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The Golden Rule, Ambleside - pub details

Address: Smithy Brow, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9AS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1605) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Windermere (4.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 46 users)
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So, I'm back again and this pub, in my humble opinion, is still the best pub/bar in the town by a mile.
Friendly, welcoming pub, used by locals, students and visitors alike.
Full range of Robinsons ales and a draught cider.
Beer always well kept.
TonyMitch - 12 May 2019 19:04
As ever, excellent selection of Robinsons beers, the full range and over the last 3 evenings, they have all been in top condition. The pork pies and scotch eggs are very tasty but go far too quickly. This remains the top pub in the area and clearly should be in the Good Beer Guide. It still features in the top 20 pubs on this website, so what are the local CAMRA group playing at?
TonyMitch - 8 May 2017 21:59
My Golden Rule is "never drink before midday" !

Occasionally broken ...

Never been to this pub, but it's on my list for the future
Martinsh - 16 Apr 2017 23:38
There are only two known pubs in Britain called the Golden Rule. One is in Edinburgh and one is in Ambleside
The question is - what is the Golden Rule?
for the religious - "do unto others as you would do unto yourself"
for the underdog - "he who has the gold rules"
for the sceptic - "the golden rule is that there is no golden rule"
for the landlord - "a load of hard work"
for the local and the visitor - "a very good pub!"
TonyMitch - 16 Apr 2017 22:56
Back again, walked past all the high street pubs to get to the best bar none. This gem still features in BITEs top 20 pubs and yet is still not back in the Good Beer Guide. Madness, come on local CAMRA group, do your job. Full range of Robinsons beers and guests and as ALWAYS in tip top condition.
TonyMitch - 29 Oct 2016 21:26

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