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Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
+44 17687 74317
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

Popped in quickly for a refreshment before heading out on the walk. Very quaint and good food. Just what you need before or after a walk.

Thank jezsmyth
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Great location. Service was friendly and great tasting cake and much needed tea. Popular place to park for long walks but we just visited for a quick break. For this reason, paying to park seemed a bit of a cheek but it was explained that...More

Thank Ming B
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Nice lunch, ordered homemade quiche which came with a selection of salads, and my boyfriend ordered a sandwich which could have been slightly bigger for the price but nevertheless delicious.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Scone was thin and stale so crumbled when cut in half. Cream is squirty from an aerosol tin. Jam is mediocre. Coffee ok but small cup.

Thank Shaun S
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The Old Sawmill is a fantastic little teashop located at the Dodd's Wood Carpark opposite the entrance to Mirehouse on the Eastern side of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Thank macosmaster
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch and we had a wonderful homemade soup. Served with hearty bread it was a perfect meal. Had a great dessert too. One drawback is that you have to pay for parking but if you are visiting Mire House or...More

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed November 12, 2016

An lovely little tearoom, home cooked food, a perfect way to finish the climb/walk up Skiddaw, limited menu but what they do serve is just right fine for where they are.

Thank jacksnan-1
Reviewed October 28, 2016

My wife and I are NT and HHA ( rejoined again this year £75...visited 16 properties so far) members and was visiting Mirehouse and Gardens but noticed The Old Sawmill Teashop when parking in the car park. We shared the speciality of 1/2 lb Cumberland...More

Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Went in as no change for the car park (which didn't give change/accept cards/phone in). Average prices I thought til I realised we'd been charged 80p each for 2 very small kids orange squash. Cakes were nice, coffee OK. Tearoom looked quaint but staff serving...More

1  Thank GannyMagnus
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

All round excellent venue. Secure parking whilst attempting any number of brilliant walks (including Skiddaw), clean toilet facilities, dog-friendly outside seating area, friendly staff and a good menu that emphasises local produce. The warm cheese scones with Northumberland nettle cheese & homemade chutney was truly...More

Thank Shirley R
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dodd Wood A691 | Mirehouse & Gardens, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 74317
Opposite "The Mirehouse" in Car Park at entrance to woodland walks and Birdlife Observation area called "Dodds Wood".
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