It always heartens me when I go somewhere, love the food and then I realise many others are loving it for the same reasons.
I know taste is very subjective and what one loves the other loathes but I reckon when it comes down to it, when you find a little, unpretentious gem, then you really hope they do well.
This is the case of The Cuckoo Brow. After hearing what a dog friendly place it is, we were naturally interested to see what’s what and have a recce. The other side of Windermere, Far Sawrey, quiet, great walks, 2 Border Collies in tow, dog friendly pub, ales, food, what more could you ask for.
So the first time we went to Cuckoo Brow was basically because it’s lovely for walking around there and we could take the dogs in, no expectations whatsoever. But I think these very factors are why this little spot is growing from strength to strength. Local produce is it for them completely highlighted in their menu that is called the “20 Mile Menu”. As much of the ingredients as possible have been sourced from within 20 miles of the inn. To quench the thirst, real ales from local breweries are always available from the likes of Hawshead, Cumbria Legendary Ales and Fell Brewery of Flookburgh.
But as mentioned before, don’t just take our word for it. Recently Cuckoo Brow has been selected as the best dog friendly pub in the Lake District by Haven Holidays and Dugs n’ Pubs, the online dog friendly guide to pubs, cafes, restaurants and hotels.
So that is why I felt the need to write this post as the owners of the Cuckoo Brow have put it very well in their marketing literature, “Muddy boots, wet dogs and children welcome”, long may that mantra stand. Visit http://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk/ for the full menu and information on the dog friendly accommodation.