Contact the Fat Lamb

Contact Fat Lamb

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The Fat Lamb
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4LL
Tel: 015396 23242
Fax: 015396 23285

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Guest Comments

A selection of recent comments from our lovely customers

Tuesday 17th September 2019

On behalf of Chevettes n Kadetts, I would like to thank you and your staff for make the weekend a great success. (The weather my have also played a part).

Thanks again for your help

Regards Pete

Wednesday 26th December 2018

Thank you so much for a lovely lunch yesterday, Mum and Dad and me had a smashing time. The food was perfect and you have such a welcoming atmosphere.

Andrew Allan

Monday 15th October 2018

A big thank you to everyone for the hospitality and the outstanding food You are all wonderful X

Graham and Irene on Colonsay


Sunday 14th October 2018

Just to let you know that the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you this week. Without exception, the staff were excellent, friendly and helpful with any enquiries. The rooms were comfortable and warm with good views. The meal choices were good, well cooked, and served piping hot. We did the 7 mile walk from the hotel – very easy to follow and a nice walk to boot.

Aidan Molyneux

Thursday 20th September 2018

I thought I should mail you to say what a splendid time we had again. Everyone in the group loved what you provided by way of accommodation, atmosphere and service and thought the Fat Lamb a wonderful hostelry, ideally located and suited to our requirements. Thank you again for welcoming us and making the whole experience a pleasure.

Keith Sewell 


Monday 16th July 2018

Many thanks to you and all of your staff for an outstanding weekend. Everyone was impressed at the quality of the runs you arranged and the wonderful roads for driving on.

…The welcome and hospitality were excellent. People commented on the atmosphere of the Fat Lamb and the warmth of you and your staff.

…A great weekend. Requests to repeat already received.

Roger Goulden, Harrogate MG Owners Club


Monday 11th June 2018 

We would just like to say thank you for giving us a wonderful time at the Fat Lamb, we will definitely be coming back sometime in the future. Once again thank you very much and keep up the good work, everything was brilliant.
Lawrence & Sharon Henderson

Wednesday 29th November 2017

We had a lovely overnight in a lovely big room, stunning views from the window, evening meal was very nice Plenty of fluffy towels, everything very clean, we'd stay again and have recommended it to our friends.

Dot Carr

Friday 24th November 2017

We stayed at the Fat Lamb for 2 nights. It was a delight to be there. All the staff were friendly & welcoming. We dined in both the regular pub side for 1 evening meal very chilled and relaxing, then had a stunning meal in the restaurant. The bedroom was presented lovely and everything catered for. Will definitely stay there again.

Diane & Steven Kelly


18th September 2017

On behalf of the Lune and Wyre MG Motor Club a big thankyou to all who made sure our visit to the Fat Lamb yesterday was memorable one.  The service and food was excellent. Thankyou again and no doubt will visit again on some future MG run.

Roger Denton


6th September 2017

Another most enjoyable stay at the Fat Lamb. As a wheelchair dependent person it is good to be able to stay at a venue that has the necessary facilities and access. The food was, as ever, first class and with staff always willing to assist if they can one is always well looked after. The location between Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh is an ideal location close to the Howgills and within easy range of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales ensure plenty of natural countryside and geographical features along with plenty of places of interest as well. Here's to our next visit but meanwhile the memories live on.

Ros & David Loftus


13th July 2017

Just to say thank you for a really good lunch and a warm welcome. The food was great and the staff did a marvellous job looking after us all.
We look forward to doing a re-run at some point in the future.
Gordon, Win and Lune and Wyre MG Club.

8th July 2017

As Guest Club members, we take advantage of the special offers, which are exceptionally good value. We had a lovely two night break in The Fat Lamb at the end of June and as always everything was faultless. Our room was clean and comfortable with a beautiful view over the hills. Really good shower in the bathroom! The food is always delicious, with plenty of choice on the menu. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend this great Inn and it`s lovely staff.

Jo kendall


7th July 2017

Booked this last minute for one night. We've stayed before, but not for a long while. It was just as good as we remembered. Food was good, room comfortable and clean and staff helpful. We'll not leave it as long to return next time!

Paul Brown


24th June 2017

Had a very enjoyable 2 night stay. great sized room [12] nicely furnished with easy access to the large outside garden, sitting area and nature reserve. food was of a good standard with varied menu and staff were very helpful in adjusting it to suit our needs. very dog friendly which made it relaxing for us and the dog. great value all round. 

Anne and Robert


22nd June 2017

Just to say we had a great time and was made to feel very welcome. The scenery and the weather was great and your country pub was very homely. Many thanks for your hospitality & hopefully we'll see you all again,
Bob & Sue Jones


29th March 2017

My wife Anne and I have stayed at the Fat Lamb on a number of occasions over the last few years and have enjoyed every visit. The surroundings are stunning and oh so quiet. A fantastic location to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The staff are so friendly, the rooms comfortable and the food delicious !! We will be back. Thanks again to all at the Fat Lamb.


11th February 2017

Another wonderful stay at the Fat Lamb. Peace and quiet in a lovely cosy environment with very friendly staff. And delicious food especially the porridge.

We will be returning

Gary & Alison Sherwin

2nd November 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in October 2016. The bar food was very good and we sat close to the open fire - a nice treat on an autumnal evening. The porridge for breakfast was one of the best I have tried - even in Scotland. Our room overlooking the car park was comfortable but there was a draught from the hopper window when closed. We arrived in our classic sports car and the 10% discount on our bill was a welcome surprise. We will visit again. 

- Jim. (the Elan man).

15th June 2016

We booked last minute to visit the Fat Lamb with our two children. We all absolutely loved it. The room was cosy. The food for the evening meal was enjoyed by all of us and the service was great. Breakfast was also really nice. Our boys particularly liked having adventures in the garden and nature reserve. Such a great location for families. We will visit again.

- Amy C.


11th June 2016

We needed somewhere to break a journey and The Fat Lamb was ideally situated, not least because of its proximity to the M6 (around 15 miles from Tebay). Booking was easy and we were contacted to confirm the details of the booking, which included £20 each for dinner and were advised that it would be the weekend of the Appleby Fair. We were welcomed on arrival, invited to book for dinner as it was likely to be busy and shown our room which was comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised to find the inn had a small wildlife area and spent an enjoyable hour exploring it and observing geese and swans with their young. Despite having been advised that the dinner menu would be restricted because of the Fair, there was a good choice of à la carte and other meals, using mainly locally-sourced ingredients. The meal (taken in the bar) was promptly served and delicious, while the bar area had seating to allow us to sit and read after eating. Breakfast the next morning was well organised, with tables allocated by room number and the service efficient. We intend to stay again, but will bring boots for the wildlife area!

- Jeremy


31st May 2016

The fat lamb recently catered for our group of 30+ family members on the bank holiday weekend with ease, the food was delicious and the staff and service were top class. Lovely scenic location with plenty of parking, I would highly recommend this as a venue.

John & Deb Barkley


22nd May 2016

Have just taken a party from my local U3A walk group for a three night break. It was universally agreed that the Fat Lamb was an excellent venue for our peregrinations. The setting is superb - even the rain takes on a different dimension - the walking potential endless and it is very, very hard to find anything to fault with the ambience and service within the pub. We will be looking to return, I am sure.

Walker - U3A Walking Group

22nd May 2016

Called in here again for lunch, on the way back from Cumbria. Very good steak pie and good value for money. Served in good time by friendly competent staff. Very good beers, and coffee after lunch. Couldn't fault either the welcome or the meal - both excellent. The views from this pub are amazing, and they have their own Nature Reserve.