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The Drunken Duck Inn

Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 15394 36347
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (107 reviews)
“scotch egg” (19 reviews)
“kippers” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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1 - 10 of 1,274 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came for dinner on our anniversary, food was lovely from starters to dessert. Excellent service. A lovely touch with a chocolate happy anniversary written on the dessert plates.

Thank rachaelbaker238
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible views from the front benches. A local pub feel. The food looked delicious but unfortunately they were fully booked so we didn’t get chance to eat. Make sure you book!!!!!

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so we only come once every year. We love good food, don't care what it costs and as a group of four adults the enjoyment of the meal includes whittling our meal choices down from the menu. The minimalist menu, in the case of...More

1  Thank Petherbridge19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 4 of us having a meal on a Saturday night. The staff were very friendly and made you most welcome. we all had venison scotch egg as a starter which was extremely good and we all enjoyed. The main course was a delight...More

Thank DylAva
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed for a sandwich and a pint so difficult to comment too fully but it's always a good sign when the sandwich came crammed with well cut, excellent ham (plus some good chips) whilst the pint I consumed was superb ad the local, home...More

Thank AndrewJMS
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to the Drunken Duck is always a great treat, especially since they are not a vegan restaurant, but fantastic at providing exciting and delicious vegan options, whilst enabling my non-vegan partner to enjoy something more meaty. This trip was for my birthday, and...More

Thank fadryn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food itself was fabulous, service was good, but.....we visited for lunch after daughter and husband had been for dinner and stayed overnight. We thought we were going to have have choice from an imaginative menu. We should have looked at the website: lunch is only...More

Thank Derek T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had pre-booked a table for dinner....wow what a find! Lovely restaurant, friendly chatty staff. Absolutely fantastic food and service. *halibut, confit violet artichoke, leeks, spatzle *beef cheek, artichoke, spring onion, rocket pesto *corn fed chicken, mash, girolle, chilli dressing All the above was delicious...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on trip advisor and this had great reviews so thought we'd give it a go. The menu was very small. A soup, choice of 3 sandwiches which were great and a platter. We had a juice, pint of lager 3 sandwiches with chips and...More

Thank Teddymb82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, pleasant service, and delicious bar lunch. We had the £10 sandwich/chips lunch option - served in a warm, crusty ciabatta type roll, absolutely bursting full of ham (my husband declined the additional bits and pieces - he's a plain eater), and my veggie version...More

Thank Pamela V
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Teresa L
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Tickandbash | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of choice.
Ellie R
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Davidjenkins28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is as far as I am aware from Ambleside, But you do need to book for one.
Bill E
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had my dog with me
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36347
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