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The Masons Arms

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Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
015395 68486
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing find

So glad we have found this hidden gem. The food and service is amazing. Staff very good and friendly and views stunning. Busy for a reason so get there early. Lots of seating inside and out. They also have room to stay which look lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
JonathanR294
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

So glad we have found this hidden gem. The food and service is amazing. Staff very good and friendly and views stunning. Busy for a reason so get there early. Lots of seating inside and out. They also have room to stay which look lovely.

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London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My daughter and I stumbled upon the Mason Arms this afternoon and really appreciated the friendly bar service. We had underestimated our route and needed a taxi back to our car. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We ordered a very good vegetarian platter and coffee, and ate while our taxi was arranged for us. We left refreshed... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had a fantastic meal here, left feeling so impressed. The setting is lovely and very authentically Lake District. Staff were wonderful and polite. Most importantly, the food was brilliant. I ended up having three courses despite being almost horribly full after mains! The thai crab fish cakes were delightful, as was the carrot, honey and ginger soup my boyfriend had.... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Ate here a few times, love the fact some of the dishes have a lighter portion available. This is great as most the time the children's meals look big enough for me! The food is really nice - even the fish and chips was a treat. Chips were handmade and the fish tasted very fresh. I've also had the fish... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Came for lunch on a Monday and it was quiet inside. Friendly bar staff/waitress and out food came fairly quickly. We all went for a burger and fries and it was one of the best I've had. Wild boar and damson...superb! Freshly cooked skinny fries in the side and it seemed like enough until one of us suggested deserts. Sticky... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Have stopped here a few times for a pint when walking and always thought the food and menu looked great. Very disappointed yesterday when I ordered a 'Cumberland hot dog' in a soft white roll. I mistakenly expected a locally made Cumberland sausage. Instead I was presented with a huge, dyed pink, synthetic flavoured hot dog in a cheap white... More 

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Cumbria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a friend....and just wow! An interesting drive up the fell.....you need a head for heights but trust me the views are like nothing else. It feels like a dream! The Masons is lovely, really well decorated and very pretty outside, a great welcoming start. It's a bit quirky inside, but this adds to... More 

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Leeds - England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great little find whilst out on a Sunday! We were lucky enough to get a table without booking, however others had to wait for a while and some travelling 2hrs to get in! Food gorgeous and great service! not overpriced too! would return!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a lovely meal at the Masons Arms over the weekend. The place was very busy but the food and staff where excellent. We were seated upstairs in their restaurant and all throughout our meal we could her the soft whine of a dog every so often. Rather perplexed (thinking we were hearing things as the pub has a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

great location with stunning views and always a warm welcome all year round the food is consitstantly good and theres a fair choice of clean fresh local ales. I had a flying visit with my son we got in there and the log fires were up to speed as usual the place had a nice buzz going on ,I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 015395 68486

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?