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The Drunken Duck Inn

) #16 of 86 Restaurants in Ambleside $$ - $$$ , British,
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 15394 36347
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (104 reviews)
“scotch egg” (17 reviews)
“sandwich” (58 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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1 - 10 of 1,221 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staff friendly and happy to assist with off menu items. Very relaxed and welcoming. Busy but not overcrowded although we were there outside school holidays on a week day evening. Thoroughly recommend. But pricey, but really good food.

Thank itslikethiz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being there few time before and had lovely food. This time we arrived very early to make sure we got a table, but we did not expect to get a disappointment in the tiny options for the weekday lunch time menu. Two types of soup...More

Thank MKVLewis
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed for 2 nights and the food was exceptional both night. Good selection of wines - really delightful place for a nice treat

Thank Kitz_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great pub, just a bit out of the way, not easy to find if you don't know where it is. Could do with better signage, Home made signs on the road side. This pub is the classic country looking pub. Very good eating,...More

Thank hot-hot-chilli
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location. Not cheap but still good value as the food is always excellent. Staff are friendly and know their beers.

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Airless restaurant, impenetrably crowded bar, high prices and indifferent service. It was great here 50 years ago. But nothing stays the same forever - not even in the Lake District...

2  Thank Jaypearson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bored with the fare offered in Cumbrian pubs? Think its hotels all need a makeover? Well, here is the answer. Tucked away down small lanes is this gem. It is wonderful in every way. Even the bill is not excessive. The food is always interesting...More

Thank oranjezicht1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we had been to this pub was nearly 29 years ago and it was probably the first time we'd ever come across a 'gastro pub'. It has certainly changed since then and is now much more upmarket. When I called to book...More

1  Thank WalkwiththeDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried out both the lunchtime menu and the evening menu during a week long trip to the Lake District. The pub is in a fantastic location with beautiful views across to fells. The food was excellent and service was friendly and efficient. Nice beers and...More

Thank therealmrstb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here during our drive through the Lake District. It's a lovely place, well located, with parking facilities. Had a burger and a salad with local beers in a old-fashioned cosy ambience. Their food has an interesting mix of cuisines including Indian curries....More

1  Thank Quarterplater
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Bill E
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had my dog with me
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would think so
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3 August 2016|
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Response from roos1ter | Reviewed this property |
agree with the above. Most people were in smart casual, but anything goes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 82
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36347
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