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Golden Rule

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Christmas Light switch on

Four of us popped in to this pub for a drink on the day of the Christmas lights switch on. As you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Perth, United Kingdom

Robinson's Old Tom on tap in winter, need I say more. It's not cheap but you don't need many to sip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“proper pub”(37 reviews)
“pork pie”(58 reviews)
“scotch egg”(36 reviews)
The Golden Rule, tucked away off the main road in Ambleside, is a traditional and unchanging multi-roomed pub in the heart of The Lake District with a reputation that spreads around the world. Ever popular with varied mix of local residents...more
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Smithy Brow, Ambleside LA22 9AS, England
+44 15394 32257
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Four of us popped in to this pub for a drink on the day of the Christmas lights switch on. As you may expect the pub was very busy with locals and visitors but we were served quickly in a friendly manner and thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Robinson's Old Tom on tap in winter, need I say more. It's not cheap but you don't need many to sip at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StuartR1784
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few wet afternoons and evenings in here on our weeks holiday, playing darts and cards. Have been coming for many years and great to see it has not changed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a few pints after a couple of long walks. The inside is lovely, cosy and warm which is perfect when it's cold outside. The beer is great, the service friendly and the other customers all happy with a great atmosphere. It's a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended this place and also told it was dog friendly! Good selection of beers, staff very friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dordus76
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Good atmosphere, good beer, comfortable, warm, welcoming. Dog friendly, one of the best pubs in the country.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Great pub . Very friendly. Great choice of real ales. And lovely pork pies. Highly recommended. Very good prices.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dazlandy
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I was with a group of 8 on a walking/sightseeing weekend and we visited the Golden Rule in the evening after the excursions of the day! It has a selection of "real" ales as well as other beers and lagers and wines. The pub is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GillandMartynTravis
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Local beers, friendly barman, and quieter for being on a backstreet. No food on offer, but bar snacks. Feels a bit like it's frozen in time - in a good way. Lots of local history photos on the walls.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lorren E
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Its a little off the beaton track but no worse for that as it is 1968 again in this traditional pub with no food great beer and a range of seating inside and out try it you will not be disappointed the locals do not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martin P
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November 3, 2018|
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Response from GoldenRule-Ambleside | Property representative |
No, we don't have a car park. There is pay-and-display and on-street parking nearby.