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The Drunken Duck Inn

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Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 15394 36347
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely lunch here recently. Dogs are welcome at lunchtimes, sadly not in the evening or we would definitely have returned for dinner.

Thank Jenny B
Bolton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We met a friend for lunch having already checked out the menu online. Yes, it is a sandwich and chips for £10, but what a sandwich and great chunky chips. Served on a platter with fresh hand cut bread and plenty of filling, salad and chunky chips, really what not to like. I had fish fingers off the starter menu,... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to make a reservation for this perfect restaurant. The drive is a bit harrowing for North Americans, but the destination is worth the white knuckles. The menu changes so I didn't have the lamb I was hoping for, but my selection was so delicious my disappointment only lasted a moment. If they are offering a souffle for a... More 

Thank cjknight2015
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place. I've been visiting here longer than I care to remember and today we just popped in for a drink. The Bar is brilliant, the kitchen area a revelation, the staff superb and it's just a must to visit, don't miss it!

Thank Foodistherock
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Drunken Duck has steadily got more carried away with its reputation over the years. Yes it's a lovely looking pub with spectacular views but £10 for a sandwich? Really? And yes, it's just a sandwich with chips. Nothing more exciting. Go, but be prepared to flinch at the cost.

3 Thank Jane A
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a neighbouring holiday maker. Glad we went wonderful decor, great beer and very filling scrumptious food. Was worth the bit extra paid, great sandwich I had falafel one had cheese other two in group had the soup. We were seated inside by the kitchen. It was fascinating the young chefs work their magic,... More 

Thank Mark W
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been visiting the Duck for over 15 years. Back then it was linen table cloths and attentive waiters. Whilst it is not now so elevated, the quality of the food and service are still as good.

Thank TheJohnsonsOnline
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been recommended this gastro-pub as the best place to eat in the Coniston area. Whilst I am pleased to have tried it, I cannot go overboard about it. To be fair, the food was very good and we appreciated that, as well as the decor, though that resembled more a pub in the English shires rather than in... More 

4 Thank Expl0rer007
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you find yourself put off by the excessive praise garnished upon the restaurant industry these days you may find the experience of the Drunken Duck forced and slightly tacky. Firstly to the menu - the options are of the English rustic shire variety. Plenty of varied meat and fish options all well presented and the service was prompt and... More 

3 Thank coastalLily
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we came to the Drunken Duck three years ago whilst visiting the area and walked just over three miles to get there and had a great lunch with wine on a supper sunny day so thought we must go back last week, the pub was nearly empty and when I asked for a lunch menu was told it was at... More 

6 Thank chrsthefoodman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 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?