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The Giggling Goose Cafe

The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
+44 15394 33370
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“scones” (49 reviews)
“cake” (53 reviews)
“bread” (27 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quiet on the day we visited. Quirky cafe inside. Placed our order and collected cutlery. Used napkins to dry off seats but later realised there were cushions/throws inside for outside customers. Ysed saucers to keep falling bits from trees landing in our coffees. Joys...More

Thank missyhall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for somewhere to sit outside because of dog. Found this little café down a side alley next to the stream near to Cunninghams outdoor shop. Lovely setting next to stream. Bit confusing how to order as no signs telling you what to do...More

Thank mooreboots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was quite good we had soup and quiche then cakes and tea, it was homemade and quite reasonable really. The service was a bit slow and mishap-ish, the staff were friendly and polite just not very efficient. With Ambleside having loads of cafes...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be perfectly honest one of the draws for going here was the fun name. We went with a plan to enjoy a cream tea, but the scones were decidedly mediocre, quite dry. The seating outside was ok, but seemed quite run down, plus staff...More

Thank ahj
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I went here with my mum on holiday and we sat outside overlooking the beautiful river and views of the fells. The cakes were delicious and reasonably priced. The inside did look slightly tatty but on a sunny day that wouldn't matter as the views...More

Thank hbrazil4433
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Cream tea was lovely. Big scones with plenty fruit. Dog friendly. Seating inside and out. Nice choice of snacks etc. Would call again.

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We visited here a few days ago for lunch. It's a quirky cafe in an old watermill. We ordered 1 soup & 1 pot of tea. Considering our small order & the fact that the cafe was not busy we waited quite some time for...More

Thank Vick2
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We visited this cafe and can honestly say they are trading only on their location otherwise avoid like the plague! The toilets are quite the most disgusting I have ever been in, dirty with the dirtiest towel on a nail hammered into the wall. There...More

Thank maryfisher82
Reviewed 9 August 2017

OK, little café. Popped in for tea and cake. Only comment I’d make is pleeeeeease remove the manky hand towel from the toilet! Pack of paper towels will do.

1  Thank Ben_evolve
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Love this little place. The food and coffee is great and it has a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are all friendly. It is a family friendly place which often has colouring for the kids. As mentioned the food is lovely and the cakes are beautiful....More

Thank becj1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33370
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