Force Walkers Cafe & Terrace in Ambleside has clinched the 'Best New Tourism Business' award at the Cumbria Tourism Awards.

Since its opening in June, the cafe, nestled beside the Kelsick Grammar School, has earned the affection of residents and tourists for its level of service, commitment to local produce, environmental passions, and 'breath-taking views'.

Force Walkers Cafe & Terrace provides a dining experience that respects and reflects the culinary heritage of the Lake District.

Their menu, carefully created using locally sourced ingredients, exhibits the best of Cumbrian cuisine.

David Williams, the owner of Force Cafe, said: "This award is a testament to the hard work and passion of our incredible team.

"From the beginning, our goal was to create a space that not only celebrates the stunning beauty of the Lake District but also champions local produce and talent.

"We are immensely proud of what we’ve achieved in such a short time and grateful for the support of our community."

Also responsible for the restoration of Kelsick Grammar School, Mr Williams has deep ties with the area.

A former student of the school and a part-time farmer, his love for the Lake District shines through every aspect of the cafe.

He said: "Being able to give back to the community that has given me so much is incredibly rewarding.

"We’re not just serving food; we’re sharing a piece of the Lake District with every visitor."

In sync with 'modern, eco-conscious travellers', the cafe carries out environmentally conscious practices, such as using sustainable materials and minimising waste.

The award points to the dedication and vision behind Force Walkers Cafe & Terrace.

As it grows and innovates, the cafe continues to stay rooted in its commitment to provide experiences that respect the natural and cultural heritage of the Lake District.