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The Drunken Duck Inn

Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
+44 15394 36347
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck” (108 reviews)
“scotch egg” (21 reviews)
“kippers” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Barngates | Ambleside, Ambleside LA22 0NG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were very lucky to get a table - we were only in the area for one day and were staying locally but they managed to fit us in. Nice selection of locally brewed beers, food was delicious, excellent service too. The pub is a...More

Thank SteveD30590
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We dinned at the inn on Friday evening. The food was excellent, I had the smoked Salmon starter with the Hake to follow. Both courses were beautifully presented and full of delicious flavours. A very enjoyable evening. Will be returning soon

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here on a Saturday evening. We had a wonderful meal. The staff were attentive and the food was truly outstanding. My husband has a serious tree-nut allergy and this was carefully taken into account. My friend also is vegetarian and there were plenty...More

Thank Stephmc1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had another amazing meal here. A couple of us opted for the special starter - Soufflé and it was melt in your mouth gorgeous... the whole meal was gorgeous and we were sat in one of the booth seats in the bar restaurant which was...More

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit for lunch, so busy with a great vibe. A very contemproary menu and the food is served quickly and of very high quality. Can't wait to go back !!

1  Thank fands2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us visited the Drunken Duck for lunch, we were in the bar due to having our dogs with us. What a find! Even the bar menu is of a really high standard and as two of us were vegetarian a great spot for...More

Thank UkTracyF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite to eat after a meeting and oh boy was it tasty. Friendly service, excellent choice on menu, quality tasty food and will definitely be back for an evening meal.

Thank MrsJones009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some recent poor reviews but not from us! Fabulous, very tasty food, well organised, impeccable service and fair prices for a top end dining experience. Informality suited us. Scotch egg, home smoked salmon, red pepper broth, curried cod, beef with corned beef hash were all...More

Thank MarkandSheena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this restaurant. We heard good reviews. I have always wanted to come and have an evening meal. When we saw the menu we thought that we were in for a treat. Clearly I was wrong. I don't expect guys in...More

1  Thank katie m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really disapointing.. when i saw the menu prices i thought i was in for a treat. Fine dining at its best. Nope, We turned up to a pub with men in wellies and dogs scattered about.. i started with a slither of sea bream.. which...More

Thank Paul M
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Teresa L
8 October 2017|
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Response from Tickandbash | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of choice.
Ellie R
31 August 2017|
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Response from Davidjenkins28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is as far as I am aware from Ambleside, But you do need to book for one.
Bill E
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I had my dog with me
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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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