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Flock Inn cafe & tea shop

Certificate of Excellence
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Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
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Queensland, Australia
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here for morning tea when we were half way through a walk. Wasn't very busy. We sat around the back looking out over a paddock. We had a pint of tea each

Thank MrsElfa
Keswick, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

On Sunday 11th December my wife and I intended to walk in Borrowdale and visit the Flock Inn for lunch, as we have in the past, rather than carry a packed lunch on our walk in Borrowdale. Being a quiet period in the Lakes we checked its website first to make sure it was open, and according to the page... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nestled in the beautiful hill side this is a great no nonsense cafe, which mainly caters for walkers. Simple menu of wonderful home cooked soup, stew, pasties and sandwiches.

Thank purpleTerry
Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot recommended to us by a local, as with the repair being made to rotheswaite bridge you wouldn't think you could cross the River Derwent to get to the cafe, you can just 400yds beyond the bridge. A must is the garden which has a an undercover outdoor seating area with stunning views.

Thank shepski_11
Bolton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very friendly staff and pastie and ham sandwiches were great. What a great position. Very handy for the castle crag walk made famous by the great AW.

Thank Simon D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and had a pasty with mushy peas and gravy It was delicious. Decent price too.

Thank marmee095
Workington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Have visited here a few times in the last year and decided to take a trip today as we had a day off work. We were lucky enough to secure the last two Herdy pasties and sat outside in the sunshine (yes sunshine!) to enjoy them, and enjoy them we did! Beautiful homemade short crust pastry stuffed to the hilt... More 

Thank Keeley B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Leaving the 78 bus in Rosthwaite, we took a short stroll up to this little cafe, recently recommended to us. We enjoyed the most amazing flapjacks with our filter coffee, sitting in an intimate garden looking down Borrowdale and enjoying the company of many hedge birds.

Thank Nigel R
Lanchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A great cafe, selling delicious food in a fantastic part of the world on a sunny day. What's not to like? Only had time for coffee and flapjack but am definitely coming back for more later this month, maybe for the stew if it's a coolish day. But today sitting in the garden with friends in the autumn sunshine looking... More 

Thank Hogi77
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337 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A lovely little walkers cafe, that was just what we wanted having come down from a walk around Castle Crag and Borrowdale. A really nice garden overlooking the fields, we even had a robin pop down and offer to help finish our cake!

Thank fillyk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Borrowdale  >  Rosthwaite
  • Phone Number: 01768777675

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?