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| Nr Ambleside, Great Langdale LA22 9JU, England
+44 15394 37356
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 00:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I was bit disappointed that the menu had changed and was not up to its usual standards. The menu was trying to be to clever for what was wanted was just good old rustic northern food.

Thank Ian C
Tamworth, Australia
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Warm, friendly, has beer and good food. Everything you want and need in a pub in one of the most gorgeous places in England. They do tabs if you drink and eat and there's no shortage of cosy corners.

Thank roserandom
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The menu sounds mouthwatering. But the food is awful. The so called ragu with pulled brisket and spaghetti. Was flavourless, unappealing and was slopped on a tin plate. We stayed up at the Dungeon Gill and decided after a long day of walking we would head to the sticklebacks barn. The beer is good and the warm fires are good.... More 

1 Thank pamela28pjw
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Favourite place in Langdale hands down. Brilliant staff, amazing food, and most importantly a great selection of gin. 😁😁

Thank ryanhodgsonlike
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I'd read a few recent reviews of the place and was a little concerned. However we quite enjoyed a brief but pleasant pit stop after a long walk up Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle. Pleasant atmosphere and decent service. Quite a few more modern choices on the menu, which may not be to the tastes of all hill walkers.... More 

1 Thank Nick p
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Would have been 1 star but added one as the serving staff were very friendly and helpful and beers good. The food on the other hand was very poor. Small portions of food given local names in an attempt to make them sound local and wholesome, which they were not. Came here in 2015 and the food was much better... More 

1 Thank trip44
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I grew up round these parts and Langdale is a favourite spot of mine. I met up with my good pal and we headed to the valley for a catch up and a bit of adventuring. Of course no trip to this location is complete until you've been to the Old DG. So off we went for a pint and... More 

1 Thank Aly A
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

After walking the beautiful Langdale Pikes for the previous 4.5 hours I was ready for a cup of tea and a big piece of cake! It was the only thing that kept me going during the steep and sometimes hair raising descent of Harrison stickle. Tea was a t- bag in an enamel mug and the cakes were hugely overpriced... More 

Thank jbaines46
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

After a mega 8hr walk of challenging terrain and walking the last leg of it in the dark we were happy to see lights coming from the pub where we'd park. Great warming atmosphere on arrival greeted by friendly staff. Found ourselves a cosy corner next to a log fire where we could collapse into. Not an amazing selection of... More 

Thank explorergeorge
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I'm in the Lake District and the weather is typically damp, I'm 9 miles into a 12 mile walk and gained over 1000m of height, every 10m I'm tripping over sheep and I'm thinking of mint sauce, and yes I'm hungry. I'm contemplating locally reared beef mince I purchased yesterday from the coop mixed with some ALDI chilli sauce I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Nr Ambleside, Great Langdale LA22 9JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Great Langdale
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 37356
Sticklebarn is a renovated barn run by the National Trust. The menu includes a range of sandwiches, stews & sharing platters as well as cakes. The property is licenced and serves a range of drinks and local ales. local ales. There's lots going on including outdoor courses, adventure films on the upstairs screen, live summer music and pre-walk yoga sessions. Opening times do change throughout the year and we suggest you check the National Trust website for the most up to date information.

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