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The Fish Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Buttermere CA13 9XA, England
+44 17687 70253
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed during the daytime with friends. I've had a few local ales here - none of which have disappointed.

Thank Gem1812
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the nearby Bridge as The Fish was closed for refurbishment and thought it only fair to sample thier food and drink. Nice choice of draught real ales to choose. Food was fab. Lasagne massive. King Prawn curry device and all salads really fresh. Service great. I can see why some people have found the guy there a... More 

Thank Dave_B_S
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Unlike another reviewer states this pub does not allow dogs on the premises at all, not even to order food or drinks. Quite suspicious that there are 2 Trip Advisor pages for the same pub. We dropped in after an hour and twenty minute drive to see the lovely Buttermere landscapes - and in a huge hail storm the barman... More 

Thank PaulACole
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Called in here for lunch on a wet November day after walking around Lake Buttermere. Had jacket potato with cheese and beans and partner had gammon . Food good and nicely presented. I went to the ladies to find the hand drier not working. I reported this to the bar person who apologised and immediately investigated the matter. She had... More 

Thank julietraveller1
London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Popped in here last week after a day walking the fells around Buttermere. A lovely pub, clean, polite staff, welcomes walkers and their four legged friends. Serves food. Has a garden and plenty of guest beers. Will be back.

Thank BeanyExplorer
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were walking the Lakeland Loop and we were en-route here but delayed by very thick mist over Black Sail Pass. When we arrived staff were looking for us and had contacted the tour operator to find our whereabouts and would probably have alerted mountain rescue. We had no mobile signal to keep them informed. Extremely conscientious. Room was absolutely... More 

Thank DrAPC
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were visiting Butterrmere and dropped in for lunch prior to ambling around the lake. We all decided on the "light"versions of the main courses on the menu and no-one was disappointed. Quality and quantity were great and I am happy to recommend.

Thank Bano73
Weston Super Mare
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Good food at reasonable prices. Prompt service. Big portions. Large variety of local ales. Beautiful location. Nice place to have lunch after a brisk climb up Red Pike.

Thank TripMahajan
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were longing for a beer on this hot day, having walked all around the perimeter of beautiful Buttermere and The Fish didn't disappoint. The beer was well-kept and gratefully received! Theakston's Grouse Beater & Jennings' Golden Host were £3.30 a pint. The ham and cheese & tomato sandwiches were hearty (£4.75) and served with plenty of salad and the... More 

Thank LesleyScarborough
Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Just stopped off in Buttermere for lunch and found the Fish Inn. Easy parking in their largish car park and found ourselves a table outside - note, dogs not allowed inside whereas the Bridge up the road is dog friendly. Went inside, ordered drinks and sandwiches. Before I had bit back to the table with drinks the table had been... More 

Thank Neil M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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
Excellent wholesome generous portioned meals, served promptly by helpful friendly staff.

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