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Submitted on Sunday, 26th September 2021
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Flying Fleece, Ambleside

Pub added by Old Boots
Rydal Road
Ambleside
LA22 9AN
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Will Larter left this review about Flying Fleece

A tourist magnet for fast food and beer. The venue has Cask Marque accreditation but if the state of the long-unpolished hand pumps is anything to go by, there is precious little commitment to real ale. The house beer, as at their sister pub in Bowness, is from Tirril, the least competent brewery in Cumbria. I went for the Cumbrian Loweswater Gold, which was ok but a little green, with more fizzyness than is right for this beer. It's a multi-roomed pub on several floors, with the gents toilet at the very top. Plenty of others besides me had called in for just a beer - Ambleside is pub crawl central at weekends - but most of them had brought their dogs too, so that pretty soon I was surrounded. I decided to escape from this madness by going to one of Ambleside's many traditional pubs instead.

On 20th January 2024 - rating: 3
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Old Boots left this review about Flying Fleece

Multi-storeyed part wooden, part stone, part window, building in a development of old mill buildings that includes the Ambleside Tap Yard, a coffee shop and a clothing shop. There’s a fair sized patio at the front separated from the Tap Yard by a low wall, then inside the counter is on the ground floor with table and chair seating on three further half floors. It’s an old mill and some kit remains on the top floor ceiling by the gents. Space is pretty tight as Ambleside is a busy place. Four hand pulls dispensing local ales from Bowness Bay and others in reasonable condition. On the busy Saturday in September the young staff were running around like blue arsed flies, it was nearly full and not really a relaxing pub visit, especially with the curse of the handle jug to deal with.

On 26th September 2021 - no rating submitted
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25th Jan 2024, 13:44
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved
 
25th Jan 2024, 13:28
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 January 2024 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 September 2021 by ROB Camra
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