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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly suprised when we visited The Brown Cow. It was warm and welcoming, when we visited it for Sunday lunch. We had the Sunday roast lunch of roast lamb with mixed vegetables and roast potatoes. There was a large party having a celebration lunch but we were still served very quickly. The staff were very friendly and helpful

Thank BerylOlly
Morecambe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed the night and had a delicious burger, and a few pints that were well looked after. New landlords are really friendly and have great plans to make the plan a destination.. If you're out that way call in. You won't he disappointed

Thank sjf1983
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food very friendly and helpful I had pan fried salmon Chris had chicken supreme family had gammon and a fish and chips all lovely home made and good portions. Will be going again a young couple have just taken this over and have a very good chef on board. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

Thank Irene D
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had a Sunday lunch at the Brown Cow. It was lovely, and the home-made sticky gingerbread, for just £2 extra, was superb. Very friendly surroundings. Has changed hands recently and new managers Natasha and Gavin made everyone feel at home.

Thank Don C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had a wonderful three day stay at the Brown Cow in beautiful Waberthwaite. Couldn't fault it! The rooms were comfy, the food fantastic (and generous too). Possibly the best 'Full English' in Cumbria!. We'd like to say a huge 'thanks' to Natasha, Gavin and all the family for making us feel so welcome. Didn't want to leave, well worth...

Thank AlisonWright64
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on Saturday food was gorgeous , best fish and chips ever , kids play room family friendly , ales spot on . Booked on Sunday for a roast dinner which was divine followed up the nicest gingerbread cake ever . New owners are a credit and nice to see the locals back in Recommend 😎

Thank Martin P
South Lakes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Good traditional pub grub at very reasonable prices. Family run under new management. Makes a nice change to find you're being served by the owner and family instead of anonymous staff . Nice beer garden and ample parking. Will go again without a doubt.

Thank alanvideo
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Great food, family friendly and very welcoming place. Food nice, with a variety for everyone. Recommend booking on Fridays and Saturdays as the place can get busy at times. Bonus is kids eat free with each adult meal. Most definitely will return.

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I came with my dad, rooms clean with everything you need, food great, fish and chips best we'd had, breakfasts wonderful. Staff very friendly, good value. Room at front is on the road if you are a light sleeper you might want to ask for one at the back. Lovely spot, would definitely return and recommend.

Thank Hannah R
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Most people don't visit the western side of the Lake District. They should, you have the mountain scenery and the coast looking over to the Isle of Man. The Brown Cow on the main road A595 is very welcoming, only a few rooms but clean and tidy. It's also a pub that serves real ale and very good food. The...

Thank Michelle C

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Brown Cow Inn

Address: A595, Waberthwaite LA19 5YJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Waberthwaite
Number of rooms: 4

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