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The Fish Inn

) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Buttermere $$ - $$$ , British,
Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
+44 17687 70253
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
“gammon” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
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1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here, but it is so handy for walking round Buttermere, good Ale, and generous portions of delicious food ....you can't go wrong !

Thank YummyB_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our annual visit to the Buttermere bash we had the obligatory Buttermere circular walk with the Fish Inn as an interlude. Staff as friendly as ever and the food and drink hit the spot nicely and the food was very prompt too.

Thank Colinkeightley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A cold rainy day and warm pub with great food. Vegetable soup was amazing and local trout was perfect. Great fast and polite service. A plus to this great little pub

Thank Flashmen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch after a walk. Staff were friendly, lots of tables and an area to sit outside on a sunny day. Food was good prices and good portions. Meals were really good quality. I had sausage and chips, my partner had fish cakes...More

Thank kimberleyopinion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Wednesday night, it was quite quiet so the food came quickly. Portion sizes are generous, there is an option to have some of the main meals as a smaller portion for a reduced price, the meals we had seemed good...More

Thank CumbrianBell
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife and I had lunch at The Fish Inn after completing a nice walk around Buttermere lake. The food was just perfect and the inn has a very nice selection of beers. It is very old and authentic, the staff are also very friendly....More

Thank Alec M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went back to Buttermere after driving through the village the day before and chose to have lunch at the Fish Inn, we were disappointed as it was a qtr. of a hour before they stop taking orders for food at 2.00pm and told to...More

1  Thank chrsthefoodman
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Car park Policy mid week seems crazy After a very nice stay there 3 weeks ago and a friendly warm lady patron the man who perhaps is the owner showed no flexibility mid week with an empty car park to allow parking despite me advising...More

1  Thank steve p
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Very Comfy Lakeland inn....Beautiful Rooms and Delicious Breakfasts......Very well situated for Walking the Buttermere fells....has Restaurant/Walkers Bar for Evening Meals....Had a Fabulous Sirlion Steak....with chips.....Very Good selection of Local(Jennings Ales) Cumberland,Sneck lifter ,Cocker Hoop😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊Highly Recommend...πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Thank Russell N
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a nice homely pub that serves a good selection of above average pub meals at very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is good, the service is friendly and the drinks pretty cheap too. Cheaper and busier than the more upmarket The Bridge next door.

Thank scubanormksi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Buttermere
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 70253
  • E-mail
Excellent wholesome generous portioned meals, served promptly by helpful friendly staff.
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