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The Sun Tea Rooms

High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36123
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (264 reviews)
“chowder” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't recommend this place more highly! During our stay we visited twice as we loved it so much, the food compares to nothing else and the staff are really friendly and talkative! This place is a definite must visit!

Thank Sarahlouise998
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a wander round hawkshead came across this little gem. The cafe is small and a bit cramped but that adds to the atmosphere. We had coffee, best coffee in a long while,my husband had a fruit scone, came with butter/jam, which he enjoyed. I...More

Thank Ins50
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour of the Lake District and stopped for a break and came across this little gem. The coffee was great, but the stand out was the superb cakes absolutely delicious. A very generous slice, so my husband and I shared. Very...More

Thank Shara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE were in the town, and called in early morning for a cuppa...We sat outside, and were charmed by the little sparrows searching for crumbs..We spied the cakes... too early for one, so we got 2 slices boxed up to bring home.. They were gorgeous,...More

2  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a coffee. Quirky little place with lamps and shades everywhere. The coffee was good and fresh brewed. The cakes in the window look amazing and the portion sizes are huge! They are available to purchase with 24-48 hours notice, the one I...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Proper Leaf tea. But if you need toilet you have to use the pubs toilet next door. Some gatuea cakes were not covered up. Had scone but only had small portion of jam and butter, with no cream available, Scone was not one of the...More

Thank 123Familyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the delicious cakes in the window and just had to try. I was not disappointed although must say I had to share a piece with my husband as sizes were very generous. So surprised when given the bill as I was expecting to pay...More

Thank casbar2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought this looked like a lovely little tea room but didn't feel at all welcomed by the staff. We were herded immediately to a tiny table which was quite grubby and no one offered to clean it. We ordered a Tuna melt, a Cheese...More

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little Tea Room with the most amazing homemade cakes. The lad who served us was really friendly. Can definitely recommend the chocolate cake although beware the portions are huge.

Thank Donphil63
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful cafe, well worth a visit. The biggest slice of cake I've ever seen; tasted delicious. So nice that we went back the following day for lunch - all meals looked great and the fish finger sandwich is highly recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | next to the Sun Pub, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36123
Small but quirky cafe home of the giant cakes but also serving full meals from soups to our own cured and smoked meats
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