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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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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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We've walked past this little gem of a place so many times, but have never been in as we're always passing at a time when we're not ready to eat! However, this weekend we went in as a party of 4 and the food was excellent. All the food is home cooked and the cakes and scones are out of... More

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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were 6 miles through a walk and came across the tea room. The weather was wonderful so we sat outside and ordered a cheese scone each, a coffee and a hot chocolate with a shot of baileys. The scones were superb, and the hot chocolate the best my wife has ever had (I'm sure the baileys helped!). It's in... More

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