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Chesters By The River

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Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
+44 15394 34711
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called in for coffee and cakes. Good selection it was hard to choose. My husband considers himself an expert on lemon meringue pies so his choice was easy. It scored 10 out of 10.We enjoyed our visit and were able to sit outside,cold but sunny the setting was lovely. Parking is limited, however,can imagine it would be impossible during main... More 

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Thank Ttopknot
Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here as we were passing through on our way to Wastwater. Very busy but for good reason, great location by the river and the food was very tasty. We sat in but also an option for takeaway with stools etc. provided in a separate outside area. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Dom K
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just popped in for a light snack as we strolled around the lakes. A beautiful setting, amazing food- we had a Thai salad & soup, both of which were very tasty, good quality food. It was very busy, staff did seem to be rushing about quite a bit, they were friendly though as they rushed! Would definitely go back.

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Thank NayWarbs
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a super place for a coffee or lunch. They have a good selection of cakes and the lunches looked very appetising. The location is right on the river and it is great to sit outside on a sunny day. There is a take-away counter with a good menu. It is very popular with cyclists and walkers. Car parking... More 

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Thank ferdafolk
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this morning having walked from Elterwater with 2 dogs. As dogs were wet and one of them barks around other dogs as he is quite young we thought it best to sit on a bench near the entrance. Went to take away but you can only get filter coffee there so went to cafe area inside. When asked for... More 

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4 Thank juliemj62
Its in Spanish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place and lovely food you can also sit outside by the flowing river and waterfall. The staff was really helpfull and polite. We will be revisiting Cheaters by the river again.

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Thank D3478URbarbarac
Bleasdale, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A group of international work colleagues visited this morning for coffee and cakes before embarking on a walk around Elterwater. Having spent over an hour on a coach, a number of the party were keen to use the rest room facilities before purchasing refreshments. A number of party members were approached by the female owner and accused of "taking advantage... More 

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always a delight here, lots of different choices from fresh salads to pizza and it's worth a trip just for the cakes. Plenty of seating and if you have a dog then you are welcome to sit outside

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top class food. Very busy but service surprisingly quick. Want to go back when the weather is better to sit outside and enjoy the glorious setting by the river.

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Thank Roger C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we visited! The food was lovely and fresh with lots of healthy options. We have a really good latte each. There is also a really great shop attached with perfectly curated stock including non-toxic skin care ranges and lovely gifts. The location is stunning too, worth a visit for the steam that runs along side it. So pretty!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 34711

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