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We now run the Rattle Ghyll Deli and Fine Food. Its located just round the corner from where the cafe was. Rydal Road, right in the middle of town. We offer lots of the RG favourites as takeaway and have a shop crammed with local produce and some wonderful treats. Come and say hi x
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Healthy, Soups, Street Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

FRUIT SCONE.. No! Unlawful false advertising we would say. What is the point in offering a fruit scone when it is laden with so much cinnamon that nothing other than the spice can be tasted? Undedible and uneaten. We rated it as the worst scone...ever.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Popped in for some bits to take back to eat in our cottage, but were put off by the prices of many of the non fresh items. Got a couple of pies which were ok, but nothing special. However, the cheeses were fantastic. We bought...many local cheeses from many different deli's across the Lakes region and the range and quality in this place was the best by far. The blues particularly were splendid and as we drove back home munching on some cheeses from other places, we wished we'd gone back here to restock instead !More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Bought pies, salads, porridge and chocolate to take back to rental cottage. Absolutely wonderful food - actually nicer than the eye-watering costly meal we'd had out in Grasmere the day before and for a fraction of the price. Pies were Lancashire cheese and onion and...the Dhal Gobi. Delicious. The owners were lovely too - even though my attempts at the self-serve bit were poor. And the chocolate selection - wow. You will definitely turn your nose up at the overpriced, sugar laden stuff sold elsewhere in Ambleside after eating the brands they stock. Not cheap but actually worth every penny. You get what you pay for and this place stocks healthy,tasty fuel - not calorific rubbish.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

The food from the Rattle Ghyll is always fresh and extremely tasty. There is a varying range of delicious pies and pastries and a board of imaginative sandwich options. Yesterday we had Brie and damson chutney sandwich Mac ‘n’ cheese pie (not to be missed)...Mini Brie and caramelised onion quiche All excellent. The salad pots are also excellent All good is vegetarian (plenty of vegan too) and the man behind me was offered a big choice of gluten free options. Service is always with a smile too. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

We had read about this deli online before our visit to Ambelside so we thought we would stop off to see what we could get for lunch to take on our walks in the Lakes. We visited twice during our stay having a pie both...times as the first was so tasty (it also travelled well!). The apple and almond cake was delicious too.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

We often pop in to the Rattle Ghyll before a long walk and stock our backpacks with warm pie. The smell of cheese and onion or macaroni cheese pie as we walk up the hills really whets the appetite for when we get to the...top. YummmmmmyMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

I twice bought a pie here during a week's stay in Ambleside. While not cheap, they were vegetarian, tasty and very generously filled (and much much better value than Ambleside's rather over-priced restaurants). They also sell a range of salads in pots (the roasted veg...were excellent) and local bottled beer (at a slightly lower price some some of the more specialist shops).More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

No longer a café, but a deli. The deli stocks a lovely selection of higher end foods. Some foods, such as oats and muesli, are available to purchase in your own containers. The cheeses were lovely. The pies, especially the Lincolnshire cheese and spinach pie,...and the salads, tasted lovely. The bread was good. They also sell sandwiches and wraps.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

So good, the salad box was so filling that the flapjack had to be kept for the next day's hike up Silver Howe. Yes it can be busy and it isn't cheap but quality is superb.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022

Anywhere that does good cheese is a hit with me. If it also sells good beer, frankly I begin to become emotional. Add delicious cakes and savouries and my happiness is complete. Rattle Ghyll has all of these things, in spades and there is much...more that looks wonderful but that I didn't have the chance to try. The cakes really are superb - homemade and fresh. I particularly enjoyed the spiced fruit flapjack. There is a good range of bottled local beers (including some dark brews, much to my pleasure). Just because it looked so appetising, I bought a piece of vegetable fritata which was savoury and delicious. I save the cheese until last because it was the best. There is a large selection of local, national and international cheese on offer, all of which looked tempting but I wanted to try local produce. There were half a dozen or so Cumbrian cheeses of which I chose a blue, a soft cheese and a farmhouse cheddar. All of these were wonderful on the sort of level you might expect in an award winning cheese and the soft cheese had me in raptures! I think it was called Crofton. I may be wrong but I think this deli is aimed at the vegetarian and vegan community. Certainly, I saw a lot of produce labelled as suitable for those particular dietary preferences and do not remember seeing any meat. Don't let that put you off if, like me, you are more omnivorous because really good veg or vegan food can compete with more carnivorous options on equal terms and there is nothing wishy-washy or compromised about any of the great food on offer here. The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic about their produce. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

This deli is great. They have lots of lovely salads, pies, cakes etc. They will make up sandwiches fresh for you and have them all listed on a blackboard. They use the best ingredients and they are very tasty. The staff are always really nice...and friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022

Popped in to pick up a macaroni cheese pie before our walk up Loughrigg. Soooo yummy and still warm when we got to the top

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

Just had a Buddha bowl and a frittata and salad . Staff very helpful. Food is amazing and so fresh .. would definitely use again and recommend. Thank you..

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022

I dont think I have ever reviewed a food shop before. There are lots of good ones in the Lakes, but I just have to say that everything we got here ( especially the deli / baked goods) was delicious - and good value.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022

Venture to the back of this shop and you'll find a lovely deli/ food counter. From the various fresh deli choices from Carrot slaw to olives or chickpeas (too many list here) burritos, Buddha bowls, fresh sandwiches made to order, soup and an array of...fresh pies and cakes well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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