The Old Stamp House Restaurant is located in Ambleside at the heart of the Lake District National Park, in the former work place of one of its most famous and treasured natives: William Wordsworth.


Opened in 2014, the Old Stamp House team aim to offer you a unique and unprecedented experience of the food culture our county has to offer. Not only using the famous and iconic local herdwick sheep that roam the local fells, we also draw inspiration from the lesser known ports on the west coast of the county with their rich history of importing spices and alcohol used in many of the local speciality dishes. We also use the small fishing fleets at Barrow and Whitehaven to source as much local fish and shellfish as possible. Having been brought up in the nearby valley of Great Langdale our team use this unparalleled local knowledge to collect and source wild herbs, mushrooms and game from the surrounding woodlands, forests, mountains and coastline.


In 2015 we were delighted to be awarded both the Cumbria Life Restaurant of the Year and the Lancashire and Lake District Life Dining Experience of the Year. We were voted Number 8 in the country on TripAdvisor, were listed in the top 100 restaurants in the UK at the National Restaurant Awards and in Square Meal Restaurant Guide. We are featured in all major restaurant guides and our chef patron, Ryan, was listed in Olive magazine’s: chefs who will define 2016.


Opening hours


Tuesday to Saturday

Dinner 6.00 - 9.00


Wednesday to Saturday

Lunch 12.30 - 2.00


Reservations - 015394 32775

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