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The Drunken Duck Inn

££ - £££, British,
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 15394 36347
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (108 reviews)
“scotch egg” (21 reviews)
“kippers” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely meal here this evening, really great food! It is pricey, but you get what you pay for.... Well as far as the food is concerned anyway!! We were really disheartened at the end of our fabulous meal, when...More

5  Thank Pageywagey
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped here after a walk and before a long drive home for lunch. The sandwiches which were served on large crusty rolls were delicious and we had a great spot outside overlooking the valley and fields below. The evening menu looked amazing so we...More

1  Thank Megan R
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We came here as a group of 12 for a spot of lunch off cuff as a family and we were thoroughly impressed from start to finish! Great first impression as you approach the pub and the multiple rooms are really cosy and very homely!...More

1  Thank Eleanor M
Reviewed 1 September 2015

messed up our order foodvwas passable prices were not we shall not return far better eating plaeces in the area highly reccommend the cuckoo brow

1  Thank beezer67_12
Reviewed 1 September 2015

food was ok they messed up our order so some were finished b4 others had started this place was recommended which was why we went but sloppy service let it down badly as did the rip off tourist prices for just average fare

Thank beezer67
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Tried several times to eat here on visits to the Lake District but they were always full. This time, however, we managed to get a table for Sunday lunch and it was 5 star!!! I then foolishly ordered the Icecream & Jam Doughnuts, thinking it...More

1  Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Nice place, reasonably friendly staff. No more so than anywhere else I've experienced in my many years in the Lake District. The menu is somewhat limited, we were there for lunch. We had two teenagers who just like simple food, but lots of it. This...More

1  Thank Janebean22
Reviewed 31 August 2015

During our stay, this was the 5th meal we had eaten in the Ambleside area and the most disappointing. The menu is limited. There was nothing on the starter menu which either of us liked and my husband is much less fussy than I am!...More

2  Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Stopped here for a light lunch, the pulled pork and vegetarian rolls were excellent. Service very fast. Impressed, would definitely visit again.

1  Thank freddiec146
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Went there for a lunch while was in the Lake District. The kitchen looked amazing, but the menu was very poor compare it to other places, still decided to order, but shouldn't have done. The steak pie was basically a few bits of diced meat...More

1  Thank HunButterfly90
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Teresa L
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Response from Tickandbash | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of choice.
Ellie R
30 August 2017|
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Response from Davidjenkins28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is as far as I am aware from Ambleside, But you do need to book for one.
Bill E
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had my dog with me
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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