The Unicorn Ambleside

North Rd, Ambleside
015394 33216

Recent Reviews

Helen W

Lovely old fashioned pub with a good atmosphere and they had some live music on the evening we were there. The food was very well cooked and the portions were generous, we will definitely return when we are in the area again.


The first impression is of a proper British pub. A nice buzz of conversation, the smell of good food and traditional decor. The young folk serving us could not have been more welcoming. We settled into a cozy corner with a pint of Unicorn and absorbed the atmosphere. Tasty tomato and basil soup, mushrooms and stilton and a hearty home made steak and red wine pie. All excellent and piping hot which is not always the case. Ambleside is awash with pubs but this one stands out. We are already planning a return

Scarlett H

Lovely atmosphere, music and people. Will definitely be returning! Me and my dad came in and had a wonderful time the staff were very inviting and chatty. Can’t wait to come back! :)


What a change,new owners a few months ago and what a change. The hosts have turned around what was a nondescript uninviting pub into a welcoming homely pub. Dog friendly,great selection of beers and probably the best Sunday roast I’ve had. The landlord and landlady have made turned the place into a must visit for visitors to Ambleside,they are so friendly and welcoming.

Philip Gregg

Probably our favourite pub in Ambleside. Now serving great food too to add to the great beers on offer. What more can I say? See you next time we're up there! Book early though.


An fantastic evening at the Unicorn Inn, we went there for their amazing Thursday music night and their genius idea of a Sunday roast in Yorkshire pudding wrap. Just WOW!!! The lasagna and the homemade focaccia garlic bread was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed our meal and the staff (Mimi n James) were so warm and welcoming. Looking forward to our next visit. ??❤️


Stumbled across this wee pub not long after arriving in Ambleside and what a great find. Best pub/restaurant Sunday lunch I’ve ever had. Returned a few times - really fun pub quiz and good beer. Very welcoming of dogs and very friendly staff. Will definitely return when back in Ambleside.

Anthony Gallacher

A classic British Pub experience with excellent service and excellent food. Makes a change from the Copy and Paste refurbished pubs all over the UK that look the same, sound loud and echoing and offer poor value at high prices. Well Done!!Food & drinks: Excellent

Barry Pearson

Excellent old worldly pub. Friendly helpful staff cosy place to chill.

Richard Walker

Good selection drinks at a decent price for the area. Good atmosphere. Staff seem friendly and keep tables free and tidy right away.


Such a lovely pub with welcoming and friendly staff. We visited as an extended family of 8 after a long walk and nothing was too much trouble. We even got offered water for our dog, which doesn’t sound like much but is something that doesn’t happen often. Will definitely visit again.

Lesley F

What the actual? Popped in here on a dreech Sunday in October. What a find! Tucked away in a side street but lovely staff, great beer, fab Sunday Roast. Go! It’s not fancy pub grub, no pretentious stuff but it’s worth it!

Chris K

Have been going to the Unicorn for many years and it is still fantastic. Great beer, great food and very friendly staff. The meatballs are still amazing.

DjRhys C

Spot on. Quite possibly the best! The guy on the phone squeezed 6 of us in for roasts at 19:30 on a Sunday evening. The same guy on arrival couldn’t be more accommodating along with the chef that cooked the absolute best roast dinner and stayed on so we could have dessert. The food was out of this world but both the bar man and the chef absolutely made this place. Real gents a proper gem of a pub! ♥️


Dined here 3 times during a week's stay in ambleside. Very accommodating of giant breed dog. Staff very pleasant. Ideal location

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