We are pleased to announce that the Old Stamp House Restaurant is currently open.


In order to meet government Covid guidelines regarding social distancing and to ensure both the safety of our customers and our team we will be reducing the numbers of tables in the restaurant from 10 to 6. This will inevitably lead to a reduction in the number of diners that we will be able to accommodate.


As you can imagine this will have a dramatic impact on the business, therefore, in order to ensure the continued sustainability of the restaurant and ensure that we are able to return our fantastic team from furlough we have had taken the decision offer three tasting menus, served over three services each day: 

| 12.30pm Lunch tasting menu £45 | 5.30pm Early evening menu £60 | 8.00pm Dinner tasting menu £75



This approach will enable us to offer you the best food and hospitality we can as well as being able to continue to support both our team and our suppliers; many of whom are small independents and local farmers. Our A la carte menu has now moved to our sister restaurant, Kysty, just around the corner on Cheapside.


Our aim is to offer our customers a seasonal taste of the local area; we specialise in local game, fish and shellfish, and the iconic Herdwick is always on the menu. We use local farmers, fishermen, foragers and hunters to source our food, and in doing so we are able to provide our guests with a unique sense of this place, as well as ensuring high standards of care and respect for the animals in question. 


Whilst we are able to cater to dietary requirements, customers requesting alternatives may not experience the same quintessential Cumbrian offer.


Our current menu is available to view on this website, and it will provide you with an insight into or future menus (though they do change regularly). Game, meat and shellfish feature frequently, if you do not enjoy eating these foods you may prefer to dine elsewhere.


Please note that due to the small size of our kitchen and team, we require advance notice of any dietary requirements. Please provide this information on booking.


We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Stamp House.


Ryan & Craig Blackburn


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

TEL 015394 32775

Food Inspired By Cumbria's Landscape, People & Heritage