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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

First visit was after exploring the waterfall at The Spout and finding the Cross Keys Inn closed - well it was a Sunday. Monday same thing so sought sustenance elsewhere on both occasions. Great driving road to The Fat Lamb which hosts numerous clasic car parties. Food was great, atmosphere quiet - out of season - and service impeccable. A... More 

Thank Mike M
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stayed at the Fat Lamb on a two day Winter Break with bed, breakfast and evening meal. Cannot recommend the place highly enough. All the staff we met were unfailingly friendly, helpful and looked after us well. The bedroom was clean, spacious and comfortable as was the bathroom. For early January the room was kept at a comfortable temperature throughout.... More 

Thank Steedmans
Teddington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good simple British food using quality ingredients. The Cobbler was extra special! The service was warm and friendly especially with the two children who were tired after walking. A delight.

Thank 184anita
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Me, my partner and some of my partners family stayed in a cottage in the lakes for a week back in July/August and came here for a meal on the recommendation by owners of the cottage we stayed in. The pub is surrounded by fields a little of the beaten track it's proper country pub and has rooms to stay... More 

Thank David0ff82
North Yorkshire
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went for a family lunch-time get-together. The menu had a range of styles from traditional pub fare (gammon, fish and chips..) to tasty children's food and baked trot and baked sweet potato. All this without sacrificing quality for range, and keeping a menu that is not too long. The food was very tasty indeed! We were glad we booked for... More 

Thank Family_Wilson4
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

Thank Muftyb
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327 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 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 

Thank Paulos_C_23
Esher, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Thank Liz W
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240 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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

Thank LucindaStaffs
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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Restaurant Details

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