Our Sister Restaurant

The Old Stamp House

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Ambleside sits our sister restaurant The Old Stamp House.

Housed in an historic building, once the office to a famous cash strapped Lakes poet… William Wordsworth, who spent some 30 years as the Distributor of Stamps for Westmorland… hence our little nod in the restaurant name to the building’s previous function…

History out of the way we can move smartly on to 2014, when brothers Ryan and Craig Blackburn, took over the site and opened their flagship Church Street restaurant.


The pair chose to focus on rich food heritage of Cumbria and utilise the rich diversity of seasonal ingredients from the high fells, gently rolling river valleys, dappled woodland glades and dramatic Irish Sea coast to craft a unique terroir within the dishes the serve, which has deservedly won them many plaudits including a richly deserved Michelin star in 2019.

Opening Hours:


Lunch is served:

Wednesday to Saturday - 12.30pm - 2.00pm


Dinner is served:

Tuesday to Saturday - 6.00pm - 9.00pm

If you haven’t been yet, then you really should make a visit. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion either… If the six-course tasting menu is perhaps a bit of an indulgence, then you could always enjoy our a la carte menu or even join us for lunch…  

Whether you are enjoying your first visit or the sixth, we look forward to welcoming you soon.



Ryan & Craig.