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Fat Lamb Country Inn and Restaurant
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed at the Fat Lamb this week, some 14 months since our last visit. The warm welcome was still the same but the bedrooms and bathrooms had been fully refurbished with new furniture and attractive decor. The two night autumn break offer was great value and the variety of menu available gave us pleasant decisions to make. We'll be back in the spring.

Room Tip: Rooms 3 to 6 have fabulous views of the fells
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We bought an excellent deal for the Fat Lamb via Groupon and finally took it up this weekend. The Fat Lamb is buried in the depths of the Cumbrian countryside - its location is completely gorgeous and our first floor room looked out on to sheep wandering happily in the hills opposite. The deal was two nights bed and breakfast, with afternoon tea on arrival. We'd expected a pot of tea and a scone, but out came sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and cream on the side, buttered rich fruity loaf, home-made shortbread and a home-made cupcake! We took it in the very cosy bar of this 17th century inn. After taking a walk around the Fat Lamb's own nature reserve - and making friends with the resident pony, Tarquin (we took him some carrots the enxt day and he was thrilled), we retired to our lovely room for a rest before dinner. We took the restaurant up on the offer of a four course dinner for £25 with a fre bottle of house wine - we opted for rose, which was very good indeed - but we took our meal in the bar, which has a range fire and is very atmospheric. The meal was great and the company in the bar very good. Two couples had brought their dogs with them, which is a nice feature for dog owners (not us - ours can't sit still for a minute in company). We slept very well and the next morning took breakfast in the restaurant. The buffet supplied fresh fruit, cereals, yoghourts, fruit juices and the best prunes I've tasted in years. Hot food was cooked to order and my scrambled eggs were good. The second night we knew we couldn't eat the four course deal, though the menu changes each day and looked excellent that night. Insead, we ordered a main course each and I chose one of the night's specials - fresh mackerel fillets with a tomato dressing, served with potato salad. It was outstanding. We shared a sticky toffee pudding with whipped cream and staggered off to bed. The Fat Lamb - I'd go back there any day.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Our room (3) was good but en-suite bathroom door could not be bolted due to dropped door. Staff noted this for remedy.
Breakfasts and evening meals were satisfactory simple fare, but overpriced. Prices for breakfasts and desserts were not stated.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The hotel is ok, but I was embarrassed by what I recieved from the bar food menu.
My wife and I ordered sausage baguette from the bar, we were then asked what kind of sausage we would like and given 4 options, my wife ordered Cumberland and I ordered lamb and mint. When they arrived my wifes was very appealing and the approx 6 inch baguette was stuffed with Cumberland sausage, whereas my 6 inch baguette had ONE 3 inch sausage sliced along the middle putting half a sausage in each half of the baguette. The owner came across to ask if everything was ok, at which point I opened the baguette and showed him this. He then said ok I will go and see the chef (he did not have a look of embarrassment or disappointment, which I thought he really should have if he cared). He returned 5 minutes later with half a baguette with a decent amount of Cumberland sausage in it, placed it on the table, turned around and walked off. I had ordered lamb and mint!!!. After seeing his lack of care, I decided that it was pointless complaining, ate the baguette and left the bar, never to return to this hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights at the Fat Lamb. A good unpretentious country pub with good sized rooms. The food was very good and the staff were excellent - very friendly and helpful.
The pub is also dog friendly and if you eat in the bar area the dogs can be with you.
We will stay there again in the future.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms are ideal if you have a dog.
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Beautiful setting with easy access to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is excellent and the recently redecorated bedrooms are very comfortable. Our third visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Stayed for two nights with our dog and were made to feel very welcome .Good food , good ales , comfortable and spacious room.We had booked for 3 nights but unfortunately the weather was awful.I informed the reception that we were going home a day early.Absolutely no problem with the management.They made up our bill and wished us a safe journey. Well worth a stay.Highly recommended

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Additional Information about Fat Lamb Country Inn and Restaurant

Address: Crossbank, Ravenstonedale CA17 4LL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Ravenstonedale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ravenstonedale
Price Range: $141 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fat Lamb Country Inn and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Fat Lamb Country Inn And Restaurant Hotel Ravenstonedale
Country Inn Kirkby Stephen
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