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The Unicorn Inn

  • Food
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cask Marque
  • Entertainment
  • Walks
  • Historic Interest
  • Dogs Welcome
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    Drinks Menu

    We stock an impressive variety of lagers and ciders, wine and spirits, including a carefully selected range of single malt whiskies. However, our main attraction is five beautifully conditioned Robinson's ales, with seasonally rotating guest ale. 
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    Food Menu

    Our extensive menu, freshly prepared on the premises, offers home cooked pub classics alongside The Unicorn Inn's house specials which have stood the test of time, such as; our famous Hungarian meatballs for which people return year after year!
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  • Come and enjoy a cosy night stay at the Robinsons pub the Unicorn, Ambleside



    A traditional coaching inn, we have accommodated passing travellers for over 300 years. Now, we have six beautifully furnished double, twin and en-suite room prices from £39 per person per night for bed and breakfast. Please do not hesitate to phone regarding bookings and enquiries. Room only rates available on request. 
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    About The Unicorn

    About The Unicorn

    Ambleside's oldest pub remains a family run business offering a warm welcome and a comfortable home from home locals and tourists alike in the heart of the Lake District.  
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    About The Unicorn

    Cask Marque

    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. 

    Dogs Welcome

    Well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome.


    We host regular entertainment, from pub quizzes to live music… pop in for a pint and let us entertain you.

    Family Friendly

    We are a family friendly pub and welcome all well-behaved children.


    Feeling peckish? Come dine with us! We offer Great British homecooked dishes served with a smile… and best of all no washing up!

    Historic Interest

    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.

    Situated in the centre of Ambleside, surrounding by the stunning fells of the Lake District, The Unicorn Inn is the quintessential traditional Lakeland public house which for over three hundred years has provided a platform from which locals and tourists can get a 'real' feeling of  this beautiful area.

    A family run business with our current tenants still going strong after 22 years, the vibrant lifestyle of this pub has created a strong character which is inescapable from the moment you twist the big, brass knob and step through the hardwood door frame into the cosy comfort of Ambleside's oldest licensed establishment.

    We have a impressive menu of lovingly prepared, home cooked food and pride ourselves on our selection of drinks to match every palate for which our five Robinson's ales are the perfect flagship. Amongst our biggest attractions are our three nights of live music every week, which showcases some of the finest local talent and entertainment for all kinds of listeners. 

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    Our pub is our pride and joy and we invite you to come and visit us. We'd be delighted to see you. In the meantime, browse through our gallery…
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    Contact & opening times

    Contact & opening times

    We want to hear from you! Drop us a line & tell us about your experience in our pub. We'd be delighted to hear from you.
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    Contact Us & opening times

    The Unicorn Inn

    The Unicorn Inn NORTH ROAD
    LA22 9DT

    Call us on: 01539 433216

    Opening Times:

    Monday - Sunday: 11am - Midnight. 

    Food Times:

    Monday - Sunday: Lunch 12 - 3pm & Dinner 5.30pm - 9pm

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