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The Lily

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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 33175
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really top quality food on a bank holiday monday, we also had a night out here on the Sunday as there was live music on. Possibly the best bar in Ambleside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an early tea here and found excellent value. Early bird before 6:30pm 2 courses £13:45. Great ambience in the place and efficient service. Food tasty and ample portion size. After 9 pm fri and sat live music and found this to be the best entertainment in Ambleside that was set in a comfortable fashionable place.

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Thank Sarr25
Wakefield
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours here - drinks and dinner then more drinks while listening to the live band. The food was excellent and the staff very welcoming.

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Thank justamumWakefield
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dropped into The Lily on our way back to our hotel from town. From the outside it looks ordinary but the beers are local and very good and the food is surprisingly high standard (try the burger!). Well recommended.

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Thank Alec M
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is now just called 'The Lily'. End of our long walk this bank holiday, we ended up here for one reason... It serves Loweswater Gold! But what we stumbled upon was a really nice place to have a drink. Lovely inside and great selection of drinks. Can not comment on food as we didn't eat but was busy... More 

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Thank Benisontheroof
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit when staying over in Ambleside. This bar is really nice and has lovely surroundings. Drinks are a little more expensive but it worth it for the relaxed setting and clientele.

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Thank Pauline P
London
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as it was recommended by our B&B host. His recommendation was the chicken, ham and leek pie, which we both had, and - it was delicious! Plenty of filling and just a top crust so not too heavy. It was served with French beans and wedge potatoes. We thought it was a restaurant but it's a pub... More 

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Thank LCLLondon
Hexham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After arriving and the weather was not it's best we didn't want to walk far. This pub/restaurant was close by so we thought we would try it out. It was a pub so not everyone was eating. Food was fairly standard. Going up and ordering at the bar is a nuisance. Table service would be preferable. Food was fairly average... More 

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Thank Chalice S
Wirral, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here. Good choice. Excellent food. Good range of local ales and good range of wines. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank stephenwilliams114
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home made burger was unique and tasted delicious - had a kick to it that we had certainly not tasted before from our boring and regular choice of a burger. Decor was lovely and the atmosphere cosy - reasonably priced and staff were attentive. Presented nicely and although I wouldn't say this place really stood out to me I... More 

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Thank Francesca L

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?