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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
Como, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We lunched here very recently. Our party is rather particular with their food and rather selective, however, the staff were extremely friendly and didn't bat an eyelid when we ordered a total mish mash of what is available on the menu. It all turned up exactly as ordered, relatively quickly and was very good. They have a garden at the... More

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Northamptonshire, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A very good menu including options for special diets, plus a doggy bag of meat scraps for the dog, shows this restaurant aims to please. The riverside location is delightful and handy for passengers disembarking from the Ullswater Steamers. Excellent service and value for money.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Eaten here years ago but first visit in a long time last week. Comfy, relaxed atmosphere and dog friendly. Good food and service attentive. Best thing though there is an actual doggie bag on the menu, our dog loved this and got a generous portion of bits, we took a lot of it with us. Really nice to see this,... More

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Bicester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After an Ullswater boat trip to Pooley Bridge, we walked into the village and Granny Dowbekins was the first restaurant we came to. We looked at the menu on display and liked what we saw, so went in and found a table for lunch in the garden which was ideal as it was a lovely day. My wife and I... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A lovely tearoom next to the river providing refreshments for tired walkers like us. The gardens are lovely, well established and a haven for a wide range of garden birds and it was a relief to see that the tables and chairs were constantly checked by staff and cleared should any 'deposits' have been left. The menu looked enticing, but... More

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

78Pam, many thanks for your visit and your review, you are right we have many Tree Sparrows, tame Jackdaws, Robins and other birds, as well as the Swans, Ducks, the Buzzards opposite on Dunmallard, the occasional Kingfisher, Salmon spawn in the gravel beds by the bridge, Otters can be seen at dusk, and red squirrels at any time. If you... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I came here for evening tea with family after a long day of walks and drives in Ullswater. This was not a planned trip to this tea-room but when I parked my car in the public car park(by the river), this tea-house was on the other side of the river and looked very peacefull and tranquil - probably thats what... More

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

RK Kaul, many thanks for choosing to visit us and for your lovely review and description of your experience of the surroundings. Best wishes Colin More

Lincolnshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great home cooked food and good coffee, the staff were very friendly. The food came out very quickly and there was plenty of it . Lots of garden tables to eat out in the warmer months. The toilets are spotless and disable friendly.

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

Happyhols46, many thanks for your visit and for your review, really pleased that you had a good time with us. Best wishes Colin More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The location and garden is great. We had a veggie breakfast and lemon cheesecake. Both were pretty bad. The staff were very good and friendly and said the cheese cake was rich and very lemony and delicious. It looked very good but there was no flavour in the filling, the base was thick and pretty soggy. The rind decoration on... More

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

David, Many thanks for your review, really disappointed that you didn't enjoy your self with us, and that you didn't give us the chance to rectify your disappointment at the time in real life. I am a great believer in 'you only have one chance to make a first impression', and it looks like we let you down. Every item... More

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were staying in a holiday cottage and walked down for breakfast because we felt like having a lazy day. Good stuff served with a smile and a reasonable price. We also had afternoon tea later in the week in the garden, excellent.

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

Morkymike, many thanks for your repeated visits, really pleased you had a good time with us on both occasions. All the best Colin More

Bedford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

After a trip on the Ullswater steamer and a four mile walk back from Howtown, we were both hungry and thirsty. Granny Dowbekin's was the first café that we saw in Pooley Bridge as we made it back to the village. A choice of indoor seating or an extensive tea garden area next to a small river by the bridge.... More

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

Erikapaul, many thanks for coming and for your lovely review. Best wishes Colin More

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