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The Masons Arms

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Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
015395 68486
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The family and I eat and drink here regularly, but I thought it was about time I put in a review for others. The food here is excellent and we have never had a bad meal. The staff are friendly and accommodating, and the views are great to relax on an evening (or any time of day really). They do... More 

Thank Mike L
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having finished a challenging term, my wife (a school bursar) and I headed for the Lake District, and our lunch destination was an old but recently neglected favourite. It was always good, but they have massively improved the outdoor area , and really upped their game menu wise. Our starters and mains were quite excellent and very generous (sadly one... More 

Thank Martin G
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch/tea at around 1600.Only a couple of tables were available which is always a good sign.All starters and main meals ( burger,crab cakes,pie of the day) were all lovely and with views to match on a sunny day can fully recommend. We even came and had a second meal on our last day... More 

Thank paulgV7352GF
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the 3 of us could not get in the restaurant, so settled for a bar service meal. competent food, chirpily served, about £85 with service and 3 drinks, pretty fair value we need pubs like this down south..

Thank nykwilkyins
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was very slow- ( 90 minutes for two courses) - my wife and I both ordered pheasant ( it was not cooked - some parts still raw) - made staff aware but just got a shrug and " we will make the chef aware". No offer to correct the issue I guess usually a very nice place but not... More 

Thank Richard P
Tenerife, Spain
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in a cosy room off the main bar with a nice window view, really quaint rustic feel so a great start. Fab choices on the menu, I opted a wild boar burger with cheese & bacon, it was amazing and huge but I nearly managed to finish it, really tender and full of flavour. My partner had steak... More 

Thank JulieEll
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just stayed at the Masons for the fourth time in six years and dined in their restaurant each night. every meal was excellent and the staff unlike many places really understand food allergies. i recommend the Cartmel lamb its a special of the Masons and the tenderest you will ever eat. not overpriced or over tarted up its really good... More 

Thank kawasaki
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute gem of a place and I cannot recommend highly enough. Accommodation was perfect with splendid views over the valley and very wel fitted and presented. Food and beverages were top class with a wide variety to suit all tastes. Best of all the staff providing a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to a highly proffessional standard. Many thanks for... More 

Thank Michael A
Miami Lakes
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a leisurely dining experience with nicely prepared food, then The Masons Arms is the correct choice. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank JohnKMiamiLakes
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner here. Enjoyed the atmosphere very much. Food was well presented and tasty. Meet some locals and spent the evening with them chatting about the local area and history. Very memorable evening

Thank Aucks67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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