Should you find yourself in Ambleside ambling along (see what I did there?) you could do worse than stopping at Mr H’s for lunch.
I had seen it online and it looked like a sweet cafe with a slightly quirky edge, which appealed. So I added it onto a list of possibilities. When we got to Ambleside it was the one boyfriend picked out, and he made a good choice.
I ordered a goats cheese baguette that arrived stuffed with goats cheese! It was good! Boyfriend got the Ploughman’s from the ‘light lunch’ section and was presented with a block of cheddar, an entire pig, as well as a pork pie, bread, and salad. I also got a nice hot chocolate in a mug with the funny little pig logo.
I also picked up a packet of loose leaf tea called ‘Apple Loves Mint’ which may be my favourite tea ever! I’ve had it a few times in cafes but have never seen it for sale for home use before. I don’t think it tastes like apple or mint, but it’s fruity and delicious.
We went to the Lake District for boyfriend’s birthday, without much of a plan as to what we wanted to do. Given the beautiful surroundings we quite like the idea of a walk but, as I hadn’t been feeling great, we didn’t want it to be a long walk. The B and B that we were staying provided us with a selection of local walks (and maps) and we found one to Ambleside that was 3.5 miles each way.
It was pretty grey when we set off but the sun did eventually peek out in the afternoon. The scenery around us did not disappoint even in the bleak weather, although I couldn’t help thinking it must look lovely in the summer. The route was a fairly simple one that was well sign posted. We pretty much get lost on every walk we go on so this was quite handy! The walk was fairly easy going but it’s hill country and there were some ups, as well as downs. I had tired legs the next day!
We entered Ambleside near a big garden centre, and I felt the need to wander in and have a look at there Christmas display. Boyfriend bought some new walking trousers so it was non-stop excitement. We then walked into Ambleside centre which is a cute, quaint little village full of really annoying people standing in your way on the pavement as they look in the window of shops! We stopped off for lunch before heading back and were home before 3pm!