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Swallows and Amazons Tearoom & Restaurant at Bank Ground Farm

Bank Ground Farm Farm Lake | Bank Ground Farm, Coniston LA21 8AA, England
+44 15394 41264
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Fusion, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bank Ground Farm Farm Lake | Bank Ground Farm, Coniston LA21 8AA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went off the reviews and decided to try this place for lunch. We were not disappointed, such a friendly welcome, chose a seat outside which I have to say you will not beat the view ou have anywhere else, just so peaceful. We both...More

Thank Jojolivo
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a lovely lunch here in a very nice atmosphere. When we arrived in the car park we weren’t sure where to go for the restaurant and it seems to have two names, the farm name as well. I had the lamb cutlets, which...More

Thank clairented
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the benefit of exceptional weather for our visit to the Tearoom, which meant we were able to fully benefit from the lovely gardens complete with swing bench. Home made cakes and scones completed our enjoyment of Swallows and Amazons, well worth a visit.

Thank Sally-Anne A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off on our round the lake tour for afternoon tea & cakes. Lovely location with stunning views over Coniston towards The Old Man. Great service, reasonable prices and nice food.

Thank dylan3spot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We turned up on spec, on foot at 13:00 on a Friday, given a lovely table on the back terrace (in the shade) and enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking the lake. Alas, no pemmican, seed cake or grog on the menu (showing my age...), but...More

Thank Alwrites
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parked in Coniston and walked clockwise round the lake to arrive at a perfect lunch stop. The staff were excellent and the lunch very good. Comtinued walk around lake to Brantwood and caught the ferry back to the start. Highly recommended.

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s very hard to find and from the photos I thought it was on the lake, it isn’t, quite rundown when you arrive you not sure where to go or what to do. Wouldn’t return expected so much more

Thank 123Dawn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent by the side of the lake ,near the steam gondola enjoyed the food and coffee great opportunity for photography ,and just people watch some of which had dogs ,adequate car parking with toilets .

Thank peterharvey492017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What could be better than afternoon tea above Coniston after a day kayaking on the lake visiting wild cat island (Peel Island), plenty of swimming and sunbathing on the beach. The view from the tea room garden on this fantastically hot sunny day was unsurpassable,...More

Thank JKandMS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I lured the family back after visiting 9 years ago by kayak! Changed management recently but the home cooked ham, artisan bread and Devine Bakewell were just as I remembered. A fun photo treasure hunt too.

Thank Michael R
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30 September 2017|
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Response from HemingwayEastbourne | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we visited for a late lunch
3 July 2016|
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Response from bargepoleLongWhatton | Reviewed this property |
We called in for tea, superb selection of cakes all home made and excellent service, not sure about lunch, evening meals need to be booked
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$34
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank Ground Farm Farm Lake | Bank Ground Farm, Coniston LA21 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41264
  • E-mail
The Swallows and Amazons Tearoom & Farm Shop/Restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. We serve light as well as hearty keep warm meals, homemade cakes, luxury ice cream and hot & cold drinks. We also have a great selection of wine and local Lake District ale for you to enjoy with your meal.The view from the tearoom and beer garden across the lake are sensational, it is no surprise that Bank Ground Farm inspired Arthur Ransome to write Swallows and Amazons during one of his stays. Easily accessible to both cyclists and mountain bikers. Many of Grizedale's routes run close by, so come and boost your energy levels and have a light lunch and cake! Bank Ground is on the edge of the lake, opposite the village of Coniston, so you can even arrive by boat! With a footpath on our doorstep, we are also accessible to walkers too, a mere 25 minute walk from the centre of Coniston! The restaurant is open in the evenings, however it is essential to book in advance as we are not open every evening. Occasionally we host events so please check our website to make sure we are open and avoid disappointment.
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