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Golden Rule

Ambleside, Cumbria

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Golden Rule, Smithy Brow, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9AS

(015394) 32257

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11am-midnight

Saturday: Contact pub for details

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Simple town tavern with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere and real ales

This is very much an honest Lakeland local where little has changed over the years, which is just how regular customers like it. The bar area has built-in wall seats around cast-iron-framed tables (one with a local map set into its top), horsebrasses on black beams, assorted pictures on the walls, a welcoming winter fire and a relaxed atmosphere. Robinsons Cumbria Way, Dizzy Blonde, Double Hop,Trooper and Wizard on handpump and Weston's cider; they also offer various teas and good coffee all day. A brass measuring rule hangs above the bar (hence the pub's name). There's also a back room with TV (not much used), a room on the left with darts and a games machine, and another room, down a couple of steps on the right, with lots of seating. The backyard has benches and a covered heated area, and the window boxes are especially colourful. There's no car park. Disabled access.


Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award


Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 44 votes cast

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