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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

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
[User has posted 38 recommendations about 38 pubs]

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Central Lake District by bus (winter) by Will Larter
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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
27th Jul 2021, 18:02
Pub map correction submitted by Alan Hurdle approved
27th Jul 2021, 18:02
Pub map correction submitted by Alan Hurdle

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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • 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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