Esquires: "Great Coffee House in Ambleside" Lake District National Park Restaurant Tip by eddilowe

Lake District National Park Restaurants: 47 reviews and 52 photos

  Esquires in Ambleside
by eddilowe

We visited the the area at the end of November so it was really cold. We stopped in mbleside on the way to the cottage in Elterwater as were too early to get into our cottage. We were walking past Esquires and noticed a sign in the window for free Wi-Fi so we popped in for a drink and to use the internet. We were so impressed we ended up going back every evening for a few hours to sit on the sofa and chill out with a few hot chocolates and to upload photographs etc etc.

All the staff were friendly and pleasant and chatty, there was a nice atmosphere, it was clean and you just needed to request the password and you could log on to their Wi-Fi freely. I think they also had a couple of PCs hooked up to use too. There is seating upstairs too.

Even when we were the very last people in the shop before they closed we were never, ever made to feel unwelcome so the staff could clear up and get home, even though I know a couple of them lived miles away! So consequently we were actually happy to let them clear up round us. We genuinely miss Esquires in Ambleside.

Favorite Dish: The large hot chocolate with loads of cream and a flake ... perfect to warm up after being out and about in the cold. I bought one of their large mugs so that I could try and recreate the experience at home!

Address: 14 Market Cross, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BT
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: From main Ambleside carpark on Rydal Rd (free to park after 6pm), turn right into town, turn right at traffic lights down Compston Rd, walk past Spar supermarket & Co-op supermarket. Esquires is opposite on the corner of Compston Road & The Slack.
othercontact: Open 8am - 8pm Mon - Sun
Phone: 01539 433727
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Coffeehouse

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2011
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