The award winning “Apple Pie Eating House” of Ambleside is a family run business which has had a great reputation for its quality of food and service since 1974. Having recently invested in renovating and extending our café area we now have a seating capacity of 115 over two floors, comprising a total of four rooms, each with their own individual ambiance, plus our courtyard for “al fresco” eating. And since modernising our waiter service to the use of wireless palm top computers, we just keep going from strength to strength.
We provide a wide range of delicious baked goods made here in our own craft bakery, and take pride in the fact that many of our products are unique! Locally renowned for our range of apple pies and our bath buns in particular, nobody makes them quite like us.
Being situated in the heart of the English lake district, we cater to a great deal of tourists as well as locals, and we have easy access and plenty of room for those with pushchairs, dogs, rucksacks and mountain bikes. Also there is a very large car park just a hundred meters away from our front door! Transport links to Ambleside are very good and this makes it not only easy for you to get to us, but also easy for you explore the many tourist attractions of the U.K. from here.
The village of Ambleside itself is an ideal base for many outdoor activities and there are many local clubs that provide opportunities for sailing, canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering and low level walking, you are never really more than ten minutes away from the hills, woodlands or the lake. Additionally, there are many local cultural and leisure amenities. Whether you are interested in a good movie, literary heritage, a game of squash, or just a good pub & club, its all within easy reach. There is even a university campus in the village and the large student population, along with the many travellers from all over the world that come to work here, give the whole community a young fresh vibe.
Quality, freshness and service are our priorities. We aim to maintain our standards so that we provide a service people can rely on. We aim to upgrade and improve machinery, fixtures & fittings on a regular basis to enable us to budget and to improve efficiency & working conditions. Trends in eating habits are constantly changing and our menu & product range are constantly updated. We would like to think that our team are content and take a pride in their work.
We have recently beed awarded the top award of 5 stars for food hygiene / safety procedures.
It is our aim to employ people who can be developed to their potential, such that they give added support to their colleagues which engenders more team spirit.