The Good Sport

1 Stock Ln, Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SJ

New Outdoor Seating

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 1 Stock Ln, Grasmere, Ambleside LA22 9SJ
  • Cross Street: Lake View Drive
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English | International |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 15394 35572
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, River View, Big Screen TV, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant | All Day 8:30 - 23:00  
Tuesday
Restaurant | All Day 8:30 - 23:00  
Wednesday
Restaurant | All Day 8:30 - 23:00  
Thursday
Restaurant | All Day 8:30 - 23:00  
Friday
Restaurant | All Day 8:30 - 23:00  
Saturday
Restaurant | All Day 8:30 - 23:00  
Sunday
Restaurant | All Day 8:30 - 23:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2020
Richard W.

We booked to eat on our 1st night of 3 at Grasmere, we ate there every night as the food and drink was so good. Felt very comfortable, with room between tables and for food and drink ordering. Staff on the ball ensuring social distancing was adhered too. Thankyou very much to all staff, very much enjoyed The Good Sport.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
John D.

All good for us.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Bev B.

Had the lamb kebab was delicious


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2020
Elizabeth F.

Great staff, all very helpful. Loved the food and good drink selection. It was our first visit and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be back definitely.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2020
Pamela W.

Very nice atmosphere - great food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2020
Christine H.

Overall a lovely meal out in the beautiful village of Grasmere on our staycation


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2020
Andrew B.

So good we went twice


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
James S.

Excellent venue. I can't rate it highly enough. Great food, great atmosphere. They even let us sit at our table an hour early!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Teleri R.

Had 2 meals at The Good Sport. Needed a gluten free option which was catered for without hesitation. Ample portions. Very attentive front of house. Great experience. Strongly recommend booking if table inside required. Would return without hesitation and recommend


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2020
Afshin T.

Very friendly. Food was excellent and price was reasonable. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Nigel P.

Perfect venue


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Helen G.

Great place with very friendly staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Peter S.

Food was excellent and service was friendly and quick. Beer was great and brewed on site.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Steve M.

A lovely venue. Great lay out, friendly and helpful staff, efficient and safe and tasty food. Great value for money. Combined with a beautiful place that is Grasmere.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Annette W.

Welcoming, food was tasty with generous portions, staff pleasant and helpfull, would go back without hesitation.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Elizabeth C.

We booked early and asked for a table outside but it was a lovely surprise when we found our table was on the terrace right beside the river. The service was excellent very friendly and also efficient we didn’t have to wait long and the online ordering worked perfectly. Very good food too would highly recommend.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Debbie L.

Lovely experience, staff friendly and everything in place to make you feel safe


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Graham B.

Great....would definitely return


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2020
Sara G.

Fantastic food, excellent organised service during pandemic, all felt safe but not in anyway spoilt by covid restrictions etc


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Wendy H.

Staff very friendly,food very nice,prices decent,nice outside area,would definately recommend


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Megan M.

Lovely pub with a beautiful, quiet setting in Grasmere. The staff were really friendly, food and drinks came quick. My lamb was slightly burnt but still very tasty.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Anthony O.

On arriving at the Good Sport for our table that we had booked, but were a little bit early, the very pleasant young lady found us a table. We had drinks before our meal & the pale ale is a real ale drinkers delight. We had the lamb burger each, me & the wife, & that too was excellent. The staff, the drinks, the meal & the atmosphere all made it an unforgettable evening in these troubled times. Next time we are in Grasmere, this is going to be our first stop.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Eve C.

Great pub, very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Lorraine H.

Great little craft bar busiest in Grasmere, great atmosphere & they gave us a suitable table as we had our dog with us & didn’t want to sit at a high barrel type table.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Sarah D.

Great food and lovely place .


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 09, 2020
Bob G.

A great place. Excellent beer. Hope they do well. They’ve put a lot of thought into this venture. We’ll certainly return next time we’re in Grasmere


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
sue b.

Lovely place, nice people tasty food. Enjoyed it. Comfortable place to go on your own


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 18, 2020
Geraldine K.

We treated ourselves to breakfast.Eggs with salmon was delicious.Full English tasty but could have been even better with some black pudding.Thankyou.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
steve w.

Very good value for the pub food and the drinks. The Grassmere brewery beer was excellent. The staff were very helpful and trying their best under the difficult circumstances.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Mike B.

Great service, excellent food and a very nice atmosphere


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
David P.

The service was efficient and friendly. The food was simple but a good standard. Sadly the virus had an effect on the place as it has in all restaurants. I would definitely eat there again.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Steven T.

Excellent service in difficult circumstances. Home made food of great quality. Great drinks selection. Beautiful setting. Staff friendly and helpful. Recommend booking in advance as very popular.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2020
Claire R.

Table booked and reserved with no hassle or waiting. Service excellent.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Joy T.

Nice couple of drinks with some chips in the beer garden on Sunday. Nice relaxed atmosphere, easy to order food and drinks in the app. Friendly staff. We tried to come back just before half 8 that evening for a meal but we were told that the kitchen had already closed which was a little bit disappointing.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 13, 2020
Anna C.

Lovely meal here with our2 young children and dog.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
Barbara B.

Food was good. Service was good. Thought all the serving staff should be wearing masks!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 12, 2020
Jeff E.

Good food and service, but didn't provide us with the flapjack we paid for. We didn't realize until we got home when we checked the order. We should have asked about it though.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 10, 2020
Ian F.

Very good food served by very nice people.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 01, 2020
Madeleine P.

Had a really nice dinner at the Good Sport, complete with their lovely Lager and IPA. The online order system works fairly well, even though it means a lot of shouting names by staff. Overall, I am not sure the spacing indoors is compliant with social distancing to be honest.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Jayne B.

We had the lamb kebabs which were excellent but lucky we had an early booking as had sold out by the time we left!!need to enforce online booking to enable social distancing


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 18, 2020
Sue J.

Great food and service.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 18, 2020
Deborah H.

Very nice lunch. Great burgers in lovely crusty buns. Tasty lasagne. Busy Sunday afternoon but staff seemed well in control. Good COVID measures in place, very encouraging.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Mark C.

We have been here before for breakfast and loved it the breakfast is delicious at a reasonable cost . The atmosphere is pleasant . Despite the coronavirus protocols the experience was not spoilt


Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 4/10
Sep 11, 2020
Joyce J.

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, great location, overpriced pub food of average quality but at restaurant prices ... clearly paying for the location.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 10, 2020
gary p.

Not a massive menu which I can understand but not even a sandwich other than toasties on offer?? The food itself lacked flavour, tried the lamb burger was ok , tried the lasagne - looked great but was bland in flavour, last night had the fish curry and was probably the tastiest of the lit and not something I would normally go for, no real choice of starters or small plates other than the usual sides - most of the staff were really good with the odd exception.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 09, 2020
Roger C.

Busy time table by the door, drafty, not as much cask as we had hoped.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 14, 2020
James R.

Unfortunately when we arrived our table wasn’t reserved for us so there wasn’t anywhere for us to sit as the pub was very busy and they were turning people away. The lady on the door was very apologetic about the mistake and she was clearly under a lot of pressure but she did find us a table outside and she gave us a round of drinks on the house. So our experience of the pub itself was good but the booking system let it down