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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful Tearoom

We visited here whilst on holiday in the area & awaiting for the Ullswater Steamer to depart from Pooley Bridge. The visit was sheer delight, good quality food served in a lovely garden overlooking the river & even better the sun was shining!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
geoff b
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wrightington
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wrightington
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited here whilst on holiday in the area & awaiting for the Ullswater Steamer to depart from Pooley Bridge. The visit was sheer delight, good quality food served in a lovely garden overlooking the river & even better the sun was shining!

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Birtley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Popped in for all day breakfast, sandwiches, cakes etc for the 5 of us. Sat in the patio area overlooking the river, lovely sunny day. Staff were excellent, received our drinks within 5 minutes and food not long afterwards, all served at the same time. Thoroughly enjoyable all round would definitely recommend. A goody bag containing scones for all of... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had an afternoon cream tea there on Sunday which was really nice, made lovelier by the patio seating area which overlooks the lake. The staff were very nice and helpful and you can even buy a doggie treat bag for a hungry pooch which had a generous portion of meat and biscuits for £1.50 which our dog absolutely loved

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just have to give this tearoom 5 stars. The staff were all very young but incredibly polite and efficient. The cream tea is very fair value and the scone scrumptuous. I really enjoyed sitting on the patio watching the river, and soaking up the ambience.

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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited two years ago and made a special visit back for lunch breaking a journey off of the M6. Recently refurbished to a high standard. Excellent food and friendly service from the staff. Very welcoming, with signs on the door welcoming muddy boots!! Noted for their gingerbread which we can recommend. Took some away with us and now enjoying it... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I regularly visit here after my mum's taken me for a VERY long walk around the lake. I lake nothing better than being spoilt by the lovely staff while looking at the ducks on the river and trying to get my dad to give me some of his delicious ginger bread. The smells that come out of the kitchen are... More 

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Bowness-on-windermere, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

super service from the owners Aunt I believe, good proper food, and ignore kimmykoyak view of the place. as the owner colin said some people have no manners and the staff here do. try it.you will not regret it

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melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

tried and tested tearoom formula....ordered large cappucino..with extra shot...tasted like it came from hospital vending machine..truelly disgusting...chocolate milkshake aka 1974...sweet but little chocolate flavour... latte frotty..but poor coffee... chips were good but again not much can go wrong there... unfortunately this place could be good but style over substance..granny would not be pleased...informed waitress that cappucino not drunk due to... More 

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

If Brits don't do coffee then you certainly don't do manners. Your party of 3 arrived at 2.15pm on May 12th and left at 2.40pm, at 2.44pm when I was informed of your complaint I went with the waitress, Naomi, in search of you in the village to deal with you, because of your behaviour and attitude, unfortunately I couldn't... More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best cream teas in the Lake District staff always helpful tables always cleared & cleaned as soon as customers leave, my only complaint is that it is getting too popular & we couldn't get a table for 6 indoors otherwise I would have given 5 stars

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leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place is a real gem, what a fantastic welcome by the lady member of staff who was front of cafe today.Great location next to the river and lovely views. We had tea or coffee and scones or cakes, all were 1st class. Service was excellent. TRY IT!

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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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