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Granny Dowbekin's

Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (94 reviews)
“cake” (69 reviews)
“club sandwich” (24 reviews)
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here in October as part of a bike ride, sat outside and the food was good. We went back 3 times this week. The place ranged from empty to packed, but the service and food were superb. Good sized portions, local produce and...More

1  Thank j_k11-555
Reviewed 1 week ago

Granny Dowbekin's is a great place to pop in to. We went in for a birthday treat after a 8 mile walk in the hills in the snow, and we weren't disappointed! We opted for the Fizzy Afternoon tea for Two. It arrived a short...More

1  Thank Amie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, Been here many times and has been great every time. Good food good drinks, also dog friendly which is great! Also has a doggy bag to buy!

1  Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch here after arriving on the steamer from Glenridding, the meat in the doggy bag we bought for the dog looked better than some meat we had been offered elsewhere in the past. Lovely location and frindly staff

1  Thank Colette Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a long walk over the fells, we had the soup of the day which was delicious and came with lovely unique home-made bread. The staff were all very friendly and we were all made to feel welcome (including the...More

Thank Nessie434
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at a nearby campsite and fancied a cooked breakfast this morning. We were pleased to see this cafe was dog-friendly so we decided to give it a go. A very friendly Scottish lady welcomed us and served throughout. Obviously a genuinely lovely...More

Thank CorkhillB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent lemon drizzle cake chosen from the great selection always on offer. Always our preferred cake stop or for lunch when visiting the area.

Thank Langyslass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast, it's massive! Love sitting out in the garden early on a sunny morning having tea and breakfast, best place for miles to do this. Staff are very helpful. Prices are a little high, but worth it as a treat

Thank MrRee17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met friends here for lunch and all had something off the specials menu at £8 per person, this includes a main course and a cake or a scone. Our choices, Lasagne, chicken casserole, Scampi and chips were all well presented and very tasty as...More

Thank rav59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are lucky to live local and visit this café regularly with visitors after a lovely walk along the lake-side. Staff always friendly - food tasty and well priced.

Thank mags2wers
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Questions & Answers
Margaret R
December 11, 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Property representative |
Hi Margaret. We are open every day except Dec 25th and Dec 26th. Hope to see you soon!
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Property representative |
Hi Yes it's best to as we cannot guarantee you a table otherwise. You can call or email to reserve and we will hold the table for 15 mins Best wishes Colin
August 14, 2015|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but I don't know what time they open They also cater for vegetarians & also serve gluten free Hope this is of some help to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $17
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 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
  • E-mail
Granny Dowbekin's is a traditional English tearoom and tea garden at the Northern tip of Ullswater and by the River Eamont. 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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