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Flock Inn cafe & tea shop

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Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale CA12 5XB, England
01768777675
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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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.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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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 

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Maidenhead
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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.

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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 

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wolverhampton
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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!

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were staying in the area and enjoyed our rest after walking. The menu looked good for hot food but this time we only had a hot drink and cakes which were delicious. Tea is served in either half/pint mugs. We noticed that Herdwick lamb was sold fresh in a fridge and went back 2 days later to buy some... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We come here every time that we come to Keswick just for a bowl of Herdwick Stew and a cheese scone and as usual this did not disappoint. . As they were closed on the day we walked passed we came back by car a day later. The staff are always friendly and happy to help.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were out looking for a place to have a hearty breakfast after a long drive and were categorically too early or too late for every cafe on our way from Watendlath to Rosthwaite. The Flock in is clearly sign posted from the main road and the views are something to die for. The interior is nicely decorated and has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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?