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White Lion Hotel, Ambleside - pub details

White Lion Hotel

Address: Market Place, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32359) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Windermere (4.6 miles)

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Sorry, in case anyone feels like being pedantic, the Dark Matter was in fact 3.6% and not 3.8%.
RealAleRobUK - 12 Jul 2014 13:49
I was drawn to this pub by its large outdoor seating area on a sunny Friday afternoon in July, and the chalk board outside advertising its cask ales. It was fairly busy though there were a few tables available.

There was a bank of hand pumps at the bar and I opted for a pint of Dark Matter from Peerless Brewery, a 3.8% mild. The name rings a bell with me and I am wondering if I have had this before somewhere else. £3.39 for the pint.

Sadly the beer was not very good at all. In fact that is probably an understatement. Whether it was just not to my taste, or whether it was badly kept, I cannot be sure, but it was very vinegary tasting to the point where I just could not persevere with it any more, and I ended up leaving half the pint. It's fair to say I don't think I have ever tasted anything quite like it, and nor do I wish to again.

Bar service itself was OK, and the pub has a nice large airy modern feel to it inside. The bar staff seem to double up as hotel receptionists, which did result in a slight delay in being served.
RealAleRobUK - 12 Jul 2014 13:46
Fairly ordinary big pub in the town/village centre. Watch out for the party theme on Saturdays (lots of old blokes plus 80's music), and the quiz without questions on a Sunday.
Juanfortheroad - 11 Mar 2014 20:15
Okay town centre pub with cask ales available.
alexw - 21 Jan 2014 07:48
This pub has a front 'garden' as its best selling point on a spring/summer's evening but it doesn't make up for it being rather uninspiring in general. The beer choice is pretty poor and the pint of best I had was creamy and bland (more like some smoothflow crap rather than a real ale) . Food-wise I went for the curry platter which was good value, though it was definitely more supermarket 'indian' curry then true indian curry. There are better places in Ambleside for food and beer.
BothamsAshes - 20 May 2013 15:08

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