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The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

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Loanhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Langdale is a wonderful location, and the ODG is a gem of a pub that perfectly suits the location. Essentially a walker's hotel and pub, the bar is very basically furnished, and the floor slopes, so watch how you spill your beer! Good (and large) bar meals, and bar staff that can take a bit of effort getting used...

Thank Bruce H
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real fire, real ale, real food and real music on a Wednesday evening what more can you ask for after a day on the hills. Try a midweek walk out of season and not only are the hills not too busy the pub isn't either. Recommend Cumberland sausage, fish and chips, pie of the day. Cracking pint of Jennings Cumberland,...

Thank Blacko1967
Bude, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in at the Hikers Bar on a very cold and wet day at the end of February. Glorious roaring fire and a very friendly welcome, even for our very soggy doggy. Well kept ale and exceptionally well priced bar food. Had the chilli jacket, pork pie both served with salads and a huge portion of the most divine sticky...

Thank nvq
Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hikers bar is a proper, old-fashioned pub. An enormous log-burning range welcomes you through the door when you eventually stagger in from the cold and wet outdoors. There are several real ales to choose from - I believe that the ODG, as its known, is the Regional Pub of the Year. The food is gorgeous, hot and reasonably priced...

Thank nic_gaskin
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Like other reviewers on TripAdvisor, I read some reviews with interest. It makes me laugh when some pompous upper crust twit from The City, or somewhere in the Home Counties visits the ODG. What you see is what you get. This is a hikers bar near the head of a Lakeland valley. It is usually full of tired and hungry...

1Thank grubgobbler
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Spent 2 nights at the ODG on the 9th Jan.....as usual brilliant stay ......comfortable rooms.....great food.....very friendly staff.....in a great part of the Lakes.....will be back. Can recommend this for a quiet (wifi free...phone signal free break)...especially this time of the year before the crowds appear at Easter....

Thank Jack G
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great location with spectacular views as you drive down the valley towards it. I was impressed with the eye for detail with bathroom soaps and lotion coming from the local Cumbrian area. There's a separate bar for residents but the Hikers bar has a nice atmosphere with some fine local ales. I stayed midweek to go on some walks in...

Thank rick l
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very friendly and competent staff. We only stayed for lunch so can't comment on the rooms but the food was good sized portions, tasted good, decent sized menu and specials board had several more options too. Very good atmosphere in the place, bustling with lots of dog walkers, hikers etc.

Thank Brian E
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

After reading some reviews on Trip Advisor, of the same places at very similar times, I felt moved to write a little review of reviewers. I decided to look up my absolute favourite hotel, in the stunning Langdale Valley; The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, where I have stayed many times over the last twenty years. My own personal experiences of...

8Thank alec453
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a lovely place and a review of the hikers bar ONLY. Crammed with atmosphere and just how it used to be in the '60s'. If you want plush, this isn't it but if you want somewhere rugged where you can walk in off the hills and demand sustenance, this is it and nowhere better! We visited twice and...

Thank Frohlix

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Additional Information about The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Address: Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $175 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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“Avoid the room above the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceH374, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stunning area with breathtaking views”
 of 5 bubbles nic_gaskin, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 7....view down the valley”
 of 5 bubbles JackG294, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Never stayed so not sure.”
 of 5 bubbles carolines345, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best views from front of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles martinbS1722EX, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
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