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Wainwrights' Inn, Ambleside

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Chapel Stile
Chapel Stile
Postal town: Ambleside
LA22 9JD
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Will Larter left this review about Wainwrights' Inn

Is it really more than 10 years since I was here? I think I may have been in but not updated my review because this pub just doesn't ever seem to change. It's owned by the nearby Langdales Estate, which has its own restaurant and bar, called Stove, but this is on the outer edge and acts as part of the village. There are seven hand pumps, with two Wainwright beers (Gold and Amber), plus two local beers in very good condition, and another being line cleaned and pulled through. I found it hard to relax because of the dreadful – and I mean truly dreadful - Christmas music. If it hadn't been so dire the pub rating might have been a seven. Bah humbug.

Seriously though, the beer here was better than at the Britannia just down the road in Elterwater (there I had two beers NBSS 3 and a disappointing 2; here both beers were 3.5); I don't know if it's consistently the case, but I'll have to come back again soon to check it out.

On 24th December 2023 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Wainwrights' Inn

All of seven hand pumps now adorn the bar here - on my visit they had Derwent Carlisle State Bitter, Yates Landlord's Choice, Dent Aviator, Cartmel Hurdler, Jennings Cumberland and Sneck Lifter, plus Banks's Original (or mild): that's five different Cumbrian breweries and only one outsider.

This looks like a fairly modern building, and the low beams are certainly not very old. The bar is based around barrels that support each corner. There are framed extracts from a hotel register on the walls, detailing climbers' routes, presumably written for the benefit of mountain rescue teams. There was music playing but it was drowned out by an extractor fan (I'm not sure that the other way round would have been an improvement).

If you're staying in the village, there's no need to go either up or down the valley in search of a decent pint, and if you're following my "Central Lake District by bus" pub crawl, you should definitely plan to include this one in your schedule.

On 17th February 2012 - rating: 7
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Gary Seymour left this review about Wainwright Inn

walk the mile or so to the Britania.
But if you do stay they do have 3 real ales.

On 30th May 2008 - rating: 6
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Central Lake District by bus (winter) by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Windermere, 8.61 miles, 2 hr 46 min walk (show)
Staveley, 12.25 miles, 3 hr 56 min walk (show)
Burneside (Cumbria), 15.13 miles, 4 hr 52 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Wainwrights' Inn, Chapel Stile
24th Dec 2023, 16:58
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
21st Dec 2023, 14:01
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 December 2023 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 December 2023 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 December 2023 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 December 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 21 December 2023 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 December 2023 by Will Larter
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