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Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms

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Pooley Bridge | Ullswater, Cumbria, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ended up having breakfast here over the majority of our stay in Pooley Bridge. The scones were to die for. Of course the mini breakfast and the sandwiches we had were also delicious. The staff were very professional and very friendly. With this and sitting outside enjoying beautiful views, we couldn't ask for more.😊

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Thank LisaUz
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad we decided to stop here for my birthday lunch en route to the Scottish Borders. Beautiful setting, our little girl loved watching the ducks on the river. The club sandwich was fabulous and packed with chicken, bacon, thick cut ham and cheese on delicious fresh bread. Hubby was delighted with his chicken and ham pie which was clearly... More 

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Thank Katwina
Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We called in for breakfast having dined here before, the breakfast was excellent and very reasonably priced. The staff are very friendly and make a fuss of every customer who walks through the door.

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Thank MikeH8544
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here yesterday for a cream tea - mum had, I had a Sprite as it was so hot! A beautiful location, overlooking the river (we fed the ducks whilst waiting for our drinks to come out!) and plenty of tables, chairs and parasols on the terrace for our comfort. The Sprite came in a proper bottle (which I always... More 

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Thank BeckyBex96
Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a visit here with my sister and her partner at the weekend for tea and scones, which were very tasty. The staff were very effecient and friendly, they all worked hard to clear tables on a very busy day. Highly recommend a visit if you are ever visiting Pooley Bridge.

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Thank Donna R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and partner decided to stop and have a small snack with a cup of tea. This place was perfect and not to pricey! The staff were very friendly and would get anything we needed. Would happily visit again in the future!

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Thank Grace J
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After hiking from Howtown to Pooley Bridge this quaint eatery was so inviting, great lunch, sitting outside, sunny day over looking river beside Ullswater lake ... Lazy afternoon..

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Thank TWISTER2121212121
Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a caravan just outside of pooley bridge and often eat here or get a takeaway the food is lovely the staff friendly and dogs are welcome really worth a try .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just over the bridge from the Steamer stop, this is a popular place fro lunch. We were lucky enough with the weather to sit outside. The food was very fresh and tasty. My husband had a Club Sandwich which was enormous, well-filled and very tasty. I had a simpler Prawn Mayonnaise sandwich which was also well-filled and deliciously fresh. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal refreshment break on a sunny day with friendly staff offering simple food and drinks. Pleasant indoor cafe option. Look for the wonderful Blackburn Rovers painting capturing the Ewood Park atmosphere.

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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
Cafe, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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
We are open every day despite the bridge falling down. We are 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. Breakfast, lunch & main meals and homemade cakes are served all day. Bookings for groups of up to 40 persons are welcome. Granny Dowbekin's is licensed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?