Innkeeper's Lodge - The White Lion Hotel

The White Lion, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22 9DB
Innkeeper's Lodge - The White Lion Hotel Outside

The Innkeepers Lodge in Ambleside, classically known as the White Lion Hotel, is a classic British inn located in the centre of Ambleside. The Inn has stood here since the 18th century but is now part of the Innkeepers Lodge, a national chain of hotels who specialise in low cost accommodation with good food in character properties. With seven spacious rooms available at great rates, this property is ideal for guests who are seeking a classic British pub experience in the heart of the Lake District.

Nearby attractions include Windermere Lake Cruises, Wray Castle, and Brockhole, the LDNPA visitor centre. Popular walking routes in the area include White Moss for Rydal Water and caves, Helm Crag, and the Langdale Pikes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi


There are seven rooms at the White Lion Hotel, all presented in a modern, understated style with feature walls and sleek furnishings. Twin, King, or Family rooms (with one double bed and one sofa bed) are available. All have en-suite bathroom facilities either with showers or showers over baths. Most rooms have a comfortable armchair. In-room amenities include flat screen televisions with digital Freeview channels, a hospitality tray with tea and coffee, a desk, and free Wi-Fi.

Innkeeper's Lodge, White Lion Hotel Room Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

On the ground floor of the White Lion Hotel, the pub and restaurant is operated by another national chain, Ember Inns. Food is available all day every day and the menus are extensive. In the mornings, guests of the hotel are provided with a free continental breakfast with pastries, cereals, toast, etc. Alternatively, guests can choose to order from the menu for an additional charge, with a great selection of cooked dishes available, including a full English, eggs benedict, and sausage sandwiches. During the day, there is an extensive choice of classic pub dishes, snacks, sandwiches, pastas, salads, burgers and much more.

The pub has a number of cask ales available, as well as bottled beers and ciders. In addition, there are a good number of choices for wines, gins and other spirits, as well as soft and hot drinks.


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