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The Drunken Duck Inn

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Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 (0)15394 36347
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a Sunday afternoon for some lunch. Sat outside and took in the beautiful views. The food was also amazing. Love this place and can't wait to return hopefully for an overnight stay!

Thank lctreacy
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

quiet inn in the very heart of the Lake District, combining cozy old-style rooms, a dynamic pub and contemporary product-driven restaurant, friendly service, well-priced

Thank jantheys
Bath, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit, and not just for the views which incidentally are breathtakingly beautiful, the staff are pleasant, polite and appear genuinely interested they are certainly welcoming.The Drunken Duck has gained a reputation for a great range of locally made beers and the staff provide good guidance as to each variety, food is freshly prepared and ideal to provide... More 

Thank Seayeaitch
Norwich, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in as was staying at B&B down the road. Very pleasing. Lovely location, lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, lovely food and lovely wine. If you're nearby and don't mind paying a bit for quality, then do visit this place. Only downside was the weird bowls they served some food in, but I guess I'm a bit old fashioned!

Thank HeadAcheOnASunday
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A girlfriend and I visited for our evening meal at the height of the summer season. Good job we reserved our table in advance! The service was fantastic from the moment we arrived, all the staff are welcoming and on the top of their game. The food was excellent and portion size just right. Sides are not required. I had... More 

2 Thank Cristynangharad
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful sunny day and lunch to match. Nothing could be better than relaxing with a beer, wine and great food whilst looking across the fells. We were saying how much better it it be if they could buy some of the corner field from the farmer and extend the seating area. We visit here once every year and it... More 

Thank Cavan K
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and good beer. Worth a visit if slightly pricey but I think value for money. Have to go to bar though half way through meal as waitress wouldn't bring a drink to us and wasn't busy.

Thank david m
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 3 times over 5 days - twice for a quick lunch and once for a full splurge dinner. The food menu is innovative, fresh and tasty. The choice of good wines and beer are well chosen and the service is friendly and professional - so much better than some of the other local pubs. If you ate... More 

Thank wanderlustukLondon
Esher, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular Inn offering a good selection of local ales and nicely presented meals. Good wine list. The duck I ordered however was overcooked and a bit tough, ie red not pink. My dessert, macaroons with raspberries was strangely served in a bowl which meant you had to excavate it to see what was there. Service however was very good,... More 

Thank Liz W
Reading, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How this charming restaurant doesn't have a Michelin Star heaven only knows! We were immediately struck by the warm welcome. The hostess informed us of a few additions to the menu and the adventure began! The food was just sublime. Besides the dishes we ordered we were treated to fresh soda bread and whipped butter and amuse-bouche that really added... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)15394 36347

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?