The Ugly Duckling

    Riverside Tearooms, Knaresborough



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The Ugly Duckling is set in a beautiful spot by the River Nidd in Knaresborough at the end of the Municipal Car Park. So when you arrive in Knaresborough it is ideal for you to pop in and see us and partake of a coffee and cake, or whatever takes your fancy, before heading into the town.

It is an ideal starting or finishing point for walkers, and a convenient stopping off point for cyclists.

We will be happy to take table bookings via either telephone or email on 01423 868090 or Please leave your name, number of people, (max 6 at present), time and date of booking together with a phone number for us to confirm.

Opening times and access will be dependent on current Covid Tier rulings.

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Following this evenings Tier 5 announcement sadly we will be closing temporarily to encourage people to stay indoors and get this virus under control. Thank you so much for supporting our much loved tearoom.

Please stay safe and we hope to see you all again before too long

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We may have to resort to Take-Away only dependent on the Tier rulings currently applying.

When rulings allow for eating-in, all our customers will be required to wear a face mask when entering, leaving and moving around inside the tearoom unless you carry a medical exemption card or are a child under the age if 11.  Face masks can be removed whilst seated at the table. Our lovely staff will serve you and all will be wearing masks and sanitising after each guest has left as usual.

We cannot accept table bookings of more than 6 people at present. They should be within the same family unit or within a support bubble.

We will continue to collect information for Track and Trace either through our book at the counter or via the Covid19 QR app from tomorrow 24th September 2020. The lead person in the family should complete this.

We are also able to accept take away orders. Please call us on 01423 868090 Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm and we will be happy to prepare your order for collection.