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Granny Dowbekin's

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Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely little cafe in Pooley bridge, Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Yanwath1
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant service, polite and very friendly ... a lovely place to either just stop off for a coffee or to sit down and enjoy a meal overlooking the river and daydream the day away.

Thank heididaurge
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely tea break here after spending a couple of hours walking along the Ullswater Way. The scones were the nicest we have tasted in a long time and our drinks were a great quality. We sat in the gardens with lovely views over the river.

Thank martonians
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our stay we visited here and its great to find somewhere that good baking is still done well. Our coffees/teas, as well as the traybakes, scones etc, were excellent value. Service was good, young lassie with glasses very attentive. all sorts on the menus. a good choice for a rest after some walking.

Thank desmond_thomas1
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a short and sweet visit for tea and scones. I tried to cut my scone in half and it literally turned to a pile of dust - totally inedible. Was asked if all ok and I said yes, mainly because I just couldn't be bothered with the hassle for a scone. Probably wouldn't return because when this sort... More 

Thank Beth R
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this review

Hi Beth, thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. I am very sorry to hear about your experience. I have looked into it and found that we were testing out a new type of flour on the day you visited and it is obviously not suitable for our scones - which are usually excellent and almost... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff and very dog friendly they didn't even seem to mind when dogs where wet. Food is beautiful and very large portion. Will be returning next time we in pooley bridge

Thank deborah m
Cumbria, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch with my son today. The staff were welcoming and polite and our dod was allowed in.The food was wonderful - GF selection very good, even exceptional. If you're thinking of lunch or afternoon tea, I'd forget the big hotels on Ullswater - Granny Dowbekins is by far the best.We will certainly be back.

Thank sue59w
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best hot chocolate and rocky road ever. Great value and really good, friendly service. A welcoming place. Go here!

Thank Andy B
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mini breakfast was one of the best breakfast's I've had. The service was excellent, very friendly, will definitely return.

Thank Zoe B
Southport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped here for lunch and were very impressed. We had the afternoon tea and it was excellent. Dare I say better than Betty's in York. The cafe was smart and very well presented and the staff were friendly and helpful. I can't recommend this place enough.

Thank neill1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453
Granny Dowbekin's is a traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. In the summer we are open every day from 9am and take last orders for food at 7pm. Breakfast, main meals and homemade cakes and scones are served all day. We always offer a selection of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options as part of the menu as well as smaller portions for children and those with smaller appetites. For our full menu and prices please have a look at our website. We welcome walkers, cyclists and well behaved dogs. Bookings for groups of up to 40 persons are welcome. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed to serve alcohol from 12pm when accompanied by food. Free wifi is available.

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