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Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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The Drunken Duck Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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East Lancs
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our two day special winter break was welcome. The food is excellent with quality ingredients for both dinner and breakfast. There are two fairly intimate dining rooms close by the open kitchen. The bar is warm and friendly with an open fire and a selection of their own beers and an extensive wine list. Bottles of their own draught beers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Drunken Duck for my partners birthday and it was absolute luxury. The kitchen was being renovated but this didn't impact at all. We arrived and were shown to our room which was one of the garden rooms. It was lovely and warm and very comfortable. The bathroom was lovely with underfloor heating, a stand alone bath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from our heaven on earth stay at the most fabulous inn/guesthouse! The Drunken Duck never fails to impress, this is our second visit and it was every bit as good, even with the kitchen works being completed. Fantastic food, friendly staff, beautiful rooms and the most gorgeous location! Included is use of the Langdale Spa which was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Drunken Duck many times now and each and everytime we enjoy it more and more. The last time we went was over the Christmas break. We found their winter deals via the website which included lunch, evening meal and breakfast and afternoon tea the next day. It was a very reasonable price for such a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen the Drunken Duck some time ago online and had planned to visit someday. Our plans were spurred to action by the fact the Drunken Duck is currently refurbishing their kitchen and offered an extremely reasonable discounted rate to anyone who wanted to stay their during refurbishment and accept the fact that the hot food menu would be... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend booked The Drunken Duck as a surprise for Boxing Day based on a recommendation and we were both very happy with the quality of accommodation, service and food we received during our stay. Unlike other hotels I’ve stayed in the Lake District our room was modern, spacious and finished to a high standard – with a great bathroom!... More 

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Scunthorpe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a 2 night mini break with another couple. Being regular visitors to The Lakes we have stopped at many local establishments, and eaten at many local restaurants. The Drunken Duck was highly recommended and carries a hefty reputation for its food and drinks. It had a lot to live up to. Which it did, with ease. The... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped into the Drunken Duck on New Years Day for a spot of lunch and I must say its a great little place to have lunch I just wished we had stayed longer! We only had the Soup but I must say it was fantastic and they have a great selection of local ales. It was extremely busy but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited The Drunken Duck for an evening meal with my family following rave reviews from friends. It was a faultless dining experience. The Inn has a welcoming cosy atmosphere with a log fire and a wide selection of nice beers. Our table for 4 was extremely spacious and the service was both friendly and efficient, setting the tone for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The duck must indeed be very drunk; as it has fallen a long way. There was a time when this great Cumbrian institution could be relied upon for a sumptuous Cumbrian lunch (local sausages, lamb, rabbit or perhaps some other traditional pub fayre. Now you are more likely to have to order a sandwich and some chips. The menu is... 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): $$
Number of rooms: 17
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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