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Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms

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Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of...
A traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. We are open every day from 9am to 6pm and until 9pm in school holidays. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed and has undergone extensive renovations in 2014.
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic service, food and atmosphere!

Wow! What a lovely place to eat or just grab a drink! Just minutes away from the steam boat, this quirky little place surpassed all our expectations! We went for lunch with our 2 children and dog. The food was lovely and the service was outstanding! The lady who served us was funny, kind and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Lorraine A
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a lovely place to eat or just grab a drink! Just minutes away from the steam boat, this quirky little place surpassed all our expectations! We went for lunch with our 2 children and dog. The food was lovely and the service was outstanding! The lady who served us was funny, kind and very thoughtful, offering the children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have 3 vegetarian kids 2 of which are very picky. 1 veggie adult and another who only eats chicken and pork. All of us ate extremely well here. Went back a few times on our visit and will be back again in few weeks. Food absolutely gorgeous. Kids were begging us to go again. Staff were all lovely kind... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great location, food a joy whether a meal or just a pudding and a cuppa. Staff very welcoming, obliging, friendly and knowledgeable. Can't recommend the place enough. Sit outside on a pleasant day down by the river, lean back and just chill. Congratulations to all the staff - they all seemed genuinely relaxed and happy at their work. A credit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

we called in for Sunday morning breakfast as it definitely wasn't the weather for cooking a camping breakfast. Bacon, eggs & toast x 2 plus kids beans on toast, 3 drinks and it came to just shy of £20. The eggs were perfect, bacon crispy and tasty and toast was proper stuff, not Mothers Pride or such like. My only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is a cute restaurant with friendly staff but we found that the food was average. There is a lot of different food to choose from on the menu though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped for lunch during a drive through Lake District A shame that it was raining and we could not sit outside Food was good but not exceptional I feel that they could improve on the service though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have been visiting here about 4times a year for over 10years and never tire of their great cream teas & wonderful service, that is until now! The service to begin worth was good but upon trying to cut the scones open it all went down hill, my scones just crumbled so did my husbands then my sister in law... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My family and I visited this tearooms twice on our stay to The Lakes. I picked it as it had good reviews on Trip Advisor and so I've decided to add my own. On our first visit to Ullswater we came to Pooley Bridge and stopped at the tearooms for a cup of tea and a cake.We sat outside near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great little tea room and restaurant. Very nice setting right next to the stream and views of Ullswater and the peaks in the distance. Sit outside if the weather permits. We had afternoon tea and it was delightful, in fact half a dozen couples and families who walked passed us as we relaxed and ate agreed as we overheard them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

All three adults meals where delicious and our daughter really enjoyed her fish. The staff really go out of their way to make you feel looked after - calling out to daughter to look at the young swans passing by on the river, then even giving her some bread to feed the ducks later. Really made our day.

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Additional Information about Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms

Address: Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
Phone Number: +44 17684 86453
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 am  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 am  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 am  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 am  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 am  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 am  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 am  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: British

Description

A traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. We are open every day from 9am to 6pm and until 9pm in school holidays. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed and has undergone extensive renovations in 2014.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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