Welcome to The Ambleside Tavern

Here at the Ambleside Tavern, we pride ourselves on offering fresh, homecooked food which is all locally sourced in the Lake District area. From our Thwaites battered fish and chips, to our Cumberland sausage and onion gravy, we have something to suit everyone’s hunger! We are proud to serve a variety of Thwaites cask ales and seasonals, these all pair perfectly with our food menu . Our bar is also stocked with a variety of spirits, wines and soft drinks to suit everyone’s taste.

We are also the only pub in Ambleside to show Sky and BT sports! Keep an eye out on our social channels for upcoming fixtures we are showing.

So, whether you are popping in for a drink after a day exploring Ambleside, or for a meal with family, we look forward to welcoming you through our doors.

Samantha, David and the team.

Our Beers

Local Area

Ambleside is a small town situated in the Lake District and is a popular attraction for walking, climbing and exploring. Ambleside offers plenty of walking routes which allow you to explore the town and its beautiful scenery it has to offer. Loughrigg Fell is a 10km route and will show you the fantastic views Ambleside has to offer and you will also get to explore Rydal Cave. You can start and finish this walk at our pub, making us the perfect location for some pre- or post-walk food and drink.

Below are some other attractions we think you would love do whilst visiting Ambleside. All these activities are only a short distance from the Ambleside Tavern, so be sure to pop in for a drink or bite to eat with friends and family.

Ambleside Climbing Wall

5 Min Walk


15 Min Walk

Stock Ghyll Force waterfall

15 Min Walk

Armitt Museum

5 Min Drive

Go Ape

20 Min Drive

Beatrix Potter’s House

20 Min Drive

What’s On


Watch the F1 With us!


Student Night


Fizz Friday


Gin and Mixer


Live TV Sport


Live Entertainment
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Fancy A Nibble


Try Our Cask Ales

Get in Touch

Find Us

Ambleside Tavern,
Compston Road,
LA22 9DR

Tel: 01539 456691