We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Gilded Lily

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 33175
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 263: English reviews
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited three times just to enjoy the range of gins and to enjoy the friendly receptive atmosphere, didn't try the food, but maybe next time. A lovely place to relax.

Helpful?
Thank peter t
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has seen a number of facelifts over the years. However it has not lost its charm. The staff are great and very accomodating. The decor is really relaxed and comfortable. The extensive range of beer and spirits is very appealing. I lost count of the numbers of gin, with cucumber, lime, grapefruit, passionfruit. It all got a bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gibbsy3195
Oldham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
183 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As regular visitors to Ambleside with our dogs, The Lily is always on our list. Ate there on our first night and popped in for drinks most other nights. Great staff, very tasty and well presented food and a wide choice of drinks - all for a very reasonable price. Most definitely one I'd recommend and we'll be back!

Helpful?
Thank jocrad
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in early evening for tea. Very nice relaxed atmosphere, warm and welcoming. There was a main menu and a specials board and service was good. We had Camembert starter to share with olives, picked onions and walnuts which was a lovely combination. For mains I had mushroom ravioli and my partner had fish and chips. Well presented and delicious.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah B
Wigton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really nice lunch here, it was only soup and sandwiches but it was good. Saw there was a band playing there that night so returned and had a very good night, friendly and a brilliant atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank david T
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for at about 8:15 for the SpeedQuizzing which was to start at 8:30. We couldn't get a seat but after a quick drink at the bar a few became free. I tried the 3 1/3rds of a pint to try the different ales which was good but a bit pricey at £4.70. They did sell Guinness at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Spenfica74
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few drinks here waiting for a table for the Italian next door. Great atmosphere and good range of drinks including cocktails.

Helpful?
Thank GBB096
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little bar and very friendly, only having a drink on the occasion but will certainly be back to try the food.

Helpful?
Thank Stuart S
Level Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is probably the best bar in Ambleside, we've been a few times during our weeks stay. The place is quite laid back & they have a good selection of beers & wines, they also do some pretty good looking cocktails. We've eaten there twice, the burgers are up there with the best burgers anywhere. Check them out I... More 

Helpful?
Thank AlfSamElla
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have visited The Lily over the last two nights. We stumbled across it when we were looking for somewhere to grab a couple of drinks and maybe a bite to eat with our daughter. We had the homemade burgers, which were delicious!!! My husband also ordered the homemade raspberry cheesecake it was amazing!!! The venue also has live music... More 

Helpful?
Thank Monkeypops

Travellers who viewed The Gilded Lily also viewed

Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
 
Ambleside, Lake District
Ambleside, Lake District
 

Been to The Gilded Lily? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33175

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Gilded Lily and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Gilded Lily staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?