The Unicorn

Delightful pub & hotel in Ambleside

Outside Pub

About Us

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.

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Dog friendly

A little more about us

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 an 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.

Contact Us

The Unicorn
North Road
LA22 9DT

01539 433216

Opening Times

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We're open
12:00 - 22:00

Serving Food
12:00 - 20:00

Satisfying pub food for Ambleside
The best gin & prosecco selection in Cumbria?

The best gin & prosecco selection in Cumbria?

We are proud to serve Robinsons beers alongside a tempting selection of old and new world wines, to complement our restaurant style menu. You’ll be happy to hear that the Unicorn also boasts a great collection of artisan gins and great value prosecco, an excellent way to while away an evening.

A great hotel in Ambleside

A great hotel in Ambleside

The The Unicorn is a wonderful hotel in Ambleside, offering individual rooms and en-suite facilities. Our ‘boutique hotel’ feel and tempting menu, mean we’re ideal for a weekend break or a relaxing midweek treat exploring the local area. We’re also popular with business travellers seeking accommodation in Cumbria.

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Things to do in Ambleside

Things to do in Ambleside

If you’re enjoying a day out in Cumbria, then take a break at Unicorn. We’re the ideal place to take some time out when visiting nearby attractions and tings to do. Our excellent pub food menu and drinks selection means we’re ideal for a quick visit or a relaxing meal.