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Chesters By The River

Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
+44 15394 34711
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (666 reviews)
“flatbread” (134 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me & Clair called into here for a rest and had the most amazing slice of battenburg cake ever. Complimented with an Americano. Nice busy place well worth a visit.

Thank John P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must for any visit to the area. Good food, especially the cakes - excellent tiffin. Eat in or out, with good area for takeaway customers. Martin & Elaine, Sheffield.

Thank Martinelaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the mushroom on sourdough bread with poached egg on top was gorgeous and elderflower presse was superb. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Carol_Howarth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in a party of 6 We had the 4 salad sharing plate with veggie burger and chickpea curry , poppadom and pickles which was more than ample for 3 of us. The others enjoyed various pizzas. Sadly no room for the mega lemon...More

Thank Tryfoodlakes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem of a place to visit. The food is exceptional, especially from the take away service counter next to the wood burner. Expensive giftware but apart from that, food well worth the visit. The walk is worthwhile after the best flapjack ever tasted....More

1  Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vegan/veggie but with a difference. The interior is rustic perhaps even a bit scout hut but the food is superb.From other reviews it gets very busy which is perhaps why it is a secret but it does have a takeaway part that may be a...More

Thank Montonarian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most recently each time we have visited it has been super busy this time we got lucky and managed to grab an outside table with no wait. The brunch menu (served until 3pm) especially the avocado on toast and the mushrooms on toast is highly...More

Thank Ljsow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Chester’s before loved it sadly it has become vegetarian but no signs to say that last time had lovely breakfast but this time was not on menu the coffee took ages my husband asked if he could have beans on toast with poached...More

2  Thank DAWN M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here a few times to have lunch and had some really lovely meals but the best visit was to the bakery which sells the most amazing pastries and cakes !!! They are simply to die for and have so much to choose from...More

Thank psflam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick afternoon tea. Lovely location. Friendly staff and service was good. Only reason for a 4 star rating was because our Latte was served in a glass beaker with no handle and was way too hot to pick up and drink....More

Thank Kerrie P
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from Timbr00 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and indoors
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Louis B | Reviewed this property |
can't comment I am afraid as we stayed nearby and walked.
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March 21, 2017|
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Response from unam e | Reviewed this property |
I think guide dogs, but I've seen people sitting outside with them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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