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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 14
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

Ate here one lunchtime. The pub is fairly isolated but has fantastic views. There is seating outside but when we arrived it had all been taken. Also worth mentioning that they do not allow folk sitting outside to run a tab. I had the burger - a really, really thick Wild Boar & Apple pattie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
K31thw
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Oxfordshire
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Oxfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ate here one lunchtime. The pub is fairly isolated but has fantastic views. There is seating outside but when we arrived it had all been taken. Also worth mentioning that they do not allow folk sitting outside to run a tab. I had the burger - a really, really thick Wild Boar & Apple pattie. Delicious and cooked to perfection,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My partner and I were looking for somewhere to eat that was off the beaten track, outside of Bowness. After checking reviews we settled on The Masons Arms and weren't disappointed. It's a lovely little pub which serves excellent local ales. Both of us really enjoyed our food. It was fantastic and excellent value for money too. To top off... More 

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bolton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited as a family on a lovely summer evening. The views from this place are amazing. The food was ok - pheasant was stuffed with salty venison and the potatoes were way too salty. Fish was good. A little over priced so beware before you book. Service was very good.

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kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Eat here one evening the food is very good, the pub gets very busy,but all the staff were friendly and it has a wonderfull setting with views for miles around. Parking may be an issue in the summer months as it is very rural.

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beautiful country pub in a stunning location, but food was a little overpriced. I had the local Cartmel fell lamb. A good, hearty portion but lacking in taste. Although the menu said it was coated in mint, I didn't find any and the French style potatoes were bland too. The meat was sat on a huge bed of mixed vegetables... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went there with friends and had a very pleasant evening.. The atmosphere was great the staff were excellent, Nothing was to much trouble. The food was very good and plenty of it. Would recommend this restaurant and will be returning soon. The views were to die for. The only down side was the parking but this is inevitable at... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Proper food, served well. Enjoyed the wholesomeness of the atmosphere, robust canopies, so we could sit outside in the unpredictable weather. Very crispy sweet potato chips and a tasty veg burger, which was thought about. Unlike some veg food which can be a chef's afterthought. My husband enjoyed Cartmel lamb, served with potato slices and shallots.

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United KIngdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had dinner here a week ago, we got terribly lost, though with locals pointing us in the right direction we soon found it, it is a very special pub wonderful views, the food was delicious, a pub to keep going back to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very busy on a warm evening but service was friendly and efficient. Our vegetarian antipasti was excellent and my husband enjoyed his venison casserole. However, my smoked haddock fishcake was heavy on potato and light on fish. No room left for dessert but coffee was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had lunch here, having stumbled across it a few days previously. Lovely place, atmospheric and quaint interior, great attentive service and a top drawer lunch for 3 of us sitting outside with the great view over the Winster Valley. We'll be back!

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Additional Information about The Masons Arms

Address: Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
Phone Number: 015395 68486
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
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
Average Prices: USD $50
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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 $50
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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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