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The Sun Tea Rooms

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High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
01539 436123
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome cakes, shame they don't let dogs in!

We called in here after finishing the Hawkshead trail race and the cakes were the perfect reward!! They are huge and so delicious and moist! Only thing that would make it even more perfect would be if they let dogs in!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
CharlotteLogie
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We called in here after finishing the Hawkshead trail race and the cakes were the perfect reward!! They are huge and so delicious and moist! Only thing that would make it even more perfect would be if they let dogs in!!

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited here again after such a good meal. Not very busy Easter Sunday but the owner is lovely and welcoming. Not much variety in choice of dishes but what food is served is Beautiful and home cooked.Excellent value for money and your meal has to be finished off with a Amazing piece of homemade cake. Will be visiting next time... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Lovely food and drink, the portion sizes deserve a special mention, one slice of cake would have done for the 3 of us. Nice cozy feel and friendly staff. Excellent value for money. Would recommend to everyone.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nicely presented on wooden block and wrapped in a newspaper, everything tasted pretty good. Nice crisp bater and chunky chips. Not sure why people here moaned about chip portion size, I had enough to share with my child. If I had to be picky, I would say I think the cream on the cakes were made with some kind of... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The cakes were absolutely delicious and a really excellent selection of teas. If you are a fan of the black stuff it's well worth going in. Staff were lovely and had an enjoyable chat with them regarding tea recommendations!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited during half term for lunch with our 2 small children, the service was very warm and welcoming, we all had delicious sandwiches and then shared a piece of chocolate cake. The cake was incredible and such a huge portion! Tea is real loose leaf tea! Can't fault this cafe.

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We popped in here during February half term, the food and service were great. The fish n chips were absolutely delicious. We were so full so we ended up taking some cakes home. This cafe is a little gem, we will definitely be back!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Cakes was amazing so large and so many different varieties and the beef sandwiches were lovely........tea was tea leaves like stepping back in time very friendly would recommend

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just back from a ride to the Lakes and we found this little gem. Its only very small inside but this makes it a nice atmosphere and the staff are excellent. I had the fish and chips which actually came on a plate but wrapped in newspaper as well and it tasted delicious. My husband had the home made pie... More 

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Baslow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We were enticed in by the amazing array of huge cakes in the window and were not disappointed. Home made soup with home made bread - delicious. Chicken & mango sandwich on home made bread - brilliant all washed down with a nice pot of tea. Couldn't manage a slice of cake but maybe next time! First class service and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: 01539 436123

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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