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“Would not go back”
Review of Wateredge Inn Pub

Wateredge Inn Pub
Ranked #39 of 117 Restaurants in Ambleside
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Wateredge Inn, at Waterhead on the tip of Lake Windermere, offers a beautiful country inn setting for holiday makers, diners, walkers, tourists, and more with unrivalled views of Lake Windermere (at Lake District).
St Helens, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Would not go back”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited the Wateredge Inn last Saturday night and were looking for a nice, quiet dinner for 2. We arrived at 8:30pm and were told (with attitude) that we would have to hurry up and order because they were to stop serving at 9pm. We ordered drinks straight away and ordered food within 5 minutes. We ordered the chorizo starter which was passable and the mushrooms starter which was very bland and mostly inedible.

We then both ordered the Porterhouse steaks which at £21 were not the cheapest in Ambleside. We ordered one well done and one medium. Both were very very dry, tough and the medium steak had been cooked beyond well done.

To add to the food being below par, there was a party next to us with 4 children who were running around (after 10pm), running outside and banging on the glass, they were scraping chairs, swinging handbags, banging spoons on their plates and being a general nuisance. The waitress just seemed to find the behaviour amusing and did not spare a thought for those of us who expected a quiet dinner at that time of night. We are by no means anti-child, however, I think there is a time and a place for shouting, banging furniture etc and in a pub/restaurant late in the evening is not it. I feel that the staff should have stepped in and had a quiet word.

Needless to say, we did not stick around for dessert, we could not wait to leave. Location, cleanliness, surroundings all excellent. Food and staff were a massive let down.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Day out with our Grandchildren”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We had a very good meal there and actually stayed for two nights in February 2004 whilst attending a family wedding at Thirlmere

Thank margaret s
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Burnley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Great location, service and food. Menu offered a good variety and the service was very attentive and friendly.

Visited December 2012
Thank Cleggy1958
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Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We ate here as we could see it from our room at the Waterhead over the road. What a great choice we made! The staff were friendly, professional and efficient. The food was exceptionally good and it was evident that the Chef and his staff were talented and discerning. Dogs were allowed which was fantastic. All in all, a beautifully decorated, intimate dining experience without the Michelin price tag! Highly recommended.

Visited December 2012
Thank SpursGirlLiverpool
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Its title perfectly indicates its location”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

This hotel.restaurant sits on the edge of lake Windermere with lovely views down its length.
The food is not sophisticated but of very good quality and value for money.
Service by European staff is friendly and efficient

Visited December 2012
Thank johnka1
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