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The Unicorn Inn

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  • Excellent46%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“the pub”(32 reviews)
“open mike night”(2 reviews)
“old style pub”(2 reviews)
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All reviewsthe pubopen mike nightold style pubquick drinkpeasgreat selection of beerslarge portionscask aleschilliate herelong walkenjoyed my staydays walkingbeautiful villagedouble roomreal alecumberland sausage
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My wife and I have been visiting the Unicorn for nigh on 20 years now when on holiday in the area and have never been disappointed. We ate there twice last week and as usual, the staff were very friendly and work well under pressure...More

Thank Hutch59
Response from Opertunity, Owner at The Unicorn InnResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you Hutch 59 we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and been coming to visit us for 20years I will definitely have to bend the ear of the chef now to get the meatballs recipes to you take care hope to...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Called in on Friday evening 13 Oct with my wife and 2 friends. The place was very busy and the staff were rushed of their feet. This did not prevent us receiving a great service, my wife has special dietary requirements and many places would...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We ordered Lambshanks , one with mash and one with chips instead of mash . After ordering the manager (landlord ) came out to the bar and gave the barman a tongue lashing for letting us order chips instead of mash, the meals arrived both...More

1  Thank lawrencewilliam
Response from Opertunity, General Manager at The Unicorn InnResponded 13 October 2017

Hi there thankyou very much for your review we are sorry you did not get what you asked for looking back at the video to response landlord giving the barman a talking too was not the landlord it was one of the kitchen team members...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Booked into this Inn for one night bed n breakfast, very small very old Inn, slanting floors, narrow corridors, small rooms but clean and comfortable, food average but good service, one big disadvantage is if there is a gig on when you are there, you...More

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful pub hidden off the main streets, full of charm and full of amazing food and drinks. A cosy spot for couples and families. Very affordable prices and welcoming staff make The Unicorn a Gem of a pub without all the pomp of the over...More

Thank matt_Dunowski
Response from Opertunity, General Manager at The Unicorn InnResponded 11 October 2017

Hi there thank you very much for your kind words we really work hard to keep the unicorn as traditional as we can as it is the oldest pub in Ambleside we also try our best to be competitive under the strain and pressure out...More

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Lakeland130
25 March 2017|
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No, I didn't stay there... I thought I reviewed it as a pub, I didn't notice it was listed under a hotel as it suggested on trip advisor that I rate it based on my location. I didn't realise it was an issue? we just popped... More
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"Good place for a fuller evening menu"
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"Yes the bak of the hotel"
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"There is live music in the bar on Saturday nights which can be heard from bedrooms. Finishes about 2300."
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"Room 5 is a double with en-suite shower room"
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