Whether you prefer to travel on two legs, two wheels or four paws, you are welcome at The Ugly Duckling!


The Ugly Duckling is the ideal stop-off point for people on a walk or cycle ride in Knaresborough.

Many cyclists visit Knaresborough, come down the hill and turn left into Waterside, thus missing us as an ideal stop-off point. Next time you are cycling through Knaresborough, call in and see us! Your bikes can be parked safely where you can keep an eye on them.

We are also a popular spot for walkers to either start, end or take a break from their walk. We can offer you cool refreshments and tasty treats and meals to keep you going on your excursion.

We are a proudly dog-friendly coffee shop

All well-behaved dogs are welcome at the Ugly Duckling. We have an outside water station for dogs, so they can have a refreshing drink after a walk or to keep them cool in the warm sun.

If we have your permission, we may even be able to give your four-legged pet a biscuit to thank them for being well-behaved in our tearoom.

At The Ugly Duckling, we also sell treats just for dogs, such as dog ice cream! This will ensure you can enjoy an event or meal at our tearoom, safe in the knowledge your pet is being equally well catered for.

To learn more about our tearoom and our dog-friendly policies, call us today at 01423 868090.

“Had a lovely lunch here after a nice walk down Waterside. I had a Chicken Caesar salad and my companion had Welsh Rarebit – both were delicious. The location is fab, staff were lovely and friendly. I will return especially as dogs are welcome.”