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Cuckoo Brow Inn
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This inn was a lovely combination of rustic charm downstairs, but all mod cons upstairs in the bedroom, which was warm and comfortable and had a very big and comfy bed. It was a real benefit that we could control the heating ourselves in our room, so didn't need to wear thermal pyjamas to bed as we have done in some other places! The food was mostly good, particularly the breakfast which was excellent. Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The location is really peaceful and it was a very nice scenic walk down to the ferry for Bowness, which meant we didn't need to use the car at all. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AnneEE883
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

One place we wanted to visit in the Lake District was Beatrix Potter's farm. We found Cuckoo Brow Inn on the internet and chose it for its proximity to Hill Top Farm. What a good choice! Modernised, comfortable rooms in an old historical inn with a super pub and excellent cuisine. The staff were very knowledgeable and couldn't have been friendlier. We liked the sign outside that stated "Muddy boots, wet dogs and children welcome"! We didn't see any children as it wasn't school holidays, but there were lots of hikers with muddy boots and several well behaved dogs, and all were welcomed as sincerely as any other guest. We approached Far Sawrey using the ferry across Windermere from Bowness - much easier that driving the narrow lanes. The Lake District is always busy and often wet, but well worth it at least once.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne H
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Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hotel, beautiful rooms, friendly staff and excellent food can't go wrong a little expensive though and the rooms could do with more plug sockets as we could only find the one for the kettle :-D

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

having read the reviews we were expecting to be wowed.

The reception on arrival was a bit disappointing. We had a nice room with large king size bed and en-suite. the food is locally sourced, and a reasonable choice on the menu. The location is lovely with a easy walk to Beatrix Potters home at Near Sawry, and within easy access of the ferry across Lake Windermere. There are good walks nearby, children and dogs are welcome.Not so sure about dogs in bedrooms as next door one dog barked constantly when we went to bed

Overall we felt accommodation at this pub was overpriced.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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sally s, Owner at Cuckoo Brow Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you for your review, I am very disappointed to read that you felt let down on your visit to us. As you say we always receive 5 stars and glowing reviews, so to read that you were not so impressed with us is perhaps a good motivation to our team, it allows them to see how disappointing it is for our guests when we have not given our very best service. I have passed your review around all the staff, they have all taken on board your note about the welcome at reception; first impressions count and we obviously failed you here. I am sorry that the dog next door barked, we would certainly have had a quiet word with the owners of the dog if we had been aware, we do welcome dogs but we also require owners to be courteous of other guests in the building, 99.9% of the time we have no problems. I hope that you will give us another chance, Sawrey is a beautiful place to visit – especially when the sun shines!

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Just stayed at the Cuckoo Brow with my brother in room 5 - have to say we had a great time, plenty of long long walks and lovely sausages at breakfast ! My owners had a good time as well although I think the wine was flowing a bit too much! But hey they were on their hols too!

I hope they book again as we loved it !!!

Woof from Tod & Woof from Benji

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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