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Flock Inn cafe & tea shop

Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
+44 17687 77675
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (26 reviews)
“stew” (22 reviews)
“herdwick lamb” (12 reviews)
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and a pasty the other day on a walk, did the job to warm me up and refuel me for the rest of the walk, definitely worth calling in on the way past.

Thank Bl4ckdo9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we've been coming to Borrowdale for some time now, this was our first venture into the Flock Inn. Wonderful hot pies, huge mugs of tea and ice-cream to die for. What more could a walker want!!! Don't forget to buy some of their local...More

Thank ValkyrieTheWirral
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most dishes are of the sandwich or scone level, but they've thrown in a nice lamb stew which is a tasty warmer. Coffee machine didn't look convincing so stuck to a ginger beer. Cute country tearoom decor. Cash only, so no cards accepted.

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice cafe near Castle Crag. We stopped for lunch after climbing Castle Crag. Really nice local food and fantastic views outside in the lovely garden. Recommended.

Thank kazzacola
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Didn't get the chance to sample the cafe as it is a cash only establishment. Posting it on here as it didn't say in the book of walks I had. Will return!

Thank 239co2
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

There are a few places to choose from in Borrowdale for afternoon tea and interestingly, one of those that you would consider more exclusive, didn’t actually make my cut to ‘onlyplacesilike’ which only reviews places I consider to be 5 star. But The Flock-In did....More

Thank Onlyplacesilike
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

My favourite , secret garden. Borrowdale farm cafe , we always make sure we stop for tea whilst walking in the area. Julia Bradbury visited this cafe in her Wainright walks it's quirky with all homemade produce.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Fabulous location - Borrowdale is a magical place, sadly there was nothing remarkable about this tea room... Disinterested staff. Average food, (at best)...Limited selection and variety. Hygiene left a lot to be desired...example: inside of the cake display was covered in house flies and wasps...all...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Interesting to read other reports about the miserable rude disinterested staff ( two women ) who ‘served’ us today General normal customer service seems missing here , surly attitude , actually almost confrontational attitude — why do people work in this industry if they lack...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful tea room with A nice garden serving delicious cakes. We worth popping in if your passing.

Thank Ryan B
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Simon D
October 20, 2016|
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Response from Topman4 | Reviewed this property |
I think it may be 9.00. I know it closes at 5.00. It may have different winter hours.
Simon D
October 20, 2016|
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Response from frigate | Reviewed this property |
sorry for delay. I really don't know, only that we were there just after lunch...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, Keswick CA12 5XB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Borrowdale  >  Rosthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 77675
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