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“Dog day out in the lakes”

The Potting Shed Cafe
Ranked #17 of 48 Restaurants in Grasmere
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed April 14, 2013

One of our walking days in the lake district finds us walking from Ambleside to Grasmere hed is our halfway house and as they let dogs in is perfect for us. Food is excellent, and we will use this again and again. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Brian P
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Sitting outside in the sun enjoying good coffee and cake. Perfect. Service was good, overall a very good experience,

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Thank Louise G
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We often walk into grasmere wen in lakes just to say we have earned one of this places beautiful scones!!
This time the missus was fasting for Kent so she had the soup, very tasty and lovely wedge of bread served with it, I had a sandwich then a scone with jam and clotted cream! Beautiful as ever love to visit wen over in the lakes keep up the hard work, only negative is you allow dogs which is great as we take our chocy lab in each time but the way sine customers looked at us and tutted as if we weren't allowed is slightly off putting, maybe mAke it clearer you allow dogs so people understand! At the end of the day it's the lakes and lots if people take their dogs and people need to accept this!
Overall love thid cafe tho!

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Thank jimmy_dacqua85
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

A lovely couple of hour browsing and really enjoyed their hot soup and bread wedge which recharged our batteries

Thank Julia C
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Had it not been for Trip Advisor I would never have considered eating in a garden centre. Previous experiences dining in garden centres have been very poor but not here. The first thing that struck me was the items on the menu, not the usual rubbish but enticing items such as "crispy belly pork" or "salmon in panko breadcrumbs" or "handmade burgers". Plus the usual sandwiches, panini's cakes and coffee. The people that own this cafe obviously care passionately about the food they serve as all items on the menu were quality ingredients. The chips for example were hand cut, none of the frozen rubbish here. Even the bread for the sandwiches was quality hand cut bread rather than the bland cheap bread that many cafes use. Even the side salad served with the sandwiches was quality with the most gorgeous dressing applied.
Service was efficient, portions were generous and the staff friendly. Toilets were also OK but there seemed to be a never ending queue of incontinent pensioners outside – tip, get a table away from the toilets.
In summary eating here was a most enjoyable experience and the food here was some of the best café food I’ve had for sometime. Prices were also extremely reasonable. I’ll be back for more and more!

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Thank bluenose7
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