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The Masons Arms

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Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
+44 15395 68486
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stumbled across this place by chance in January.Very busy for time of year.But we soon realised why!The food was amazing.Great service and very friendly staff.

Thank Christ1963
Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in one of their lovely suites for three nights. Very comfortable room, great proper Lakeland pub. Delicious pub food ash hand a great gin menu. Loved it

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub for drinks and views etc but sadly let down by a chef who seemed unable to cook steaks properly on our recent visit. Medium rare became well done and rare was between blue and medium! To be fair the bill was adjusted and the remaining meals were good but no apology and an air of indifference prevailed.

Thank akitching
Burnley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been for lunch with different members of our family on two occasions this week. On both visits we had excellent food and drink.The menu is quite extensive with choices from sandwiches up to full main meals, I had the ribs on the first visit, what a dish full. Drinks are not the cheapest around but a good selection of... More 

Thank Patrick503927
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to the masons many times before with my family and enjoyed it I decided to take my parter who had never been before. From the moment we walked in the staff member we spoke to was rude and unhelpful when asking for a table. When we did get a table we both ordered hot sandwiches which were supposed... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called just before heading over, found they were stopping serving lunch in the next 30-40 mins. (New Years eve- closing at 3pm.) We shot over there as I was dying to try it and see the lovely views. Staff were very friendly and efficient despite us arriving and ordering food 5 mins before they stopped serving. Lovely and cosy inside,... More 

Thank Jessica_Karen1990
Halifax, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked The Masons Arms for Boxing Day evening meal. Very nice welcome and lovely atmospheric pub. Decided against table upstairs (which would probably have been a good choice in daylight hours). Sat very close to roaring fire in very old-fashioned grate system. This may have been a little unwise as it was seriously hot but no other table available. The... More 

Thank andrewp435
Northampton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fact that this is on a steep hill overlooking the Lake District is enough to make this a winner for me; however, it delivers on all aspects. The outdoor seating area is lovely, the staff are welcoming, the menu is good, the food is superb and it is incredibly cosy. It really doesn't have any flaws...other than limited parking.... More 

Thank Nhamp26
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the lamb shank with red cabbage and potatoes. It was by far the absolute best lamb I have ever had, and probably one of the top 10 meals I have ever had in my life. Wonderful.

Thank pollytnjc
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit the Mason's as they were holding their Christmas market. It's fairly small with just a few stalls but there were some good gifts on offer - and yummy Christmas puddings to sample! After our shop we decided to have lunch, if we could, as it's always busy and we're delighted to find a small table. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strawberry Bank | Cartmel Fell, Bowness-on-Windermere LA11 6NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?