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The Priest Hole

€€ - €€€, British, Soups
Kelsick Old Hall Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
+44 15394 33332
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (114 reviews)
“fish chips” (14 reviews)
“cheese board” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Kelsick Old Hall Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
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1 - 10 of 1,082 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited for the Tuesday Fish Night earlier this month after reading good reviews of this eatery. Alas, we were both very disappointed with the main fish dishes ordered. My wife had the Cod and Chips at £ 12.95 which comprised a small tail end heavily...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We read some good reviews of The Priest Hole, and it was ok, but not great. Service was quick and efficient, and my son's soup was yummy, but the steak sandwich I had was tough and flavourless.

Thank NicolaClarkTonberg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful wonky floors & wall panelling, dating back to goodness knows when, were the 1st thing we noticed when showed to our table by a friendly member of staff. We decided on the crispy duck for 2 to start. I enjoyed mine thought it was...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in here for an early dinner. Found the staff very attentive and friendly. Had a really tasty fish dish from the day's Specials. And the desserts were scrumptious. Would recommend after a walk around the Lakes.

Thank daffodils2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent menu choices and well cooked food. Very tasty. Helpful friendly staff and a very pleasant atmosphere. Would have been lovely if the food was served on plates rather than a breadboard.

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt that the quality of the meal did not justify the cost. In particuler the Crisp Duck starterwhich cost £6.95 was very poor. It consisted mainly of noodles and a some tiny scraps of overcooked meat. My husband mentioned this to a member of...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly atmosphere, good service and not rip-off prices. Let down this time by serving up 3 Crispy duck starters along with our olives/olive oil & bread appetisers. Sent the starters back saying we wanted fresh when they were served again. When the crispy duck starters...More

Thank John_C11111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really good 3 course meal here for hubby's birthday. Big bowl of hot scrummy mushroom soup to start with, steaks and then ice cream dessert. Really good service, especially bearing in mind that we were still eating after the restaurant had closed. They...More

Thank bolognesesauce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit despite,13 trips to the Lakes, but won’t be the last. Had a great meal with good food, pleasant surroundings and attentive staff. Highly recommended for all.

Thank Davenobby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily bagged a table without reservation on a busy bank holiday Sunday. The duck and potato rosti were delicious as was my husband's ox cheek. Will definitely visit again.

Thank iamthegarageflower
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Rebecca B
1 August 2017|
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Response from ThePriestHole | Property representative |
Hello We Allow Dogs outside on the terrace but not inside
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Paula8455
7 August 2016|
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Response from ThePriestHole | Property representative |
good Afternoon Paula8455 We do have a children's menu- if you would like to see this before your visit drop me and email(unable to put email address on here TP wont let me) so visit your website and follow the links and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kelsick Old Hall Church Street, Ambleside LA22 0BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33332
  • E-mail
Description
The Priest Hole Restaurant and Tea Rooms are part of Kelsick Old Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the beautiful village of Ambleside in the centre of the English Lake District. With many original features the atmosphere may not be edible, but it does play a huge part in your dining enjoyment, and our friendly young team work hard in a refreshingly casual, but attentive way, to provide a relaxed and enjoyable experience.We are happy to accept single diners and large groups. We have a delightful outside terrace for alfresco meals on those warmer days, or just to sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by. (Dogs welcome on the terrace.) Seperate dining area for special occassion group dining.
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