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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: $8 - $16
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.
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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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The surroundings of this old style tea room and 1st class. We called in by chance whilst passing through Pooley Bridge. The manager came out to meet us in the back garden area and welcomed us to eat inside should we want. My wife being in a wheelchair had to go in (with my help) through the kitchen. Obviously we... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We always ensure we eat here at least once when we come to Pooley Bridge and our whole family love it. We have been several times, winter and Summer and have sat indoors and when the weather allows we like to sit by the river - beautiful. We've had breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and never been disappointed. This time... More

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Ossett, West Yorkshire
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157 reviews 157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Staying in Grasmere we had a trip out and found this lovely spot by the river. Had cream teas and sat out in the tea-room gardens. Good menu on offer and friendly efficient staff. We were lucky with the weather sunny & warm so the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon.

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Nantwich Cheshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Last came a couple of years ago and a sign on the door said "no muddy boots" had to laugh as at least 99% of customers were walkers!! Glad to see the sign now says "muddy boots welcome"!! Lovely garden for coffee and cake, much better than before will be back, mud or no mud!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Me and wife stopped here before going on the steamer, found it to be a charming and pleasant cafe with lovely staff,tasty and sumptuous meals even for a non gluten.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I was passing through Pooley Bridge on my way home after a long walk. It was beautiful weather and I was drawn to Granny Dowbedin's because of the outside seating area that overlooks the river. The menu had plenty of choice, from light bites to more substantial meals. The menu also contained options for those who are vegetarian or gluten... More

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County Durham
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We visit GBT regularly as we have a caravan nearby at Park Foot. Every time we visit we are not dissapointed. Whether in the lovely gardens or inside, the service is always good and whatever you order is tasty, fresh and most probably locally sourced. Whilst it may be hard for some to get excited about a light lunch or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We always stop here on our way home after weekends in the Lakes. Afternoon tea outside by the river is perfect. Good value and the new building looks good

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Chesham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stopped here on the way to Scotland for late lunch with our dogs. Dogs are really welcome here inside or outside but we chose to sit in the garden. The staff seemed efficient and friendly and a bowl of water was brought for the dogs which was much appreciated. We ordered submarine rolls and in fact received sandwiches but we... More

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

Thanks so much for your visit and your review, sorry about getting the Sub/Sandwich wrong and being so gracious about it. Best wishes Colin More

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stopped in on our way back to Scotland for brekkies, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast and tea...lovely...couldn't fault the meal, service or facilities. Top marks Granny D.

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

Thanks so much for your review and visit. Really pleased you enjoyed your breakfasts and the newly installed facilities. Best wishes Colin More

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