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Britannia Inn, Ambleside

Postal town: Ambleside
LA22 9HP
Phone: 01539437210
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Will Larter left this review about Britannia Inn

On my most recent visit I was shocked to be charged £4.80 for a pint of Jennings Sneck Lifter. All the other beers on the bar were £3.70, and although Sneck Lifter is stronger than average at 5.1% it's not a barley wine or an imperial stout. Another irritation on this visit was people making love to other people's dogs. I know dog lovers think this is normal behaviour, but to the rest of us humans it looks like something you shouldn't be doing in public. Apart from that, I had a lovely time. Please see review below from five years ago for something more positive.

On 19th June 2017 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Britannia Inn

Very popular with tourists, the Britannia's clientele tend to burst out onto the extensive patio and even the village green in summer months. It's really quite small inside, with a dining room to the left of the entrance lobby, which itself has a few chairs and tables, and it's sometimes quite a squeeze to get into the bar on the right. Six hand pumps serve mostly local beers, including Jennings. Service is very efficient and friendly.

To the rear, with its own entrance but also now accessible from the lobby, is a village locals bar that used to be served from a small hatch counter. There's a solid fuel stove in here, and its usually the quietest part of the pub. Like a lot of tourist pubs, the Britannia's excellence tends to cause overcrowding and consequently a less than excellent experience, so I like coming here out of season. But if everyone did that, it would be overcrowded in winter too, so KEEP AWAY PLEASE! (Only kidding.)

On 17th January 2012 - rating: 7
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Jay Shore left this review about Britannia Inn

Superb , very dog friendly and very human friendly. Food is excellent as is the frequently changing beer. It does get busy as it's so popular but loads of room outside. Lovely walks nearby

On 26th October 2011 - rating: 10
[User has posted 4 recommendations about 4 pubs]

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Central Lake District by bus (winter) by Will Larter
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Windermere, 8.11 miles, 2 hr 36 min walk (show)
Staveley, 11.76 miles, 3 hr 47 min walk (show)
Burneside (Cumbria), 14.63 miles, 4 hr 42 min walk (show)
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14th Oct 2018, 22:23
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14th Oct 2018, 21:50
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 October 2011 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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