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Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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The Drunken Duck Inn
Ranked #48 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although not cheap this place has a wonderful feel about it. The service is great and the room we stayed in was lovely with a little patio with beautiful views. We will definitely return. Little touches like early tea served in your room in the morning are special for what is really a pub with rooms.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this place was special from start to finish. firstly the weather was perfect (which helped) the service was so polite and the food was great! lovely local ale's and fantastic food! even got some sandwiches to go as they were just too good!!!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last Sunday, my wife and I wanted to go eat at the Drunken Duck for our wedding anniversary. Our booking was at 21h00, however due to the place being particularly difficult to find in the dark (Drunken Duck, you REALLY need to do something about your road signs!) and driving all around Ambleside, we didn't arrive until 21h40 only to... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully located for walking in the beautiful pastoral landscape--far enough outside of Amblyside to avoid the tourist crush. The food was excellent and we were fortunate to be there for perfect weather so each evening started with a pint outside enjoying the view. Breakfasts were excellent and a don't miss is to have tea in the afternoon (included)-our favourite spot... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Noisy, hot,expensive and not as good as the times said it was !! Rooms 6 and 7 should be avoided as they are above the kitchen and air con units please be warned, they don't turn off until very late even when you complain. Very disappointing and we complained about this but no notice taken. Sorry but can't recommend this... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from two nights at the Drunken Duck. Yet again, very friendly, warm and relaxing. Food good and accommodation excellent. Great selection of beers (according to my partner!) Well worth the return visit.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Out first time at The Duck, we stayed for two nights to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Lovely food, friendly service and comfortable room. The beer was great. We would not hesitate to return. As good as the best in the Lakes. Convenient for Langdale and Coniston fells. Friendly ducks too.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited the Drunken Duck in 2006 and had such a wonderful stay, I've been recommending it to friends ever since. They've never been disappointed and when I got the chance to go back last month, I loved it even more than the first time. The Drunken Duck makes good food and b&b look easy, everything is catered for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been told about the drunken duck as a good place to go,having walked from coniston we were ready for a drink and a sandwich. We have to say the sandwiches were not great for £11 we got bread that was not very fresh, very dry and way to thick, my husband had cheese and pickle,a little less cheese... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited today after a longer than usual gap - broken wrist and all. Have to say we had the weirdest lunch ever. We both chose the beef skirt - thought that it was odd to include duck egg with a dish we expected to be slow cooked with a gravy but hey...that'll learn us. We hadn't been asked how... More

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Address: Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Drunken Duck Hotel Ambleside
Drunken Duck Inn
Drunken Duck Hotel
Ambleside Drunken Duck
Drunken Duck Ambleside
The Drunken Duck Inn Ambleside, Lake District

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