Vegetarian country guest house, a sister venue of Fellinis and Zefferellis restaurants. Can provide vegan food. Open Mon-Sun 00:00-00:00. Office open 9am-6pm every day.

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15 Reviews

First Review by Veganolive1


Points +51

29 Oct 2023

Lovely Short Break Away!

It was a welcome change to not have to worry about my food at a B&B for once! I loved the fresh croissant in the morning and the breakfasts were tasty (especially the homemade nut butter).

The b&b is vegetarian though, so definitely worth remembering people will order eggs and cows milk around you.



Points +196

14 Aug 2022

Wouldn’t call it vegan friendly

Stopped here because of the sign outside advertising their vegan ice cream. They have about 5-6 flavour, but only chocolate and vanilla are vegan. The only vegan cake they have is carrot cake or flapjack, so just about the same as any non-vegetarian place in the world these days.

I also find it odd that they sell non-vegan certified alcohol—the vast majority of non-vegan filtering agents in alcohol are not vegetarian (e.g., isinglass or gelatine). So how do they justify this as a vegetarian place?

You’ll maybe be happy going here as a vegetarian, but I can guarantee that vegans hoping to find satisfying snacks be disappointed.

Pros: It’s there, It doesn’t sell meat

Cons: No more vegan options than anywhere else really


14 Jan 2023

Hi ElyG, Thanks for your feedback - I guess from your review that you visited our tea garden, rather that the guest house. Apologies your experience was less than perfect. Please be assured that all of our alcohol is indeed vegan. I'll take note that we could have more vegan cakes and ice cream choices on our menu at the tea garden.


Points +532

23 Apr 2022

We'll Be Back!

Fully vegetarian b&b which caters well to vegans too. Luxurious rooms within an old manor, breakfast included in the price. Great value, too. We'll be back one day hopefully.


Points +67

14 Apr 2022

Delicious breakfast, lovely staff

Veggie and vegan B&B. Yummy vegan breakfast options: cooked breakfast, Toasts, porridges, cold buffet incl yoghurts and overnight oats. Would visit again. Staff were very keen to accommodate dietary requirements.

Pros: Delicious vegan cooked breakfast, Friendly staff careful with dietary reqs, Non dairy milk options for rooms


Points +3061

31 Jan 2022

Fantastic hotel for vegans to stay

Loved our third stay at Ambleside Manor. The vegan breakfasts are amazing.

Pros: Amazing vegan breakfast options, Knowledgeable staff re'veganism, Beautiful setting


Points +294

28 Dec 2021

Fantastic retreat for vegans

We stayed here for the Christmas package. As vegans we were so well catered for. The staff have very good understanding and provided lovely food. The breakfasts are great, lots of hot and cold options including freshly baked vegan apricot croissants. We also ate at Fellinis and Zeffirellis as part of the package and both are fantastic for vegans.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great breakfast, Knowledgeable staff

Cons: Non


Points +4338

26 Apr 2021

Tea Garden For Vegan Options Is Lovely

With Covid restrictions in place until the 17th May for hospitality, Ambleside Manor recently opened the tea garden in the beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel. The menu has a good selection of vegan options, although limited on the cake front, with only a vegan flapjack on offer, which hopefully they will address, but bonus points for labelling their wines and beers.

Hubby chose the falafel, houmous, tomato chutney and spinach panini, with the avocado, roast red pepper, rocket and pine nut panini for me. The paninis were beautifully presented and good sized portions, with scrumptious fillings and a small side salad, absolutely perfect for lunch.

I loved everything about the tea garden, away from the hustle bustle of the town centre on a busy Saturday afternoon, for a refined and peaceful lunch.

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-01

Pros: Vegan Options, Vegan wine and beer clearly labelled, Vegan friendly

Cons: More vegan cake would be nice


Points +293

08 Oct 2020

Great location & breakfast

A very good location in walking distance of Ambleside town centre. Comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast with a vegan main course as well as porridge, fruit salad, muesli & home baked bread. Movie deal is good value for exceptional food & convenient movie options. Recommended highly.

Pros: Great location, Delicious breakfast vegan options, Comfortable rooms

Cons: No cons!


Points +35

01 Sep 2020

Sadly gone downhill

Stayed here many times in past without issue, but last visit a huge disappointment. New managers and several issues. The first was we had very large mould on bedroom wall. There was several areas that were showing signs of water ingress throughout. The fridges designated for guests milk was being used by other guests to store meat. Yes not every visitor to a veggie hotel is a veggie but really? Then we had to ask for bedding changed as was all feather down ! Very disappointing they use while promoting themselves as veggie/vegan.

Pros: food good, decent value

Cons: Mould on bedroom walls, Use feather down bedding , Poor management


Points +20

15 Feb 2020


Second visit to this excellent vegetarian hotel, lovely staff, nice & clean rooms, great breakfast selections for vegans and sensibly priced all year round.

Pros: Location, Price , Vegan options

Cons: None apart from the weather.


Points +285

24 Aug 2018

Wonderful B&B!

Close to the town centre this is a delightful B&B which is very vegan friendly! Lovely big Victorian rooms, with lots of historic features. Comfortable bed, great breakfast, friendly staff, nice tea & coffee facilities... will definitely stay again!

Pros: Vegan friendly


Points +330

06 Feb 2018

delightful, comfortable, friendly

Stayed here recently and would certainly recommend. The rooms are very comfortable, well equipped, clean. Breakfast is excellent, everything a vegetarian or vegan could want, e.g. scrambled tofu, mushrooms, soya yoghurt, freshly made fruit salad. Owners and staff are very friendly, there was a log fire in the dining and sitting rooms.

Pros: comfortable, great breakfast, homely without having to do the work!


Points +83

29 Jan 2018

Why stay anywhere else ?

Ambleside Manor is a beautiful period building, in its own grounds, exquisitely furnished, two minutes walk from the town centre.
The veggie/vegan breakfasts are terrific, the staff are friendly and helpful, and they do package deals with co-owned venues Fellinis and the town cinemas.
All you need for a brilliant holiday in the Lake District.

Pros: Super breakfasts., Quality accommodation, Good staff. good location.


Points +28

19 Oct 2017


Great place to stay. Everything was first class from the room and staff to the incredible vegan breakfast. For what you get the price is amazingly low. Very walkable locations.

Pros: Food , Room , Staff


Points +554

28 Jul 2017

gorgeous hotel

my partner and i stayed at the hotel for three nights. we booked the 3 nights dinner deal which includes either a three course dinner or a movie and a two course dinner at zefirellis or fellinis for each night of the stay.
the breakfast was wonderful and very filling, the suite absolutely gorgeous and the staff was very nice and attentive.

the only down side (pun intended) was that the duvets were down duvets. I'd expect more from a vegetarian hotel, to be honest.

Pros: gorgeous rooms, nice location, close to town center, tasty breakfast

Cons: down duvets!

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