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Tower Bank Arms, Ambleside

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Stones Lane
Near Sawrey
Postal town: Ambleside
LA22 0LF
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Tower Bank Arms

Splendid little pub, a stiff walk up the hill from the Windermere ferry, but you also pass the Cuckoo Brow halfway so the two can be handily combined. Anyway, this one adjoins Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's house, so it is doubtless a popular spot in more normal times. However, it is small inside the bar area so if the rear dining room isn't in use then the compact terraced beer garden and a few wooden benches out front also help. Four cask beers on the five handpumps when I visited, with a pair from Hawkshead and two from Cumbrian Ales - Loweswater Gold and Langdale (£3.90).

On 1st October 2020 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Tower Bank Arms

A brilliantly quirky and irregular-shaped detached cottage pub that also does accommodation. It claims to be 17th century and has a patio area. The pub itself is in cream, with green paintwork around the door and windows. There is a bay window downstairs, the rest being a mix of sash and casement, and there is a nice porched entrance with a clock mounted above. There are a couple of rooms inside, which i saw briefly (as i took my beers out). Ther backroom seemed laid out for dining and was in cream. The front bar room, also had a dinig area. This room was in wood and white panel. There was is old kitched range, old photos, plates, fishing rods and lots of other ephemera to keep you interested - and a grandfather clock too - all good fun. There was no TV that i saw and no music played. The service was friendly and the usual tourist crowd moved in and out. Beer; usual tap stuff with Barngates Catnap and Cracker Ale, Cunbrian Loweswater Gold and Hawkeshead Bitter and Brodies Prime. I tried them all, they were well kept and I enjoyed them greatly. It is a place for tourists, of course it is, but it has great service and the beers are excellent - go, if you can get in!

On 7th May 2013 - no rating submitted
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Tower Bank Arms

Small and historic pub next door to Beatrix Potter's cottage. One bar room, with dining room off to side. Good selection of local beers, and food, but not all day. Here's a tip if visiting cottage at busy times - park in main car park down hill, obtain timed admission ticket there and wait your time in the pub!

On 7th September 2011 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Windermere, 4.44 miles, 1 hr 25 min walk (show)
Staveley, 7.85 miles, 2 hr 31 min walk (show)
Burneside (Cumbria), 10.72 miles, 3 hr 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Tower Bank Arms, Near Sawrey
1st Oct 2020, 21:42
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
27th Sep 2020, 10:02
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 08 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - In the bar only - last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
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