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The Masons Arms

Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
+44 15395 68486
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (44 reviews)
“ham hock” (10 reviews)
“fish cakes” (21 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a Friday night dinner at this pub. We turned up early at 6pm and it was packed! The service, choice and quality of food, choice of the wine and beer were all excellent! A word a warning, book a table in advance. Also...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. Straight to our table passing the queue waiting( glad we booked ). great service. Food was AMAZING. Service excellent. Views spectacular.

1  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

I love this place at any time of the year, the food is second to none, the ribs being my particular favourite, great atmosphere and very well run. Will someone please do something about the front door, we had to get up at least 8...More

2  Thank PrimalSteve
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited The Masons Arms on 2nd January and will definitely be back! As someone with coeliac disease it was important to find somewhere that had several gluten free options. Although they aren’t all listed on the menu, such as the pie or lamb, others can...More

1  Thank lancymanc
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We dined here a couple of months ago and ever since my boyfriend has been desperate to try the famous ribs!! He spotted them after ordering last time and they’ve been haunting him ever since!! It’s safe to say he wasn’t disappointed!!! We came here...More

1  Thank REW29
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Was an amazing vintage pub lovely tasty food. Really enjoyed our lunch it he cosy environment. We brought some fudge which was yummy. Staff are very polite and respectful.

Thank Dumlis
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub in a secluded area of the Lake District, nice and cosy atmosphere inside with an open fire although I can imagine it getting rather cramped when full! The food was excellent and while it took some time to arrive it was well worth...More

Thank Nomad2k17
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I with our daughter rented a house just for two days in Crosthwaite, Kendal. The house turned out to be in the middle of nowhere, in countryside between Windermere and Kendal. Reaching to the place was a real adventure for us, but...More

Thank hno73
Reviewed November 22, 2017

This place seems to have a micro-climate; people sitting outside in November! A solid English style pub meal and reasonable value. Pie of the day is good and is obviously home made with crust falling over the edge of the container. Nice steak pie with...More

Thank geofflancs
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Finally got here after years of recommendations. It's a little out the way and there's some dark country lanes to navigate but definitely worth the trip. First the atmosphere is lovely, very cosy and nice romantic country feel. Food is restricted to certain hours and...More

Thank Joleen22
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February 8, 2018|
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Response from Guernsey_Girl_31 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is we used a room which easily fitted seven of us upstairs above the bar/restaurant. It was lovely !!
September 22, 2017|
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Response from aecoleman1969 | Reviewed this property |
dogs are not allowed in the bar area unfortunately
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Kelly Marie G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure on bus route but can bike there walk or taxi etc. No train route direct. Dress how you like there's people from all walks of life visit here :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +44 15395 68486
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