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Old Stamp House

4.8 (318) $$$$ $$$$ Modern, Regional, British


Summary: A culinary homage to local heritage.

Nestled in the heart of a picturesque national park, Old Stamp House stands out with its intimate atmosphere across two small rooms adorned with local art. Here, the Blackburn brothers have created a culinary gem, serving a tasting menu titled ‘A Journey Around Cumbria’ that’s deeply rooted in the local heritage and landscape. Each dish tells a story, often with a sustainable twist, like their signature Herdwick hogget. The restaurant's location, once the workplace of William Wordsworth, adds to its charm, making it a must-visit for both food aficionados and history buffs. The carefully crafted menu boasts ten courses that showcase the best of the region's produce, from the fells to the coast. Standout dishes include the Herdwick hogget shoulder, seaweed-cured Arctic char, and a pear soufflé that's as much a work of art as it is a treat for the taste buds. Craig's wine pairings perfectly complement the menu, ensuring a dining experience that's well worth the effort of booking ahead.


Good Food Guide
1 Star
Ranked # 79 in the UK 2023


Old Stamp House, The, Church St, Ambleside LA22 0BU, United Kingdom

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