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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 good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
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“fish n chips” (6 reviews)
“mini fish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Fast food
The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We bought two portions of fish, chips and mushy peas to take away. It was all freshly cooked to order. The staff were polite and helpful. The food was still hot once we'd walked back to our rental.We've been going here for years and will...More

1  Thank AndrewJBall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointing visit we arrived to dirty tables and half the room blocked off with chairs on and around the tables.I accidentely ordered 1 portion of fish and chips and 2 cups of tea.The cost of this was nearly 14 pounds so i was very...More

1  Thank graham d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to the old smithy on saturday evening with a friend, there was people waiting in line to order, busy saturday night, but i was still able to place my order very fast. Once we recieved our food promptly, the fish was fresh and...More

2  Thank Gabrielle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered large fish. Although it was in the menu, I was told "we've got regular fish only". The fish was small, chips weren't hot. Very unfriendly old member of staff serving customers.

Thank Jaroslaw_Jura
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Ordered small fish and chips to eat in. Good size portion. Fat must not have been hot enough though as could taste liquid oil in batter - had to leave all batter. The table we sat at had 2 plates of fish and chips half...More

Thank Shanne2014
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Firstly fish n chips is expensive but I had budgeted for a treat at "the other-better chippy which was early closed on the night)I placed order with lass at counter & asked if I could pay by card, she obliged and was professional throughout. The...More

1  Thank lollybird
Reviewed 12 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank Duderoo1975
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
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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