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The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an ok meal but the service from the bar staff was awful with a bell to press for service from the lounge bar which took up to 10 to 15 mins to answer. Beer was poorly kept, too cold and the social skills of one member of staff was next zero. Fish was good. Chips a bit over...

Thank Jons1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back again after a break. At the end of the Langdale valley with stunning views and walks all around. Peace and quiet. On entering it resembles an old farm house with reception/ office under the stairs. Very friendly staff. ROOM was clean well maintained and nicely decorated with an on suite shower. We had a double four poster bed that...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is beautifully situated for enjoying good walks. We had arrived later that we planned but this was not a problem and we were warmly welcomed. The cooked breakfasts were very nice. All in all this would be a great hotel for walkers and there is a walkers bar where dogs are allowed. It is certainly a place I...

Thank mariam90
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive just had the most amazing weekend at this hotel. Dont visit though if you are expecting a contempory hotel. This is a place for lovers of the great outdoors to be with like minded people.The hotel is dated but the location is out of this world. Ask for room number 8...you wont be dissapointed with the stunning views. The...

Thank Rach5710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a 3 night break here, comfortable rooms, friendly & welcoming staff & a nice relaxed atmosphere throughout the hotel & bars. Just the place for a perfect walking base with our dogs who were made as welcome as people. Nothing luxurious but warm & comfy with wholesome food & as long as you're not looking for...

Thank mrkim
Loanhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Langdale is a wonderful location, and the ODG is a gem of a pub that perfectly suits the location. Essentially a walker's hotel and pub, the bar is very basically furnished, and the floor slopes, so watch how you spill your beer! Good (and large) bar meals, and bar staff that can take a bit of effort getting used...

Thank Bruce H
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Real fire, real ale, real food and real music on a Wednesday evening what more can you ask for after a day on the hills. Try a midweek walk out of season and not only are the hills not too busy the pub isn't either. Recommend Cumberland sausage, fish and chips, pie of the day. Cracking pint of Jennings Cumberland,...

Thank Blacko1967
Bude, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Called in at the Hikers Bar on a very cold and wet day at the end of February. Glorious roaring fire and a very friendly welcome, even for our very soggy doggy. Well kept ale and exceptionally well priced bar food. Had the chilli jacket, pork pie both served with salads and a huge portion of the most divine sticky...

Thank nvq
Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The hikers bar is a proper, old-fashioned pub. An enormous log-burning range welcomes you through the door when you eventually stagger in from the cold and wet outdoors. There are several real ales to choose from - I believe that the ODG, as its known, is the Regional Pub of the Year. The food is gorgeous, hot and reasonably priced...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Like other reviewers on TripAdvisor, I read some reviews with interest. It makes me laugh when some pompous upper crust twit from The City, or somewhere in the Home Counties visits the ODG. What you see is what you get. This is a hikers bar near the head of a Lakeland valley. It is usually full of tired and hungry...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Address: Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $196 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Ambleside, Lake District
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#11 Romantic Hotel in Ambleside
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“Try to get the onsuite room”
suriby, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lovely views. We had a family room which was very spacious.”
mariam90, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room number 8 has the most amazing view & a bay window to sit in.”
Rach5710, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the room above the bar.”
BruceH374, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stunning area with breathtaking views”
nic_gaskin, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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