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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: $9 - $17
Cuisines: British
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.
Restaurant details
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
Placerville, CA
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We took the steamer from Glenridding and got off in Pooley Bridge for lunch. Restaurant is a short walk from the pier and a great place for lunch or tea. We sat indoors but there is a large outdoor dining area adjacent which would be nice in warmer weather.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to share your good time with us, we really appreciate it. Best wishes Colin More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We called late in the afternoon after a long day sight-seeing. We were able to relax in the garden with a pot of tea and an excellent scone, having been served by a very friendly young lady. Wish we could have stayed longer to try a meal.

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

Thanks for sharing your good time with us, we bake our scones every day, multiple batches during the Summer, and we do to to ensure all of our team are happy and welcoming. Best wishes Colin More

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Honestly cant recommend this place enough, we arrived today to be greeted by a lovely lady who offered us a seat, I ordered the hot chocolate and oh my gosh, it was Fantastic complete with its own chocolate spoon!, the Breakfast was out of this world from the colour of the eggs you can tell it was free range, lovely... More

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

Thomas thank you so much for your feedback about your great time with us. We really appreciateit. Yes our eggs are laid 6 miles away and the hens listen to the radio whilst free ranging around. We make our own chocolate spoons to go with the big hot chocolate. Best wishes Colin More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Me and my family went here for some tea before setting off home it was possibly the best end to a fantastic holiday! The food wasn't overpriced and you get fantastic value for money! It's proper home cooked food! My Cumberland chicken was outstanding when it came a few minutes late but the staff came over and gave me a... More

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

We are so pleased that you had a great time with us and appreciate you sharing it on Trip Advisor. Best wishes More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a coffee then went back later for lunch. Prawn sandwiches and hot beef sandwich were really nice. Pleasant staff and friendly service. We ate our lunch overlooking the river, what a pleasant peaceful place. Would recommend it highly and will certainly return again when next in the Lake District.

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

Thank you so much for sharing about your good time with us. Reviews like yours make it all worthwhile. Best wishes More

Fife, Scotland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went here after trip on Ullswater Steamer, lovely place (we sat outside in lovely garden), lovely fresh food, lovely staff - very customer focussed.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your good time with us. We are blessed with such an idyllic location, and never tire of it. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Came for teas, wasn't overly impressed, and my husband's cup was dirty. Probably give it a miss next we visit Pooley Bridge.

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

Jackie Really sorry you were served with a dirty cup. Very disappointing, thank you for pointing it out, I shall re brief the team about being vigilant on this matter. I've read your other reviews and if you can bring yourself to return to us when you come back in July please make yourself known to me, Colin, the owner,... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went in here after a walk.The cafe looks great,really friendly staff. Great food & good prices as well. The lemon cheesecake was amazing. Would definitely go back here when we are next up.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your good time with us, it really means a lot to us. Best wishes. More

North West England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We called at Pooley Bridge for lunch when touring around the Ullswater area. All choices looked good but Granny Dowbekin's had character and individuality. A good meal but above all really pleasant and helpful staff. I bought one of their pictures and thought I had lost it. Wrote to them to ask if it was possible to replace and had... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing your good time with us, really pleased that you had a relaxing experience despite it being a busy day. Best wishes. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went in for tea/coffee and cakes and were very glad we did. We were shown out to the large and very smart garden terrace by the river. It was very relaxing, with tables well spread out. My wife's scone was perfect - obviously baked that day. I had a cafitiere of great coffee and a really tasty ginger biscuit... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing for your good time with us. We have invested £100,000 this winter in upgrading the facilities throughout the business, so I appreciate that you enjoyed them. We also were bemused by the recent reviews also so thanks for pointing that out. Best wishes More

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