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Grasmere Tea Gardens

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Stock Lane | Stock Lane, Grasmere LA22 9SN, England
+44 15394 35590
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful day at the end of October, we sat outside on the terrace, wrapped up warm with our dog. Lovely. Here are all the good points hubby picked off the top of his head when we thought back to our visit at this gorgeous little place. Ambiance, staff, full selection from when you walked into the door,... More 

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Thank Sulkybumblebee
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went for lunch at Grasmere tea room the soup ok but the staff bit frosty but under staff the menu was a bit different not my cup o tea

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Thank Andrew R
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tea Gardens menu was simple and straightforward but that is not a criticism! We were able to relax and enjoy some lunch without having to worry about our dog, who was happy to lie down and get fussed from anyone who passed. I can imagine sitting outside in the warmer weather and people watching for hours!

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Thank Lyndsay K
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Lyndsay, Thank you for the nice review. I am glad that you and your furry friend had an enjoyable experience! I hope you visit us again during warmer climate to enjoy the terrace and people watching :) More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place fantastic to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful views of the church river and scenery. Fresh new menu very competitively priced. Excellent friendly service caters well for children. Free wifi

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Thank artiekellie
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi artiekellie, Thank you so much for the kind comments! I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. I hope you visit us again soon! More 

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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You know when you have a mixed hungry family of all ages and they need fed?? These guys nailed it with choice (albeit simple) and the service was excellent, they know how to work the crowd. Just go there unless someone else in Grasmere delivers all round value.

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Thank Philip P
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Philip! Thanks for the great review! I am glad we could accommodate the mixed preferences of your family :) It's always nice to hear that our hard work is noticed and appreciated. I hope you visit us again the next time you're in the area! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

In a lovely spot with some tables overlooking the Rothay. Menu was fairly basic/limited and average value. Order at counter and sandwiches and soup appeared 2 minutes later. All tasted fine. Nice modern interior. Unisex toilets. Free wifi. Dogs welcome.

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Thank sleep007
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi sleep007, Thank you for the candid review. We keep our menu fairly simple due to the crowds and queues we get for most of the year. It's our assurance that things can be delivered quickly and fresh. I hope you visit us again the next time you're in the area. We do add speciality items on our menu over... More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Always visit this little tea room when I am here. Lovely staff and always a biscuit for my little dog . Opted for a toasted panini and pot of tea lovely as usual always a lovely view outside one of my fab spots for tea

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Thank Creamtea1964
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Creamtea! Thank you for the glowing review! I am so happy to hear you and your little furry one are repeat visitors and that we can continually provide you with a great experience! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Good baby changing facilities and nice waterside views helped us enjoy a quick refreshment after walking from Ambleside

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Thank coh8
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Coh8, Thank you for the review. I'm happy we could be accommodating for you and your little one! More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Great food, amazing service and decent prices. We came for lunch twice after two long days of filming. We all had the paninis, soup, and cake. All delicious! The hot chocolates were amazing too! Prices are good compared to the other cafe down the road. Staff were lovely too!

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Thank msjane901
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi msjane, Thank for the glowing review!! I am so happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience. I hope you visit us again soon! :) More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for tea and cake with the family. We indulged in the chocolate cake, Victoria sponge and blueberry scone, all delicious. Another member of our party had the carrot and coriander soup. Fast service and everything was thoroughly enjoyed. Only a couple of minor points I would mention; we asked for pouring cream with the chocolate cake and was... More 

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Thank KimmyB0113
Keturah B, Owner at Grasmere Tea Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Kimmy, Thank you for your review and helpful comments. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, and enjoyed the food! In regard to your comment on the cream.. we usually serve the cake with a generous helping of soft ice cream (we don't have scooped) or a big dollop of whipped cream. I've found with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stock Lane | Stock Lane, Grasmere LA22 9SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35590
Description
The Grasmere Tea Gardens provides a lovely respite after a long walk up the fells, or a quick enjoyable stop over for diverse coach parties. We offer an array of homemade soups, sandwiches, paninis, chilli, and jacket potatoes, as well as home baked cakes and scones. As well as a variety of teas and coffees, we serve a selection of cold beer and wine, and yummy soft serve ice-cream. Our staff provide quick and friendly service for those on a tight schedule, or beautiful views, rain or shine, from our outdoor terrace, overlooking the Grasmere Church and famous grave site of poet William Wordsworth.

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