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All 4 Pooley Bridge Restaurants

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
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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
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

What a lovely welcome you get at this tea room. It has been refurbished to a very high standard. with a lovely choice of cakes and tray bakes as well as a nice choice of cooked to order food. Will certainly visit again soon.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

We popped in for food on a busy October half term day. The service was (understandably) a little slow but the place was packed and the freshly made food was delicious. We had an afternoon tea and bought some Gingerbridge for our neighbours. I have been here quite a few times over the years and would recommend it if you... More

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ccumbria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Made to feel very welcome, we sat outside which was very pleasant, clean and tidy. Scone was ok but would probably have been even nicer earlier in the day. Certainly somewhere I will call in on again due to the really friendly feel.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Granny Dowbekins is a homely cafe offering warmth, cleanliness and excellent service. More importantly for my wife, who is a diabetic and lactose intolerant, it offers gluten and DAIRY-FREE cakes. Oh what unconfined joy as she consumed dairy-free carrot cake.What a difference it made for me for the remainder of the day-she was sweetness and light.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Popped in for afternoon teams hot chocolate and cake. Served quickly and efficiently and the food was ok although chocolate cake a bit dried if I am being picky. Tables cleared in prompt manner and staff plenty. It doesn't stand out like some of the other eateries in PB but one of the best

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

Thanks so much for your review, I appreciate you pointing out about the cake, we will pay attention closely to this in future. Best wishes Colin More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Called in today for breakfast to finish off our holiday. We always visit here when staying at Pooley Bridge the food is absolutely gorgegous and good value for money. Staff are really friendly and always welcoming.

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

Thank you so much for coming again to us, glad we managed to deliver for you. Best wishes Colin More

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stopped at this pretty little tea room today 31 Oct 2014 what a great place. My mum has walking difficulties and the staff could not have been more helpful. the service was excellent with a great smile and the coffee was great. this was accompanied by a slice of millionaires shortbread (delicious) and the lemon cheese cake was out... More

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

Really pleased you enjoyed the Lemon Cheesecake and Millionaires Shortbread. Thanks for coming and taking time to review us. Best wishes Colin More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

At 11.30 a.m. don't fancy a drop of the local brew. Not in Pooley Bridge. You'll just be disappointed. The locals call it Granny's and it has to abide by the licensing laws which state that you must put any thoughts of Bacchus from your mind until 12.00. That's obviously when right-minded folk are ok to have a tipple. There'll... More

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

Bill, reading your reviews you seem like a really good bloke. We became licensed this year, and I arbitrarily chose 12 noon as the starter time for the license. Out of our 45,000 customers this year we have had 4 requests for alcohol before 12 noon. We have to document this in order to provide due diligence to the Police... More

Honiton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and i enjoyed full english breakfast at this charming little tea room. Delicious. Staff really lovely Would certainly go again. Thank you

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

Julia, thank you for your review, really pleased you had a great breakfast and the staff were friendly. Best wishes Colin More

Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Friendly, helpful staff, excellent food - we had soup and a very fresh bread roll, followed by lemon cheesecake and the best hot chocolate I've ever tasted! We will definitely be back!

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

Alison, thanks so much for coming and for reporting about your lovely time with us. Best wishes Colin More

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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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: British

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