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The Drunken Duck Inn

) #15 of 83 Restaurants in Ambleside $$ - $$$ , British,
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 15394 36347
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (104 reviews)
“scotch egg” (17 reviews)
“sandwich” (57 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We read an article, in a London paper, that this was one of the best country pubs in England, so when we got to the Lake District, we had to try it. The food and drinks were excellent, and I would certainly recommend that you...More

Thank SusanJ1948
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really lovely gastropub with a nice atmosphere, good beer and very nice, interesting food. Lots of parking - very busy inside for lunch but quick service and friendly staff.

Thank pedroessy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised when we didn't need a reservation for lunch at this isolated and quant popular gastropub. There was ample parking too. We had a hearty tomato soup, freshly made, and served with in house baked divine bread and slathers of butter. My roast...More

Thank LailaFreddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views from the front seating area. Great choice of beer and reasonably priced. I didn't eat here but the food I saw looked very very good. Highly recommend

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this inn by chance, very picturesque on the outside and quant on the inside. Very busy the day we called , but very good service . Only had a sandwich and chips , very tasty , well worth calling for . Would recommend...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Drunken Duck for our 1st year anniversary meal as it was highly recommended by my step-brother. We managed to get a table on the late 20:45 sitting at reasonably late notice. Though we were a little put off by...More

Thank Ruffy79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had heard about the great reviews of the Drunken Duck so went for lunch whilst we were staying near Coniston. We were not disappointed! The car parks were full but we managed to park at the side of the road. Inside...More

Thank S A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite lunch places - nice bike ride and good lunch food. I do not think that dinner is really worth its price.

Thank Anders_Gu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the drunken duck today , both of us had the beef dinner , beef was nice , but roast potatoes , they were harder than a stick of Blackpool rock , for £16 each , a rip off , well overpriced , had...More

2  Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch here recently. Dogs are welcome at lunchtimes, sadly not in the evening or we would definitely have returned for dinner.

Thank Jenny B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bill E
Is it dog friendly
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had my dog with me
Is this hotel family friendly?
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would think so
What's the dress code in the evening
August 2, 2016|
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Response from roos1ter | Reviewed this property |
agree with the above. Most people were in smart casual, but anything goes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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