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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 good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“scones” (54 reviews)
“cake” (61 reviews)
“bread” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing by after a long walk and called in for a bite to eat. What a quaint place. Seating inside and outside by the bubbling river, with blankets and cushions provided if you want to sit out. The food we had was lovely and there...More

Thank jbackhouse136
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in after a long walk wanting a bite to eat and drinks Situated in the centre of Ambleside on the bridge You can sit outside if you like or inside the converted mill you will see the cafe All food was excellent, great choices...More

Thank ahickman6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a cream tea, just wanted to purchase one but was forced into buying two due to a card limit issue. The scones were awfully dry, not enough jam was provided and for the price the quality just wasn't there.

Thank CoralSapphire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviewers have commented on this being a little scruffy. One man's scruffy is, I guess, another man's informal, and yet another's relaxed. The Giggling Goose is certainly informal, but sitting outside on a sunny day with the river a mere 2 metres away, enjoying...More

Thank PriceTheOrgan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only popped in for a drink but found the staff surly and rude to our children and another guest. Flat white coffee tasted thin and burnt and the cafe was scruffy with dirty toilets. Such a shame for this prime location. Should be much...More

Thank Susie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly set back from the hectic town centre is this very pleasant cafe. The cakes were great as was the coffee. A good choice and also dog friendly.

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a hot chocolate and cake on a particularly chilly afternoon. Hot orange chocolate was nice enough but the chocolate fudge cake was very poor with very little flavour of chocolate and a slightly stale taste. Plenty of good cafes in Ambleside so won't...More

Thank 1234duke58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little tea/coffee shop,food is very nice,staff are friendly,dog friendly to,scones are lovely,overall a lovely place well worth a visit.

1  Thank kaydan49
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The food here is excellent a good variety of choices staff are very polite and helpful we sat outside scarves & coats on in the February sunshine and snow on the fells with a lovely view of the river and the old waterwheel would highly...More

1  Thank dinkypaul
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Visited here last June, had an enjoyableafternoon tea with a scenic view of the river, staff helpful and welcome , would definitely return, dog and child friendly.

Thank Colette Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
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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