Cuckoo Brow Inn (Far Sawrey)

Far Sawrey, Ambleside, LA22 0LQ
Cuckoo Brow Inn (Far Sawrey) Outside

Oozing with character and charm, and just a short distance from Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former home, the Cuckoo Brow Inn provides an unfussy and warm welcome to diners, drinkers, walkers, families, dogs, and overnight guests. A finalist in the category of Tourism Pub of the Year in the Cumbrian Tourism Awards, the inn combines real ale, cosy corners, and excellent food from an award winning chef to create the perfect place to unwind.

The Cuckoo Brow is located in the small village of Far Sawrey on the eastern side of Lake Windermere. For a perfect day out, consider a crossing on the Windermere Ferry, and either a visit to Hill Top or a stroll up Claife Heights, followed by a meal in the Cuckoo Brow.

Food & Drink

Cuckoo Brow Inn Pub

The pub at Cuckoo Brow Inn

The Cuckoo Brow is proudly Cumbrian and offers three real ales all sourced from local breweries. Coniston Bluebird is supplied by the Coniston Brewery, whilst the award winning Loweswater Gold comes from Cumbrian Legendary Ales in Hawkshead. The third ale changes regularly but is always Cumbrian. There’s a varied wine list, with some lesser known choices, and a good selection available by the glass. You will also find a good number of whiskies and gins here, as well as other spirits, draught and bottled beers and ciders, soft drinks, and hot drinks.

The chef at the Cuckoo Brow, Loredan Gargalac, has worked in some of the best hotels across Europe, and won numerous awards and accolades, including several AA rosettes. Food is served from noon until 9pm and booking a table during the evening and at weekends is highly recommended. The imaginative menu uses the best of locally sourced produce. The day time menu offers a tempting array of filled Italian flat breads, as well as a couple of larger classic main dishes. Children have a good number of choices, including a pasta option. The evening menu changes regularly, and along with a few pub classics, there is an excellent choice of seafood.

Other Features

The building’s former stables have been converted into a second bar area, with cosy nooks that are ideal for families. Here you will find a darts board, pool table and a selection of toys, games, and books. This is a dog friendly inn, with dog treats available, both at the bar and in the inn’s guestrooms. There is a medium sized beer garden to the front of the hotel. Inside, you will find a small gift shop in the reception area.


Cuckoo Brow Inn Accommodation

Accommodation at the Cuckoo Brow Inn

There are fourteen en-suite rooms at the Cuckoo Brow, and all have been recently refurbished to a very high standard. Furnished in a modern, understated style, rooms have luxury features, such as extra deep roll top baths and super king size beds. In-room amenities include flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi access, good quality complimentary toiletries, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The inn has family rooms with one king-size bed and bunk beds that are separated by a partition wall. Guests can expect a hearty breakfast included in the room rate with hot and cold options available. A packed lunch can be provided if required.


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