The Fat Lamb

CrossbankKirkby StephenCA17 4LLUnited Kingdom
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About The Fat Lamb

Offering easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, The Fat Lamb features bed and breakfast and half-board lodgings and complimentary guest parking.

En-suite rooms provide amenities such as TV, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi access. Dogs can be accommodated for a small fee. Five of the 12 rooms available are on the ground floor and accessible to wheelchair users.

Guests of The Fat Lamb can make use of the extensive outdoor area with seating for leisure activities.

Rates include a cooked breakfast. On-site dining options include an a la carte restaurant serving seasonal produce and casual meals in the bar.

The Crossbank Nature Reserve is located next to the property. Attractions such as Clifton Hall, Eggleston Abbey and the Dent Heritage Centre are within a 30-to-40-minute drive of the hotel.


Crossbank, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1539)623242 | Fax: +44(1539)623285 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Great location

Guests love the location of the Fat Lamb, often commenting on the beautiful rural views and adjacent nature reserve. It's also a great spot for anyone who wants to go walking in the nearby national parks, as well as offering easy access to Darlington and Carlisle.

Enjoyable breakfast and meals

Reviews of this property consistently indicate that you can expect to enjoy a great breakfast here. Plus, guests find the quality of other meals is appreciated, as is the option to enjoy both casual meals and fine dining. Guests found that both the B&B and half-board option offered value for money.

Warm welcome

Guests describe the welcome offered by the staff at the Fat Lamb Inn as warm and friendly. The staff seem well organised and not too busy to engage with guests. The service in the restaurant and bar is also good, with very few guests encountering issues in this area.

Negative Reviews

Infrequent complaints about rooms

While many guests are impressed with the standard of the rooms at this property, some reviews highlight a few issues. Several guests comment that the beds were on the small side and others mention that they found their room a little too hot.

Some Wi-Fi problems

A number of guests report feeling less than impressed with the standard of the Wi-Fi, with some commenting that the signal strength in the rooms was very poor.

Occasional noise from bar

While no-one would probably go so far as to call the Fat Lamb a rowdy pub, some guests do mention that they were able to hear some noise from the bar inside their room. Only those rooms near to the bar are affected.

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