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Outgate Inn

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Outgate, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 36413
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in for dinner after eating here back in the summer of 2012. We arrived about 7:30pm without having made a reservation but the bar staff quickly showed us to a table that had just been cleared. The dining area was quite busy. We watched plates of food being served to tables around us and it all looked amazing with... More 

Thank Simon90125
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to find pubs that have held on to their character nowadays, the Outgate ticks all boxes. Good range of beers, great food at reasonable prices and the added bonus of many locals willing to share stories and only too willing to help with walk ideas etc.

Thank Harry195209
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely welcoming pub serving excellent food from 12-8 and a good selection of real ales, popular with locals

Thank Bettyboo999
Manchester, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here maybe 15-20 years ago so returned for a trip down memory lane! We arrived just after 12 on a Friday to find the place surprisingly empty. We were greeted with a warm welcome from the lass behind the bar and grabbed a table and some menus. The pub was exactly as I recalled, homely and... More 

1 Thank Steve L
Heysham, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here two nights running. The food was excellent. There is a restaurant area away from the bar or you can choose a more cosy table near the open log fire. Good menu which ran both nights with a specials board as a variation. Robinsons cask ales went down a treat. Friendly staff and locals. Large car park opposite.... More 

Thank Csider65
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Well.... a little gem of a place in ideal location to visit windemere, sawrey and surrounding... I was a little apprehensive as on main road.... but it was a quiet main road.... fabulous dog walks literally starting along side pub... The room was clean and warm with a decent shower... we have 2 well behaved dogs who were welcomed in... More 

Thank harryandluna
Oldham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Nice local pub serving good hearty portions of pub grub. Good small selection of wines and good service. Definitely worth a visit. Rooms available.

Thank Richard P
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We called into the pub looking for something warm and filling on a cold wet afternoon. We weren't disappointed, the homemade soup was piping hot with lovely crusty bread and the sandwiches were freshly made and very tasty. The beers were traditional from Robinsons brewery and were well kept. There was a nice friendly atmosphere and the staff were very... More 

Thank Steve D
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We ended up here after a long walk and it was all very pleasant, good selection of beers, good service and pretty good prices too. Very much a walkers pub

Thank Tony B
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Called at 7 on a Monday night. I had to send 1/2 a beer back as it was like vinegar. The food was standard pub fare of a reasonable quality. But had to go searching for a Dessert menu even though we'd told the girl who served our main coarse that we'd be wanting one, the ice cream sundae was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Outgate, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36413

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?