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The Golden Rule, Ambleside - pub details

Address: Smithy Brow, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9AS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1605) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Windermere (4.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.8/10 (rated by 44 users)
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Have to agree with yesterday's review by TonyMitch - I have been an occasional visitor (several times a year) for about 40 years now and the Golden Rule has always been an excellent and very well run pub throughout that time. I called in for a pint this afternoon and at 17.00 on a November Monday there were 17 mostly local people in the main bar and more in the other rooms, with customers coming and going all the while, giving the place a warm and friendly atmosphere. My beer (Robinson's Blonde) was on top form. The pub was a GBG regular when it belonged to Hartley's and for many years thereafter and if I had my way it would be a fixture now; I would have no argument with a second GBG pub in this busy holiday town (the Lily or Queen's for example) but unless there is radical change the Rule will always be Number One for me.
Stamfordian - 2 Nov 2015 22:30
Cracking pub . The best by a military mile in the town. Full range of Robinsons/Hartleys beers and every single one well kept. Draft cider on too. Real fire, a number of different areas to drink, talk and relax. Can there be any sense in the local CAMRA group that I understand refuses to put it into the GBG because it won't carry any guest beers. Plain crazy decision by that CAMRA committee. It is a quiet Sunday and there are 7 real ales being served.
TonyMitch - 1 Nov 2015 20:52
Fairfield round + golden rule = great day!
kip2011 - 16 Sep 2015 13:18
First class visit on Sunday, the landlord is a fine chap and we washed down some lovely ales with sandwiches, pork pie and scotch eggs.
BothamsAshes - 20 May 2015 12:32
Good place, made better by the quantity of games in the back room. Get in there and enjoy some brain exercise on Connect 4 or Scruples, or get physical with Kerplunk.
Beer ok, punters friendly, toilet tested, all satisfactory.

Do people not have jobs in Ambleside, why was the place still going at 12pm on a Sunday. Will have to move there, and drop out.
Juanfortheroad - 11 Mar 2014 20:21

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