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The Old Smithy

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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 32720
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
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“chip shop” (7 reviews)
“from scratch” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Fast food
The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Food was over cooked and defiantly not worth the long wait. Overpriced for the quality and a charge to sit in. I can see why it was completely empty! I really would not recommend, especially when you can get better quality food at a more...More

Thank dionnecandice
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My local chippy , great everytime . Good value for money . Even took pictures of our food because we were so happy !! 😄😄😄 I look at some of the comments on here and I question "what?!!!" This is by far the best fish...More

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The mark of a decent chippie is the fish. We ordered fish when we entered as there were none already cooked, despite being early on a Saturday evening. The fish was cooked fresh, but was left in the fryer for 10 minutes resulting in a...More

Thank GregWoodsLancs
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Chips were under cooked and soggy. Batter on my sausage was fatty. Staff had never heard of a saveloy! and was not good value for money.

Thank StuartVeryBad
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We ordered 2 small fish and chips to take away, as for the inside the decoration and seating is nice, but the food is expensive for fish ans chips, and nothing special, fish was tasteless and chips where soft and not your traditional fish and...More

Thank ontheroadagain647
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

There was just enough food for 2 pie n chips ... 2 sausage n chips and one chips. There was no choice due to our poor timing. Chips were good, pie n sausage normal fayre. Young girl who served us was v pleasant. Been numerous...More

Thank mark a
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Popped in here after been let down by the Pizza place. I ordered the sausage and chips, my wife had fish and chips, my meal not excellent but decent enough, my wife's fish was not nice, the fish was stuck to the batter and was...More

Thank Duderoo1975
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Walked past the other fish and chip shop in Ambleside (which smelt nice) to come to this one as had a better seating area. When we first went in it didn't smell like food which I find worrying in a fish and chip shop. We...More

1  Thank yorkshirerose96
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just really a run of the mill sit down Fish and Chip shop.Nothing more to say. Needs updated and a few cooling fans would help as you are sitting up and as we know warm air rises !!

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Staying in far sawrey last night and looking for a takeaway. Couldn't find any thing local so decided to go to the closest chippy. It was a 20 minute drive so food wasn't that hot when we got back. It was how ever quite tasty....More

Thank Tazz1980
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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