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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A traditional English tearoom at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the...
A traditional English tearoom at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. We are open every day and have a Winter promotion running until March 27 of a 2 course meal for just £5.95, Available every day until then, with a selection of 6 main courses and 12 desserts. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed and has undergone extensive renovations in 2014.
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  • 12
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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
Most recent review
off season, service/food exceptional

visited february 2015, having previously been in august 2014. Both visits earn a big positive from me, in the summer we sat outside which is a lovely setting. Anyone moaning about service outside, may not have seen the signs to order at the counter perhaps?? This visit we were inside, as it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
TheWaddy
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Southport, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Southport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

visited february 2015, having previously been in august 2014. Both visits earn a big positive from me, in the summer we sat outside which is a lovely setting. Anyone moaning about service outside, may not have seen the signs to order at the counter perhaps?? This visit we were inside, as it was february and the off season timing meant... More 

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to Pooley Bridge for the afternoon to find this coffee shop. Well we weren't disappointed what a really good place to have lunch before we go for a walk. The pensioners meal was great great value (for everyone) they even wrapped our scones up to take with Us. Great place everyone so friendly

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cafe is in a beautiful setting with an outside eating are going down to the River Eamont, idyllic on a sunny day. The interior is warm and cosy for bad weather days. The food is good home cooking with generous portions and delicious salads. Very reasonably priced too and friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Came here with friends and very cheaply priced, although the staff couldn't understand what we wanted. But brilliant :-) must visit again

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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Feeling cold and hungry on a snowy windy day, we called in for a coffee. The premises were a little bland but the service was welcoming and the home made cakes were as good as they looked. The locals were friendly and dogs, lots of them were welcome and well behaved.

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

Tom Thanks for your review and your visit. I will work on adding a few more points of interest on the walls for atmosphere, in addition to the 3 large original watercolours, the history of the building and every transaction since 1687, the Tubular Fells interpretation of the the Wainwrights, the original Auction Sale poster of the premises from 1860,... More 

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A friend and I visited this tearoom after an afternoon out on Ullswater Lake on the steamer. I ordered from the Pensioners Menu a ploughman's lunch, my friend deciding on the homemade soup and then a scone. My ploughman's arrived and it was enormous, with cheese, pickled onions, lettuce etc. and the most succulent home cooked ham. It came with... More 

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

Thanks so much for your visit, really pleased you enjoyed yourself. As a result of your feedback we have strengthened all of our coffees by 20%. If you message me through Trip Advisor with your details I will post you a voucher to come & try one again when you are in the area. Glad you enjoyed the Special Lunch... More 

Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very busy considering it was mid January and horrible weather, which is always a good sign. Friendly service, lots of choice. We share a HUGE club sandwich and had cakes and hot chocolate. Not terribly expensive as you may expect a tourist place to be. Would definitely come back

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

Thanks very much for your review and your visit. Very glad you enjoyed the Club Sandwich. Best wishes Colin More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a hot drink before going to Airaforce water fall tea and cappuicino both nice.Nice and homely inside.

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

Thanks so much for your review and your visit. Best wishes Colin More 

Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Having just spent Christmas in Hospital and seeing the sun shining, a trip to The Lakes was on the cards. Lunchtime saw us at Ullswater so we decided to return to Granny Dowbekins. As usual staff were quick & courteous, the food was hot, well prepared and a good portion size. Tea and coffee plentiful with extra milk provided on... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting again, really pleased you enjoyed your visit and the new toilets. Best wishes Colin More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have always been a big fan of granny dowbekiins and have enjoyed many meals and snacks there but today I was a little disssapointed. I always have a cappuccino when we go out so I know what it should taste like and look like. All I received was a milky coffee at best, it had a little froth on... More 

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

Hi Steve, Thanks very much for your review and your continued custom. I appreciate your comments. Let me go through your 3 points. Cappucino: we use Tunki Peruvian Organic beans which are twice as costly as regular beans and give a lovely smooth finish. It is possible the machine was low, or we as a nation are getting used to... More 

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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 - 15
  • Cuisine: British

Description

A traditional English tearoom at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. We are open every day and have a Winter promotion running until March 27 of a 2 course meal for just £5.95, Available every day until then, with a selection of 6 main courses and 12 desserts. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed and has undergone extensive renovations in 2014.

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