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Poppi Red

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Visited hawkshead on sunday after searching for a dog friendly place to eat we called into Poppi Red a quaint gift shop and lovely cosy tea room , Unbelievable choice of cakes not to mention lots of choice on the menu for food, Served by friendly staff with a warm relaxing atmosphere and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
dianerainford
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited hawkshead on sunday after searching for a dog friendly place to eat we called into Poppi Red a quaint gift shop and lovely cosy tea room , Unbelievable choice of cakes not to mention lots of choice on the menu for food, Served by friendly staff with a warm relaxing atmosphere and complimented by a good choice of music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee an chocolate cake, left the GF to shop while I indulged myself with a latte an cake, pleasant staff an reasonably priced, a good range of cafe food and drinks an appearance was clean and tidy Colin & kelly

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Thank xxblueboy86xx
Settle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for coffee and cake when passing through Hawkshead. It's a small tea room that is part of an equally small gift shop. I'm all for diversity. They sell a range of snacks, light bites, lunches and cakes. The lemon drizzle went down very well with our lattes.

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Thank MD-FatDonkey
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super little place with a café and shop combined and walking boot friendly. One of those places to spend time browsing until you find what you are after. Followed by a cup of hot chocolate and slice of cake before stretching the legs in the surrounding fields and forest. We often spend Christmas nearby, half way up Hawkshead Hill... More 

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Thank Percy00000000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, with a delightful shop as well. Good food, lovely staff. The shop part has some unusual and good quality items.

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Thank Julia S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called late morning to sample coffee and cake. Needless to say we were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and inviting and made a big fuss of our 2 basset hounds. Would highly recommend and my wife loved the place, we will be back.

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Thank Ash-Fleetwood
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is lovely. The coffee and cakes are very nice and made better by sitting outside in the sun. A great stop before walking up Hawkshead Hill!

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Thank Peter S
Laleham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place and it is certainly a good addition to Hawkshead and the staff are lovely, however, I was somewhat disappointed at the measly amount of Coronation Chicken put in my roll when I last visited - almost a joke. My husband had the soup and I tried some and it was superb. Just feel a bit let... More 

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Thank Janet L
Egremont, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very quaint little cafe / gift shop. The cakes and scones are lovely, can get a little crowded and busy, but that's the fun of the place. Very quirky, the gift shop is lovely to, lots of unusual stuff to be had. All very cheerful and colourful.

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Thank EilzSmilz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The coffee was good at poppi red, although no soya milk ! The cafe which sits aside a shop has a great atmosphere with a busy arts and crafts interior. It's outdoor seating is very cozy with heaters and pretty views of the village. Excellent place for a cuppa

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?