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| Nr Ambleside, Great Langdale LA22 9JU, England
+44 15394 37356
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a cracking pub to wonder into after a steep walk up the waterfall and mountain.. Lovely place to recuperate and regain some energy (and a pint!) Dog and Family friendly, staff couldn't be more cheerful and a good selection of ales. Did not eat here this afternoon - but the food surrounding us looked lovely and we were later... More 

Thank Francesca L
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely location at the start (and end) of the stickle tarn trail. Ghyll scrambling activities taking place which look good fun for teenagers. Bar friendly, dogs and children welcomed. Games available. Bit pricey but lovely nonetheless. Superb langdale views. Walk up to tarn managed (just) by our five yr old but wouldn't want to take a younger child up there.

Thank Jenny M
Staines, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in here just after a morning walk up the rather large mountain behind it. The food and coffee were superb, we had a cheese and red onion chutney sandwich with local cheddar, incredible. We finished with home made cream tea, 10/10. It was a bit pricey but worth every penny.

Thank Charleybear1510
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub has amazing views, great food and drink, child and dog friendly staff. I have always received a warm welcome here and have never been disappointed with my visit!

Thank sberta77
Newbury, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated most wonderfully in the Langdale Valley and owned by the National Trust, Sticklebarn is a splendid family pub selling beer, tea, cake, flapjack, alcohol and many other refreshments. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is a lovely environment inside and out. The staff were very kind and helpful and the cream teas were absolutely fabulous. In a... More 

Thank wrightjw1
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited 3 times over the Easter weekend and found all the staff very friendly and helpful. Lovely environment inside and out. They have kids films playing upstairs, ideal for rainy days. The food was great too, we all loved the sweet potato fries!! 👍🏻

Thank Lindvale
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Others might night have liked this NT pub but we loved it. The food might be slightly more expensive but it was still good value. I had a lovely lamb comber with cheese scone and vegetables, my husband had Cumberland sausage with bubble and squeak. The beer was great. Wonderful. The only fault was the time spent queuing at the... More 

Thank holly2236
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at this National Trust pub on way back from long walk by Blea tarn and through Langdales. Had great cake, coffee, hot chocolate and beer and sat outside in sunshine. All delicious and even though it was busy, the service was good.

Thank Carol R
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting the Stickle Barn for many many years and this may now be my problem with the place. The location is great, half way up one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District - I have a house in this valley where I spend a good proportion of the year. The staff are great. The... More 

2 Thank Brian P
Stockport, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone is so well looked after at stickle barn its a total joy, including children and dogs!!! Gorgeous outside area with chunky new tables and benches, all local ales and a nice selection of food. Everywhere in the lakes needs a national trust pub like sticklebarn but we are happy just to have the one little gem!!!

1 Thank ajgater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Nr Ambleside, Great Langdale LA22 9JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Great Langdale
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 37356
Sticklebarn is a renovated barn run by the National Trust. The menu includes a range of sandwiches, stews & sharing platters as well as cakes. The property is licenced and serves a range of drinks and local ales. local ales. There's lots going on including outdoor courses, adventure films on the upstairs screen, live summer music and pre-walk yoga sessions. Opening times do change throughout the year and we suggest you check the National Trust website for the most up to date information.

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