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The Drunken Duck Inn

Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We did not stay at the Drunken Duck, but did have an evening meal in it. Be sure to book well in advance because it is very popular. I can find nothing to fault with the dining experience. The food was excellent, the wine superb, the young staff attentive, friendly and pleasant. Why say more?

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England
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked a room for a last minute birthday trip for my husband. There are lots of positives. The inn is quaint, very English. The Rooms are comfy. The restaurant is excellent. My average score is due to my feeling that the rooms are very over priced. The room we had (a courtyard room) was very average. The decoration was... More 

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south yorks
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely food, superb attention to detail within the bar and restaurant. We were lucky enough to get a table after a cancellation on a Saturday night in July, all the food was excellent, especially the custard tart! The atmosphere was great and staff were very helpful and friendly. The only slight negative would be around the bar area, we couldn't... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff are friendly, the food was nice, we had the pork shoulder sandwich and the salt beef sandwich, the chips were excellent. Good selection of wines and drinks. The biggest problem we had in going to The Drunken Duck was parking the car. We saw quite a few people come out of the pub and put on their walking... More 

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Sydney
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101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at this little pub in Cumbria. The staff were particularly pleasant and we were booked in for two nights at the restaurant. We had a room in the garden area, but because of the cold and rain we could not take advantage of the little balcony on our room. The room was large with a sitting... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Drunken Duck is in a wonderful position and has a reputation for fine food and hospitality. However it disappoints and is somewhat over rated. This is somewhat of a pretentious gastro pub that could do better.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the hotel is a little dated and in some places shabby but that is the norm in so many places. The we had was next to the brewery and the banging and clatterings although not excessive were enough to keep me awake for a good deal of the night. I had heard of the Duck many many years ago... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would describe the Drunken Duck not as a luxury hotel but as a very quaint country Inn , with this in mind you will expect to find parts of the Inn a little shabby , this is not a critism . The Inn gains its 5 star rating simply from the friendly outstanding service , the food and the... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights and everything was perfect.The staff we very welcoming and helpful. Our room was one of the smaller ones but was very comfortable with the papers and tea served to your room in the morning before breakfast. The setting was lovely with the gardens and lake and was a lovely place to have afternoon tea or an... More 

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Staffordshire, England
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110 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Drunken Duck as a wedding anniversary treat - and it was a superb choice. Set in a really nice spot in the countryside with nothing overlooking the property. Good walking territory really on the doorstep. The rooms are fantastic - we had two different rooms during the stay as we couldnt book the same room for the... More 

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