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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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9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of...
A traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. We are open every day from 9am to 6pm and until 9pm in school holidays. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed and has undergone extensive renovations in 2014.
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  • 17
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  • 9
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great place to have a hot chocolate and a scone after a long days hike! Nice garden to sit it and dog friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to have a hot chocolate and a scone after a long days hike! Nice garden to sit it and dog friendly.

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Bury St Edmunds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely tea room near the bridge. Friendly staff and good basic food served quickly. There is a pretty outdoor area where you can eat when the weather is fine.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On two recent visits to the tearoom we sat in the covered outside area, regardless of the ominous skies and drizzling rain. It overlooks the river and up to the village bridge. A couple of the group ordered afternoon tea which looked amazing and was well presented on three tier tea trays. I had bacon and eggs on toast during... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A breath of fresh air, what a wonderful place to spend any amount of time. We were made so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. I have a child with an eating difficulty, which was handled with grace and warmth also humour, priceless . The food was brill just as it should be cooked, tasty enjoyable... But simple. Lovely... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a meal here on our first nights stay we both had chicken stuffed with cumberland sausage wrapped in smoked bacon with fries and peas after cutting into it it did not look cooked through the chips was ok but we were both a tad suprised to gaze upon what looked like a very large tin of peas each... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely place for a spot of lunch or afternoon tea can recommend the cream scones ! Nice and friendly staff and view over the river , also dog friendly inside and out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a lovely tearoom, with a nice outdoor seating area. Poochies are also welcome, they even have a meal on the menu. The staff were very polite and the service was excellent. Would definitely visit again, with a designated driver, as the proseco lunch sounded delicious!

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

On a trip out with my husband, my daughter and our doggy, we had afternoon tea, in the outside gardens at Granny Dowbekin.s. The service was first class, and the afternoon tea was lovely, and reasonably priced. Everything was spotlessly clean, the girls who served us were polite and pleasant, and the tearoom was dog friendly. It was a really... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We found this cafe / restaurant on the last evening of our holiday and it turned out to be one of the most pleasant evenings we have spent eating out as a family for a very long time. Firstly the setting is lovely. We sat in the garden overlooking the river and bridge in (fairly) warm evening sun which in... More 

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Called in for cakes and scones and it was just exactly what we needed, we sat outside at the rear of the hotel in the sunshine and watched the swans & ducks going up and down on the river, even the sparrows joined us for a snack, we can't wait to go back and eat there again.

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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 and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. We are open every day from 9am to 6pm and until 9pm in school holidays. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed and has undergone extensive renovations in 2014.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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