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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like other reviewers on TripAdvisor, I read some reviews with interest. It makes me laugh when some pompous upper crust twit from The City, or somewhere in the Home Counties visits the ODG. What you see is what you get. This is a hikers bar near the head of a Lakeland valley. It is usually full of tired and hungry...

Thank grubgobbler
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Spent 2 nights at the ODG on the 9th Jan.....as usual brilliant stay ......comfortable rooms.....great food.....very friendly staff.....in a great part of the Lakes.....will be back. Can recommend this for a quiet (wifi free...phone signal free break)...especially this time of the year before the crowds appear at Easter....

Thank Jack G
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great location with spectacular views as you drive down the valley towards it. I was impressed with the eye for detail with bathroom soaps and lotion coming from the local Cumbrian area. There's a separate bar for residents but the Hikers bar has a nice atmosphere with some fine local ales. I stayed midweek to go on some walks in...

Thank rick l
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very friendly and competent staff. We only stayed for lunch so can't comment on the rooms but the food was good sized portions, tasted good, decent sized menu and specials board had several more options too. Very good atmosphere in the place, bustling with lots of dog walkers, hikers etc.

Thank Brian E
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

After reading some reviews on Trip Advisor, of the same places at very similar times, I felt moved to write a little review of reviewers. I decided to look up my absolute favourite hotel, in the stunning Langdale Valley; The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, where I have stayed many times over the last twenty years. My own personal experiences of...

7Thank alec453
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a lovely place and a review of the hikers bar ONLY. Crammed with atmosphere and just how it used to be in the '60s'. If you want plush, this isn't it but if you want somewhere rugged where you can walk in off the hills and demand sustenance, this is it and nowhere better! We visited twice and...

Thank Frohlix
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a review of the Hikers Bar only. My wife and I dropped by one afternoon recently and found the pub to be a bit of a dump (basic and dirty). The mens toilet was similar to a public toilet. We were hungry after a hike, but ended up having crisps and peanuts rather than chancing the food. The...

Thank Metal42
La Crescent, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights In September. We really loved this place because of it offers such a comfortable environment- by that I mean it literally has an extremely comfortable living room/lounge area with real fireplace and comfy couches- and the staff is warm and welcoming. We had dinner here both nights in the lounge and...

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It never tires. It's the same year after year, offering the ultimate reward for a day on the trails. Great beer. Great service. Knowledgable staff interested in what you've done and where you've been. It's great that you can just walk in absolutely drenched to the skin and order a pint and no one blinks. The perfect pub!

Thank Otinogs
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I last stayed here 20 years ago and it was first rate: things have changed. The whole place looks tired; my room could have been cleaner; and the breakfast was basic. This hotel is in a fantastic spot and could be so much better. On the plus side the staff were extremely friendly and helpful; the bed was very comfortable;...

Thank Pegasus23477

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Additional Information about The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Address: Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: £108 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Room 7....view down the valley”
 of 5 bubbles JackG294, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Never stayed so not sure.”
 of 5 bubbles carolines345, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best views from front of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles martinbS1722EX, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Room 14 is a family room with excellent views”
  • View across the valley
  • Rooms at the front of the Hotel
 of 5 bubbles SimonH158, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Forget ANY rooms at this place...we'd have been better camping !”
 of 5 bubbles glenisej, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
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