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64 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LT, England
+44 1229 587564
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (45 reviews)
“carrot cake” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
64 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today having seen Gillams on a Hairy Bikers episode, couldn’t wait to try it but what a disappointment! Sitting by the door watching people come and go it was obvious that the locals and regulars are given the warmest of welcomes, anybody else doesn’t...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jimmy0306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and surroundings. Staff very welcoming and not pushy, even though it was the Dickensian Market Sunday. Shop also full of wonderful items.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tilly080845
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cakes and home brewed coffee in an authentic setting with a great menu and a great little shop

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mandafor
Reviewed 6 November 2018

After a lovely walk over Birkrigg Common and before an ascent up The Barrow Monument we needed a light lunch. Our friends suggested Gilliams and in we went. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Beautiful, gentle service and delicious light lunches. We had soup, Welsh Rarebit, creamed mushrooms...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JohnatPales
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

A proper tea shop / cafe. A warm welcome, roaring fire and charming interior - all of which could only be bettered by the huge and delicious slice of banana and date loaf I washed down with a hot chocolate. THE best slice of cake...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FineWineDrinker
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We stopped by for a small bite to eat. I had a baked potato with cheddar cheese. It came with a lettuce salad and Cole slaw. Also had hot chocolate. Salad dressing had a strong, bitter taste. Potato had too much cheese on top. Cole...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Seemed the only cafe in town to get a late lunch around 2:30 on a Thursday. We were not disappointed though as it was really nice. We are not vegitarian, but the menu was vegitarian and vegan. We both had the potato and spinach soup...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tina R
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Gillam's has been in Ulverston since the beginning of time and nothing has changed (it even has a beautiful antique toilet paper holder in the toilet). A vast range of teas on offer to drink and an even larger range for sale in their excellent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank amandat814
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely surroundings. We sat upstairs which was nice and quiet. Sat by the window although our view was slightly restricted, sitting n the corner. Had a large slice of cake. Was quite nice although I would like to try other items. Staff were very friendly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jimbK1727CA
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely characterful building. Amazing range of teas and my pot of Darjeeling was so delicious! Fantastic cheese toastie and awesome cakes Friendly staff. Perfecto ! 😄👍

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TravellersontheTyne
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Melissa P
14 March 2017|
Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
We went and there was a Dog with some people at a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ulverston
  • Phone Number: +44 1229 587564
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