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Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms

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Pooley Bridge, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 am
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: We are open every day despite the bridge falling down. Please come and...
We are open every day despite the bridge falling down. Please come and visit, until the temporary bridge is installed at the end of March. Access by car to Pooley Bridge is via the A66 going east, away from Penrith towards Appleby for 1 mile, then follow the diversion. As a thank you for the extra effort to reach us we have made a special commemorative Pooely Gingerbridge which we are giving FREE to each customer until the temporary bridge is built. 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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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
Tea after walk

Friendly staff, excellent food, good location and clean toilets. I have vivid this cafe many times and keep going back for more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Andrew T
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly staff, excellent food, good location and clean toilets. I have vivid this cafe many times and keep going back for more.

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Thank Andrew T
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called in for lunch when I went to look at the missing bridge. I ordered from the Pensioner's special menu which was £6.95 for 2 courses but available to anyone. I had scampi and my Mum had Cumberland sausage. Both were generous portions, we were offered a container to take cake home with us as we were full after... More 

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Thank paula_westhorpe
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were close to Ullswater and decided to support the village of Pooley Bridge (that had in fact lost it's bridge at the time of Storm Desmond). The village is suffering but the Granny Dowbekin's tearoom remains open and worthy of support. We were time-restricted and the owners reserved us a table for 6 and took our lunch order over... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in pooley bridge whilst walking our dogs. They made us feel so welcome even with our dogs and muddy boots!! The coffees and huge and the sausage sandwichs were really good, so big!! Will definitely be going back again!

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Thank tourismgraduate
Cheshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met as a group of friends on a walk and we all loved the lucheon, Very generous portions and all was very tasty. The service was very efficient and friendly, we even got some truely scrumptious gingercake biscuits. We will definately be back and hope that lots of people support the unfortunate businesses of Pooley Bridge, whilst they are... More 

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Thank snoopy155
Pooley Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely welcome every visit and super food all home produced. Marvellous winter offer of Pensioners Lunch available for everyone. Super in the summer in the riverside garden but a real haven in the winter in the cosy indoor café with view from the bay window over the river and lake. everyone welcome no matter how muddy the boots or how... More 

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1 Thank Alan W
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here for an early evening meal. One of us had an excellent lasagna and the other very good steak pie. Generous portions, well cooked. Called in again the next morning for cakes for the day. Great value, Friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank charistravel
Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor Pooley Bridge(less) has had it's tourist income effectively stopped since the December floods washed the bridge away so while I was out running today I decided to stop off at what is one of our families favourite Lakeland cafe's to give them some support. The lights outside welcomed me through the door into their much improved front room which... More 

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1 Thank redpiton
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having travelled to have a look at the remains of Pooley Bridge we decided it was only right to support the local people and chose this café. There were some musicians playing folk music which was a lovely addition. We were very impressed with the choices of meal, snacks and cakes for those who have special dietary requirements.. My husband... More 

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Thank Singinggardener
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stopped in as rated so highly on trip adviser and it did not disappoint. catered for allergies without hesitation and everybody enjoyed their respective meals. will visit again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86453

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

We are open every day despite the bridge falling down. Please come and visit, until the temporary bridge is installed at the end of March. Access by car to Pooley Bridge is via the A66 going east, away from Penrith towards Appleby for 1 mile, then follow the diversion. As a thank you for the extra effort to reach us we have made a special commemorative Pooely Gingerbridge which we are giving FREE to each customer until the temporary bridge is built. 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.
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

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