunday Roast for lunch/dinner. After a bit of investigating, we quickly realised that the Masons Arms was the place we wanted to be. We arrived between... More 

Thank Kimberley L
Holywell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We turned up without a booking and managed to find a space in the intimate downstairs bar. Good beer, good food and plenty of it, in fact neither my wife or I could finish our main. Lovely relaxed atmosphere despite the place being full and busy. We will be going back and look forward to trying the restaurant upstairs.

Thank geoffreyjs
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Mason Arms for a two night stay in the Lakes. This was our first trip to the Lakes and we both agreed we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The cottage suite was quaint with picturesque views over the valley. We ate in the pub each night and the food was 5*. My boyfriend has... More 

Thank Taylor212212
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As one of the Individual Inns we expected high standards and weren't disappointed. On arrival on a cold Friday December afternoon we entered the quaint bar area and were greeted by friendly staff. The real fire was roaring the flag floor shone and the food smelt delicious. We were shown to our room and given some advice on the area.... More 

Thank Gezza1958
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the masons arms yesterday, it was very busy but we managed to get a small table in the snug. The food was delicious, the portion of ribs was absolutely huge, really good value for money. Really cosy little pub with gorgeous views, we would recommend!

Thank L7290W
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a beautiful stay at the Masons Arms where we stayed in one of their gorgeous cottages with an open fire! As we arrived on a very rainy day we had lunch in the pub which was lovely - I had two starters which were huge portions - the tempura prawns which were tasty but a little on... More 

Thank Jenefer M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visitors to this pub over a twenty five year period and have stayed on several occasions . It is without doubt one of the best in the Lakes and is as warm and welcoming as ever- the staff are always friendly and attentive. There is a large ( too large?) and varied menu to cater for all... More 

Thank George S
Burnley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to stay...... Gorgeous rooms, peaceful location and great base for exploring the lakes. We loved the real fire! The food is amazing and there's a lovely warm atmosphere in the bar/restaurant. Absolutely nothing to fault at this place! We actually stayed March 20th-22nd 2015 but it won't go back that far!

Thank ghidibbo
Tarporley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here on two occasions now, and we have been impressed both times. The rooms are very comfortable and furnished to a good standard. The pub/restaurant has a great selection of beers and wine etc and the food is very good. It's a very cosy, relaxed country pub, with very attentive staff. The pub sits on its own... More 

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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
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?