Drinks MenuGolden Rule, drinks are at the heart of what we do, housing Robinsons award-winning ales; Dizzy Blonde, Wizard, Double Hop, Hartleys and Hartleys Cumbrian Way. We also stock Guinness, Carling, Budweiser, Veltins, Lakeland Lager, Strongbow, Stowford Press and Old Rosie. Also find an eclectic choice of array wines, spirits, malt whiskies, bottled beers, ciders and soft drinks.View more about Drinks
About The Golden Rule
About The Golden RuleThe Golden Rule—the hidden gem of Ambleside—a traditional and unchanging multi-room pub tucked away off the main road. Ever popular with residents and visitors alike, the Rule is just the place for a drink and a chat.View more about About The Golden Rule
About The Golden Rule
Soak up the sunshine and enjoy a tipple in our beer garden.
Cask Marque is the industry watchdog responsible for assessing the quality of cask ale across the UK. Our pub is Cask Marque accredited so you can be rest assured a pint of beer excellenceeee every time.
Disabled Access / Facilities
We have tried, where possible, to make our pub accessible to everyone... but we appreciate that people may have different requirements. Please phone ahead for full details of our disabled facilities.
Well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome.
We are a family friendly pub and welcome all well-behaved children.
Great Cask Ales
Join us for a pint. We pride ourselves on our beer and offer some of the cask ales in town.
We're fortunate enough to be based in an area of natural beauty, special architectural or historic Interest. Pop in for a pint and discover more.
Keen walker? With close proximity to many trails and hidden walks, there’s plenty to explore right on our doorstep. Round off your ramblings with a pint of Robinsons ale.
Excellent Wi-Fi access is available for free.
Welcome to the Golden Rule—the hidden gem of Ambleside.
Tucked away off the main road in the heart of the Lake District, this Grade II listed traditional multi-room pub is ever popular with residents and visitors, the young and old, walkers, climbers and mountain bikers, artists and writers. With no background music, no noisy games machines, no big screen televisions, and no meals, the Rule is just the place to relax and have a drink and a chat.
Enjoy the extensive range of cask beers, draught lagers and ciders, fine wines, malt whiskies, gins, and other spirits in comfortable traditionally furnished rooms, in the secluded sun-trap beer garden, or by the open fire.
Take advantage of the free WiFi, daily newspapers, books and magazines, selection of board games and dart board. Dogs are welcome throughout and water bowls are always available.
John and Margret have been welcoming people to the Golden Rule since 1981, and they and their team look forward to welcoming you too.
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