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The Unicorn Inn

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blackpool
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Stayed here the weekend of 16th April for two night, friends stayed in another room. Staff were very friendly on arrival and you get a complimentary drink as a welcome, thought this was a nice touch. We are her our first night and had the mixed grill with was lovely and how big... Struggled to finish it. There was music...

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1Thank claireBlackpool
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night and the food was utterly yummy. Service was great, fast and friendly despite the fact that it was absolutely packed. We had chicken and steak and the pottions were huge. All round really good value will definitely return.

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Thank Karen L
Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

I have just eaten a fabulous Mixed Grill, which was cooked to perfection! I regularly eat here and I've always received a warm and friendly welcome from the staff! The food is always of good quality! Like every other pub in the area, you do pay for your food upon ordering; which is fairly standard across the pub industry! I...

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Thank WaltarEgo
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Who walks in to anything other than the Golden Arches and the like and is asked; not once but thrice to pay before you've got your food? Who asked for a tab; knowing you are going to spend money on a few drinks and grub only to be told you have to pay cash for your drinks, but we can...

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2Thank Peter D
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Very very poor customer service but nice pub building maybe an off day for them but ......... There are much in my opinion better alternatives Ambleside is as always lovely we had a lovely walk to red scree and would recommend the walk not the pub

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Thank Elric123
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were only going to pop in for a pint last night but ended up staying for a meal, good homely cooked pub grub in a cozy atmosphere , and live music with the lovely Fiona , there was not a song that gal couldnt sing ! She had everyone joining in and even provided instruments ! Great laugh ,...

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Thank Tracey H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Spent one night at The Unicorn. Very friendly warm welcome. Rooms well equipped. Food is absolutely fantastic!!!!!! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning in the very near future.

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Thank Gillian W
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

OK the unicorn oh yes this is really an easy critique ......BRILLIANT ...we found this place on our road trip purely by accident there are so many B&Bs in Ambelside its untrue I would say we found a gem....Went in for a beer loved the atmosphere straight away the staff were really courteous & friendly there was a party 0f...

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1Thank David L
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016

After a four hour hike in very cold and snowy conditions we arrived at the Unicorn. We found a warmth from the staff and a lovely atmosphere permeated the Inn, The craic with other customers was really enjoyable. My friends had their dogs on the walk and they were also welcomed with enthusiasm.Highly recommended.

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Thank George647
Darwen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel just for the weekend. Arrived Friday afternoon were a nice young man showed us our room which was cosy and warm and very comfortable . We went back down to the bar were our complimentary drinks were waiting for us . breakfast was very good plentiful . We also had our evening meal which was very...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about The Unicorn Inn

Address: North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $91 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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