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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't really find fault. Popped in for a late lunch and wasn't disappointed. Beautiful setting. Very helpful polite and friendly staff. Gorgeous menu. The chicken and ham hock gumbo was wholesome delicious soul food. Delicious. If you're in the area this is a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a family lunch. Great food - the pork sarnie and the hotdog were particularly impressive and not what you would think -the Asian twist evident. Highly recommend, although very busy when we arrived at 1230. Not bad views down to lake Windermere either!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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!

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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 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?