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“YUMMMMMMM.... definitely go hungry!!!!!!”

Tea Room at The Watermill
Ranked #91 of 172 Restaurants in Penrith
Price range: $0 - $8
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Welcome to The Watermill, where everything you eat or drink has been produced by organic or biodynamic farmers and growers. They are all very dedicated, growing and making everything with great care, and we think you’ll find it shows in the delicious taste and quality of our food.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Without a doubt, The Watermill is one of the best places to brunch or lunch in the Lake District! If you arrive for a late lunch definitely plan a later dinner! The homemade bread rivals my mothers, and trust me, THAT is saying something! Actually, it's not anything I ever imagined asserting but it is true! I was in the area for a film shoot at Long Meg and her Daughters stone circle (DON'T MISS) two days in a row, so actually got to eat here twice! The first day I had the fantastic Moroccan lentil soup, and was stunned when it came with at least five thick slices of bread. Note: while they give you bags to take away any leftover bread, they do not have containers for soup, so, I wither bring a ‘traveller’ mug just in case, or better yet, share a bowl with someone and feast on the bread. The second day we all had the mushroom quiche and it was delicious! While I didn’t try the ice cream, a friend who did loved it!
We spoke with the owner who has been there for years and learned that she is ready to retire, and that the mill and the restaurant are on the market. I have to say that in my opinion, this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to leave the rat race and live a life of sanity in the middle of beauty even though Little Salkeld and Penrith are more than a bit off the track!

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Inspirational approach to flour eating and baking. you can go on an interesting tour of the mill, and attend baking courses.

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

An excellent tearoom in a lovely rural location with friendly staff and mouth-watering home baking. The bread is freshly baked with flour from the mill. Worth driving to for the perfect afternoon tea!

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We know many places in this part of the world, but this is one of the best for genuinely fresh food, all home made in the kitchen at one end of the tea room, using flour etc. grown organically and milled in the mill next door. Products can be bought, you can tour mill. Best to go when not busy times as service more prompt then. Soups always good, one or two hot meals usually on blackboard, excellent salads. Cakes tempting. Coffee very good. Standard menu item of cheese and salad allows you to sample different breads. This place is very true to itself, it doesn't try to be anything it isn't. It isn't quaint in the chintzy tea room sense, but it is pleasantly authentic. You won't see any signs telling you it is vegetarian, but there is no meat on the menu. In the context of the modern world, this is a lovely place.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Knew this place was there and have passed by many times in the car. This time we were on foot! 4 of us 60plus somethings had walked from Lazonby to the local Laceys caves and were heading for the stone circle - needed a cuppa badly and were pleased to find the watermill open. Had lovely large cups of tea , poured from pots and made with proper tealeaves . Tempted by the scones and lemon cake neither let us down , also able to make a loo stop which was welcome too. Bought a loaf to take home , there is lots of bread and flour available too. With certainty when we are in the area again soon we will revisit and would reccomend it as a stop to anyone doing the local walks around Little Meg and Laceys caves.

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