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All 2 Rydal Restaurants

Cote How Organic Tea Room

Rydal, Rydal, Ambleside, England
015394 32765
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Rydal
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: The ORGANIC tearoom invites walkers and cyclists to take a break on the sunny terrace with stunning views or inside our cosy lounge area with log fires in winter. Enjoy homemade hearty soups, freshly cut sandwiches cakes and scones. We use only the finest ORGANIC ingredients and everything we serve is home made from scratch. So the food on your plate is the best it can possibly be. We are fully licensed and serve a range of beers and wines which are ORGANIC or local. We pay a premium for our ingredients and offer excellent value for money for you the visitor who can relax amid one of Britain's most picturesque landscapes!Open daily April – October (weather permitting). Sorry… No on site parking for tearoom visitors!Cote How is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to Cote How’s professional activities and the management of the organisation. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help all of our Stakeholders to do the same.

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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A really wonderful place to go and have a nice cuppa, the cream tea was lovely and the staff were very attentive. The food was all fresh and made then and there so you know you are getting the best! Would recommend to anyone!

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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The sign to the café said it had the best cream teas in the world, so we were hooked immediately. The barn was dark and rustic, with fairy lights, but seating available outside and good views. We had walked from Grasmere so needed a top up and the scones were amazing! Huge and full of fruit, plenty of jam and... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a cafe that derives trade from passing walkers - and should present a welcome retreat for tired feet. However, the prices it charges for a cup of tea & a scone are almost eye watering. As a previous reviewer reported ALL extras are charged for. "Want butter on your scone ? that's another 25p each" . If I... More 

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Ambleside
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited the cafe today during our walk while staying for our annual break in the area. However we were very disappointed when we arrived that cafe visitors were not 'allowed' to enter by the main gate as previously, but sent further on the road then on a track to gain access. As we planned to bring our daughter and grandson... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Located just off a quiet road but sitting in the garden you could think you were in the middle of nowhere Coffee served is ok - typical machine coffee but no cafeteres available. there is a good selection of cakes available. The walnut and sultana cake was very good. There is a but though - in fact a couple of... More 

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Hertfordshire
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38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Absolutely charming tea room , with great selection of cakes & scones .Off the beaten track , so well worth making the effort to visit & take in the views.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Been here several times this year, in the middle of a walk and at the end of one, great coffee, fab scones, and if the weather is nice great views, well worth a visits

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Popped in here halfway through a walk and had wonderful Darjeeling and Stilton and Walnut scones! Very welcome on an extremely hot day. It's just at the southern end of Rydal water and is well worth plotting in to walking plans.

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderfully situated on the side of the classic round Rydal Water walk (about half way if you start from the White Moss Common car park), the tea room has now moved from inside the house to the adjacent "barn". Plenty of room inside but sitting outside is definitely to be preferred with views up Loughrigg Fell - the footbridge over... More 

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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Found this cafe while walk around rydal water. What a gem. Nice cold beer for husband lovely homemade cakes. Lovely setting. Well worth a stop after a nice walk.

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Address: Rydal, Rydal, Ambleside, England
Phone Number: 015394 32765
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Rydal
Cuisine: Café

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