Pubs In Ambleside
When people think of the Lake District, one of the first places that come to mind is undoubtedly Ambleside. Located in the heart of some of the most picturesque scenery in the country, it offers plenty of activities, attractions and pubs. From quaint traditional pubs to contemporary city style bars, there’s something for everyone and plenty of reasons why this small town makes a great holiday spot for those who enjoy drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
One of the most popular pubs in Ambleside is the Boot and Shoe Inn which is located just off the main street. The pub has been operating for over 400 years and has served as a meeting place for locals over the centuries. Today, the Boot and Shoe Inn is a bright, airy place with plenty of seating as well as a darts board. To maintain its traditional atmosphere, the pub still offers traditional ales and a menu of pub-grub. It is also known for being family friendly, with a dedicated children’s area and the fact that all children are allowed to drink up to three glasses of lemonade or limeade.
Another hotspot is the Bridge House Inn located next to the River Rothay. This traditional pub has a unique interior, with exposed brick walls, copper-topped tables and Victorian-style furniture. The menu is extensive and includes home-cooked meals, local ales and a selection of spirits. Customers of the Bridge House Inn can relax with a beer on the terrace which looks directly over the river, or choose to dine indoors.
The Salutation Inn is another popular spot for locals and visitors alike. The 18th Century inn has an old-world charm, with wooden floors and furniture, an original bar and a cosy atmosphere. Here customers can choose from a varied selection of cask ales and pub-grub, including beer-battered fish and chips. One interesting feature of this inn is the ‘wall of ale’: a line of beers donated by customers over the years.
The Contented Vine is a more contemporary place where customers can buy an array of wines, and beers from all around the world. Customers can particlpat ein wine sampling sessions or relax in the alfresco beer garden. As for the food, there is a selection of sharing platters and charcuterie.
Finally, the Drunken Duck is noteworthy for its impressive artisanal craft beers, which can be seen from the large sculptures in the outdoor seating area. There’s plenty on the menu to choose from, including gourmet pizzas and inventive burgers. The Drunken Duck is also a great place to catch live music, with regular jazz and blues nights.
Pubs in Ambleside are an important part of the local culture and history, and provide a great place to relax, taste local ales, sample international wines and enjoy some great pub-grub