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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 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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Cheeky chatter, choice of chomps and cherished char – it does what it says on the sign; good service, baking as only granny knows how, lashings of well brewed tea - all in pleasant surroundings both inside and, if the weather is fair, outside (recommended, to take advantage of the riverside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cheeky chatter, choice of chomps and cherished char – it does what it says on the sign; good service, baking as only granny knows how, lashings of well brewed tea - all in pleasant surroundings both inside and, if the weather is fair, outside (recommended, to take advantage of the riverside setting).

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

After a good long hike and a camp, myself, partner and Ollie the dog stopped for a much needed breakfast at Granny Dowbekin's tea room. On arrival we were greeted by a pleasant lady who made us very welcome. Had a lovely cooked breakfast and enjoyed the surroundings. The service was excellent and the staff members couldn't do enough for... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great cooked breakfast and were able to bring our dog in, which was handy as we were camping. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. Fab cup of coffee! Would highly recommend a visit. The cakes looked delicious and if it wasn't for the cooked breakfast.....

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just would like to say we stopped off enroute to Ullswater steamers,Saturday lunchtime.Age range 2-91 years and all very happy with their food and service.We were a party of 9 and sat in the garden,and grateful for the large umbrellas as the skies opened..but we managed to stay fairly dry.Congratulations to the young team, all very helpful and friendly.

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Southport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Firstly I would just like to add that Gemma_phillipslondon is talking a load of nonsense about this cafe. "Rude staff and hit and miss premises"?!?! Lol. Couldn't be further from the truth. From the minute we stepped in I was so impressed. The lady that served is was so helpful with suggestions, not too pushy but really friendly And she... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We ended our walk in Pooley Bridge and decided to stop for cake. I've got to say, when we walked in, the place looked hit and miss but we thought we'd give it the benefit of the doubt. The first young girl who was at the counter ignored us twice and ended up walking off. Eventually a more polite older... More 

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

Dear Gemma Phillips, Thanks for your visit and taking your time to criticise our business, our decor, the other businesses in Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge itself, and my family heritage. I respect that you are outstanding as a Trip Advisor Reviewer because you have the guts to put your real name to your review, whereas many hide behind a pseudonym.... More 

York, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

On our way home from a short Lakes break we headed through Pooley Bridge and thought we'd stop off for a light lunch. The tea gardens of Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms looked so lovely that we decided to give it a try. The food was lovely, came promptly and was very reasonably priced. The staff were really pleasant and helpful (especially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms twice during a recent week in the Lakes and found it delightful. On both occasions the weather was good so we sat outside to enjoy the beautiful view. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and chatty -such a contrast to our usual experience in London - quickly bringing light lunches, which were tasty. Oh, and it's... More 

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County Durham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

First visit here and we weren't that impressed. Sun was shining so we sat outside which was lovely but the food was poor. For the prices they charge you, you expect home made chips at least. The chips served were frozen ones. Mash potato my partner had was lumpy/ hard. The prices did not reflect the food!! We wouldn't return... More 

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

Dear Moleman83, Many thanks for your visit and your review. You are right, the chips are oven chips, we don't describe them as home made chips, we are unable to have a deep fat frier because our site is in the curtilage of the Grade 2 listed bridge and we cannot get planning permission for the necessary extraction facility as... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went for a meal one evening. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the food was well cooked and hot. We enjoyed it very much and will definitely go there again when we are next in the Lake District. They also allow dogs in, we didn't have one, but it is useful to know that they are welcome.

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: British

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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 - 16
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?