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Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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The Drunken Duck Inn
Ranked #46 of 83 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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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Drunken Duck after having read about it in The Week magazine where it was awarded their Hotel of the month. £130 per night is a little more than I normally choose to spend on a room but we were very glad we did! The room, the views, the service and the breakfast were all first class.... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Turned up after a long journey to be told by the lovely helpful lady on reception that we had been upgraded - a good start! Room was beautiful with a stunning en-suite and charming views of the courtyard, onsite Barngates brewery and the chatty resident ducks. We were then treated to complimentary tea and homemade scones in the lounge -... More

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Manchester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've just come back from a mini moon trip, staying there for 3 nights. Having been here before we knew we were in for a good time and it did not disappoint. We had the 'garden room' which was an excellent size with an excellent power shower. If you're looking for a cheap getaway this isn't the place for you... More

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Chislehurst, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful Inn excellent location. Decor is cosy and as we were on the ground floor we had small garden area which was lovely. Afternoon Cream tea was included in the price which was a nice touch. The Restaurant pleasant and the bar area was charming. The food was excellent (although I found the menu limited) and wine list very good.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a busy day hiking around the Lake District, this was a welcomed meal. Truly a lovely place with delicious food and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend trying out the local ales served as a triple of small tasters. Worth a visit.

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were terribly underwhelmed by all things at the drunken duck, very unfortunately for us it did not live up to the top billing our friends, family and acquaintances had given this place – that said a few had recently changed their opinion when we shared our experience with them as they too have experienced recent disappointment. As many have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is excellent. The cows outside seemed very happy, as did the tourists and bicyclists, amblers and walkers, all milling about enjoying a well-earned pint and a hearty meal. We had a great lunch, perfectly cooked, served piping hot, with a lovely local brew. It's a great spot and well worth hunting out. Probably the best food in the... More

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Painted Post, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent dinner at the Drunken Duck, having selected restaurant based on their Tripadvisor reviews. All true. You must go there if you are in the neighborhood. Recommend making reservations. You can eat in either the main dining room or the pub.

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York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights in August arriving on Sunday. Sunday lunch was amazing, service was great and our room was lovely. Afternoon tea is complimentary and tasty, the bar is welcoming and staff are friendly. We had another delicious meal in the restaurant on the Monday evening. My only criticism is the lack of bar food in the evenings,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten at the Drunken Duck before but stayed a night as well this time, it did not disappointed - from the complimentary cream tea to the beautiful room and truly excellent food we had a fantastic stay. The DD is a gem in the heart of the Lake District and we would thoroughly recommend it.

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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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