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The Fish Inn

Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
+44 17687 70253
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“trout” (8 reviews)
“gammon” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No annual visit to the UK could ignore Buttermere and no visit to Buttermere could ignore the Fish Inn. This time we came with two friends who had never been to this wonderful part of the Lake District before but are now determined to visit...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a drink while staying in the area. Was also contemplating dinner but found the service not very friendly. Lady serving was ok but the man bordered on rude and didn't seem to like tourists much! Decided against dinner and ate in...More

Thank LisaVenter
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch, fortunately without the dog - it's not dog friendly indoors. It's "functionally" furnished and decorated and a little dated in parts. Not really the kind of cuddly, traditional inn that you more commonly encounter in this part of the...More

Thank BazSingapore
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

On a wet evening it was very busy and enjoyable. Big portions of food.... I had an excellent chilli. Saw the mountain rescue teams and helicopter heading out in the mist. Lots of loud Frenchmen! Puddings were huge! Good value and will go again.

Thank TeleOp
Reviewed July 20, 2017

We ate here twice during a 3 night stay, the grilled trout was excellent one night, as was the spicy bean chilli and Cumberland sausage the next night. Chips were excellent, MUCH better than the Bridge next door!

Thank jennypaterson23
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here before are main walk around the lake. Good menu selection. Food was ok and not too pricey. Very convenient including the parking, particularly as they allowed to stop there whilst we walked around the lake.

Thank witekwojas
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed in Buttermere for 3 nights and ended up eating here for 2 of them. The menu is pretty standard pub food with no real thrills or surprises but the portions were good, the food tasty and service courteous and lightning quick. All...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed June 28, 2017

My wife and I stopped off on a journey from Cockermouth to Buttermere then on to Honister Pass and Keswick. A fabulous drive with stunning views. Buttermere itself was very busy but found a parking space at The Fish Inn which was our intended place...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We stayed here, but it is so handy for walking round Buttermere, good Ale, and generous portions of delicious food ....you can't go wrong !

Thank YummyB_13
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

On our annual visit to the Buttermere bash we had the obligatory Buttermere circular walk with the Fish Inn as an interlude. Staff as friendly as ever and the food and drink hit the spot nicely and the food was very prompt too.

Thank Colinkeightley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Buttermere
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 70253
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Excellent wholesome generous portioned meals, served promptly by helpful friendly staff.
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