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The Drunken Duck Inn

Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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The Drunken Duck Inn
Ranked #46 of 82 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights for our anniversary and had a brilliant time. We had a room across the courtyard with lovely views over the fields and very relaxing. The afternoon tea on arrival was lovely as was coffee brought up to our rooms each morning. Staff were welcoming and breakfast was delicious. Would definitely stay again.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just come back from a night spent here as part of a walking weekend in the Lakes. I can honestly say this is one of the prettiest and most peaceful little places we've stayed -we arrived very hot and dusty and were warmly welcomed. Afternoon tea with scones and cream did a lot to restore our energy, and... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hunt for the restaurant was worth every twist and turn of the road. Lunch is a walk in affair though dinner was booked till the following week! We were very welcomed for lunch even at the late hour of 3pm. A fantastic option judging from the crowd. Sandwiches, moules frites and a wonderful selection of beverages. Steak sandwich was... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in late June 2014 for a short break. Room across the courtyard was small, but with a large bathroom, and patio doors onto a small sitting out area with fabulous views onto the hills and fields. The inclusive afternoon tea of fresh scones was served in the garden near the tarn, or on our patio, and almost spoilt... More

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Tokyo, Japan
19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Duck" is a very special place to us: this was a return visit and it continues to be fantastic! Fabulous accomodation, wonderful staff, calm, quiet and everything you could ask for and more in the beautiful Lake District. There is nothing to fault. We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner book a one night break as a surprise birthday present for me....everything about this place from the staff to the food are exceptional and the location is breath taking....we will certainly be back

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality all round here from the food and drink to the setting of this well maintained country Inn. Rooms expensive for what they are stop an 'Excellent' rating. Breakfast absolutely first class but dinner options a little limited to only five or six options. They rotate, but if you catch it on the wrong night for options, too bad!!

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Manchester, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon a recommendation I decided to treat my wife to a meal and a romantic overnight stay for her 30th birthday. After reading the room descriptions I opted for a superior room as they had roll top baths, something my wife always wanted to experience. Upon arrival the beauty of The Drunken Duck's setting took our breath away. There are... More

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Alfortville, France
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158 reviews 158 reviews
44 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights in a superior room (not in the main building). Room on the garden floor, with a door opening straight into a quite nice garden. Great service, welcome, attention from all staff. Afternoon tea near the pond in the middle of ducks. Tea & coffee brought to your room in the morning (before breakfast, if you wish,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 3rd or 4th visit here - beautiful location - great service - lovely food - relaxed atmosphere - what's not to like? You can't book at lunchtimes but it was a Monday outside of school holiday time so not too busy.

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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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