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The Drunken Duck Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 15394 36347
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (108 reviews)
“scotch egg” (19 reviews)
“kippers” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely quaint pub, with an excellent kitchen, which you can see. The first place I ever came across the third of a pint beer sampling system. Wonderful staff and very very dog friendly. Interesting to find.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a saturday night and it was a highlight. Delicious cooking from an impressive kitchen. The pork belly was deliciously tender and they really did something amazing with swede! Lots of helpful suggestions of alternatives to accommodate a dietary issue from...More

Thank HPLondon2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning food as always. Great wine choice, good environment. Staff were excellent. The only downside was that there was no fillet steak on the menu, and I love the fillet steak at the Drunken Duck. I had Shitake mushroom started and the chicken main course....More

1  Thank David281164
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, plenty of good local ales. Food reasonably placed and survive faultless. We were lucky to get a table as its first come first served. Recommend the £10 Bowls!

Thank bwplever
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit to The Drunken Duck after a winter walk nearby. Limited lunch menu in the bar area (plenty of vegetarian dishes) but we really enjoyed what we had. Good quality, comfort food!

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wow just got to be the most amazing beef Sunday lunch. Our pursuit may be over looking for the best Sunday lunch Two Yorkshire puddings, beef cooked to perfection and vegetables just beautiful melting in the mouth

Thank Bobby T
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious three course meal here - midweek evening was fairly busy so would defiantly advise to book before you visit. A small but delicious menu was easily adapted and they Happily catered for us vegans! Also have a nut allergy which was also...More

1  Thank GBBee
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Lovely meal however waiter service is a bit hit and miss. Never asked how wanted food cooked and rather slow at times which is a shame because food is outstanding. Nice atmosphere in bar area.

Thank C26aroline M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon and the food was very good as was Steve the manager. The afternoon tea was a lovely touch however my only grumble would be that the rooms need updating. We changed rooms however our second room smelt a little...More

Thank Simmie131313
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Our group of 6 ate again at the Duck again this week. My wife and I have been coming here for over ten years so it is very sad to say some of the magic of this place seems to be on the wane. It...More

2  Thank Intrepidv0yager
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Teresa L
8 October 2017|
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Response from Tickandbash | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of choice.
Ellie R
31 August 2017|
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Response from Davidjenkins28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is as far as I am aware from Ambleside, But you do need to book for one.
Bill E
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had my dog with me
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 82
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36347
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