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Chesters By The River


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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All reviews cakes salad lemon meringue pie flat bread pizza frittata sausage rolls visited chesters skelwith bridge shop attached bad dog lake district take away coffee and cake lovely walk sit outside outdoor seating
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place. We parked up and easily got a table. We had brunch before our walk along the river. Great coffee, great home cooked food, great service. It is such a lovely walk, especially as we had a warm and sunny day (yes,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CarolyneP12
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place never disappoints me. great portions ( you pay for them!). had a pizza and the burrito that I shared with my husband. we were full, so no room for cake unfortunately!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PBarker57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

excellent coffee and soup.lovely place right in the middle of the lovely ambleside countryside just what was needed after a long walk.staff really friendly.spotlessly clean and lovely gift shop to peruse in.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank iwebbys
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big fan of this establishment. Everything is on point. It’s always a joy of mine to visit here, weather I eat, buy something from the shop, love it. X

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gillian p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous food-creative and plenty of choice, with good customer service! You can take your dog and great for vegans! Love it.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aurorina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn’t been there for over two years as being vegan there had been so challenging What a turnaround! Big choice of scrumpy vegan cakes, amazing vegan savoury choices. Very friendly helpful staff in the cafe Wonderful pasties and cakes in the takeaway section Visited...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FairMindedVegan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated very quickly and ordered just before the lunch rush which was very lucky. The food was amazing and we were too full to have cake, but they have a takeaway at the back of the shop which meant we were able to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 491elz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always visit Chester’s when in the Lake District. Amazing shop and fabulous cafe. Best Salads and I’m not even a salad fan! All the food is lovely, would highly recommend everything, esp a slice of lemon meringue pie and the scones. Great walk close...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KarenC2223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here during a walk from Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge. It was a sunny day so we sat outside with a hot chocolate and a freshly made focaccia. There was a great selection of freshly made light lunches and cakes etc. There was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 668lynseyf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this gorgeous cafe about an hour into our days walking Delicious coffee and we managed not to be tempted by the delicious looking food (we will return) What was meant to be a quick stop became a 45 minute break which included...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Luv2Travel4662 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We brought our Prince Ralphie (a lovely Yellow Labrador). He was greeted as warmly as we were!
23 July 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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21 March 2017|
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Response from uname2014 | Reviewed this property |
I think guide dogs, but I've seen people sitting outside with them
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