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“Proper pub !”
Review of Golden Rule

Golden Rule
Ranked #1 of 6 Nightlife in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Golden Rule, tucked away off the main road in Ambleside, is a traditional and unchanging multi-roomed pub in the heart of The Lake District with a reputation that spreads around the world. Ever popular with varied mix of local residents, visitors from near and far, the young and old, walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, artists and writers, the Rule is just the place to have a drink and a chat.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere inside & out , good staff good range of beers & lagers .... outside seating area is a great sun trap as well . Definitely recommended

Thank information44
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"proper pub"
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"pork pie"
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"great beer"
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"locals and visitors"
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"real ale"
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"warm welcome"
in 15 reviews
"perfect pub"
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"favourite pub"
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"cask ales"
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"friendly bar staff"
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"the main bar area"
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"beer garden"
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"roaring fire"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little gem this pub is nestled in the back streets of Ambleside. Hugh range of beers, very clean, old fashioned nice.
Great place to visit, not like the modern pub. Pop in if your passing.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Totally love this pub. It is all old charm without tv or music, just amazing conversation and company.

It was the perfect place for our wedding evening (and every other night in Ambleside).

See you all soon x

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

This is off the beaten trap in Ambleside but it is well worth seeking out.

There is no food ( other than delicious snack pork pies ), no games machines , no sports Tv but this is as traditional an old English pub as you will find anywhere.

The barman was superb and could tell me every wine they had without even needing to turn around and have a look. There were several beers available and also a good wine selection.

The whole place was spotlessly clean and despite the age of the pub, the toilets were sparklingly modern and new.

Outside at the back, there is a outdoor space and the owners have made the best of a small space. Inside there is a room full of games . Wifi is available.

I loved it; it is quirky, cosy and welcoming.

Thank martianpoolwoman
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Dropped by here for a drink on bank holiday Sunday. Was sat in the beer garden but there were that many flies and midges it was difficult to enjoy our drinks. We went inside thinking it would be better but it was just the same inside. Quickly drank up and left.

1  Thank IanPLancashire
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GoldenRule-Ambleside, Manager at Golden Rule, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Sorry to hear that you were bothered by wildlife on at hot and humid weekend. We will look into hermetically sealing the pub so that you won't be bothered by nature.

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