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The Giggling Goose Cafe

The Old Mill North Road, Ambleside LA22 9DT, England
+44 15394 33370
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“scones” (50 reviews)
“cake” (59 reviews)
“bread” (26 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 3 days ago

Well I can confirm this place was great for a cream tea. Homemade scones were massive teamed with jame and craven just amazing. All staff were lovely

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped for a cream tea, the guy serving was polite and friendly, but when ordering I have never been asked what I want to talk about rather than what I wanted to order!! There were only 2 people serving and the layout of the cafe...More

Thank TJ P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a look round Ambleside and a game of crazy golf it was time for refreshment The Giggling Goose was just the ticket, Set at the side of the mill stream and back from the traffic it was great to sit and relax, A coffee...More

Thank APH0363
Reviewed 1 week ago

No frills but to sit outdoors in such a setting on an autumn day was just the ticket. Coffee was great and the scones exceptional. They also get the fact that one small square of butter isn't enough for giant pastries (apologies, just my hang...More

Thank julieandtonyhardy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stop off here after a long walk for refreshments..First impression were good,nice view outside over the rambling brook perfect..sadly we were disappointed from there..The guy taking orders was impatient and a bit rude but we got our numbered apple and sat down...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after reading the reviews on trip advisor. Coffee and cake was needed after a fair walk. It was too hot to sit inside so we sat outside with a lovely view. My lemon cake was very nice and hubby had some fruit...More

Thank NicandDarren
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 6 September 2017

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 28 August 2017 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 24 August 2017

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