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Fat Lamb Country Inn and Restaurant

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Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4LL, England
+44 15396 23242
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Carlisle
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A traditional pub with an open fire. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. I had a filo pastry dish with veg and halloumi (veggie) it was excellent, not a large portion but big enough for me and meant I had space for a delicious sticky toffee pud 😉 my partner had a beef dish which she... More 

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Liverpool
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305 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very old fashioned tradition country pub. Staff friendly enough but seemed to favour locals. Food ok but had better in other pubs in the same area for less money. One member of our party ordered a meal which contained sliced meat, which came complete with plastic acetate. Soup was also salty. All in all, an ok meal but have had... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

So welcoming and warm it really is not worth going any further to Kirkby Stephen. Our room at the front was traditionally furnished with an en suite bathroom, bed a bit of let down because it was so squeaky. TV rather small. Would definitely recommend for hospitality, great no-nonsense food but ask for a room at the back which would... More 

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Staffs
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240 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went for a meal here and we both ordered steak, something we don't normally order in places we don't know. We were so pleased that we had because they were absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection so very enjoyable. Thank you

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Been here few times now 1st time we've eaten. Food always smells fantastic, so thought we'd give it a go. They made the cardinal sin of putting hot food onto cold plates. What a let down as a trained chef myself this would never happen with me. Food is great but a bit let down

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Wirral
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Friendly, proper country inn. Good food. I had fish pie, my sister had a veggie sweet potato dish, both were tasty and hot. There's plenty of parking.

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devon
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

On hols in the area and really wanted to eat at the Fat Lamb Called in,in the morning and was rather reluctantly given a table.When we arrived in the evening we were told they were booked solid even though there were more tables empty than occupied.We explained that we had booked and eventually they gave us a table in the... More 

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited to take advantage of the small nature reserve and local walk. Had a pint and a baguette for lunch and was taken by the evening menu. Booked a table for the evening (my partner's birthday) and coming back found they were short-staffed with a chef missing. None of the specials advertised at lunchtime were on but the choices and... More 

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Bath
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This pub is in a fantastic location. Absolutely stunning scenery and the pub itself is nicely presented with a decent menu. But we never got to dine there. We often check places out before dining and did with this. We stood at the bar waiting to be served for about five minutes without seeing a sole. So three of us... More 

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Dervock, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived at The Fat Lmb about 17:00, Wed past, having left home at 01:00 that morning, via Yorkshire on a ( and wasted, despite 3 prior ph calls) business trip, we being the son and myself, I had stopped at Tunstalls, and they unhesitatingly recommended The Fat Lamb. Fortunately the youngun offered to drive his dear old dad to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Kirkby Stephen
  • Phone Number: +44 15396 23242

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