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The Drunken Duck Inn

) #18 of 86 Restaurants in Ambleside €€ - €€€ , 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” (107 reviews)
“scotch egg” (18 reviews)
“sandwich” (58 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant. We were given a lovely table to celebrate our mini-moon. Excellent beer and wine selection. The menu was quite limited and if you are a little fussy or have dietary requirement you will find it tough to find something. However, the meals were...More

Thank Rammina
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lunch for six was a great success sat outside in the sun and a strong breeze with views of the fells. The food was very good, the beer very nice and the service ok despite the Inn being ridiculously busy. The prices seemed pretty reasonable...More

Thank orangejohn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Brilliant service by friendly staff. We all loved the food we chose. I am gf and I was pleasantly surprised that for most meals they were happy to change the ingredients to suit me without any problem at all. All of us would definitely go...More

Thank Mavis T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The vegetarian dishes were amazing. The service was friendly and attentive.

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited the Drunken Duck many years ago and looked forward to returning. We arrived toward the end of the lunch but we were still able to get sandwiches with chips and something to drink. The lunch menu was smaller than we expected but...More

Thank GlobalRambler
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I & our twin grandsons called for lunch today. In our opinion of all four of us the menu was too small & restrictive & the prices too high! Whilst the waiting staff were friendly & very helpful we had to wait...More

1  Thank cmoon6365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Drunken Duck is something of a Lakes institution. Here's my local's tip - go for lunch. Set menu of a few choices. All tasty and enjoyable. Great with a pint or glass of your favourite tipple. And here's the bonus, it's reasonable value!

Thank Tickandbash
Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to mess up an online booking but the staff were able to fit us in. Food was just fantastic. Even the 12 year old ('dont they have pasta?') and the 10 year old ('theres nothing I like') were completely won over by the...More

Thank ShropshireCaro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of six came for lunch. Various members have eaten here in the past and it has always known it to be extremely popular. As the restaurant does not take lunchtime bookings, we arrived at 12pm to ensure we got a table. We were...More

Thank Limes W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have over the years visited the Drunken Duck on many occasions, and have always made a point of going for lunch when visiting our daughter in Ambleside. The last few visits we have noticed that the menu has reduced, but this last time there...More

Thank de-wick
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Bill E
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had my dog with me
8 January 2017|
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would think so
2 August 2016|
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Response from roos1ter | Reviewed this property |
agree with the above. Most people were in smart casual, but anything goes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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