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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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“flatbread” (134 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside LA22 9NN, England
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon tea. All bread and delicious cakes made on the premises . We ate morning coffee and breakfast there during our holiday. Very high quality. We also carried out fresh quiche to have for dinner one night. A must...More

Thank CarolineAmcDonald
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a perfect location and close to lovely local walks. There is outside seating areas and inside areas. There is a gift shop and takeaway service for food. The food is delicious and you are spoilt for choice because everything if freshly prepared and...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We all know change has to take place BUT to take the HEART out of such a memorable place. My family took me to Chesters 2 years ago and it was amazing Fantastic breakfast / Lunch and just a great place in a Fabulous place...More

5  Thank brianwhitfield2016
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went in for lunch on our way back from a morning of walking, and as you walk in you are greated with a lovely bakery smell and piles of fresh bread and cakes! So obviously we had to try the cakes too. I'd read that...More

1  Thank Elinor E
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place on a wet walk from Ambleside and very glad we did. Despite being a Monday the only table available was outside but thankfully under cover. Although not veggies we found the food delicious. Refried beans with roast potatoes and a fried egg...More

Thank Gillandys
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Unfortunately not open in the evenings, but Chester's is a must for morning coffee or lunch. There is a choice of restaurant or take away service (you can sit outside with your take away or take it on you walk ) fantastic cooked food (...More

Thank stephen l
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We are on yet another repeat visit to Chesters - our favourite place to eat in the Lakes. This time we visited twice, firstly one morning at 11am and the second time around 2pm. I would personally avoid the peak times of lunchtime as on...More

Thank FoodieHarrogate
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Still needles me a bit that Chesters has gone full veggie - used to love coming here for a full English when holidaying in the lakes. However the food whether sweet or savoury is always super here. We tend to park up in Elterwater and...More

Thank leigh b
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe with lots of choice of cakes and meals all a were vegetarian. Fab pizza and chocolate brownie. Lovely shop with some great gifts. Dogs welcome.

Thank Cara P
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place for coffee (and sometimes cake!) as it is halfway on our round trip walk from Elterwater. One day we must park and here use this as our finishing point as the lunches always look amazing although we have never stopped for...More

Thank Eaglet64
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Response from Timbr00 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and indoors
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.
Wendy F
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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
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:30
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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