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The Lily, Ambleside

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12-14 Lake Road
LA22 0AD
Phone: 01539433175
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Will Larter left this review about The Lily

This is a nicely presented modern bar with, as Old Boots noted two years ago, "stone and wood walls, flag floors and big clear windows". On the bar were three hand pumps with just two beers on at the time of my Monday evening visit in December. I went for Cumbrian Esthwaite Bitter, a beer I'd had earlier in the year at one of my favourite Lake District beer houses, the Brook House Inn in Eskdale, and I'm pleased to report it was equally as good here (NBSS 3.5), and I told the server what a nice drink it was as I returned my glass, which got a good reaction. There's a good feel about this place, and it's not often that I note how good the background music was, but that's what it says in my note book.

On 24th December 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3695 recommendations about 3440 pubs]

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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Lily

Exactly 12 years to the day since my last visit to Ambleside, I returned yesterday to try another couple of this lakeside town's hostelries. The Lily Bar was my first stop.

It's quite a modern bar, with a single room and 3 real ales on handpull. Cumbrian Ales Loweswater Gold was on, along with a couple of guests both from Bowness Bay - Raven Red & Swan Blonde Director's Cut.

I initially ordered the Raven Red, but it was clearly off. The barman changed it without any fuss, admitting that it was near the end of the barrel. Instead, I opted for the other Bowness Bay beer, brewed to celebrate the brewery's 10th anniversary. It was a very good choice indeed and far superior to their original Swan Blonde which I was to try again later in the evening.

A number of large groups were in, which made the atmosphere quite rowdy. But I wouldn't rule out a return visit if ever this way again.

On 27th November 2021 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Lily

Modern bar with stone and wood walls, flag floors and big clear windows. Four pulls of local beers, ok quality but I’d had a few by then so don’t take my word for it.

On 26th September 2021 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Windermere, 4.7 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
Staveley, 8.35 miles, 2 hr 41 min walk (show)
Burneside (Cumbria), 11.22 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Lily, Ambleside
24th Dec 2023, 17:59
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24th Dec 2023, 17:39
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 December 2023 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes - Friday & Saturday - last updated 18 December 2023 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 18 December 2023 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 September 2011 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - ...but two low steps at front door - last updated 18 December 2023 by Will Larter
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