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The Lily

$$ - $$$, British,
12-14 Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 33175
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (28 reviews)
“french fries” (4 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 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 2 days ago via mobile

Small but has fantastic atmosphere and a great live act tonight who did mod n mixed stuff he was great, the place was great. Really friendly staff and customers. Great venue just come early..you have been warned...

Thank tabbie67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just popped in for a drink, stayed much longer than anticipated- lovely gin menu and great atmosphere. Friendly staff. 😀

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very warm welcome from the bar man on entering and a great pint of Loweswater Gold, which I have to say is like liquid gold. The bar has a nice cosy feel to it. I imagine when the fire is going in winter it'll...More

Thank streeti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had high hopes of this place till tasted the beer- served in dirty glasses and through autovacs which Basically is the recycled slops. Cloudy and tasted so poor we left our beers

Thank elgregg0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good meal at Tarantella, owned by The Lily, before moving next door for the comedy night. Pete Otway and Gary Little were great entertainment and very funny. Ray Bradshaw funny but one dimensional. The lady comedian, can not remember her name, was...More

1  Thank Brian Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant but thankfully we found a table. Arrived early so had the soup and chicken pie from early evening menu; both very good and perfect after a wet day of walking. Enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant, music and welcoming staff. Great value and...More

1  Thank Claire D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We along with 10 friends had a few drinks here while we waited for our meal next door. The service was first class and they have a range of excellent beers. Will certainly revisit and have a meal n x3 time as the food looked...More

Thank TonyR27
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Don't think you can book we arrived around 7pm busy but we found spare table Started with butternut squash soup with bread nice then had chicken ham and leak pie very tasty with bottle of wine very reasonable prices friendly staff The lily has something...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Very good dog friendly bar. Have meant to go on last few visits to the Lakes but tonight we our first visit. Fish and chips was amazing and chicken & leek pie lovely. Great staff and good value food, most certainly will be back, maybe...More

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was the first restaurant we tried in Ambleside, after a recommendation from a regular walker. We were not disappointed. We ate the early menu. Available till 6.30pm. I had fish and chips. It was excellent. Very light batter and lovely fresh fish. A good...More

Thank hyacinth1
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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