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Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms

Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A traditional English tearoom and tea garden by the river Eamont at the Northern tip of Ullswater with 40 seats inside and 65 seats in the garden Granny's has undergone a comprehensive upgrade with new toilets, new interior and new kitchens. Also Granny's is now licensed serving local craft beers and a choice of wines.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A traditional English tearoom and tea garden by the river Eamont at the Northern tip of Ullswater with 40 seats inside and 65 seats in the garden Granny's has undergone a comprehensive upgrade with new toilets, new interior and new kitchens. Also Granny's is now licensed serving local craft beers and a choice of wines.
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Formby
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely trip on the steamboat fom Glenridding to Pooley Bridge; first port of call there was Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, as soon as we stepped into the garden we were greeted with a friendly hello from a lady clearing the tables, she then suggested we sit at the bottom of the garden at a table overlooking the river. Wonderful... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Visited this weekend with some friends and came for breakfast Saturday n Sunday morning. We all wanted breakfasts but asked to change some items for others and the staff where very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing especially the toast. Each day they gave us extra beans, toast n mushrooms. Would defo recommended this lovely... More

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Visited hear everyday of my trip for breakfast as it was so nice, food was lovely, staff friendly and helpful, nice clean facility's and great atmosphere

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good food, good service with a smile and a pleasant garden area (with sunshades) to relax in, away from the crowds in the pubs.

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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Thanks John for sharing about your good time in our tea garden, its a beautiful time to be here. Best wishes Colin More

lancaster
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked a table here for a large group as non of the pubs seemed to be taking bookings..and we wanted to be sure we had a place to eat as the place was very busy! We turned up early as the weather was a bit rubbish, even though the staff were mid cleaning they welcomed us in to wait... More

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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking your time to share your good time with us. We happily take bookings as I know it is difficult for groups sometimes to find enough seats together. Best wishes Colin More

Penrith, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate in the garden a scone, beans on toast, cheese and chutney sandwich. All simple meals, they came out in less than 5 minutes and were good although my cheese was cut into huge doorsteps (better than being too thin). All reasonably priced in great surroundings. Will definitely be back

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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing about your good time with us, we really appreciate it. Thanks Colin More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great little tea room. Friendly staff, great atmosphere, and reasonably priced. The kids fish and chips is well worth a try.

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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your good time with us, we really appreciate. Best wishes Colin More

Southport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sat in the garden on a hot and sunny morning sipping elderflower presse and coffee. We had only just had breakfast so we were too full to sample any of the delights on offer at this lovely tea rooms.The menu looked extensive and varied . The staff were all really friendly and helpful . Granny Dowbekin's tea rooms is in... More

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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Christine thanks for your review of your good time with us, we are truly blessed to be in such an idyllic location. Best wishes Colin More

Placerville, CA
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the steamer from Glenridding and got off in Pooley Bridge for lunch. Restaurant is a short walk from the pier and a great place for lunch or tea. We sat indoors but there is a large outdoor dining area adjacent which would be nice in warmer weather.

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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to share your good time with us, we really appreciate it. Best wishes Colin More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We called late in the afternoon after a long day sight-seeing. We were able to relax in the garden with a pot of tea and an excellent scone, having been served by a very friendly young lady. Wish we could have stayed longer to try a meal.

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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your good time with us, we bake our scones every day, multiple batches during the Summer, and we do to to ensure all of our team are happy and welcoming. Best wishes Colin More

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