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White Lion Hotel

Market Place, Ambleside LA22 9DB, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visit Ambleside a couple of times a year and the White Lion, under new management not new ownership as another reviewer strangely comments, is very busy but staff are quick and very polite under pressure. The ale is well kept and inexpensive and rhe food, chain or not, is cheaper and tastier than many expensive twee Ambleside "restaurants" Not... More

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Goole, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

sat outside and this place was very busy ( Saturday afternoon ) excellent beer and very good service from the bar , ordered food which again was first class , good service all round and would recommend this place to anyone !

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went in last weekend, it's been a while since we last visited and sorry to see that the previous owner, a big character who made a visit worthwhile, has sold out to a pub chain. It's nice enough inside and service is good but the White Lion has lost its uniqueness. One of the things we like about Ambleside is... More

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Rosehearty, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant discovered here, the waiting staff were very attentive and extremely pleasant. The premises were very clean and the toilets very good, the handwash used had a lovely fragrance too. Food was lovely, would suggest slightly bigger portions of extras I felt the portion of chips and dauphinoise potatoes were not enough. Recommended hotel just off M6. Far better... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are lots of food choices in Ambleside but on our recent visit we found ourselves returning here and had our evening meal on three nights. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was really good pub food. Good choices on menu and good value .

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every thing is great the rooms spotless the food good the staff were spot on made us feel very welcome over all faultless stay and amblside is a lovely place to stay will definitely stay there again if you visit the lakes try the white lion you won't be dissapointed

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an evening meal here and the food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. The staff were all very efficient and pleasant. Although it was a busy evening we did not wait very long for our meals. The menu has a good variety with a very good value meal deal. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in Room 6. Beautiful newly decorated room with lots of space, seating, bath and shower. Ate in the pub one night and the food was great, even caught the Thursday night pub quiz!!! The staff were fantastic, very friendly, very helpful, nothing was too much trouble! I would stay here again without a doubt!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accidentally stumbled into this bar on day 3 of a 7 day holiday. Loved it so much we've been back every night. Excellent food, amazingly good value for money, brilliant staff. Special mention to Nathan- extremely friendly and efficient! Definitely the place to come for a warm, welcoming night out. PS Thursday quiz night very good!

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a local couple who both work within the tourism industry. After enjoying many meals at the White Lion over the past few years it is a place we have recommend to our holidaymakers as a reasonably priced good food and service hotel. This is no longer the case after calling for lunch yesterday and having one of the... More

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Address: Market Place, Ambleside LA22 9DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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