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Granny Dowbekin's


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nestled just inside the bustling Village of Pooley Bridge this Tea Room was just what the doctor ordered after a couple of active days in the lakes! Lovely sandwiches and Sausage rolls prepared fresh to order and Homemade scones the size of your head! Friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

They gave the best size hot chocolates and the milkshakes are the best. I got a bacon sandwich and it was delicious. Definitely coming back.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank BellaWilliams1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very busy so they manage it by cutting corners, for example using an instant coffee machine instead of hiring or training a barista. The coffee is £2.80 a cup but is what you get from a £0.10 coffee machine. The breakfast was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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ColinHindle, Owner at Granny Dowbekin's, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Forrest. It would seem that you came to visit us with an aggressive determination to find fault for some reason we cannot know. It is hurtful and upsetting to the whole team to receive such an unjust review. One that doesn't really deserve a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little cafe with a riverside terrace. They sell duck food too which is always a bonus. Good food and friendly staff

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here a couple of times over the course of a weekend, between a group of us we had drinks, cream teas, sandwiches and cakes. All were delicious and the setting was lovely. Was quite busy but it was a nice weekend. Would visit again.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank razor908
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited Granny Dowbekins a couple of times during weekend breaks in the area and were always so impressed with the food and service. When we got engaged we knew right away we wanted to get Married on Ullswater and it suddenly occurred to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food with great service. Couldn't fault anything other than it was a little expensive but expected for the area.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Gib39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have called here a few times. It is right next to the temporary bridge on the banks of the river. Friendly, efficient staff. No matter what we have chosen here it has always been great - especially the Lemon GingerBridge.

Date of visit: July 2019
5  Thank olibot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on holiday a few times to pooley bridge and often stopped in at Granny's for food. Revisited pooley bridge about 10 years since i last visited, and it was a must we come back here. Chose to have afternoon tea, they have standard,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank minxyfrog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food homemade doggie friendly great outside area to sit by the river. Beautiful place to stop after a herd walk

Date of visit: February 2019
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from ColinHindle | Property representative |
Hi folks, Wheelchair access is via the Garden Gate and then either in the back door to the tea room or the far entrance into the Garden Room. Thanks Colin
August 12, 2018|
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Response from karshahall | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t answer that question I would imagine they would do a variety of deserts/cakes for persons with allergens
April 2, 2018|
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Response from mjr1966 | Reviewed this property |
Very dog friendly
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