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Great little pub

Great little pub with live entertainment at the weekend. We called in for a couple of drinks and to... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Cumbria, United Kingdom
Bar meals

Called in here around three times on our weekend away. Enjoyed each visit drinks mostly but did... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
via mobile
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2 Aug 2018
“Great little pub”
3 Mar 2018
“Bar meals”
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Compston Street, Ambleside LA22 9DR, England
+44 15394 33306
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had steak and ale pie it was gorgeous staff friendly been in here everynight of our hols lovely beer great singer on

Thank Ste C
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great little pub with live entertainment at the weekend. We called in for a couple of drinks and to listen to some live music which was fabulous. Recommended.

Thank lisamck24
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Great food and drinks reasonable priced sports tv relaxed atmosphere dogs allowed seating outside worth a visit

Thank Spender19
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Good Ales and staff, with excellent entertainment. Featured giggs are musical and comedy. The featured artist this Friday was the amazing Decca, who delivered a fabulous mix of song and comedy. Most of the pub were in tears ;-) Always on my list to visit.

Thank Jeffo661
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Called in here around three times on our weekend away. Enjoyed each visit drinks mostly but did have some food on our last visit just light snacks but enjoyed all we had. Would recommend a visit if in Ambleside.

Thank Stodd1975
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had to wait over 55 minutes for our food, the place was short staffed with only two on, the bar man and the chef. There were 7 tables wanting food, 5 of these were just couples wanting lunch , the kitchen had to be...More

Thank ClaireandJoe2016
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Was staying in the lovely town of Ambleside and descided to call into this PUB. It is a sports type bar. Quite busy but we found a tavle for four. The menu looked promising so we decided to try the food. Disappointing standard! Served on...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Just sat in the Ambleside tavern with the wife having had two lovely pub grub large burgers on the half price deal between 4pm and 7pm. Great value on all the burgers on the menu. Polite staff and good beer as well.

Thank Lilleywhite
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We are in this pub and have just eaten lunch. Excellent. My husband and friend have just had beef stew and dumplings and they say it's the best pub grub they have had in ages. Plus they are drinking out of barrel glasses

Thank Gil D
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Took a midweek break in Ambleside, went for a pint (or 2). Tried a couple of pubs which seemed to be dedicated to the diner, not the drinker, and one which was certainly dedicated to the Locals!!!! Strolled round, found the Ambleside Tavern, when you...More

Thank Garry F
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