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Three Shires Inn

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Little Langdale, Ambleside, England
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: LA22 9NZ

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fantastic meal at a really little, out of the way place

We had dinner one summer night after travelling to this out of the way place. The drive along the tiny little road was well worth it with the best Guinness pie I have had. The venison was also great. Service was great, ambience was fantastic and the four of us enjoyed our meals immensely. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2014
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Perth, Western Australia
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This used to be a great place to eat when you stayed at little langdale. However the prices now are comparable with London prices which is disappointing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love this pub! Set in perfect surroundings in Little Langdale, well away from the tourist crowds, it serves beautiful food in a cosy environment. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely secluded location and the food was very good (although perhaps at the higher end of pub prices in the area). Service was very good and we couldn't fault anything that the six of us eating had. I'd particularly recommend the venison burger (huge!) and the lamb - fantastic flavour. It also serves a very good variety of ales and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stunning location with excellent views from the beer garden over the valley. Very good food and I particularly recommend the sticky toffee pudding. The cumberland ale is delicious too. Slightly pricier than the average pub food but it is worth it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Four of us arrived for Sunday lunch at 1.30pm. After a 15 minute wait we had our drinks and menus. At PRECISELY 2.02pm we ordered our lunch. "Sorry the chef will not serve after 2.00 pm". We complained and the staff went away to "see what they could do". Staff informed us that all they could do was soup and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stopped off at the Three Shires walking back to Elterwater and decided to have an early dinner. The food and service was excellent. As the weather was beautiful we sat outside and enjoyed the fabulous views but inside was also really inviting and we would love to visit in wintertime when the log burners are lit! We enjoyed the visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Superb, delicious food and excellent service. We turned up with our two young (aged 6 & 7) children after a day walking in the hills. Not a bat of an eye as to our walking attire, only smiles of welcome - even though they were busy and it was near chef's closing time. They have won awards for their food... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had dinner one summer night after travelling to this out of the way place. The drive along the tiny little road was well worth it with the best Guinness pie I have had. The venison was also great. Service was great, ambience was fantastic and the four of us enjoyed our meals immensely. It was a fantastic experience and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have visited the Three Shires on previous visits to the Lake District but on this occaision were fortunate enough to be staying in Little Langdale. We completed many walks around the valley and fells and often ended in the pub. The staff were bright and friendly, the Pimms served freshly with each order was excellent and the selection of... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Our car broke down late on in this remote area of Little Langdale. After calling the AA we decided to wait at the inn until they arrived. The welcoming from the bar staff was a credit to the business and so was there friendly service. We went on to order some drinks and food. The ales were lovely and reasonably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Little Langdale, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Description

LA22 9NZ

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