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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Poppi Red

What a lovely little tea room! We sat inside as we doubted the weather - comfy chairs in amongst a typical lakeland souvenir shop, HOWEVER the service was prompt, the cakes yummy & the tea plentiful - no complaints here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Cathryn R
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped off for a bit of lunch after visiting Wray Castle. Staff were lovely!!! So friendly. It was quite busy, but we still got our paninis in good time. They were both really tasty! We had cake too which was ok, but the paninis were the highlight. Having read a particularly harsh review of this place I would say take... More 

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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Worst cafe ever!!! Turned up on a damp Sunday afternoon. You get a table and then go to order at the counter, where you are told to move out the way repeatedly by the wait staff while you wait for somebody to decide to take your order. Finally managed to get the boys some cakes ordered as they were starving.... More 

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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a lovely little tea room! We sat inside as we doubted the weather - comfy chairs in amongst a typical lakeland souvenir shop, HOWEVER the service was prompt, the cakes yummy & the tea plentiful - no complaints here!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Interesting shop, with plenty of quirky items. Tea and choice of cakes ok. Outside seating has extra cushions and blankets should you need them. Staff friendly.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stumbled across this little café while on holiday in the area and it looked so pretty and inviting we had to stop for something to eat. The food was excellent and nicely presented and to be honest if it wasn't for the fact that we found it to be very expensive (£19.60 for 2 paninis and lattes) then I'd... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We only had coffee and cake,but it was very nice.The service was quick and efficient.The outside seating is great with cushions and throws for if you are chilly.It is on their own balcony giving you a view of the village while you drink your tea or coffee.We enjoyed the experience very much.Thanks.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had a lovely time having cakes and pimms here last week. the staff were so friendly and great with my 3 year old niece who was upset as there was no chocolate ice cream, the staff member suggested a great place to get her some ice cream and let us bring it back in the shop. The caramel squares... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Whilst visiting hawks head last week we stumbled across this coffee shop and decided to check it out. It is set out as tea room/ shop and his very inviting. They have a wide selection of drinks and cakes, well worth a visit.

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Maidenhead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Plenty of cakes to chose from and refreshments varied. Eclectic mix of seating, crockery etc to give that old tea room feel. Cappuccino hot which was nice. However no warm welcome or any engagement from the hosts/staff so wouldn't return . Shame

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ended up in here following a recommendation from our daughter who lives in the lakes, what a little treasure, food good, staff good what more could you want

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Additional Information about Poppi Red

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

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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: Cafe
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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