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Sharrow Bay

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Sharrow Bay Lake Ullswater, Howtown CA10 2NA, England
+44 17684 86301
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived, the staff made us feel so welcome. We chose from the varied luncheon menu and all three courses were to die for, especially the chocolate lime sphere!!!! Fabulously attentive, consistent service with the most dramatic views of Ullswater! AMAZING!

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Thank Watersidecampsite
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Dear Watersidecampsite, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and hope we can welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Heather. More 

Dursley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had another great lunch at Sharrow Bay. From the moment we arrived to leaving everything was brilliant. We will certainly return.

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Thank chaffp
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Dear chaffp, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your celebratory lunch, and look forward to welcoming you back to Sharrow Bay soon! Kind regards, Oliver. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lovely Hotel and restaurant. Lovely staff and attentive. Amazing food definitely worth the prices. Great scenic views both inside and outside.

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Thank paddy10014
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Dear paddy10014, thank you for your kind comments, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope we can welcome you back to Sharrow Bay soon. Kind regards, Oliver. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

What a lovely experience we had here! All members of staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. The whole place had a lovely, relaxing atmosphere about it. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long. I would definitely reccomend.

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1 Thank Traveller162014
Shropshire, UK
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is the hotel restaurant and, in the past, possessed a Michelin star. Nowadays I doubt that it would achieve such heights. The food is good but not excellent and the menus do not change so, after 3 or 4 days, you are proably starting around again.

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Thank ruralidle
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, between the different menus we offer a broad choice - not quite the 49 dishes counted on one menu alone from the 1970's we admit - but we do aim to offer a good selection for customers choice. More 

Felton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our visit was some time ago,but Sharrow Bay has been upheld as a worthwhile experience,and we were travelling on a Sunday nearby,and phoned,to be told that fortunately they could fit us in,but stopped serving soon,so we suffered detours due to bridge problems now solved, We were given friendly professional welcome and enjoyed a leisurely lunch,quality food and service. We will... More 

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Thank keithpatt
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I never ever write complaints but I feel I need to. For our wedding we got a Sharrowbay meal voucher which was due to run out next week. Between falling pregnant, the floods, lambing time and having a baby we haven't had time to use it so at the beginning of the week I rang up to see if we... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

It is probably five years since we last visited Sharrow Bay and whilst we understand that there has been several changes of ownership, the place itself has not really changed. On this occasion we went for lunch and on entering the slightly stuffy environment which at first intimidates there was a sense of returning to an old favourite. The views... More 

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1 Thank TonyC008
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We have evolutionary developments planned, but we will always be the original country house hotel. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

6 of us went here for my girlfriend's lunch after a walk in semi poor weather from Howtown. There were 6 of us in total, whilst we felt a little underdressed in walking attire the staff were more than attentive and accomodating. We went for tea in the front lounge (with an amazing view through a large window over the... More 

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1 Thank Bundu211
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch so much - that is high praise indeed. More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We had the tasting menu, certainly not cheap at £95 excluding drinks, but excellent food, very well presented and served. A perfect balance of tastes from butternut squash soup to turbot to lamb and culminating in a wonderful array of English cheeses. Perhaps the highlight of all though is the fantastic setting with views over Ullswater. A real treat.

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Thank Mike H
Oliver S, Manager at Sharrow Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind word. We cannot take credit for the view, but we agree, it is astar in its own right. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sharrow Bay Lake Ullswater, Howtown CA10 2NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Howtown
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86301

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