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The Old Smithy

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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 32720
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
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“fish n chips” (5 reviews)
“haddock” (3 reviews)
“chip shop” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Fast food
The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food cooked to order in a clean environment with plenty of choice. we were very close to closing time, but still they cooked our order for us.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The options on the board were either “small” or “large”, and we were four adults and two young children. So, after a short debate, we decided on – what was it now? – 5 small fish & chips, I think … or something very similar,...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A tale of two halves this one. The positive was the food itself - it seems to have come in for some criticism elsewhere in these reviews but I thought these were some really nice fish and chips with a good quality curry sauce -...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 11 October 2017

For a decent chippy in Ambleside, the town deserves a decent fish supper. Well this 100% will be the last time we visit either chippy in Ambleside and will wait for our Keswick visit to sample quality fish an chips. The chips slimy and the...More

Thank Duderoo1975
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Just had a take away fish and chips and chicken nuggets. I questioned the price as I hadn't been informed the children nuggets were only a child's portion. Chapter behind counter was most indignant.. When we got home the chips were soggy and horrible. Nearly...More

1  Thank barrymporter
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were looking around Ambleside for a fish and chip shop and came across this one. The fish and scampi were cooked fresh and were quite adequate. There was inside seating available but at the time it was closed, there are also toilets. The lad...More

Thank AndyW5961
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My husband and I had a takeaway from here the last night of our holiday. I had pie and chips with curry sauce which was really good and my husband had a battered sausage and chips. Definitely worth a try.

Thank kimmymerino
Reviewed 29 August 2017

As if their fish and chip prices were not expensive enough they tried to charge an additional £2.50 per person to sit in. I know that takeaways are usually slightly cheaper but felt this was extortionate and left. £9.60 for fish and chips ... I...More

Thank lakesue
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered mini fish and chips for £4, fish was great and chips were too. The mini fish was larger than one I bought in bowness that cost £4.15 on its own, will never visit that rip off chippy in bowness ever again, greedy so and...More

Thank Dominic O
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This fish and chip shop has always been our favourite place to stop for a meal on our frequent Friday night journeys to the Lakes. During the winter we had 2 occasions when the "sit-in" side of the restaurant had been randomly closed, seemingly because...More

Thank Dobby1956
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32720
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