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“Lovely traditional pub”
Review of Golden Rule

Golden Rule
Ranked #1 of 6 Nightlife in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a great traditional pub with a great selection of real ale, friendly locals and lovely open fires. Would recommend to anyone wanting to escape the tourist spots of Ambleside!

Thank Anna W
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"proper pub"
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"pork pie"
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"scotch egg"
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"great beer"
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"warm welcome"
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"real ale"
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"perfect pub"
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"cask ales"
in 12 reviews
"favourite pub"
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"the main bar area"
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"beer garden"
in 13 reviews
"days walking"
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"no nonsense"
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"roaring fire"
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"pies"
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Popped in at the end of a days walking to find a warm fir, friendly staff and locals, a good whiskey selection AND a free beer. Top marks!

Thank Gavin B
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

A proper pub simple as that! Real Fire... No music... No TV... Just what a pub should be... Excellent.

Thank Sean T
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Every time we visit the Lakes we spend our evenings in this pub.... it's simply the best! Greg, Martin and Lizzy behind the bar always make you welcome. See you again in about 6mths.

Thank maureen p
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Great Lake District pubs are all in the rural countryside but the Golden Rule comes close in Ambleside. Over the years we've largely had a pint or two after a good day on the local fells and occasionally the odd bar meal. There is always a good hearty warm roaring fire to welcome you, and like-minded people to have a crack. Border Terriers (and other dogs) are more than welcomed. Well worth a wee visit.

Thank SkinnyJonny
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