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Cote How Organic Tea Room

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Rydal, Rydal, Ambleside, England
+44 15394 32765
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Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

A little Hidden, but perfectly placed Cafe when returning from the Lake walk. Very Pretty Building and surroundings, this well run business is somewhat of a haven. A little pricey it has to be said, almost forgiven because of its beautiful gardens and outdoor seating area.

Thank NickBond5693
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

A really wonderful place to go and have a nice cuppa, the cream tea was lovely and the staff were very attentive. The food was all fresh and made then and there so you know you are getting the best! Would recommend to anyone!

Thank jusclack
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

The sign to the café said it had the best cream teas in the world, so we were hooked immediately. The barn was dark and rustic, with fairy lights, but seating available outside and good views. We had walked from Grasmere so needed a top up and the scones were amazing! Huge and full of fruit, plenty of jam and... More 

Thank Pam H
Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

This is a cafe that derives trade from passing walkers - and should present a welcome retreat for tired feet. However, the prices it charges for a cup of tea & a scone are almost eye watering. As a previous reviewer reported ALL extras are charged for. "Want butter on your scone ? that's another 25p each" . If I... More 

2 Thank bandaStamford
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Visited the cafe today during our walk while staying for our annual break in the area. However we were very disappointed when we arrived that cafe visitors were not 'allowed' to enter by the main gate as previously, but sent further on the road then on a track to gain access. As we planned to bring our daughter and grandson... More 

Thank 12kenny
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78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Located just off a quiet road but sitting in the garden you could think you were in the middle of nowhere Coffee served is ok - typical machine coffee but no cafeteres available. there is a good selection of cakes available. The walnut and sultana cake was very good. There is a but though - in fact a couple of... More 

1 Thank Tiggerandfish
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Absolutely charming tea room , with great selection of cakes & scones .Off the beaten track , so well worth making the effort to visit & take in the views.

Thank HertsWanderer
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Been here several times this year, in the middle of a walk and at the end of one, great coffee, fab scones, and if the weather is nice great views, well worth a visits

Thank Jojo237
Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Popped in here halfway through a walk and had wonderful Darjeeling and Stilton and Walnut scones! Very welcome on an extremely hot day. It's just at the southern end of Rydal water and is well worth plotting in to walking plans.

Thank neddyb1
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Wonderfully situated on the side of the classic round Rydal Water walk (about half way if you start from the White Moss Common car park), the tea room has now moved from inside the house to the adjacent "barn". Plenty of room inside but sitting outside is definitely to be preferred with views up Loughrigg Fell - the footbridge over... More 

1 Thank PhilofBeestom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rydal, Rydal, Ambleside, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Rydal
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32765
The ORGANIC tearoom invites walkers and cyclists to take a break on the sunny terrace with stunning views or inside our cosy lounge area with log fires in winter. Enjoy homemade hearty soups, freshly cut sandwiches cakes and scones. We use only the finest ORGANIC ingredients and everything we serve is home made from scratch. So the food on your plate is the best it can possibly be. We are fully licensed and serve a range of beers and wines which are ORGANIC or local. We pay a premium for our ingredients and offer excellent value for money for you the visitor who can relax amid one of Britain's most picturesque landscapes!Open daily April – October (weather permitting). Sorry… No on site parking for tearoom visitors!Cote How is committed to promoting sustainability. Concern for the environment and promoting a broader sustainability agenda are integral to Cote How’s professional activities and the management of the organisation. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practice, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities and to help all of our Stakeholders to do the same.

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