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The Lily

12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 33175
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (30 reviews)
“french fries” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tom welcomed us , fantastic meal the best lamb chops ever , service was brilliant and food excellent. All staff friendly and attentive 10/10

Thank jacquelineAnneHubbar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the lily on a very damp Valentine's evening. Opted for the 3 course early evening meal. Whilst other local restaurants were charging highly inflated Valentine's dinners the quality and price of the lily were fantastic. The squid starter was a huge portion...More

Thank neil w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this bar / restaurant last week and cannot fault the place; the food was amazing, the staff friendly, the music perfect, the dog was allowed in and we would not hesitate to return. It was my son's birthday and his three courses of...More

Thank paulbeckett183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a variety of occasions. The best pub grub in Ambleside and the best kept real ale too. Music for those that want tot dance the nights away and quiz nights, Comedy nights, Open Mic nights. Dogs allowed in too! What is...More

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for just a drink.Suprised but pleased to see Kozel.on draft from Prague.Not the cheapest bar in town but tastefully decorated and warm on a chilly night.

Thank mikdodd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good little place. Went on our first night out of four. We found it in the good beer guide 2018 and decided to go. Beers good. Staff could be better and really let this place down. Prob won’t go back!

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place kinda modern but very cosy with the big fire. Nice friendly staff, aspalls on draught and possibly the best burger I have tasted!!

Thank delves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying around 10 minutes walk away & this was the first place I arrived at. Really inviting & relaxed atmosphere. People came in with dogs for meals & all were made welcome. Had 2 courses £16.95 opted for a mushroom ravioli with truffle...More

Thank LouNottm
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We were asked to wait in The Lily whilst we waited for a table to become available in the restaurant next door. We were made very welcome, the wine was excellent and reasonably priced and a very pleasant way of waiting for a meal.

Thank MeandhimC
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in on a Tuesday evening, and it was nice and quiet. Ordered lamb cutlets and they were done to perfection, nice and pink. Service great and only problem is £4.95 a pint of lager. Wow! Give travellers a break please.

Thank greglister1956
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Peter W
27 January 2018|
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Response from TwigsOxford | Reviewed this property |
I think it was a Saturday night when we were there. They were really busy but moved tables to accommodate five of us. It was the last table available. It might be as well to book ahead.
Joanne E
20 January 2017|
Response from LouNottm | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure to be honest as it’s slightly out of season so I would give them a call tel:015394 33175
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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