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Ambleside Pubs & Restaurants & Nightlife

From the national award-winning restaurants to gastro pubs and cafes, the Ambleside area offers the best in food and drink, day or night. From the clear Lakeland water in local beer to the renowned Lakeland lamb and beef, an abundance of excellent local food combines with international influences to provide for even the most discerning foodies.


Ambleside Restaurants

Drunken Duck Inn & Restaurant
The Duck has been under the same family ownership since it was purchased in the mid 1970's. Like the Inn itself, that original family has changed and grown over the years and now encompasses three generations, two of which work in the business. The Duck is famous for its food and beer and also the relaxed and informal atmosphere. The emphasis here is very much on excellent quality food and unobtrusive but attentive service.

The Log House
Enjoy dining in our contemporary restaurant, with a relaxed atmosphere. Our philosophy is to use only top quality seasonal produce, to reflect our passion for honest flavoursome food.

Luigi's Restaurant of Ambleside
Established 18 years ago, Luigi's is a family owned restaurant using recipes passed down from generation to generation and offering, freshly made, traditional Italian home cooked food. As well as our home made pasta we offer steaks, veal and fish dishes, delicious sensations to arouse and tantalize, complimented by our diverse range of fine Italian wines. We invite you to come and join us for a feast of authentic Italian food.


Ambleside Pubs & Nightlife

The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule, tucked away off the main road in Ambleside, is a traditional and unchanging multi-roomed pub in the heart of The Lake District with a reputation that spreads around the world. Ever popular with varied mix of local residents, visitors from near and far, the young and old, walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, artists and writers, the Rule is just the place to have a drink and a chat. No 'background' music to shout over, no meals, no noisy games machines and no big screen TV flickering away in the corner.

Wateredge Inn
The family run Wateredge Inn is situated in an unrivalled position at the very tip of Lake Windermere, on the out skirts of the picturesque town of Ambleside at the very heart of the Lakedistrict. Imagine waking up to the sights and sounds of Lake Windermere, enjoying a hearty breakfast & reading the morning paper by the jetty. Imagine dining alfresco by the Lake enjoying delicious home cooked food Featuring "Pub Classic" dishes. Imagine sipping a glass of chilled wine or trying one of the many local real ales in the Lake shore garden as the sun is setting over the mountains.

The Sun Inn
Located in the charming un-spoilt village of Hawkshead, our lovely 17th Century Inn has everything to offer those looking for an ideal break or holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Sun Inn will instantly charm you. It has a wealth of original features including open fires, historical wood paneling, exposed stone walls, and oak beams, and my sisters, Diane and Emma, and I pride ourselves on making all our guests feel at home. You will be warmly welcomed and our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. In the kitchen we specialise in local Herdwick lamb dishes: our daily specials as well as regular favorites all use Herdwick lamb reared by family friend Eric Taylforth on the national trust's Millbeck farm in the Langdale Valley. In March 2008 we completed a full refurbishment of all our bedrooms and we are very proud of the result; sparkling new en-suites combined with luxurious fabrics and locally handmade furniture in every room.