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The Drunken Duck Inn

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Nice location, friendly helpful staff and the garden room is very comfortable and quiet. Sadly the sitting room is no longer open and the cream teas have been dropped for a cupcake. The bar area is very convivial with a really good selection of beers and spirits. We felt menu whilst having good ingredients was rather pretentious. Still overall well...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Been coming to the duck for years and it never disappoints! Our room was upgraded for my birthday - food was fab and service excellent. Best scenery of anywhere in the lakes and you can toast it with reasonably priced champagne by the glass! The rooms have been refurbished in the courtyard with fab colour schemes, roll top baths and...

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Thank Steph S
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Drunken Duck Inn in April 2016. We booked a standard double room, above the inn, for one night. The room was comfortable, although had some shabby furniture, in particular the chest of drawers, bath no shower but with lovely views. Having a bath and no shower for one night was fine, the water comes from the...

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Thank Fiona M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Privately owned and thoughtfully developed over 30 years, this Inn has everything for enjoying this beautiful part of the country. Rooms first - I had the standard courtyard room and was very happy. Clean with nice country inn decor, very comfy bed and lovely linen. You can spend as much as you like with views, suites and all sorts. Food...

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Thank William J
Berry, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying a night at the Drunken Duck with friends is a great experience, but you do pay for the privilege. It's a traditional British Pub in a pretty spectacular location. Accordingly the rooms are quite small, but perfectly comfortable. It was built at a time when views weren't important, so it doesn't make best use of its location. The food,...

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Thank Simon H
Liverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely week in the Lakes and went to the Drunken Duck twice! We enjoyed a nice meal with my parents & my husband & I went back for a light lunch. The evening meal was very pleasant, tasty, good quality food in comfortable surroundings. Perhaps a little on the pricey side. Lunch was also very good &...

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Thank LiverpoolCritic
Norwich
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place came highly recommended so four of us paid a visit for a Sunday afternoon drink. The setting is excellent, high over Ambleside. The pub itself is quirky with lots of interesting objets d`art, with newspapers and books to browse. What let it down for us was the attitude of the female bar staff who was curt, abrupt and...

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2Thank colinpNorwich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a lovely trip away but after an unexpected visit to A&E over a week in advance attempted to move or cancel the booking. Sad to say that despite the clear unexpected nature of the emergency and the notice in advance, the drunken duck refused to refund or move the booking and we lost all the money, really poor.

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4Thank Eric W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Drunken Duck after reading a report in the Telegraph. So pleased we did. What an amazing place in an outstanding location! Rooms: superb quality bedding and fittings; food: such wonderful ingredients & unsusual combinations; staff: friendly and very helpful. We will be back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After we got married on 18th February 2017 we went for a two night stay at the drunken duck. We had an amazing time... our stay was very cosy and the drink and food was outstanding. The only thing that wasn't so good was we found a sharp bit of plastic in my new husband's food. The lady that we...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Drunken Duck Inn

Address: Barngates | Off B5286, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: ₹ 7,304 - ₹ 15,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
The Drunken Duck Hotel Ambleside
Drunken Duck Inn
Drunken Duck Hotel
Ambleside Drunken Duck
Drunken Duck Ambleside
The Drunken Duck Inn Ambleside, Lake District
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“Go for a room with a shower!”
 of 5 bubbles FionaMike, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Read the info on their web-site - it's accurate and helps you make the right choices.”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamJ706, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we didnt stay here”
 of 5 bubbles colinpNorwich, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Unsure as to rooms as didn't sleep”
 of 5 bubbles Y5383SDjohns, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to rear extension on first floor”
 of 5 bubbles Stephen-Fish-1, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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