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Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
+44 17684 86453
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tea & scones at Granny Dowbekins is almost the law when you're at Pooley Bridge. Sit back in the gardens & watch life go by on the river below, with a scone, fresh cream, jam, & a brew. It was nice to see this corner pin of Pooley Bridge hadn't been washed away by the devestating floods of last year,... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an early dinner here after a walk and a boat ride. It was tasty and did what we wanted but not much finesse overall. We sat in the garden which was pleasant and we were all very full afterwards. Maybe good to try the afternoon tea next time.

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love this place as you think you are going into a tearoom and find it is much more than that! This time we had a superb cream tea with scones to rival any restaurant and relaxed in the sun. Everyone else seemed happy, too, and we stayed longer than we planned, helped by the fact the car park machine... More 

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Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hi Margaret. Thank you very much for your review and thank you, again, for coming to see us at Granny D's! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon, Karen. More 

Manchester
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We called in originally looking for tea and scones, but once we saw the menu we were tempted to order welsh rarebit for me and a steak sandwich for my husband, with homemade lemon cheese cake and coffee for dessert. Yum yum! Food very tasty, generous portions, service attentive and personal. Definitely worth another visit!

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Thank Ibizababe01
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hello! And thanks very much for your review. I'm delighted we were able to tempt you with our menu! Hope to see you again soon, Karen. More 

Witham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way to The Quiet Site as we were a bit early for our reservation. Between us we had a Pooley Bridge gingerbread, a rocky road bar, a mars bar rice crispy cake and a gluten free carrot cake. This were all delicious. I had a chai tea, which I was delighted to find as it's... More 

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Thank Jenny B
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hi Jenny, thank you very much for your review. I'm really glad you enjoyed both your visits to Granny D's! Hope you had a good stay at The Quiet Site and will come back and see us soon. All the best, Karen. More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent place to stop for a meal with family. Pleased to see it has fully reopened after floods/ Highly recommended as a place to eat at any time of the day when visiting poo;ey Bridge

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Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hi Phil, thanks very much for your review. Really glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you again soon. Karen More 

Oldbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We treated ourselves to a cream tea after walking from Howtown to Pooley Bridge. The scones are huge, and there's plenty of clotted cream to smother it in!

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Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hi Nicola. Thanks so much for your review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your cream tea at Granny D's. Hope to see you again soon, Karen. More 

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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Met here for lunch after a walk along Ullswater. Good fresh food and attentive service. Children were well catered for. Tempted to return for afternoon tea with some delicious cakes on offer :-)

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Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review! Really glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope you come and sample our homemade cakes soon! Karen More 

Skegness, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The granny dowbekins tearooms is in a great location by the river. Food is really nice and was able to enjoy the outdoors with the vast amount of outdoor seating available.

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Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to our lovely tea rooms and garden. Hope to see you again soon. Karen More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went after a steamer trip to celebrate my mums birthday a lovely outside seating area well worth a visit.

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Thank SUSIE05
Karen D, Public Relations Manager at Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms, responded to this review

Hi Susie, thanks very much for your review. Belated birthday wishes to your Mum! Hope to see you again soon. Karen More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 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  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453
Description
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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