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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 good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (29 reviews)
“lentil stew” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00 Hours
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

Took a gondola trip around the lake then disembarked at Brentwood. Walked back to Coniston following the footpath and stumbled upon this place. Had a very welcome tea and cake stop here - it was most excellent and service was friendly. Will return (hopefully!)

Thank GeraintEd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a bit of a punt given this place is off the beaten tracken but pleased we did. A lovely quiet location. We had lunch and found all tastes catered for including the kids. Really relaxed atmosphere and equally welcoming / attentive service. The food...More

Thank HuttonsHonley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not that there is anything wrong with teh cafe at Brantwood; this is just a very good alternative for a change of scene! It is a bit of leap of faith to turn off the road and descend down to the immaculately well maintained farmhouse,...More

Thank DavidBakewell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been here twice before a few years ago. Went yesterday for afternoon tea at 3 o’clock and were told the kitchen was closed and no sandwiches available. We had tea and cakes in a very cosy lounge with fabulous views. The cakes were unremarkable...More

1  Thank astridwatts
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Came upon these tea rooms quite by chance as we drove around lake coniston and so glad we did. The views were stunning! The rooms were so pretty and had been used in the 1970s film of Swallows and Amazons. Plenty of choice of hot...More

Thank O1243HISusanP
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The chef obviously knows how to balance flavours really well. The vegetable soup was tasty and delicately flavoured and the speciality bread served with it was a treat too. The coffee was lovely and the bakewell tart was perfectly baked. On a warm day the...More

Thank GlasgowHerbie
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Sadly not what it was, overpriced and disappointed in the coffee and cakes as the former was the most expensive in the lakes so far!! To any previous regulars,I would travel further down the road to the Terrace cafe at Brantwood. Lovely hot coffe, fabulous...More

Thank slgloves2
Reviewed 29 August 2018

What a find! Thank you TripAdvisor ~ we both had the grass fed beef burger!! Beautiful view of Lake and looking across to Coniston. Be sure to go the extra mile to enjoy this unique and delightful lunch spot!

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting overlooking Lake Coniston in an old house, with beautiful gardens. They even had the swallows flying around while we ate. We'd been on a long bike ride and were long overdue lunch, when we came across this place. The menu was varied and...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 25 August 2018

If you enjoyed reading Swallows & Amazons as a child, or saw the film, come here and sit where they actually filmed it, enjoying tea and homemade cakes. We ended up here by accident when we were turned away from Brantwood because they had a...More

Thank Alan 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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