We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Drunken Duck Inn

Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
The Drunken Duck Inn
Write a Review

640 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    337
    151
    65
    49
    38
See reviews for
64
410
5
3
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (96)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (640)
  • Mar-May only
    (168)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (164)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (169)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (139)
All months
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A first ever visit to the lakes. The sun shone for three days. The Drunken Duck was simply fantastic. Then beer brewed on site was superb. The look of jealousy on the faces of the younger members of the party when I turned up with my beer bat – three glasses to sample the range - was wonderful. The food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leeds
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
38 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant we have wanted to visit for a long time and at last we have been! It lived up to and exceeded all expectations.Arrived early so the beer drinkers could experience beer in the bar. Friendly bar staff, good beer and Hendricks G & T served how it should be. Selected our meals in the bar and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for a pub lunch. The steak sandwich and chips were excellent. Friendly staff,beautiful ambience ,nice log burner,all in a really pretty setting. This is a pub that dreams are made of. Loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't really fault the place. We booked for a couple of nights to celebrate a special family birthday and wanted a chilled break - the emphasis on comfortable and relaxing. On arrival, we were greeted warmly and given all the information we needed for our stay. Our room was lovely and spacious and very comfortable. The food was delicious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Drunken Duck for a celebration weekend away due to a combination of a Google search and personal recommendation. We had dinner at the Drunken Duck on one of the evenings and the quality was first-class. The menu is not vast but it was still difficult to decide what to go for. The scotch egg with kipper was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived with my partner on a Saturday night around 8pm without booking ahead and unsurprisingly the restaurant was full. Having had a good walk up the hill from Skelwith Fold, we decided to stay for a drink and to mull over alternative food options. Luckily for us, after a short while the manager said if were willing to wait... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windermere, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten Sunday Lunch with my family at the Drunken Duck - probably in excess of 30 times and had evening meals on about 10 occasions. There's a reason for that; for years we've found it to be one of the best "upmarket" pubs for miles round here. Our view until recently has always been that it offers the one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As perfect as a pub can be to visit for dinner or lunch. Amazing location. Great food. Perfect service and great beer. British food that is simple and not overworked. Genuinely one of the best pubs we've been to. If you're in the Lake District this place is a must!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ticked all the boxes apart from the evening meal. Quality was there but not the selection. Same on each of the two nights perhaps it was something to do with it being in-between Christmas and New Year. Asked for a steak off the menu and was duly served as a one off. Had rather expected a differently dressed waiter to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knutsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcoming staff who could not be more helpful. We were given a room because of my height, without having to ask. Very comfortable atmosphere, being in a good location in the countryside, but within easy reach of Ambleside. Dinner was very good, and Breakfast set us up for the day. Good location for walks, which were needed to keep the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

104 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (104)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (25)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (43)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question