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“smallest portions ever....”

Bryson's Tea Room & Craft Bakery
Ranked #80 of 155 Restaurants in Keswick
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visited on a Saturday afternoon and ordered a filter coffee, a latte and two toasted treacle scones. The filter coffee was instant, it was close to being the worse coffee I had tasted. The treacle scones were cold, not even close to being toasted and they were the smallest scones I have ever seen. The scones were tasty, even though cold but had too much sugar on the top, needed to have less sugar so could taste the treacle. Even for the low cost, the value for money has to be questioned. Sorry but wouldnt be recommending this place, even though the service was excellent and shouldnt be questioned...

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Thank Karl F
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Debra T, Owner at Bryson's Tea Room & Craft Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write the review.

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your snack, however there are a couple of points I would like to respond to.

The coffee isn't instant, neither upstairs in the tearoom nor downstairs in the coffee bars. We have been purchasing our coffee for many years from Farrers of Kendal.

As for the scones, the Date and Treacle Scones have always been smaller than the traditional fruit scones as they are much denser and more rich to the taste. If you were very hungry, the fruit scones would have been a better choice - they're huge!

Kind regards

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We often eat and snack in the upstairs tea rooms. The coffee is always excellent and the range of cakes is brilliant. We particularly like the toasted Bryson's fruit loaf.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had lunch here, I had a fantastically zingy rarebit with bacon and the wife had quiche and chips...it was about half a family sized quiche !!!

Good tasty food cheerfully served and they don't take any half measures with the portions.

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Thank MikeChorley
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stocked up on provisions for our hike at Bryson's after first ordering two rounds of pastries for breakfast. Everything we tried was excellent and incredibly affordable. Pork and apple pie, chicken leak pasty, veggie curry pasty, apple doughnut, sausage roll. The staff were all super kind as well. Absolutely recommend for anyone.

Thank El-orence
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Been visiting Keswick for years and have struggled to find a coffee/ tea shop we liked. Don't know how we missed Bryson's but so glad we have found it. It is full of old world charm, with good service and fab tea/ coffee. Didn't sample the food but it looked delicious. Can't wait to return. Does get packed at lunch time, so go early to avoid queues.

Thank Eliza B
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