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Three Shires Inn, Ambleside

Little Langdale
England LA22 9NZ
Tel: 44 153 943 7215's insider take:

This traditional slate inn of 1872 occupies a fabulous location at the heart of the Langdales with views over Tilberthwaite fells. The popular stone-floored bar serves a wide selection of ales and whiskies, as well as good food. Edibles range from lunch at the bar—Cumberland sausages, roast ham, homemade fish-cakes—to dinner in the more refined restaurant, where a meal might consist of smoked breast of wood pigeon, a poached fillet of red sea bream in lemongrass and ginger, or roast leg of Lakeland lamb served with a garlic confit and mint-scented jus. Too full to move? There are also ten rooms and one self-catering cottage for rent.

Restaurant open for dinner only; bar open for lunch and dinner.

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