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Blackpool
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say i love Ambleside and needed a place to stay. Here at the Unicorn Inn was just right. Brilliant little place food excellent staff attentive. Clean rooms. Lovely stay. Will definateky stay again. X Hazel st john taylor

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight after a days walking on the fells. Very welcoming and cosy place to be after a long day in the hills. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Town centre location, everything on your doorstep including the fells :)

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forest of dean
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The pub is quite small but has lots of character. The staff are good and drink & food good. There is live music which is entertaining. Best of all the pub is central to everything from the town of Ambleside to the local fells. If you plab to leave early a packed lunch is provided instead of breakfast and a... More 

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Thank peterash9
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have recently returned from a 1 night stay at the Unicorn. We arrived early and werent expecting the room to be ready but we were given a friendly welcome, the key and a free drink which was very welcome. Because the inn is so oold the rooms are a bit tight in places and anyone over 5 feet 10... More 

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Thank 514SteveT
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88 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A really friendly pub , great atmosphere and amazing home cooked food. I had rainbow trout , which just fell off the bone , massive portions , two had filled Yorkshire, lots of specials on board , definitely worth a visit .

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Thank Dawn F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed for one night which was more than enough our room was a superior room god help what the other inferior rooms were like. The room was so old fashioned with pink bedding , a wardrobe which leaned drastically , no heating in room that you could control a shower that was stuck in the bathroom like a tardis... More 

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Thank anthony p
Reading, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you like your ales and rustic approach this is good a nice lunchtime retreat after a long walk. The staff re very welcoming. Only one thing I that the decor is all a bit tired. Food was solid fare and pretty good value. Didn't stay in the accommodation so cant help with that

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Thank Paul C
lancashire
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stumbled across this place by accident, the rooms were clean and quirky, Paul the owner was so lovely and made us feel very welcome, his breakfast was lovely and he worked so hard seeing to everyone's needs. There was live music which created a lovely atmosphere, will defiantly return.

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Thank Carhirexpert
Widnes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A fabulous location, breakfast was excellent although service was abruptly delivered. Same member of staff decided to barge into our room at 10.05 am (check out was 10.30am), whilst we were in a state of undress, to clean, even though the television was obviously on, indicating that we were still obviously in the room. During breakfast check out had been... More 

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Thank Maria-luisa G
staffordshire
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The staff at the pub were welcoming although not too sure how to make a Martini and lemonade (it's a measure of Martini topped with lemonade!).We decided to eat here and managed to find a table that had chairs and not stools.The steaks we were served were not cooked properly, i wanted medium rare but half of it was medium/well... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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Additional Information about The Unicorn Inn

Address: North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $95 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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