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Minstrels Gallery

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Minstrels Gallery The Square | Hawkshead Fine Teas, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NZ, England
+44 15394 36423
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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“fruit cake” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British
££ - £££
Minstrels Gallery The Square | Hawkshead Fine Teas, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to walk past all the other tea rooms before you find this little tea room in the heart of Hawkshead. It is worth finding. We only had tea/coffeee but it was nice to sit in the rooms, (there was a roaring fire going...More

Thank Maverick_in_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this little place when exploring the Hawkshead back streets. It prides itself on speciality teas and cakes, with some justification. We tried the teas and sampled the scones with and without cream - excellent all around.

Thank Timothy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed near Far Sawrey in the Lakes this April, and visited the Minstrel's Gallery in Hawkshead three times during our stay - we loved it! The beautiful ancient building, the settles, the fire, the delightful lady serving, and the scrumptious hot...More

Thank Oriella2018
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The atmosphere is like a war time tea room. Nice music played from that era. Nice little old lady serving tea, order at the counter but she serves to your table. The tea was very hot and the cakes lovely and fresh.

Thank DMM22101963
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Lovely friendly tearoom with excellent service & good quality food. The cakes & scones were very moorish

Thank cheryl19591990
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a very traditional tea room in a wonderful old building with bags of character. The decor is very traditional, some areas are roped off and have a museum like feel to them. The 30’s music is a nice touch and adds to the...More

Thank WelshTerrier13
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Enjoyed a hot chocolate and a lemonade. They have a vast choice of different teas. It is located in a very old building.

Thank David S
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We were left hanging at the counter while the lady in charge ignored us as she continued with her own jobs. We had already engaged with her regarding a comfy seat as our daughter has a back problem so she certainly knew we were there....More

1  Thank missa554
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely pot of tea, great cappuccino & probably the best scones we’ve ever tasted. Both had the cream scones with proper cream.... no substitute given in this quaint tea room. Would definitely recommend it & we’ll be sure to return

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Enjoyed a light lunch in this ancient tea room. The place is full of atmosphere and the service we received was good. My companions had toasted sandwiches and I enjoyed an egg mayonnaise sandwich. We all voted our choices as good. Latte coffees were the...More

Thank patrickjohn
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Minstrels Gallery The Square | Hawkshead Fine Teas, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36423
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