Review on Drunken Duck Inn
Set in breathtaking country high above Lake Windermere, the Drunken Duck seems to have just about everything you could wish for in a well-heeled country pub with four centuries of colourful history under its belt. Inside it looks every inch the part, with its wood fires, wide oak flooring, old beams and hundreds of pictures side by side with leather club chairs and polished slate.
Walkers and other visitors are wowed by the food, which puts the emphasis firmly on regional produce given contemporary treatment. Crumpets are topped with Keldthwaite Gold cheese, crispy bacon and raspberry dressing, rump of Kendal rough-fell lamb is served with minted pea purée, lyonnaise potatoes and rosemary jus, while hand-dived scallops might appear with a warm salad of Cumbrian air-dried ham, green beans, tomatoes and burnt orange sauce. Simpler stuff can be eaten in the bar, while desserts could range from Baileys bread-and-butter pudding to peanut butter parfait with a flapjack and banana crisps.
The Drunken Duck is also a hot spot for real ale buffs, thanks to Barngates Brewery on the premises. Thirsty fans can work their way through a line-up of beers (all affectionately named after favourite dogs) including Cat Nap, Cracker Ale, Tag Lag and Chesters Strong and Ugly, and more besides. If wine is your tipple, the cellar has something to suit all pockets including an impressive selection of around 20 by the glass.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card