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The Tower Bank Arms
Ranked #1 of 5 Near Sawrey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bolton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Fab Weekend Break”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We have a really lovely weekend break at the Tower Bank Arms. Everything was frist class, the room, the food (and drinks) and the service. We could not have had a warmer welcome. We were even blessed with the weather and did not get wet once! We can really recommend this lovely quiet spot in the lake district and we will certainly be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in Yan - a twin room but quite spacious and spotlessly clean. You get a little bit of nois...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Stayed for a short spring weekend walking break and experienced a really warm welcome. Tower Bank has a varied menu with plenty of recommendations so we did not know what to choose which is always a good sign and our choices for evening meal were delicious. Breakfasts were great with perfect poached eggs.
Room was cosy and had lots of character and a great view out to the front of the property.
Great for accessing short or longer walks in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Stayed for the weekend having been twice before. We were not disappointed. The pub is in a lovely location near Beatrix Potters house in Sawrey. The food is excellent too but of course it's the people that really make the difference. Anthony has a very relaxed and unobtrusive style but is always on hand. His staff are outstanding and when greeted by Rosie we were made to feel most welcome. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and for us this is so refreshing in today's world. Needless to say we have rebooked another stay. Thanks we think your Gold Medal winners!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Chester
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed here for two nights over the May bank holiday weekend. Two of our party had stayed here previously and were full of praise for Tower Bank and Anthony, the owner. We were not disappointed.

Our room Methera was spacious with great views over the fields. The bed was so comfortable we both had the best sleep we'd had in a while. Breakfast was delicious. We opted for the full english and were full for most of the day. There were also cereals and fruit available to have pre the full english.

We ate in the pub both nights and thoroughly enjoyed the home cooked food. Between us all we covered different meals on the menu over the two nights and every meal was really tasty. The locals clearly love the pub as both nights there were a number of people in but not so many that it was uncomfortably busy or noisy.

Anthony went over and above in ensuring that we were all looked after but took extra care in ensuring all my food was thoroughly cooked (I am currently having chemo so need to take extra care of what I eat).

A major plus for us is that the pub is very dog friendly as are the rooms. We will definitely be staying here again and wouldn't stay anywhere else when in this part of the Lakes.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

To be fair I wasn't sure whether we should put a review on for the Tower Bank Arms as it means more people will get to know about it!!!, My wife and I have stayed a couple of times now and will certainly be going back. It is in a really small village right in the centre of the lakes and is one of the best pubs we have ever stayed in. The welcome is always friendly, the rooms are a little on the small side except for the methera room (yan, tan methera etc being the old sheperds way of counting sheep) but definitely cosy and well appointed. The food is excellent with a good menu and specials every day. It is a pub (hip hip hooray) and the choice of beers is excellent with always at least 5 or 6 cask ales on. The landlord, Anthony, is a very friendly and helpful guy and full of local knowledge and information. All I can say is thanks and look forward top seeing you all again soon

Room Tip: Methera is the bigger room, more expensive but worth it if you are going to be there a few days
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here having arrived at the lakes at 9pm planning to camp locally. The weather was awful so we opted for a nights b&b at the Tower Bank Arms and the welcome could not have been warmer!
Great atmosphere in the pub, cosy and friendly and the room was very comfy with great facilities - the bathroom was lovely.
The breakfast was so nice- lovely sausage, bacon and black pudding with plenty of toast, cereals and juices too!
We will be back but will be staying longer!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Its a lovely place, full of history and unspoilt, quiet and relaxing. The food is delious.The hosts are warm and genuine. They love doggies, and are very helpful relating to walks, which surround the village. Beatrix Potter knew what she was doing when she settled their at Near Sawry for the rest of her life. Our bedroom was just right and the bed was so comfy. Loved every minute. Park your car up, leave it, walk,walk and relax at the Tower Bank and enjoy your Meal. x

Room Tip: its a old pub, so ya can here people in the bar at night, not too late though. I think the room at t...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Tower Bank Arms
Address: Near Sawrey | Near Sawrey, Near Sawrey LA22 0LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Near Sawrey
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Near Sawrey
Hotel Class:4 star — The Tower Bank Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Tower Bank Arms Hotel Sawrey

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