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The Unicorn Inn
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

The Unicorn is a pleasant traditional pub. It's a little dark on the inside but that's to be expected from this style of pub. There is a reasonable selection of drinks and a good choice of nice ales. We didn't have food but a couple near to us did and it looked very nice - traditional pub grub. The staff were pleasant and friendly. It's a little off the main road through Ambleside but the road is well lit and it isn't difficult to find.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We only went to the Unicorn for a meal, as we fancied pub grub and it looked cosy and friendly. We ordered "safe" choice. . . fish and chips. It was fine. The bar staff were also great - friendly and helpful - and the beer was excellent. The problem was that the only tables left were through to the back, close to the kitchen door, which was permanently wedged open, allowing us: to hear the (very) loud and often colourful conversation of the kitchen staff; to smell the fat frying; to feel the icy blast of the OUTSIDE door which was also left open beyond the kitchen door despite my polite entreaties for it to be closed. The tattoed, pierced female kitchen staff was not a person I wished to pick a fight with, so I did not ask more than once! We ate and swiftly left, never to return.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jan0553
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed in Ambleside for 3 days, couldn't stay at the pub. While it's very dog friendly in the bar, the B'n'B is not.
The Staff were all very helpful & chatty, the Landlady was lovely, she comes from our home town.
Mike Mead, the entertainment, was a scream. The atmosphere was warm & welcoming.
We did visit the other pubs in the town, but had to come back to the Unicorn.
We couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GTDag
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Having stayed at the unicorn inn last night I thought id share my experience..... on arrival went to the barbto collect keys, we were a large party of 11 and booked every room, the dark haired girl that attended to us was unhelpful and didn't even crack a smile, we had booked the rooms for a suprise night away for a family members 40th birthday who hadn no idea about us all being there, I politely let the girl no about the situation and asked her not to give anything away regarding us being there to which she agreed, we then went to our rooms which where clean and tidy, typical bnb in the lakes very comfy beds. When my brother arrived (we where all waiting eagerly in his bedroom to suprise ) he went to the bar to collect the keys with his wife to which this bar made rudely said its cash payment all the rest of your party have paid for their rooms!! Giving away the suprise and was again miserable with him, having previously read the reviews I had actually told her twice about the suprise. here there are previous comments about this girl and her lack of customer service skills, she dampened our experience in this pub and should not work in anywhere public. The owners are nice and helpful its just a shame.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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4  Thank chanane
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed for one night in September. After some great weather walking. The pub is quite traditional but tied to Robinsons, so if you don't like their ale, you best go round the corner to the Golden Rule. The bedroom was very low ceilinged with a big beam over the bed at about 5'10" and there was not a lot of room. Bad TV reception, if that bothers you. Not us. Not particularly noisy. Dated decor but wearm and clean. Electric shower, so no chance of hot water running out. Limited parking opportunities. Godd breakfast and nice staff.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul G
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