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The Lily

12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 33175
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (29 reviews)
“french fries” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were asked to wait in The Lily whilst we waited for a table to become available in the restaurant next door. We were made very welcome, the wine was excellent and reasonably priced and a very pleasant way of waiting for a meal.

Thank MeandhimC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in on a Tuesday evening, and it was nice and quiet. Ordered lamb cutlets and they were done to perfection, nice and pink. Service great and only problem is £4.95 a pint of lager. Wow! Give travellers a break please.

Thank greglister1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A decent bar serving very decent food. Chicken, ham, & leek pie was extremely good. Lovely home cooked jacket potato wedges (with rosemary/olive oil) came with the pie, along with lightly cooked green beans. A starter of deep fried squid with roasted garlic mayonnaise and...More

Thank TimBoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a contemporary bar rather than old and quaint. Think of an apres ski bar or something similar. Good selection of premium largers including east European. Very happy to have walkers etc.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped by for the early bird menu and found it to be good value and decent food. My daughter had a kids meal which was big enough for me, and it tasted great too. The service was good and friendly and food was quick...More

Thank A8307MEmartinb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited with our two kids and our dog. The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good cafe for food and an alcoholic drink. The big plus is they are dog friendly. The good comes in very reasonable portions and well priced. We would revisit here next time we are in Ambleside!

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Took advantage of the early dinner offer. Very friendly atmosphere with nice modern feel. We didn't have to wait very long at all for our food and when it arrived it was very well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank footballjune
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We went in here a few times over the weekend of 24th and 25th November. Nice. Good selection of drinks and food. We only had a drink here. When we went in after our meal on 25th, it was very busy. I asked for two...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I loved this restaurant, if you book they take details to publish on the menu which makes the whole experience more intermate and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was fantastic...

Thank Phillip B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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