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“A treat.”

Restaurant at the Tower Bank Arms
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A treat.”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Brilliant. Exactly what we needed. A cosy table for two. Excellent food. Very friendly atmosphere. Nothing not to like.

Visited May 2014
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Visited because of the reviews”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very quaint pub that serves gastro. Packed ans a requirement to get there early as they don't take bookings.
The food was very dissapointing and therefore expensive for the quality. I had a rib eye steak at £18.50 which was not much bigger or thicker than a minute steak and came with either reheated or frozen chips.. My partner had the tough roast beef that came with a frozen yourkshire pud and burn veg.
All in all a waste of £50.

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Cheshire UK
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wish this was my local...”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Visited twice to eat and drink during a weeks stay at Near Sawrey. It's cosy, old-fashioned and totally delightful. The cask ale is terrific (local brews - try the Loweswater Gold, a marvellous pint), the wines are well priced and good quality. The food is great, beautifully cooked, good sized portions. I can highly recommend the black pudding with pancetta, the asparagus tempura, the HEARTY beef stew (served with fluffy herby dumplings and brilliant chips - only for big appetites), but the star performer for me was the chicken stuffed with haggis and wrapped in pancetta - tasty stuff indeed. The staff here are superb and give really good service. The owner is a top bloke who obviously really cares about both his customers and his establishments standards. I would not hesitate to recommend this place, turn up early though, they serve dinner from 6pm and it is only small (but that's part of its appeal). Best plan is to arrive at fiveish and make a pig of yourself on the excellent Cumbrian ales until they are serving food. Dogs also more than welcome, my border collie was honoured with a bonio from the guv'nor. Visit this place - you'll love it !!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Location with wonderful food.”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were staying the village of Near Sawrey and called in for a drink. Lively atmosphere with a open fire, we enjoyed it so much we returned the following evening to dine, the restaurant was full but were able to eat in the bar after a short wait. The food was lovely with a great choice on the menu and would happily return here. a real find.

Visited April 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Better than good”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Quite simply excellent in every way. The food is imaginative the service very friendly and faultless. Very simply if you are not very happy when you have eaten here then look in the mirror for the reason why

Visited April 2014
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