We paid our annual visit to Ambleside and ate twice at the White Lion. On both occasions the food was more than adequate and for about £7 each we had a main course and a drink. Excellent value for overpriced Ambleside. Staff were overworked but polite and cheerful. The the place needed a bit of clearing of tables after customers left and freshening up.
However I can't believe many of the reviews on here as they don't chime with our experiences of the Bar - so are there two White Lion Hotels or just a lot folk who want a lot more than the place offers?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for a hotel in the Lake District, this Cumbria lodge is ideal. Set in scenic Ambleside at the head of Windermere, England's biggest lake, it's easy to reach from the M6. Nearby Windermere Station is just a 15-minute drive away. From Ambleside, it's easy to explore Windermere's 26-mile long coastline on foot, by car or by bike. Discover the lake's great choice of water sports, or treat the family to a launch or steamer trip across its magnificent waters. Just an hour's spectacular drive away is Scaffel Pike - England's highest mountain and a beautiful, breathtaking hike. Also in easy reach are Stock Ghyll Force, an awesome 70-foot waterfall; and Hill Top - Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse and a time capsule of her life. On rainy days, head for mock-gothic Wray Castle - where kids can don fancy dress and live out their own fairy tales, or use huge foam blocks to build fantasy fortresses. After a long day outdoors, you'll love collapsing into one of the lodge's double, twin or family rooms, all with flatscreen TV and free WiFi. Refreshed and relaxed, come down* to our cosy pub and enjoy a well-earned tipple with some hearty, freshly cooked food. *Children are welcome to accompany parents or guardians eating in The White Lion's family dining area. Please note residents' parking is limited. ... more less
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- Innkeeper's Lodge, Ambleside, Lake District