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Badger Bar@The Glen Rothay Hotel

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A591
Rydal
Postal town: Ambleside
LA22 9LR
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Reviews of Badger Bar@The Glen Rothay Hotel (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Will Larter left this review about The Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar

The spooky carved badger referred to in my earlier review has moved to a different part of the bar, but otherwise things are much as before. Beer quality and choice continue to impress, and have been recognised by the local Camra branch, who made it their pub of the season for Autumn 2012. On my recent visit there were Loweswater Gold and Grasmoor Dark from Cumbrian Legendary Ales, Ulverston Lonesome Pine and Winster Best Bitter. There's a 10% discount on production of a current Camra membership card. This is one to keep coming back to.

On 31st December 2012 - rating: 8
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar

Seventeenth century inn with a large dose of Victorian gothic thrown in, with the general feel of a run-down small hotel coming back to life as a pub. Quite splendid however. Four good local ales and excellent food. Large outdoor area. 10% discount on ales for CAMRA members. Recommended, and potential to get even better.

On 30th August 2011 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar

The building dates from 1624, the fireback has the date 1627 on it, and the wood panelling above the mantel piece is dated 1679. The main room, which is to one side of the bar, has obviously been altered at some time as the fireplace is not symmetrically placed, but there is still a genuinely old feel about the place, which is not dispelled by the slightly spooky carved badger in the corner.

There are four real ales on the hand pumps, and the friendly bar attendant was able to describe them knowledgeably. All are from Cumbrian breweries, including Cartmel Hurdler, Cumberland Corby Ale and Blonde, plus Dent Ramsbottom from slightly further afield. I had the Ramsbottom, which at 4.5% is slightly strong when driving, but the others were all on the pale and hoppy side for my taste. Anyway, it went down a treat and I was able to navigate safely back over Kirkstone Pass afterwards, so no harm done.

On 13th July 2011 - rating: 8
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14th Jun 2013, 15:32
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6th Jun 2013, 18:58
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 28 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - In main bar - last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 June 2014 by ROB Camra

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