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The Gilded Lily

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 33175
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Southport, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Ambleside for one night only and actually came here twice! We popped in for an early afternoon drink after doing a bit of shopping. A lovely little bar, eclectic furniture and a good range of wines and gin! We liked it so. I hope we cam back later on after dinner when there was live music on!... More 

Thank kangeroo77
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here 2 nights in a row & on each occasion the food & service was excellent. Dog friendly & very cozy with live music. I'd definitely recommend the ham & leek pie

Thank Englishcouple09
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited here several times and on most occasions I have really enjoyed it. On this occasion the food and service were great but the noise from the clientele at the bar and on some tables spoilt the atmosphere and really downgraded the bar. Foul language and a lot of shouting across the room between groups of men made it... More 

Thank breezer0176
Barnetby le Wold, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited just after New Year but the place was still busy with a nice friendly atmosphere. There is a good selection of cask ales, wines and gins. The food was also very good - apparently they share the same kitchen with Tarantella next door but you only pay pub prices not full restaurant price.

Thank stufarky
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always visit when staying in Amblesdide. The bar is lovely and cosy and has a lovely atmosphere about it. The food looks amazing though haven't eaten her. I can fully recommend a visit and we will be here again on our next trip...

Thank Pauline P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for drinks and came back for meal next night. Big portions of well cooked food - definitely recommend.

Thank maz1822
Wirral, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good choice of real ales , faultless food at a good price . clean toilets and very chatty helpful staff .Live Music some nights . We will return next we are in Ambleside

Thank joannegrant1962
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Ambleside loads of time and never been in Lily's before thought of it more of a wine bar but how wrong we was what a wonderful place great home cooked food and great with the kids, good service ,,,great selection of beers and a large selection of gin which pleased the wife :-)

Thank swift_wayne
Mid Calder, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went here on a pretty wet afternoon. They don't do food until 5 pm so had a drink a browsed the short menu . Nice friendly staff , good selection of local beers . Wine and spirits selection was first class. We then ordered from the menu and were delighted with our selections which were served at a nice pace... More 

Thank murrayian1952
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a meal with family, all five enjoyed their two course meal. Some had never been before, others had their usual! The food is consistently good and the alcohol is not too pricey unlike some bars that have the same stylish look as The Lily. The only downside to this place is that its getting extremely popular for drinkers who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?