Chesters by the River

Chesters by the River
Cafe and coffee shop in Skelwith Bridge
Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9NJ
Opening hours: 9:00 - 16:00 (Mon - Sun)
 Vegetarian  Vegan  Gluten Free  Open Sunday

Excellent cappuccino!


We'd highly recommend the buffalo cauliflower mac & cheese with roasted onions or the chick pea frittata with wood fired veg & focaccia. For something sweet their almond twists are hard to beat, as are their cardamon buns


The menu here changes by the day and is both veggie and vegan friendly. Soups, pastries, pizzas, toasties, focaccia, curries, flatbreads and more there's something to fill up those tired legs. Finish off with one of their sweet cardamon buns


Americano (£3.00), cappuccino (£3.40), flat white (£3.20), tea (builders, £2.50), toasted sandwiches (£10.00), sausage rolls (vegan, £4.00), pies (£4.00), soup (£7.00), potato burger (£12.00), curry (£12.00), chick pea fritter (£9.00), loaded chips with jackfruit (£9.00), pizzas (from £11.00), cakes (from £3.00)


There's space out front for your bikes beside the outdoor benched seating


With plenty of space both inside the meticulously decorated interior and out beside the river, it's ideal for groups of all sizes passing by on two wheels


Just two miles west of the popular Lake District town of Ambleside and en-route to the scenic village of Elterwater, it's the ideal pitstop when exploring the Lake District National Park

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Set by the banks of the River Brathay in Skelwith Bridge is a popular bakery serving up delicious fresh bakes (many vegan friendly too) alongside great coffee.

There’s a varied all-day menu with everything available either as vegan or veggie; dishes include curry, falafel, burger, pizzas, buddha bowl, salads alongside a changing breakfast menu. On our spring visit there was buffalo cauliflower mac & cheese, spiced potato burger, Sri Lankan potato & green bean curry, chickpea focaccia, loaded chips with jackfruit and a range of pizzas.

Last visited in June 2024

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