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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: $7 - $15
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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English first
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The amazing thing about Granny D's is that it is open all year round and the recent changes have made it a great stop off whether you are walking cycling or just passing by. Good value food and cakes - especially good for cyclists and a very friendly atmosphere.

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

Many thanks for coming and for your review, yes we are open 363 days, just Christmas & Boxing day closed, so you can rely on us being there for you on your next ride. Best wishes Colin More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good value for money for in a homely setting. Friendly service and tasty fare. The tables are placed quite close together so no chance for private conversation but for lunch with friends in an ideal location you can't beat it.

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

Many thanks for coming and for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed it. Best wishes Colin More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had lunch there today,the club sandwiches were massive with lovely frsh ham and chicken.Tasty traybakes,friendly service,we will return.

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

Many thanks for coming and for your review, I am very pleased you enjoyed your Club sandwiches and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Colin More 

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

Many thanks for your visit, I am really pleased you enjoyed everything. Best wishes Colin More 

Wetherby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 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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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting and posting your review. Really pleased the food was great, apologies about the tardiness. Best wishes Colin More 

ccumbria
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12 reviews 12 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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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting and sharing your good time with us. Best wishes Colin More 

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

Really pleased we were able to make your wife so happy. Thanks for coming and sharing this. Best wishes Colin More 

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Additional Information about Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms

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 7 - 15
Cuisine: British

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